About 10 years ago, I left a fundamentalist, borderline-cult Christian church, and I haven't been to church ever since.
I'm thinking about trying catholicism. My fundamentalist background taught me that catholics are NOT Christians, that they worship statues of Mary, they believe the wafers and wine are the actual body and blood of Christ, etc.
Can you help me to truly understand what catholicism is all about...in your own words?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:00 AM on Oct. 3, 2010
Yes, Catholics are Christians, I always find it funny when people say they aren't. The Roman Catholic church was THE Church in the early days of Christianity - the one and only... And now people try to say they don't count... Anyways, there is really more information than can go in this little box, check out these sites.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:12 PM on Oct. 2, 2010
no, catholics are christians. their style is heavy in ritual, tradition, routine and they do use alot of imagery (but they don't worship statues.... clearly that is not a christian thing). i think most christian churches use the wine/juice and bread/wafers as symbols of christ's sacrifice for our sins. you have admitted that your former church was borderline cult.... so keep that in mind when thinking about the things they taught you lol. i myself am united methodist though. i know there are some catholic mommas on here that can help you too
Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:16 PM on Oct. 2, 2010