Clay, when I read post from a catholic.<quoted text>huh??
Eh, you are not required or forced to believe what we do. So what's your problem?
You and Michael disagree with the Catholic Church. So what? Why the daily obsession..
Can I answer this for you?
You fear a moral authority reminding you that you're living in sin. You feel the need to trash this Church so you can feel more comfortable with the
Choices you made. Its ok, many many people throughout the Church's history tried to make them 'go away'.
I think you should give up. Go after the Mormons or something. You might have more success there.
It always startes with "the church teaches , the teachings of the church is such and such". It never says God said such and such or the Bible says this. If the gospel, the Catholic teach are handed down then why don't they match what the bible says.
If you are going by word of mouth handed down; maybe something has been lost in translation, because only the write word would be the same would it not.
I from time to time go to the Hebrew or Greek translation and you know something they, they haven't changed and very close to the King James version of the Bible.
the Catholic Bible , if you read a 1900 to todays it has changed a lot in several areas. That is just in the 4 gospels.
the catechism is nothing like the Bible at all.