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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

There are 627623 comments on the CBC News story from Jul 10, 2007, titled Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican. In it, CBC News reports that:

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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Regina

Long Branch, NJ

#441568 May 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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But he is. You have listed me as such, because I use non-canonical texts.
Please stop twisting your theology to fit what you think it should be.
Catholicism only consideres what they choose to be "true" and all non-canonical, though inspired by "God" are not.
Are you going to refute this?
Yes.
Regina

Long Branch, NJ

#441569 May 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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maybe I should've asked you instead:
Please list all those texts that are approved by the Catholic Church to be "of God".
They don't have to be "of God".

(This is elementary stuff, nasl. As an ex-Catholic you should know this. Don't tell me you're another seminar Catholic!)
Dan

Omaha, NE

#441570 May 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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I never said he couldn't read them. He has every right to believe as he chooses, it still doesn't change the fact that inspiration is "not dead" with others. Nor does it resolve that others can be inspired and write about "God".
But you and Catholicism dismiss many non-canonical INSPIRED documents as heresy.
Twisting my point around to fit whatever means you want it to, will not change what you continually dismiss - "that the non-canonical texts are inspired". Please stop doing so.
Stop asking you to substantiate the premise of your argument-just take it at face.

Got it.
Just Sayin

Antioch, TN

#441571 May 16, 2013
Religion A Delusion wrote:
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That's not the Catholic Church.
If you find anything from the church that refers to the science of God, please post.
Yes, that was from the Catholic Church. The speaker is Tim Staples, Director of Apologetcs and Evangelization at Catholic Answers.

I will post more about the science side of theology from the CC tomorrow.
Gotta run for now.

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#441572 May 16, 2013
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Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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Well then, maybe it's time you got one that states what Jesus actually said, rather than one that "redacted" everything that he really said!
Try the NH library, Or the Qumran scrolls for a start.
But yer "pope" might jist "smite ya fer it!
Oh...Ya want some of yer favorite Seagrams 7 fer the trip?
Personally, I find it rather "cheap and trashy proof"...as I find "you".
You are articulating through that famous orifice!!! You have no idea of which denomination I am a member of.....
CatholicGuy61

Amelia, OH

#441573 May 16, 2013
If you don't like the Catholic Church, don't become Catholic. It's that freakin' simple. I was a protestant for 20 years, an atheist for 30, and now I'm Catholic and loving it. I sleep better, I feel better, I have peace and hope. Even my marriage is better. I would say "that's just me", but it's that way for a lot of people. Check out your local parish's RCIA class. No the Church isn't perfect.(Is any church?) But after fifty years, I've found what works for me. Peace to you all.

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#441574 May 16, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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Scholars(who you believe you are more knowledgeable than) have the date of the Gospel of Thomas set at about 80 AD.
funny, i just saw a documentary on the national geographic or history channel where 'scholars' said it was written by "mystics" and thought to be around "500 AD".

the slant of the doc was antichrist (go figure), so they did everything they could to favor these trashy go-porno's, but at least they couldn't lie about their origin or date.

i've been telling you for sometime now, you ain't dealing with another typical luther/cath/evange dork here!;)

Since: Nov 08

usa

#441575 May 16, 2013
Just Sayin wrote:
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I hate it when people say "It's God's will" when something terrible happens. Bad things will happen and it is God's favorite thing to make something good come of it.
There was a woman who grew up hating God because when she was seven her mom died and at the funeral service, the preacher, during the eulogy, looked right at her and said "Jesus took your mommy to be with Him." It affected her very very deeply. She finally went into therapy later in life because of all the issues she had.
i can in a way relate to that,not on a personal basis but by listening to people,i was a cab driver(10yrs),and i have picked people up from the local hospital who just lost a loved one and 7 out of 10 blame god/Jesus for taking their loved one away, I've heard them say they'll never step inside a church again etc etc.one old guy beat up the back seat of my car he was so upset kept repeating how they went to church regularly lived by gods word and he looses his wife way to soon,i stayed with him till he cooled down and a relative showed up,i felt really bad for him.but that's the natural order of life,in with the new out with the old.and some don't get a chance to get old.
Regina

Long Branch, NJ

#441576 May 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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To be Catholic - one is required to abide by two texts - The Catechism and the Bible - the only two authorized "truths" concerning "God" - all others are apocryphal and not "quite truthful" ("suspect") because they are not part of the canon.
- The Catechism - man-made texts
- The Bible - man-made texts
You can deny it all day long, it will not change these facts.
lol, silly child.

You were never Catholic, were you?

“let's do this thang!”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#441577 May 16, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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Scholars(who you believe you are more knowledgeable than) have the date of the Gospel of Thomas set at about 80 AD.
your defending the mystic go-pornos on one side of your mouth and then cursing the Good Book on the other should be proof enough that they're antichrist documents for anyone with half a brain;)

Since: Nov 08

usa

#441578 May 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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C'mon - are you serious Jethro? Asking these questions of me now?
You've been here a while now, and you've seen and answered many of my posts.
You figure it out.
I'll give you help in this area:
- I'm not Catholic nor am I a so-called "Christian"
- Jesus is not "God" - he never called himself such, so why should others? Arrogance and ego comes to mind rather quickly.
- No Jesus didn't create anything. Men created the supposed "Catholic Church" - and is only one organization within the so-called "Church"
- As for my religious affiliation or "belief", well up until June arrived, I would consider myself Gnostic, but now that she has turned me into something else, I guess I am still seeking out a new order. What do you think I should become?
- as for why.....why not? Is there a problem with me believing the way I want? Is something bad going to happen to me, if I do?
nothing wrong with you at all,if you read any of my posts i do have short term memory trouble,and i hasd an idea where your head was at,but to make sure i threw these questions right in your face to see what kind of reply i'd get,and what does june have to do with your beliefs? she making you rethink?

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#441579 May 16, 2013
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G_O_D wrote:
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The BS of hundredds of priests over 1700. Yes.
Christiianity has nothing to do with Jesus and never has.
You follow Paul, Popes, Emperors and Preists. Not the teachings of Jesus.
"Jesus wept."
Which planet are you from????

Christianos: a Christian, i.e. follower of Christ:--Christian.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#441580 May 16, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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KJV:
Psalm 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods;
and all of you are children of the Most High.
John 10:34-36
New International Version (NIV)
34 Jesus answered them,“Is it not written in your Law,‘I have said you are “gods”’[a]? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be set aside— 36 what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said,‘I am God’s Son’?
Jesus specifically states he is not "God", but we are all "sons of God".
Yep - I agree.
Yep.

Is is further upheld in Genesis when El gets pissed off that Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge, they became Mortal Gods. El even mentions that it was good that they didn't eat from the tree of life or they would have been immortal as well.

We are simply Gods that can die... Just like Jesus died.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#441581 May 16, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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You are articulating through that famous orifice!!! You have no idea of which denomination I am a member of.....
And I don't particularly care.
If you want the truth of what Jesus taught, you will have to go back to the earliest writings of his actual sayings. In that you will find a message and instructions to find "the Kingdom". It makes much more sense if you understand the teachings of early Egypt. It is not a "crash course". It takes time and effort. All of the famous Greek philosophers and scholars who studied there applied that knowledge to their efforts,[re]creating a theology of sorts, that led to what you have today(after much redaction by the Roman "elite".

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#441582 May 16, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Any Christian can recognize a natural man by the way he walks...the way he talks...from ten miles away...
But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Your demeanor here shows that quite well.

Carry on.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#441583 May 16, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Its in the Bible...no need to "interpret!!! "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Clue: Son of man is Jesus Christ....honest!!!!
So, you believe that is a literal reference to historical actuality?
LTM

Fort Frances, Canada

#441584 May 16, 2013
Regina wrote:
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You're welcome! It's neat, isn't it?
I noticed the info I posted about the obelisk in St. Peter's Square wasn't well received by the protestants, lol! Offensive or not, I have to say it....their thinking is very one-dimensional.
The obelisk was moved to the square because it had witnessed the martyrdom of Christians. Once it was moved, it was dedicated to Christ with the words "Christus Vincit, Christus Regnat, Christus Imperat. Christus ab omni malo plebem suam defendat."(Christ is the victor, Christ is King, Christ is the ruler, May Christ defend His people from all evil). On The east and west sides are inscribed exorcist formulas. It is topped by a bronze cross.
It now stands as a memorial to those who gave their lives for Christ and the Gospel....and the protestants think that's evil. It's hard to have patience with such twisted thinking. That's probably why Jesus said to pray for such people.
"It had witnessed the martyrdom of Christianity??"
So the obelisk can see ??
Have you ever wondered what the symbols, and writings on the Obelisk are and say and what they stand for Regina.
You should check it out you might learn something . I think you would be unpleasantly surprise the writings are not what you say they are.
Human Being

Arnaudville, LA

#441585 May 16, 2013
June VanDerMark wrote:
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Discussion is never futile. It plants seeds of other ways to perceive issues.
It was because I studied that burning at the stake of John Huss, that I decided the popes that ordered the killing might have believed they had to burn the devils out of him before he died to save him from eternal torment in hell.
There are many ways of perceiving why people do what they do, and it is my aim to study human nature at its worst without believing humans are anything but selfish, as am I.
Having stated that, I also believe that many theologians were and are cunning manipulators that desired supreme power on earth ... I'm not so sure that all of them even believed in a hereafter. They might have just gone with the flow, and the flow of the big money was IN religion.
A lot of money was and is made by those who preach supposed truth.
If only they theologians would agree ... they might be believable.
June VanDerMark:

I agree with you in some points you wrote on, and disagree with others.

You wrote a "lot" here, and I am not so much into dissecting each thought.

To me, discussion can be effective, but not necessarily. Some people have determined they will not change. Call it determinism, and no amount of seed planted on such hardened thoughts will effect them.

Human beings are selfish, but can also be selfless.

“ Ah see's lanlubbers Cap'n BT!”

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#441586 May 16, 2013
Oxbow wrote:
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Included in those Bible versions are the Catholic pope approved NABre and the KJV...plus the Douay–Rheims and several other Protestant versions...
So...again....you are speaking through that famous orifice!!!!
There ya go...everything has to be approved by the "men" in your church--who made Jesus into a superstar of the supernatural realm--without his permission(he was dead 400 years and couldn't correct their arrogance).
Human Being

Arnaudville, LA

#441587 May 16, 2013
Black Thunder 42 wrote:
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...and even in the best intent, more often than not, those words are misinterpreted.
Black Thunder 42:

Language requires being educated. Modern education is very lacking, especially in our society.

Consider first, when people were taught how to think and express themselves. The high point in civilization is in the Medieval Ages, and is known as the basis of a "good" education. It is known as the Trivium.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trivium_ (education)

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