No thanks. Tried it, then afterwards I went and found a relationship with Jesus Christ. If you read the Bible, you will see that the Catholics actually added books to the Bible which don't belong (BTW..Jesus warned against doing that in Revelations). You'll also find that God despises religion. Your comment definitely helped prove my prior comment though. Thanks for chiming in. By the way...there is but one Father and he is in heaven.
No... We're pretty weird. I love our Church, but it's a big weird family with weird customs.
DT2016 - you may wish to dig deeper into history if you think the Catholic church added books to the bible.
I suggest you go back to the beginning and read the Church Fathers.
Here is a list of them and links to their writings to get you started. When you read them, you'll notice a lot that seems familiar if you have actually experienced the Catholic church as you say.
However, if you truly "experienced" the Catholic church, you would have never left, because you would have understood the treasures that Jesus gave us in the sacraments, and the amazing gift of himself he gives us in the Eucharist at every Mass. You can't get this at any other church. Also, if you go back to the beginning, you'll find that Jesus started ONE church, not hundreds of denominations all believing contradicting things about his teachings.
I do hope you'll keep searching for truth, and follow where it leads you. Search for answers that make sense. Search for answers that don't contradict other verses in the bible. Search for answers that hold to the historical consensus of the teachings of all Christians through all centuries. Search for answers that don't require you to skip over sections of the bible, because they are too hard to understand. The answers are all there, if you ask the right questions and look in the right places. Searching anti-Catholic sources will not help your case.
"If you read the Bible, you will see that the Catholics actually added books to the Bible which don’t belong"
It sure gets tiring educating Protestants on the true history of the church but Jesus was willing to hang on the cross for all of us for 6 hours so forgive me Jesus for complaining. Here it goes again.
The Catholic church did not "add" any books to the Bible. In 1666 AD Protestants removed 7 books from the original 1611 KJV Bible. Those 7 books were not only in the ORIGINAL KJV Bible but were also in,
1. The Septuagint (the Bible that Jesus and the Apostles had)
2. The Codex Sinaiticus (the oldest known Christian Bible dated around 350AD) In the codex there is no distinction between old testament and Apocrypha.
3. The Vetus Latina (the writings that Saint Jerome translated into the Latin Vulgate)
4. The Latin Vulgate
5. The Geneva Bible (the Bible the settlers brought with them to America)
6. The Guttenberg Bible
It is an historical fact that the Catholic church did not create the original 1611 KJV Bible. Those 7 books were in the original 1611 KJV Bible (and EVERY SINGLE Bible published until 1666 when Protestants removed them because they contradicted Martin Luthers doctrines)
"If you want to enter life, keep the commandments"
What did "tried it" entail? Why didn't you build a relationship with Christ while "trying it" but waited until you left?
God doesn't despise religion, Jesus was a devout Jew. Religion is His. False religions He despises.
Yes, one Father in heaven. Amen, all Catholics agree with Matt 23.
One teacher, too. Which begs the question, which teacher taught you the false idea about the Bible and its books? Not God.
Sorry, here is the list. I forgot to paste in the link.
 December 3, 2014 at 2:10pm
It is starting to become clear where the majority of racism lies in this country.
December 1, 2014 at 9:57am
Since I’m paying for my child to attend UNL, I am disgusted by the fact that he gets paid over $7 million for being fired. He’s smiling all the way to the bank.
January 30, 2014 at 3:20pm
Nice gesture, but should not be allowed. If I get sick can I let my twin take my MCAT exam? The person who qualified should be the one who competes.
Suggestion. Before you post, get the facts. The top five qualifiers get to go. The one who was ill qualified 6th. Her sister qualified 5th. By rule if one of the higher qualifiers drops out, the next one in line moves up. This was within the rules and by the way the real story is not about beer. Good luck to twins.
Have you ever given up something for another?
January 17, 2014 at 9:20am
She will do just fine.
January 17, 2014 at 9:03am
Seems to me, the child is a convenient excuse for the dad to stay at home. Just saying…
January 6, 2014 at 10:04am
I have seen miracles happen so many times in my life. Whether it was the hand of God or random luck that brought this young man and his family back together – we will never know. I believe this young man is mentally ill. Society has little understanding for their plight and do not grasp the long road that this family and especially his parents will endure. May God bless them and strengthen their family bond. They will need that strength to overcome the hardships and scorn they will most certainly face.
January 6, 2014 at 12:22am
My brother left home at this age and my parents spent 4 years trying to find him. He has been diagnosed with mental illness and yes, my mother has spent the last 20 years caring for him. If you have someone in your life with mental illness you understand that this is not an issue of the mother coddling her son. Rather, she knows that the mental illness is a very real problem and impedes the person from living a productive life. I wish people would educate themselves about the disease and not jump to conclusions.
August 13, 2013 at 1:57am
Winfrey sees everything through the color of her skin. I am white and when I was a college student I was shopping in a boutique and asked how much a blouse was. The store owner commented that most of her patrons do not ask the price of an item. Her comment didn’t phase me. Oprah needs to get real.
August 11, 2013 at 9:57pm
Snowden had no choice but to take asylum from Russia. He was backed into a corner at the airport with no where to go. I for one think he is a patriot. I may not agree with some of his politics, but I have a real problem with the NSA and the archiving of all of our correspondences.
August 6, 2013 at 8:45am
Insanity runs rampant in the minds of liberals. They have zero sense about them.
August 3, 2013 at 9:35am
These kids were so stupid. Hopefully they learned a huge lesson. My boyfriend once went into a bank and didn’t take his motorcycle helmet off. The teller told him they are instructed to treat that as a potential bank robbery and would he please remove his helmet. These kids should have at the very least informed the police what they were doing. Unbelievable!
August 2, 2013 at 6:53pm
Just returned from spending 4 hours today working at a homeless shelter that serves free meals to many members of the African-American community. I do this each and every day along with my 16 year-old daughter. I trust she will volunteer her time when she is an adult because she understands how important it is to give of herself to those less fortunate. I also align myself with the Teaparty and am a staunch supporter of limited government and individual freedom. By calling me that name begs the question, “who is the racist here…..”
July 18, 2013 at 8:01pm
I love Pastor Manning. Bold, truthful and wise. Wish we had more religious leaders just like him.
May 24, 2013 at 9:46pm
He may win some Hispanic votes, but I and millions others will stay home. Therefore, he will lose and the Democrats will win. Thanks Senator Rubio for contributing to the demise of this nation.
April 24, 2013 at 10:20pm
I will always help these guys and here’s why. I believe that some of them are mentally ill and for that reason they can’t hold down a regular job. I know I get scammed sometime, but if it helps one person have some dignity then that is enough for me.
Why do I feel this way? My brother graduated with an engineering degree, but for many years lived on the streets fighting his own demons. He lives with my mother now and I suspect someday he will be my charge. I will gladly care for him because he is my brother and one of God’s children.
April 24, 2013 at 6:18pm
I found the series to be so inspirational. Your comment on the other hand was not worth reading.
April 10, 2013 at 11:45pm
I believe in miracles big and small. A prayer was answered.
April 3, 2013 at 3:40pm
I quite watching O’Reilley a couple years ago because of these antics. He is so pompous and I’m starting to think he’s unhinged as well. Bible thumper is a derogatory term just like tea ****** was. He has to know that and is too arrogant to admit it was a poor choice of words. Laura was great.
March 30, 2013 at 8:35pm
Same for Nebraska. You cannot shoot a person if they are running away from you. The only time you can shoot is if you feel you or another individual are being threatened with physical harm.