Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

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The VaticanA issued a document Tuesday restatingA its belief that the Roman Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.
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Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459791 Jul 7, 2013
"I was a child evangelist and preacher, and I used to go around a lot of churches in Arizona specifically [...] it was coming along sort of in stages [...] slowly through high school, and so by the first year of college, I pretty much had realised that I am an atheist." [...] "Well I always say, reading the Bible [made me an atheist]. The more I read the Bible and I tried to use the Bible to convert other people to Christianity, I realised, well I have to learn the arguments of the other religions I'm trying to convert. And the more I tried to learn the arguments and compare them to mine, the more I realised, I could make the arguments for their side just as well. Then it went into, you know, how do I know that anything I believe is true? And eventually I realised I have no evidence for any religion being true, and at that point, I was an atheist."

Hector Avalos

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459792 Jul 7, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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Oh, I'm sorry, did I get a little too close to home?
(You really aren't an equal opportunity atheist, are you? I noticed that quite some time ago. Tea time! Have a good one, June!)
If I join your personalized religion, will you feel that I am acceptable to your sensitivities THEN???

:)

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#459793 Jul 7, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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Cheer up, maybe he'll propose and you two can get myrried!!!
Facts are facts. Romanists may attack the author and myself, but you can't deny the facts.

John Carroll and the first American Catholics would never have denied the validity of their neighbor's Church.

"... In the first century and a half, Benjamin Franklin recommended John Carroll for a Church office and Protestants worked to create a colony where Catholics were welcome. Protestants were willing to do this just about a century after the bitter excommunication of Martin Luther in 1520. In America, Protestants gave land for Catholics to build Churches and, later, sent their children to Catholic schools.

We need to inquire why these promising beginnings did not continue.

http://www.apadovano.com/church_american.html

Sadly today, the Dark Age evil has returned.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#459794 Jul 7, 2013
fateema mirrorcales...

3. Jerusalem Syndrome. This is a new entry. But a goodie. First identified in the 1930s by an Israeli psychiatrist, Jerusalem Syndrome describes psychotic symptoms associated with the Holy Land and to all sorts of delusionary thinking. But it’s posited that one doesn’t have to actually be in Jerusalem to suffer from narcissistic grandiose delusions like the three visionaries did. In fact, guess who else suffered from this. Yup. Adolf Hitler. Yeah, they’re comparing Hitler to Lucy, Jacinta and Francisco.

Now, of course, if the three children suffered from even the worst case of Jerusalem Syndrome ever that doesn’t really explain how 70,000 people caught the syndrome that day. Man, that’s one contagious syndrome. You’d have thought we’d have heard of it before now.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#459795 Jul 7, 2013
202
Anthony MN wrote:
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The Word was God.... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,(and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
You are a coward....you are terrified of the simple truth!!!!

Oxbow wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you deny that these verses teach that Christ is the Son of God???

As Scripture teaches:
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Then, after speaking in many and varied ways through the prophets, "now at last in these days God has spoken to us in His Son":(Heb. 1:1-2).
For He sent His Son, the eternal Word, who enlightens all men, so that He might dwell among men and tell them of the innermost being of God (see John 1:1-18).
Jesus Christ, therefore, the Word made flesh, was sent as "a man to men." He "speaks the words of God" (John 3;34), and completes the work of salvation which His Father gave Him to do (see John 5:36; John 17:4)
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#459796 Jul 7, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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If I join your personalized religion, will you feel that I am acceptable to your sensitivities THEN???
:)
You're confusing me with the fundies again, June. That's their schtick.

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459797 Jul 7, 2013
Anthony MN wrote:
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I don't preach to you.
Do you love your daughter? Would you tell her that driving drunk will kill her?
If you don't preach to me, why are asking me if I would tell my daughter that driving drunk could kill her?

If you are not referring to religion ... what are you referring to???

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459798 Jul 7, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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You're confusing me with the fundies again, June. That's their schtick.
Are you not in ANY religion???
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#459799 Jul 7, 2013
Jack Chick wrote:
<quoted text>
Facts are facts. Romanists may attack the author and myself, but you can't deny the facts.
John Carroll and the first American Catholics would never have denied the validity of their neighbor's Church.
"... In the first century and a half, Benjamin Franklin recommended John Carroll for a Church office and Protestants worked to create a colony where Catholics were welcome. Protestants were willing to do this just about a century after the bitter excommunication of Martin Luther in 1520. In America, Protestants gave land for Catholics to build Churches and, later, sent their children to Catholic schools.
We need to inquire why these promising beginnings did not continue.
http://www.apadovano.com/church_american.html
Sadly today, the Dark Age evil has returned.
As your good friend June likes to say:

:)

Besides, why should you care? You don't believe in God. Aren't you the one who thinks he came from another planet?...lol

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459800 Jul 7, 2013
Jack Chick wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly today, the Dark Age evil has returned.
As long as there are right-fighter defending their personalized religious cults, the dark ages will never leave.

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459801 Jul 7, 2013
Michelle Bachelet

Chilean politician, former President of Chile and the first woman to hold this position in the country's history.

"A paediatrician turned politician, Ms Bachelet is an atheist single mother with three children by two different partners - which makes her an odd choice in a macho and profoundly Catholic country."[46]
"Given this context, it is nothing short of extraordinary - even revolutionary - that the clear front-runner in the presidential vote being held on Sunday is Michelle Bachelet, a divorced mother of three who is an atheist and a member of the Socialist Party."
LTM

Chelmsford, Canada

#459802 Jul 7, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
"I was a child evangelist and preacher, and I used to go around a lot of churches in Arizona specifically [...] it was coming along sort of in stages [...] slowly through high school, and so by the first year of college, I pretty much had realised that I am an atheist." [...] "Well I always say, reading the Bible [made me an atheist]. The more I read the Bible and I tried to use the Bible to convert other people to Christianity, I realised, well I have to learn the arguments of the other religions I'm trying to convert. And the more I tried to learn the arguments and compare them to mine, the more I realised, I could make the arguments for their side just as well. Then it went into, you know, how do I know that anything I believe is true? And eventually I realised I have no evidence for any religion being true, and at that point, I was an atheist."
Hector Avalos
You will never prove a religion through the Bible June.
Hector Avalos is right, "I realized I have no evidence for any religion being true," and he never will, because the Bible isn't about a religion the Bible is about Jesus Christ, and God's plan of salvation for all man kind.
You are hung up about religion, so your argument really isn't against God but religions.
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#459803 Jul 7, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Are you not in ANY religion???
Not any that would cause me to come on here and tell you you're going to hell unless you believe as I do, or that you must believe as I do for any other reason either. The Catholics have been the only ones who've been decent to you around here. The others get in your face and scream at you in a shrill voice. Maybe that's what you like?

Have you ever had clotted cream on your scones?

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459804 Jul 7, 2013
American atheist activist, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of Losing Faith In Faith: From Preacher To Atheist.

"Following five years of reading, Dan gradually outgrew his religious beliefs. "If I had limited myself to Christian authors, I'd still be a Christian today," Dan says. "I just lost faith in faith." He announced his atheism publicly in January, 1984."[

Dan Barker

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459805 Jul 7, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
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As your good friend June likes to say:
I don't make "friends" on a forum. That way I don't feel beholden to personalities and am free to write what feels comfortable at all times to my own conscience.

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459806 Jul 7, 2013
ReginaM wrote:
<quoted text>
Not any that would cause me to come on here and tell you you're going to hell unless you believe as I do, or that you must believe as I do for any other reason either. The Catholics have been the only ones who've been decent to you around here. The others get in your face and scream at you in a shrill voice. Maybe that's what you like?
Have you ever had clotted cream on your scones?
Do you believe that hell exists for those who offend "god?"

Since: Sep 09

Terrace, Canada

#459807 Jul 7, 2013
LTM wrote:
<quoted text>
You will never prove a religion through the Bible June.
That makes no sense whatsoever. Religion came first ... the bible came second.

I don't believe in the existence of a creator, so I can't be mad AT a creator.
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#459808 Jul 7, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
202
<quoted text>
You are a coward....you are terrified of the simple truth!!!!
Oxbow wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you deny that these verses teach that Christ is the Son of God???
As Scripture teaches:
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Then, after speaking in many and varied ways through the prophets, "now at last in these days God has spoken to us in His Son":(Heb. 1:1-2).
For He sent His Son, the eternal Word, who enlightens all men, so that He might dwell among men and tell them of the innermost being of God (see John 1:1-18).
Jesus Christ, therefore, the Word made flesh, was sent as "a man to men." He "speaks the words of God" (John 3;34), and completes the work of salvation which His Father gave Him to do (see John 5:36; John 17:4)
"I and the Father are one"

"One Lord, one faith, one baptism"

One God in three persons. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. The Blessed Trinity.
Anthony MN

Andover, MN

#459809 Jul 7, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
If you don't preach to me, why are asking me if I would tell my daughter that driving drunk could kill her?
If you are not referring to religion ... what are you referring to???
Just an anology June, doesn't necessarily have to be religious. If you love someone, you'll warn them of danger, no?
ReginaM

Toms River, NJ

#459810 Jul 7, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
<quoted text>
That makes no sense whatsoever. Religion came first ... the bible came second.
I don't believe in the existence of a creator, so I can't be mad AT a creator.
I have to give a qualified agree to your first sentence. The Bible is a product of the Catholic Church, not the other way around.

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