DO YOU THINK ITS WRONG WHEN THE POPE AND SOME CATHOLICS SAY THE CATHOLIC RELIGION IS THE ONLY TRUE RELIGION?

  • YES VERY WRONG

    40%
  • THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ONLY ONE TRUE RELIGION

    42%
  • SAYING THIS IS DISRESPECTFUL TO OTHER RELIGIONS

    11%
  • YES I BELIEVE THE POPE.

    4%
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georgia362
Submitted by at 11:15 PM on Dec. 24, 2008
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DO YOU THINK ITS WRONG WHEN THE POPE AND SOME CATHOLICS SAY THE CATHOLIC RELIGION IS THE ONLY TRUE RELIGION?

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Submitted by at 11:15 PM on Dec. 24, 2008
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  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 9:59 AM on December 25, 2008

    I'm a Roman Catholic Christian...maybe I can clear this up (although I'm saddened that this poll is on here like this because it makes us sound very snobbish, rather than outlining what it all means).

    It's not to be uppity, snobbish, or in your face at all. There's particular reasons for us to say that and they have nothing to do with trying to make anyone feel less. They have everything to do with Sacraments, Beliefs, The Bible and a bunch of other doctrine things.

    I really hope people will talk to Devout and Practicing Catholics about this before making assumptions.

    One source is Catholic Answers: www.catholic.com

    Eringoborough often comes to these polls and she can offer really good explanations.

    And I can TRY to answer...although, I think Eringoborough and Catholic Answers website are BETTER at answering.

    Also, look up Patrick Madrid books like "Where Is THAT In The Bible?" as well as several others he has out.

    That should help at least clear some of it up. You may not still agree, but it might make a little more sense.

    I really wish polls like this wouldn't pop up, but I can't control what people will do. I don't think other faiths (religions, or philosophies) would like me to take one of their teachings and post it as a thing that could sprout a lot of misconceptions about them...even if misconceptions ARE rampant about them.

    Next time I hope people will think of asking about stuff like this BEFORE posting something like this.

    Thank you. God bless and peace.

  • allgirls
    Submitted by   at 11:48 AM on December 25, 2008

    Every religion thinks they are the one true religion. Which ones don't. Although, I think no religion has monopoly on heaven. We will be surpised on who is there.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 1:29 PM on December 25, 2008

    "Submitted by allgirls
    at 11:48 AM on December 25, 2008 Every religion thinks they are the one true religion. Which ones don't. Although, I think no religion has monopoly on heaven. We will be surpised on who is there."

    The Catholic Church does NOT teach that others that are not Catholic in their lifetime won't be in Heaven. In fact, we pretty much leave that kind of judging up to God. We teach that the Catholic Church has something to do with people's Salvation as Christ's Church, but since I'm terriable at explaining about that without it sounding snobbish (which, it's NOT supposed to be snobbish at all, on the contrary, we do NOT force ANYONE to be Catholic, we INVITE them to be Catholic, although I know our History is NOT perfect, things ARE different in that respect, now...and I would BEG that NOBODY NOBODY throw our history in our faces. I don't think ANY history is completely squeaky clean).

    God bless and Merry Christmas and peace to all.

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 3:06 PM on December 25, 2008

    I think it's very sad that someone thought they just HAD to create a Catholic bashing poll on Christmas Eve...

  • Laura1229
    Submitted by   at 3:19 PM on December 25, 2008

    "Every religion thinks they are the one true religion. Which ones don't."


    Buddhism  :-)


    That being said... I agree with anime_m...

  • eringobrou...
    Submitted by   at 5:37 PM on December 25, 2008

    Yes - anime has a vert good point. But since I have some time:


    First to be perferctly clear the Catholic Church says it's the one True Church (not religion). That comes from the idea that Jesus Christ didn't come to earth to establish thousands of different churches with competing beliefs and doctrines and leaders.  Jesus didn't come to say that whatever an individuals feel is right is fine and there are no absolute truths.  Jesus established one, holy, catholic and apostolic church (just as it says in the NIcene Creed). 


    It reflects one of the main ideas/themes of the Bible -- the importance of the unity of believers.  The Bible speaks unambiguously, depicting a Church "united" in "body and soul" (Acts 4:32). Paul likens the Church to "the body of Christ" (1 Cor. 12:27). In Ephesians 5:30 he states that "we are members of his body, made from his flesh and from his bones." (See also Col. 1:18.)   The Article "A Bus Ride Into the Catholic Church" talks about this more.


    And the Catholic Church does not teach that all other religions are totally wrong.  The Catholic Church says that most religions have some aspects of the truth - it's just that the Catholic Church holds the fulness of Christ's truth.  And why would it be wrong for the earthly leader of a religion (like the pope) to say that the religion he follows is true? 


    If someone really wants to know what the Catholic Church teaches you can look at the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  This is the teachings of the Catholic Church.  (It's not at the same level as the Bible with is the inerrant word of God -- it's a man-made document explaining what the Catholic Church believes).  If more people actually checked that out before claimin they know that the Catholic Church teaches there could be less misunderstandings about the Catholic faith.  From the Catechism:


    Catholic Church and non-Catholic Christians: The Church knows that she is joined in many ways to the baptized who are honored by the name of Christian, but do not profess the Catholic faith in its entirety or have not preserved unity or communion under the successor of Peter."322 Those "who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in a certain, although imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church."323 With the Orthodox Churches, this communion is so profound "that it lacks little to attain the fullness that would permit a common celebration of the Lord's Eucharist.


    The relationship of the Church with the Jewish People. When she delves into her own mystery, the Church, the People of God in the New Covenant, discovers her link with the Jewish People,326 "the first to hear the Word of God."327 The Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already a response to God's revelation in the Old Covenant. To the Jews "belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ",328 "for the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable


    The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day


    The Church's bond with non-Christian religions is in the first place the common origin and end of the human race.  The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as "a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life.


    The Catholic Church does not say that only Catholics can go to heaven (or that being Catholic guarantees one heaven).  Again from the Catechism:


    Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or his Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart, and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do his will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience - those too may achieve eternal salvation



  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 12:12 AM on December 26, 2008

    Thanks,eringo...I knew you'd say things much more eloquently than I. Plus I needed to cool down a bit before returning.

  • nysa00
    Submitted by   at 4:15 PM on December 26, 2008

    I hardly think it is fair to single out Catholics on this count, all monotheists that I have come across say that their religion is the ONE TRUE RELIGION. In a way it is a necessary part of monotheistic faith & while it may be more polite not to say it out loud it is somewhat hypocritical to secretly think it but not say it.

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 12:26 AM on December 27, 2008

    Submitted by MamaBee07 at 9:59 AM on December 25, 2008 I'm a Roman Catholic Christian...maybe I can clear this up (although I'm saddened that this poll is on here like this because it makes us sound very snobbish, rather than outlining what it all means). It's not to be uppity, snobbish, or in your face at all. There's particular reasons for us to say that and they have nothing to do with trying to make anyone feel less. They have everything to do with Sacraments, Beliefs, The Bible and a bunch of other doctrine things. I really hope people will talk to Devout and Practicing Catholics about this before making assumptions. One source is Catholic Answers: www.catholic.com Eringoborough often comes to these polls and she can offer really good explanations. And I can TRY to answer...although, I think Eringoborough and Catholic Answers website are BETTER at answering. Also, look up Patrick Madrid books like "Where Is THAT In The Bible?" as well as several others he has out. That should help at least clear some of it up. You may not still agree, but it might make a little more sense. I really wish polls like this wouldn't pop up, but I can't control what people will do. I don't think other faiths (religions, or philosophies) would like me to take one of their teachings and post it as a thing that could sprout a lot of misconceptions about them...even if misconceptions ARE rampant about them. Next time I hope people will think of asking about stuff like this BEFORE posting something like this. Thank you. God bless and peace.


    -It's a discriminatory poll.  I'm not even Catholic, but this just wasn't nice.  I'm not even voting in this one....lol. 

  • anime_mom6...
    Submitted by   at 1:17 AM on December 27, 2008

    It would be nice if the OP would check on her own poll and discuss with us why she created the poll, and what her problem with Catholics is. Maybe if she really wanted to learn something we could help clear up any misunderstanding.

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