Sign of the Cross - WTF?

Sign of the Cross - WTF?

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Allen

San Antonio, TX

#1 Jan 24, 2013
I see my friends always making the sign of the cross when we drive in front of a church. But they party and cheat on their wives. Is this really gonna help them get into heaven by doing something so stupid as making the sign of the cross???? People here are so funny!
WTH

Eagle Pass, TX

#2 Jan 24, 2013
Making the Sing of the Cross is like saying Hello Jesus!!!
to allen

Eagle Pass, TX

#3 Jan 24, 2013
We do this out of respect. When we pass by the church its like saying Bye Jesus its me!!! or If we do the Sign of the Cross before we eat or anytime its just to let Jesus know we need him or we are thanking him it just depends whts on your mind. and really thats ok if they cheat on their wifes and party hard the only one they need to give explanations is to GOD and not to you.. SO what do you care??? Dont worry.. Its like if we are worried everytime you shit.. we dont care.. if you do or dont
Bill Cosby

Houston, TX

#4 Jan 24, 2013
Allen wrote:
I see my friends always making the sign of the cross when we drive in front of a church. But they party and cheat on their wives. Is this really gonna help them get into heaven by doing something so stupid as making the sign of the cross???? People here are so funny!
You having a bad day my friend?
The religious Guy

San Antonio, TX

#5 Jan 25, 2013
I do the sign of the maltese cross everytime I see a gringo.
Mijares

Carrizo Springs, TX

#6 Jan 25, 2013
to allen wrote:
We do this out of respect. When we pass by the church its like saying Bye Jesus its me!!! or If we do the Sign of the Cross before we eat or anytime its just to let Jesus know we need him or we are thanking him it just depends whts on your mind. and really thats ok if they cheat on their wifes and party hard the only one they need to give explanations is to GOD and not to you.. SO what do you care??? Dont worry.. Its like if we are worried everytime you shit.. we dont care.. if you do or dont
That right allen no dont care how u wipe ur @ss and i bet u cheat on ur wife to and no one gives a flying [email protected] either.
Vince

San Antonio, TX

#7 Jan 25, 2013
Bill Cosby wrote:
<quoted text> You having a bad day my friend?
Hmm, not really a bad day, just a little confused. If people are not living a Godly life, why do all this BS? It makes no sense to me, or God! jajajajaaj
James

San Antonio, TX

#8 Jan 25, 2013
The religious Guy wrote:
I do the sign of the maltese cross everytime I see a gringo.
There's an easy solution to that. Just go back home to Mexicio and you won't have to see us gringos! LMFAO We didn't invite you welfare parasites here anyway.
Pauly

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jan 25, 2013
to allen wrote:
We do this out of respect. When we pass by the church its like saying Bye Jesus its me!!! or If we do the Sign of the Cross before we eat or anytime its just to let Jesus know we need him or we are thanking him it just depends whts on your mind. and really thats ok if they cheat on their wifes and party hard the only one they need to give explanations is to GOD and not to you.. SO what do you care??? Dont worry.. Its like if we are worried everytime you shit.. we dont care.. if you do or dont
I guess you have a point. As long as you are living for God every day, then I can understand. But I'm referring to the 99.9999999% who do what the F they want, but then make the sign of the cross.... I just don't get it, WHY waste your time?????
Kill Hannah

Guadalajara, Mexico

#10 Jan 25, 2013
James, just because you have an anglo name does not make you a gringo.

The sign of the cross is made out of respect. So to make the little people get educated here you go, an excerpt of Catholicism 101: "Making the sign of the cross is a proclamation of our faith in Jesus Christ, Our Lord. His death on the cross made the way for us to be redeemed and to dwell with Him forever in heaven. The act of signing doesn’t save us—the belief that His work on the cross is what saves us.

It is common practice to say out loud or to one’s self “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”. The practice of making the sign of the cross started in the Middle Ages but earlier forms of it can be traced back to the 2nd century when worshipers would make the sign with their thumbs on their foreheads.

During Baptism, the priest traces the sign of the cross with the chrism oil on the candidate’s head. The sign has also been used as part of the consecration of the bread and the wine for the Eucharist and when sacramentals are blessed.

Why do people make the sign of the cross when going by a Catholic church? That is done because Jesus is present in there in the form of the Blessed Sacrament.

Making the sign of the cross is a special gesture for Catholics and other Christians. It symbolizes the deep meaning of our relationship with Jesus Christ."
Mr Green

Carrizo Springs, TX

#11 Jan 25, 2013
James wrote:
<quoted text>
There's an easy solution to that. Just go back home to Mexicio and you won't have to see us gringos! LMFAO We didn't invite you welfare parasites here anyway.
he james i bet u dont know what gringo means or how it came to be without googleing it. "PENDEJO"
Calm Down

United States

#12 Jan 25, 2013
I can't believe the ignorance in this forum. I don't think the person who pushed this question was criticizing the act of signing but instead the hypocrisy of this act. Think about it. We do the sign of the cross to acknowledge and show respect to God. It symbolizes "the deep meaning of our relationship with Jesus Christ", yet we disrespect him and mock his commandments when we commit adultery and steal gas with city funds, along with all the other crimes our city officials have committed over the years. That's the point this person was trying to make. No need to take offense Catholics and Christians who are living an honest life. So sign away!!! It's the hypocrisy that's troublesome. Well at least that's how I interpreted the intent of this post.
Continued

United States

#13 Jan 25, 2013
...and yes I know Allen was referring to his friends. I just mentioned the whole corruption that has occurred in this town as a mere example. I'm sure all these city officials and had stealing people attend church on a regular basis.
Boo

San Antonio, TX

#14 Jan 25, 2013
Calm Down wrote:
I can't believe the ignorance in this forum. I don't think the person who pushed this question was criticizing the act of signing but instead the hypocrisy of this act. Think about it. We do the sign of the cross to acknowledge and show respect to God. It symbolizes "the deep meaning of our relationship with Jesus Christ", yet we disrespect him and mock his commandments when we commit adultery and steal gas with city funds, along with all the other crimes our city officials have committed over the years. That's the point this person was trying to make. No need to take offense Catholics and Christians who are living an honest life. So sign away!!! It's the hypocrisy that's troublesome. Well at least that's how I interpreted the intent of this post.
Thank you! Exactly! But my friends included! I see how people live, so why bother going through the motions with all the sign of the cross stuff? Not referring to the people who's hearts are actually IN it! LOL
Confession

Carrizo Springs, TX

#15 Jan 25, 2013
that is why we go to CONFESSION!!!
Kill Hannah

Guadalajara, Mexico

#16 Jan 25, 2013
If ignorance is bliss, i can see why you are all happy lol
Awesome

San Antonio, TX

#17 Jan 25, 2013
Confession wrote:
that is why we go to CONFESSION!!!
This my be hard to believe, but God does a great job of listening to us. He doesn't need a middle-man like a priest to hear us confess anything. Personally, I would rather have God forgive me than some priest! LMFAO

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