• Do Christians wish they could go back to the good old days when they burned innocent people alive that didnt agree with them?

    Atheists make it sound like if "you believed the wrong thing" (in the Middle Ages) you were automatically shuffled before a court and tried, etc. That didn't happen. Heretics had to be proactively spreading their heresy, trying to gain converts to the new belief system. Often times the heretic led both a politic and military movement... show more
    Atheists make it sound like if "you believed the wrong thing" (in the Middle Ages) you were automatically shuffled before a court and tried, etc. That didn't happen. Heretics had to be proactively spreading their heresy, trying to gain converts to the new belief system. Often times the heretic led both a politic and military movement (including violence). These were the people charged with heresy, which was a criminal offence. They were essentially terrorists
    9 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 hours ago
  • If god is all perfect and good, why does it need sacrifice and books to "reveal" itself?

    God attempted at first to communicate with all of the Jewish people at the same time, and the Jews basically said "we can't handle this, talk to Moses". So Moses became the spokesman, mediator or priest if you will to relay's Gods message. There are still special chosen people in Christianity that are "set aside" to... show more
    God attempted at first to communicate with all of the Jewish people at the same time, and the Jews basically said "we can't handle this, talk to Moses". So Moses became the spokesman, mediator or priest if you will to relay's Gods message. There are still special chosen people in Christianity that are "set aside" to communicate Gods message (hence the need for clergy)
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 20 hours ago
  • Why did God originally tell Jews not to mix meat with dairy?

    Best answer: Yes, at Sinai God regulated what His people could and could not eat, but that begs the question: why? Was this because it is intrinsically evil to eat certain animals? Is this merely a ritual purity law? Did God have some other reason? Many scripture scholars point to Israel's disobedience--particularly the Golden Calf incident--as... show more
    Best answer: Yes, at Sinai God regulated what His people could and could not eat, but that begs the question: why? Was this because it is intrinsically evil to eat certain animals? Is this merely a ritual purity law? Did God have some other reason? Many scripture scholars point to Israel's disobedience--particularly the Golden Calf incident--as the reason for much of the Law. Prior to the Golden Calf, the 10 Commandments are all the law that God had given Moses. The Hebrew people had proven they couldn't be trusted to worship the true God, only the true God, and in a manner that is fitting to worship the true God. They needed a spiritual detox. A detox, however, implies a time of freedom from the malady/addiction--a time when the detox is no longer needed. So, yes, it was moral to the extent that God required it of them at that time.That post-detox freedom has come in the New Covenant." http://www.catholic365.com/article/5784/...
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • What divides us more - religion or politics?

    "Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division” (Luke 12:51). Christians are accused of causing division, because Christians choose Christ over the world. Division comes when others separate themselves from the Lord … when others decide to “go their own way,” or to “go the way of the world,”... show more
    "Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division” (Luke 12:51). Christians are accused of causing division, because Christians choose Christ over the world. Division comes when others separate themselves from the Lord … when others decide to “go their own way,” or to “go the way of the world,” rather than staying with the Lord. St. Jude reminds us that it is the world that sets up division, not Christians... “But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; they said to you, ‘In the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions.’ It is these who set up divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit." (Letter of St. Jude 1:17-23). The Christians have simply “stayed put” … we have decided to stay with the Lord." https://www.romancatholicman.com/jesus-n...
    19 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 days ago
  • How can Christian dogma claim Jesus is 'Jewish' messiah if he has no 'biological' father from whom ONLY 'Davidic' lineage is derived?

    Mary was the biological descendant of King David
    Mary was the biological descendant of King David
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Is ireland entirely catholic?

    No, read about the Cromwellian Conquest. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was a English Protestant military general, in a surprise attack his forces killed about 10 percent of the Irish population. Some modern scholars have called it an attempt at genocide. That officially brought Protestantism permanently to... show more
    No, read about the Cromwellian Conquest. Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was a English Protestant military general, in a surprise attack his forces killed about 10 percent of the Irish population. Some modern scholars have called it an attempt at genocide. That officially brought Protestantism permanently to Ireland. "I'm led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed"--Oliver Cromwell, on the eve of mass genocide
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • Catholic Priests rape of children enquiry now moves to India with more shocking revelations?

    There are over 400,000 Catholic priests right now in the world, you are talking about a huge sample of people. If 1000 priests did something bad, that;s only 1 percent of priests. If you take 400,000 teachers you are going to find molesters, murderers, people with DWI's, it just goes with the territory of a huge sample of people . People say oh... show more
    There are over 400,000 Catholic priests right now in the world, you are talking about a huge sample of people. If 1000 priests did something bad, that;s only 1 percent of priests. If you take 400,000 teachers you are going to find molesters, murderers, people with DWI's, it just goes with the territory of a huge sample of people . People say oh this priest did that, this priest did this, you are talking about a religion that 1 billion people belong to
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 3 days ago
  • There are different classes of sin, all of which carry the death penalty; but some offences are clearly more serious. True or false?

    You are exactly correct. The fact of the matter is people who teach all sins are the same do not know the bible Matt. 12:32: And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come (Matthew 12:32, emphasis added). This statement of our... show more
    You are exactly correct. The fact of the matter is people who teach all sins are the same do not know the bible Matt. 12:32: And whoever says a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come (Matthew 12:32, emphasis added). This statement of our Lord implies there are at least some sins that can be forgiven in the next life and some that cannot I John 5:16-18: If anyone sees his brother committing a sin that is not a deadly sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin is not deadly. There is sin which is deadly; I do not say one is to pray for that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin which is not deadly. We know that anyone born of God does not sin, but He who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him. 1. These verses cannot be any plainer that there is such a thing as “deadly sin” and “sin which is not deadly.” That is precisely what the Catholic Church means by mortal (sin unto death) and venial (sin not unto death). https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online...
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Briefly explain how the 10 commandments could be good for teens today?

    They are not called "The 10 Suggestions"
    They are not called "The 10 Suggestions"
    13 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Do wealthy people who go to church on a regular basis take their religion seriously?

    "Rich people can attain heaven, and the Bible records several wealthy people who found favor with God. These include Abraham, Job, and even Joseph of Arimathea, who was wealthy enough to afford a rock tomb for Jesus’ burial. But, as we’ve seen, wealth can lead to the temptation to idolize money, and so it is a spiritual danger for God’s... show more
    "Rich people can attain heaven, and the Bible records several wealthy people who found favor with God. These include Abraham, Job, and even Joseph of Arimathea, who was wealthy enough to afford a rock tomb for Jesus’ burial. But, as we’ve seen, wealth can lead to the temptation to idolize money, and so it is a spiritual danger for God’s children. Jesus said a person could not serve both God and money lest he end up loving one and despising the other (see Matthew 6:24). St. Paul included in his list of vices that can prevent someone from entering the kingdom of God “thievery” “robbery” and “greed” (1 Cor. 6:9-10). Paul’s warning was especially necessary in the ancient world, where wealth was almost always acquired by oppressing the poor." "If salvation were merely the result of human efforts, then no one could attain it. https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online...
    3 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 4 days ago
  • Did any of the Orthodox Christians fight in the Crusades?

    In 1074 the Byzantine Emperor Michael VII Doukas (an Orthodox Christian) asked for the Popes military assistance against the Muslims Three years before, at Mantzikert in eastern Asia Minor, the Byzantine Orthodox army had suffered a disastrous defeat at the hands of these Muslimss, who were then able to spread into nearly all of the heartland of... show more
    In 1074 the Byzantine Emperor Michael VII Doukas (an Orthodox Christian) asked for the Popes military assistance against the Muslims Three years before, at Mantzikert in eastern Asia Minor, the Byzantine Orthodox army had suffered a disastrous defeat at the hands of these Muslimss, who were then able to spread into nearly all of the heartland of Asia Minor. The Catholic Church in 1088 came to their aid of their friends, and Pope Urban launched the 1st Crusade" https://www.hprweb.com/2009/04/the-crusa...
    4 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • What will happen if Jesus returns?

    It is called the Parousia (the Second Coming of Christ) Let’s take a closer look at Paul’s two epistles to the Thessalonians concerning the 2nd coming: "In 1 Thess 4:13-5:11, Paul writes that “the dead will rise first,” and then the then-living will also be caught up to judgment. Importantly, he reminds them, “But as to the times and the... show more
    It is called the Parousia (the Second Coming of Christ) Let’s take a closer look at Paul’s two epistles to the Thessalonians concerning the 2nd coming: "In 1 Thess 4:13-5:11, Paul writes that “the dead will rise first,” and then the then-living will also be caught up to judgment. Importantly, he reminds them, “But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. In 2 Thess 1:5-12, Paul addresses the issue again. Now not only is Christ described as coming down from the clouds and raising the dead with mighty angels’ trumpet blasts, but there will be “mighty angels flaming in fire, inflicting vengeance upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.” It’s important to note that Paul was writing to the Thessalonians as a persecuted church. He described the Second Coming as a relief from that suffering. It is an exhortation to remain faithful in the face of extreme hardship. “According to Paul in chapter 1 [1 Thess], it is the certainty of Jesus’ future parousia [coming], with the judgment and salvation it will entail." http://thepapists.tumblr.com/post/837181...
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • WT/JW. Arius, Waldo, Wycliffe + Martin Luther were part of God's organization, WT May 15th,1925,p149. Does this mean they were JW?

    The Protestants say: “Luther was a tool of God to correct the Church.” Who was the real Martin Luther? Luther was the founder of a religion without sacraments or an ecclesiastic hierarchy, a man who despised the value of pious and penitent works for our salvation. He was an apostate monk who made heretical statements According to “Table Talk” the... show more
    The Protestants say: “Luther was a tool of God to correct the Church.” Who was the real Martin Luther? Luther was the founder of a religion without sacraments or an ecclesiastic hierarchy, a man who despised the value of pious and penitent works for our salvation. He was an apostate monk who made heretical statements According to “Table Talk” the notes of his admirers published in book form, Luther said this about Our Lord Jesus Christ: --“Christ committed adultery first of all with the women at the well of Jacob about whom St. John wrote. ‘Was not everyone around Him murmuring: What has He been doing with her?’ (Yes, Luther said Christ committed adultery) --“Don’t you think that the drunk Christ, having imbibed too much at the Last Supper, bewildered His disciples with his empty prattling? (2) --“Deus est stultissimus” [God is very stupid]. (3) --“Certainly God is great and almighty, good and merciful and all that one can imagine in this sense, but He is stupid.” (4) In personal notebooks written by Luther, recently discovered and studied by Fr. Theobald Beer, who published a book on the topic, the heresiarch Luther affirmed that Christ is simultaneously God and Satan, good and evil. Luther professed a Gnostic and heretical dualism. The Protestants ignore these writings of Luther, and the few preachers who know them, hide them. Luther blamed God for all crimes of History and affirmed that Judas had no option but to betray Christ, just as Adam did. For God had already determined who would be sinners. Picture: Luther's death mask of his face:
    1 answer · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • Has prayer ever helped you?

    If you become friends with your neighbor just so you can use their swimming pool on hot days, you are really just trying to use them to get what you want. Some people try to do the same thing to God. "I'll be God's friend so he can give me good things". Those people have it backwards. Worship God because He is God, not expecting... show more
    If you become friends with your neighbor just so you can use their swimming pool on hot days, you are really just trying to use them to get what you want. Some people try to do the same thing to God. "I'll be God's friend so he can give me good things". Those people have it backwards. Worship God because He is God, not expecting anything in return, then God will take care of you (and yes He will answer prayers)
    16 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • Is Christianity responsible for halting scientific advancement for centuries?

    Some people forget, Galileo was wrong in his science. He taught that the sun was the center of the entire universe (which it is not). Modern science has proven Galileo was wrong. Galileo was teaching it as fact, so the church censured him. The Catholic Church was right, Galileo was wrong. The Catholic Church has produced hundreds of clergy... show more
    Some people forget, Galileo was wrong in his science. He taught that the sun was the center of the entire universe (which it is not). Modern science has proven Galileo was wrong. Galileo was teaching it as fact, so the church censured him. The Catholic Church was right, Galileo was wrong. The Catholic Church has produced hundreds of clergy scientists including NIcholas Copernicus (The Copernican Revolution you may have heard of). Copernicus was a Catholic priest and lived before Galileo. Copernicus was never censured by the church https://www.catholicleague.org/galileo-a...
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • I need a real psychic answer!!!?

    Psychics and Mediums are part of the occult, it is very dangerous to your soul: "Mediums will often attempt to console you, to tell you your dead loved ones are in a good place. The primary objective of the demons is to deceive and to tempt. If the demons can convince you that all of your deceased relatives are "very happy" and... show more
    Psychics and Mediums are part of the occult, it is very dangerous to your soul: "Mediums will often attempt to console you, to tell you your dead loved ones are in a good place. The primary objective of the demons is to deceive and to tempt. If the demons can convince you that all of your deceased relatives are "very happy" and "in the light", what need is there then of the Gospel message of repentance for sin? Why then bother with going to Church and all of the "Jesus stuff" and the need for repentance and the forgiveness of sins? What need is there then of even loving and praying to God, if even your "Uncle Louie", the blasphemous domestic abuser, is now happy and in the light? Why would one need Jesus and His forgiveness and mercy? -There we have the primary nature of the demons seduction." http://www.mysticsofthechurch.com/2012/1...
    7 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • Why do people think believing in science & evolution means you cant believe in God or believing in God means you have to denounce science?

    "A little bit of science takes you away from God, but a lot of science takes you back to Him"--Louis Pasteur
    "A little bit of science takes you away from God, but a lot of science takes you back to Him"--Louis Pasteur
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 7 days ago
  • If a person left the Catholic church because of the recent revelations, what would be a good church to go to?

    Protestants have ecclesial communities, they don't have churches. Jesus only founded 1 church, the Catholic Church
    Protestants have ecclesial communities, they don't have churches. Jesus only founded 1 church, the Catholic Church
    17 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago
  • Has the Catholic church lost members since their much publicized troubles?

    There are more Catholics right now in the world than there have ever been. There are people converting to Catholicism, leaving Catholicism, so it all balances out probably. The parish I belong to has about 1000 families (about 3000 Catholics). There are thousands of parishes just like it in the U.S. This is picture of church I belong to, built in... show more
    There are more Catholics right now in the world than there have ever been. There are people converting to Catholicism, leaving Catholicism, so it all balances out probably. The parish I belong to has about 1000 families (about 3000 Catholics). There are thousands of parishes just like it in the U.S. This is picture of church I belong to, built in 2007. They had to build a new church because it couldn't fit all of the people any longer.
    11 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 week ago