Soul-searching needed by Roman Catholics

There are 20 comments on the Dec 29, 2012, The Gleaner story titled Soul-searching needed by Roman Catholics. In it, The Gleaner reports that:

THE RESULTS of the 2011 Population Census of Jamaica , released by the Statistical Institute of Jamaica on October 17, 2012, show that the Christian denominations which are members of the Jamaica Council of Churches declined in absolute numbers between 2001 and 2011.

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“The Black Mermaid”

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#21 Jan 1, 2013
Enlightened wrote:
Some of the manest, backstabbing, down right hateful people I have ever met, are regular parishoners of their church.
They go to church and then gossip etc as soon as they leave the building.
It cracks me up that the bible says only God will judge, but then they do exactly that.
On the other hand I have had people in my life that are just the opposite, kind and non judgmental. Unfortunately they were few and far between
And Ratzi has to be one of the worst popes ever!
Lol

United States

#22 Jan 1, 2013
the truth wrote:
Catholicism is a lie.
As are the JW's.

Lie upon lie upon lie.
Lol

United States

#23 Jan 1, 2013
Enlightened wrote:
Some of the manest, backstabbing, down right hateful people I have ever met, are regular parishoners of their church.
They go to church and then gossip etc as soon as they leave the building.
It cracks me up that the bible says only God will judge, but then they do exactly that.
On the other hand I have had people in my life that are just the opposite, kind and non judgmental. Unfortunately they were few and far between
Same goes for JW's.

They have to be judgemental to maintain their holier-than-thou attitude.

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#24 Jan 1, 2013
Enlightened wrote:
Some of the manest, backstabbing, down right hateful people I have ever met, are regular parishoners of their church.
They go to church and then gossip etc as soon as they leave the building.
It cracks me up that the bible says only God will judge, but then they do exactly that.
On the other hand I have had people in my life that are just the opposite, kind and non judgmental. Unfortunately they were few and far between
yeah that is why the WT study articles have so much on gossiping and having cliques and envy and forgiving one another, because it is a problem, not to mention pornography divorce adutery fornication, while all this councel is good to help, it shows they have the same problems as other folks, and remember JW put down all other denominations and hold a mirror up to themselves and say I the only morally org on earth, the rest are beneath us.
joan

Levallois-perret, France

#25 Jan 2, 2013
when god will punish u for all ur sins u will see who have the truth..u follow false religion and u think god will forgive u

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#26 Jan 2, 2013
joan wrote:
when god will punish u for all ur sins u will see who have the truth..u follow false religion and u think god will forgive u
who are you talking to Joan, all I said was what the WT study articles all you have to do is go to your cd rom and view the many articles, food at the proper time!
Enlightened

New York, NY

#27 Jan 2, 2013
It's funny how every religion thinks they are the one true religion, and every one else will burn in hell of they don't belong. smh
The Truth

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Jan 2, 2013
Religion divides people. Whether its Catholism, Baptist, Jehovah Witness, whatever, It all Divides people. Religion says its this way or no other way. I am just thankful I am not one of those people that prescribe to any religion & understand who my Creator is. I will take it a step further. For me, it goes back to my ancestors. I believe in God the way my ancestors did: African Traditional Religion. There is no book, There is no one to go to. ATR believes there is 1 Creator of all mankind & that God is so unique, God make one know of God. You don't have to go thru no one to get to God. But I know everyone can't believe like me.

“Mystical Atheism for everyone!”

Since: Nov 08

El Cerrito California

#29 Jan 2, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
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Unbelievable!(But I believe you.) And it was only about 50 yrs ago that black men could join the Mormon clergy.
Your post is very enlightening - thank you. And Happy New Year.
Thank you!

Yes it is unbelievable as are many other facets of the Mormon belief system. The reason that the change towards black people was made was because it would hurt the image of the church to continue it's racist doctrine in light of the emerging recognition of the evil of racism by mainstream society. The same holds true for polygamy and blood atonement which have been put on hold for now.

Joseph Smith, the founder of the Later Day Saints, likened himself to Mohamed and boasted that he did more than Jesus!

This group needs to be watched carefully! We don't need another theocracy based on a false god of hate and violence like what is happening in Afghanistan and other countries where Islam is in the majority!

You have a happy new year too!
Catholic Girl

Linthicum Heights, MD

#30 Jan 2, 2013
So some of you would rather follow a mere mortal like "Prince". WOW how tilted...
Try living like Jesus is sitting right next to you. It's a good way to start.
Enlightened

New York, NY

#31 Jan 2, 2013
Take your own advice......
True Christian witness

Tulsa, OK

#34 Jan 3, 2013
Jesus Christ taught the truth would separate people, even in the family arrangement. Jehovah's witnesses do have the truth of God's word, and that brings the responsibility of true Christian conduct, to be imitators of Jesus and do the same preaching work Jesus and the early Christians did. Matthew 10:38

Jehovah's witnesses don't try to force anyone to know, love or serve Jehovah the way Jesus taught, you are free to believe anything you want. Jehovah's witnesses believe you are rejecting Almighty God Jehovah's loving protection to survive Armageddon, soon to be here.
Your blood is on your own head, not ours.
Matthew 24:37

“LADY WARRIOR”

Since: Apr 11

THUG HUNTER

#35 Jan 4, 2013
Sherlayne wrote:
<quoted text>
Another bad one, believe it or not, are the Amish. They don't permit mixed race marriages. What the hell kind of religion is that?
I don't know much about the JoHo's...except that they're more than a little daffy :)
Jehovah's Witnesses have plenty of members who are of interracial marriages. I believe that's the way it should be. I would never consider a religion that believed otherwise.

“LADY WARRIOR”

Since: Apr 11

THUG HUNTER

#36 Jan 4, 2013
unlisted wrote:
ladies and gentlemen... whoever this enlightenment person is --has lied to you all.. beatings in catholic school?? yeah right...
yes they had the scandal as other real religions did. but they are workign on it. this org hides pedophiles and lets them go back into the halls.
this is exaggeration at it's best and this person is such a liar it is so funny yet so sad to pots this crap. i ma guessing this is either Nevada Rose maybe? or maybe the pagan researching lady EE???? or maybe gareth... hahaha they are the only ones who begin threads about catholics..... rofl..
yes..what lies... rofl.. hahahahahahahah....
elders beat their wives and children
elders murder their wives and children and have affairs.
the gb has never gone forward to apologize to their people for the rapes molestations beatings and hidden creeps they have.. yet all other faiths have.
as for the Amish.... read about them before one opens mouth and inserts foot.
Wrong.

There are plenty of people on this forum who post about Catholics.
When I post an article about them...,you know it is from me.

Is the Catholic business so "personal" that no one should post about their activities here?
unlisted

Greensboro, NC

#37 Jan 4, 2013
no one should believe what you say you were never a baptized jwhovah witness and you and your friends are always telling others to go the catholic forums to speak... so please dont talk to me

you have never been a catholic or baptist or any religion.. not even this one even though you pretend to post information to make people believe you are so in love with jehovah yet you are not one...

to answer your funny question.... Catholics came out and condemned what happened with the scandal as with many other real religions..

this ORGANIZATION NOT RELIGION has never gone forward to apologize to any of the members for hiding and allowing pedophiles and other people to harm women and children.. never have they said they have this problem and are sorry.. and the followers do not stand up for themselves. you would not know this you are not a jehovah witness

happy new year.. wishing you the best and hoping and praying you will find a religion to join and be welcomed to have a good evening,.
Na Na Boo Boo

Woodruff, WI

#38 Jan 4, 2013
Crystal Chanda Cassadine wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.
There are plenty of people on this forum who post about Catholics.
When I post an article about them...,you know it is from me.
Is the Catholic business so "personal" that no one should post about their activities here?
There are ones who do post about Catholics , I see Tons of bashing with Catholics and Baptists..
Theres Much to also be said about the dangerous Cult Of JW"S also.
I see no problems with Postings about other religions, thats how we all can learn things from (if indeed they are true)..
Na Na Boo Boo

Woodruff, WI

#39 Jan 4, 2013
Crystal Chanda Cassadine wrote:
<quoted text>
Jehovah's Witnesses have plenty of members who are of interracial marriages. I believe that's the way it should be. I would never consider a religion that believed otherwise.
But, you do beleive in a religion that changes thier minds that kills innocent children?
Na Na Boo Boo

Woodruff, WI

#40 Jan 4, 2013
unlisted wrote:
no one should believe what you say you were never a baptized jwhovah witness and you and your friends are always telling others to go the catholic forums to speak... so please dont talk to me
you have never been a catholic or baptist or any religion.. not even this one even though you pretend to post information to make people believe you are so in love with jehovah yet you are not one...
to answer your funny question.... Catholics came out and condemned what happened with the scandal as with many other real religions..
this ORGANIZATION NOT RELIGION has never gone forward to apologize to any of the members for hiding and allowing pedophiles and other people to harm women and children.. never have they said they have this problem and are sorry.. and the followers do not stand up for themselves. you would not know this you are not a jehovah witness
happy new year.. wishing you the best and hoping and praying you will find a religion to join and be welcomed to have a good evening,.
Great POST!!
Have a Wonderful Year and many more Unlisted..:)

“LADY WARRIOR”

Since: Apr 11

THUG HUNTER

#41 Jan 4, 2013
unlisted wrote:
no one should believe what you say you were never a baptized jwhovah witness and you and your friends are always telling others to go the catholic forums to speak... so please dont talk to me
you have never been a catholic or baptist or any religion.. not even this one even though you pretend to post information to make people believe you are so in love with jehovah yet you are not one...
to answer your funny question.... Catholics came out and condemned what happened with the scandal as with many other real religions..
this ORGANIZATION NOT RELIGION has never gone forward to apologize to any of the members for hiding and allowing pedophiles and other people to harm women and children.. never have they said they have this problem and are sorry.. and the followers do not stand up for themselves. you would not know this you are not a jehovah witness
happy new year.. wishing you the best and hoping and praying you will find a religion to join and be welcomed to have a good evening,.
I came out of the Catholic religion the same way I went in....,knowing nothing.

Just like you. You know nothing.

Now, go sleep it off frizz head.

“LADY WARRIOR”

Since: Apr 11

THUG HUNTER

#42 Jan 4, 2013
LOL! Hey Unlisted....,do you sit there lurking on this forum all day?

I bet you do......LOL!

I just made that post, and you jumped in like an ugly vulture in-wait.

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