Catholics; Cult or Religion

Catholics; Cult or Religion

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Curious

Herndon, VA

#1 Nov 8, 2013
I hear that a catholic church is just a cult. is that true?
Trey

Herndon, VA

#2 Nov 9, 2013
they're a cult. they never read a Bible or pray, a bishop does all that for them. they just don't know any better.
Boss

Cambridge, MA

#3 Nov 10, 2013
Why do you think all the mobs are catholic?
basey

Erin, TN

#4 Nov 10, 2013
All modern day Churches are cults.
catholicgirl

Chattanooga, TN

#5 Nov 15, 2013
Wow. Haters and their ignorance are all around.
Trey

Cambridge, MA

#6 Nov 15, 2013
catholicgirl wrote:
Wow. Haters and their ignorance are all around.
Yea, O K, when is the last time you sat down and studied your Bible? do you own a Bible?
Trey

Cambridge, MA

#7 Nov 16, 2013
catholicgirl wrote:
Wow. Haters and their ignorance are all around.
No Hate! Just a question.

Since: Nov 13

Nashville, TN

#8 Nov 22, 2013
Difference between a church and a cult is the level of extremism.
Historian

Paducah, KY

#9 Nov 27, 2013
Boss wrote:
Why do you think all the mobs are catholic?
Not true.

The first organized criminal gangs in America were composed of Jews. Suggest you read:

Robert A. Rockaway, But He was Good to His Mother: The Lives and Crimes of Jewish Gangsters (Jerusalem: Gefen Publishing House, 2000).

And, before you accuse me of anti-Semitism, please note that the author of the book is a highly qualified Jewish Israeli historian.
Zebo

Kingsport, TN

#10 Dec 25, 2013
Back to Catholisism. The Catholic Church was Constantine's attemp to prevent the total colapse of the Roman Empire. He coverted to Christianity and declared it the official Roman religion. Howver, to re-expand the empire, he had to make it appeal to the masses. He began to mix other cultual practices, such as Nordic tradition (A La the Gregorian Calendar), And declared the Apostle Peter as the first pope. I am still not clear what the definition of "Pope" is, especially since Paul did most of the heavy lifting there.

The question of the pope's infalability in interpreting scripture is perhaps my biggest problem with this faith. The Bible delegates one mediator. I believe that that person if Christ. This insertion of a hiearchy of mediators, from the pope, jesuits, cardinals, priests and whatever seems to be a concoction to protect roman supremacy. Just look at all of the herecy executions were carried out through most of catholic history.
Historian

South Fulton, TN

#11 Jan 4, 2014
The Jesuits are not a rank within the Roman Catholic heirarchy. They are an order of priests.

As for the pope being the final interpreter of scripture, the best explanation is that in realistic terms, somebody on earth has to have the last word. In case you haven't noticed, Jesus in in Heaven, not on earth to do it on a day to day basis.

Conditions of the time also made the Church's sacramental process necessary. In Roman times, only about 1 person in 1000 could read and write. The Church therefore had to find a way to deliver the message of salvation to a mostly illiterate flock.
Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#12 Jan 4, 2014
This is ridiculous. Catholics aren't a cult, neither are Muslims, Jews, atheists. None of these are cults. The pope leads the church, guides the dioceses, and interprets the bible. Sure the Pope, priests, pastors, preachers interpret the bible and read it, but so do other Catholics. Actually every catholic I know reads the bible at least once a week, some daily.

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