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I Hated the Idea of Becoming Catholic

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I Hated the Idea of Becoming Catholic

It was the day after Ash Wednesday in 2012 when I called my mom from my dorm room at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and told her I thought I was going to become Catholic.

“You’re not going to become Catholic, you just know you’re not Southern Baptist,” she said.

“No, I don’t think so.”

A pause. “Oh boy,” she sighed.

I started crying.

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"and I spent the next summer evangelizing Catholics in Poland."

Lol, I wonder how that went down?

"I had never seriously considered that Catholics would have sensible, scriptural defenses to these beliefs. "

There is a long, rich tradition of Roman Catholic scholasticism. You may or may not find their answers and teachings satisfactory, but they certainly are comprehensive.

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That's where the modern Bible worship got started. Catholics had the Bible but it was up to properly anointed priests to interpret it in accordance with Apostolic tradition.

The Protestants had to break this so they said every man can read his own Bible and find his truth there. No wonder the Protestants splintered all over the place, as two people reading the same passage can always come up with many possible interpretations. So Protestants thump the Bible and Catholics put it up on the Altar pretty much unread.

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I was raised Catholic. My mother and G-mother was also. I had to go through the rituals like Confirmation, Confession and Communion.

But in my opinion it doesn't matter what religion one belongs to or not. If they're a good person and unselfish and that person is A-OK.

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I hated the idea of becoming a Catholic, too. That is why I'm not a Catholic.

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I Hated the Idea of Becoming Catholic

It was the day after Ash Wednesday in 2012 when I called my mom from my dorm room at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and told her I thought I was going to become Catholic.

“You’re not going to become Catholic, you just know you’re not Southern Baptist,” she said.

“No, I don’t think so.”

A pause. “Oh boy,” she sighed.

I started crying.

Continue: http://www.aleteia.o...885747701743616

You dont want to become Catholic as the nuns are mean!

They will beat your kids lol.

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You dont want to become Catholic as the nuns are mean!

Celibacy is not a natural human thing, no wonder their mean.

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That's where the modern Bible worship got started. Catholics had the Bible but it was up to properly anointed priests to interpret it in accordance with Apostolic tradition.

The Protestants had to break this so they said every man can read his own Bible and find his truth there. No wonder the Protestants splintered all over the place, as two people reading the same passage can always come up with many possible interpretations. So Protestants thump the Bible and Catholics put it up on the Altar pretty much unread.

"Catholics put it up on the Altar pretty much unread"

Sweeping statement there Frank.... you couldn't be more wrong.

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