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  • This is indeed and interesting question and it's something that I have lived in some way or another. I've spoken to friends from different denominations about this (all range among Protestant to Catholic) and I've discovered that Protestants, especi…
  • I think a person couldn't coherently say that Catholicism equals to satanic acts. Doing this is like trying to make equal what in nature is the very opposite. Even though we might see this as very evident I do remember hearing about a group of peopl…
  • I understand we hold a pro-life point of view being Catholic and whatnot. However, some laws in certain countries actually approve abortion under certain circumstances: 1) The child would have an extreme malformation, 2) The mother was raped 3) The …
  • Yes, we can see manifestations of a heaven or hell here on earth. When looking at a beautiful sunset or at indescribable nature . Whereas any war is certainly hell or a big economic crisis taking place in any underveloped country, that sure would be…
  • It's true that media plays a big part on how we view Muslims today. Perhaps they tend to focus more on people who take a position in the war that's supposedly held against the western countries. Personally I always think about those Muslims who prom…
  • I also prefer having any printed version, as a matter of fact I have a small collection of Bibles written in diverse languages. However technology makes it easier to access different versions of the Bible making it much easier to compare and contras…
  • Giving God human-like aspects helps us understand "HIS" essence better because we directly relate him to ourselves. In numerous biblical passages we can read antropomorphic characteristics to this Superior Being. For example "Keep me as the apple of…
  • Hahaha, Mark Zuckerberg being last in the sin list is a funny line. :D If you actually changed your last name to something that starts with a Z that means you would have to wait even longer on this line. Several years ago, I envisioned something qui…
  • It's very risky for a pope (or any politician) to visit countries with recent violent acts. However this shows the real human side that Pope Francis has. He cares about people living in so-so conditions and is doing a good job spreading the real mes…
  • I haven't been there but my father has. He told me that it was a beautiful place built and decorated with some fine pieces of art. At the same time he did tell me that despite it being a beautiful place it made him wonder why if there have always be…
  • I agree with you Corzhens, the structure behind confession can be a lated dated do to the fact that we are invited in numerous parts of the New Testament, to have a direct relation with God. Priests are as human as us and could still give us great a…
  • RW you make a great point which reminds me of the exact same debate I had with my father (a religious scholar) about Abraham and the allegory of the two tribes. You have a correct citation of the text yet in the most textual meaning it talks about t…
  • I used to pray all in a very ritualistic manner with pre-written prayers and whatnot. I still consider them a nice way to communicate with God and admire many beautiful prayers such as Saint Francis of Assis's "Peace Prayer".  - Lord, make me an ins…
  • I wonder how many religions actually view The Spirit as one of the persons in God and the soul as a human component that basically is going throughout life just to reach salvation.  Corzhens idea spirit resembles pretty much what I've seen some orie…
  • Corzhens, I've heard the conspiracy theories too. Supposedly there are some dark powers that control a great part of the decisions that are made in the Vatican City. These people, allegedly members of the Italian mafia, poisoned him because he was a…
  • I believe that life has both great times where it's most enjoyable and difficult times where joy simply vanishes. If I understand you well, you are telling us that atheists believe that we as Christians (in the broad sense of the word) live in a per…