Are Catholics Christian?

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  • vagabond
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    That's the question.
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    Yes.
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    The interpretation of Catholic beliefs are a variation of what Jesus taught and not a very accurate one TBH. Doesn't have anything to do with the people, they may love Jesus and look to Him as a Savior....but the Catholic beliefs are distorted nonsense. 
    Catholics can for sure be Christian, however they may not be aware the beliefs the RCC has formed are distorted, and unless they are making mistakes due to those errors it really doesn't matter. If their beliefs are progressing them spiritually its still a good thing. 
    Christianity at heart is simply following the teachings of Jesus and those teachings should usher in spiritual freedom and personal growth. However, I don't personally find any freedom in Catholicism, I think they are locked in a poor conception of what Jesus taught. 
    An innocent naïve soul can hold a traditional twisted belief and still progress spiritually even though that particular tradition is corrupt. Likewise you could observe the opposite, where people in a religious/authoritative position in a corrupt belief system are perpetrating heinous crimes like we see with Catholic Priests. 
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    --> @EtrnlVw
    Distorted according to whom? Luther et al?
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    Are catholics Christian?.. That's the question.

    What else would you expect a Catholic be if not a Christian? 

    They worship and follow the teaching of Christ, the clue is in the title Christos, you dummy. God, you are thick!

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    There are plenty of "christians" who claim that catholics aren't christian. Your stupid if your poor reading showed you that I'm making that claim. The "?" at the end of sentences is a clue.
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    I think Catholicism is the first religion/denomination I've ever heard you disapprove of.
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    There are plenty of "christians" who claim that catholics aren't christian. Your stupid if your poor reading showed you that I'm making that claim. The "?" at the end of sentences is a clue.

    Yes I recognised it to be a question, you dummy., a stupid time wasting question. And I asked you, what else would a catholic be if not Christian.?You haven't answered that. and the reason you haven't answered is because it has been pointed out to you how absolutely cretinous your original question is. 
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    What makes you stupid enough to believe I would have an answer or would need to answer that?
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    Hehe, I'm not a fan. However Christianity is a wide category, so there are many things within it I do not agree with, and many things that are legit. People on the other hand, I always support in their spiritual journeys. 
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    Here's a good example of what I meant by innocent believers and corrupt sick practitioners. Check out this Catholic Priest that slaps this baby in the face in front of the babies own parents. Look at the countenance of the parents, and look at the countenance of that demon priest, looks like he would eat the face off that baby if no one was around, makes me sick. I would have leveled that guy right there in that church if I was that father. 

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    If you worship Christ as your savior you are Christian. Some Catholics might or might not be. Just like Protestants might or might not be. 
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    Why that dunce vagabond would even consider Catholics to be anything but Christian is extremely telling of his brain capacity. Maybe he thinks that  Catholics are Buddhist in reality, or even Hindus or God forbid Muslims.. This thread is just another Christian baiting thread by a complete dunce who has nothing all to do but bait , mock and ridicule Christians and Christianity. 
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    Citations regarding what I think numnum.
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    Have you seen Benny Hin
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    --> @EtrnlVw
    Here's a good example of what I meant by innocent believers and corrupt sick practitioners. Check out this Catholic Priest that slaps this baby in the face in front of the babies own parents. Look at the countenance of the parents, and look at the countenance of that demon priest, looks like he would eat the face off that baby if no one was around, makes me sick. I would have leveled that guy right there in that church if I was that father. 
    WHAT THE SHIT.
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    Are catholics actually catholic?

    Who are catholics?

    Eastern Church? Roman Church? Protestants who claim to believe in the catholic church?

    Catholic means "universal". Church means "congregation".

    So what is the universal congregation?

    Maybe, and here is just a thought... maybe the real catholic church is not a man made institution that claims to be catholic.


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    --> @vagabond
    Individuals in any group can be Christian since it is an individual choice.
    Catholic doctrine is often anti Christian such as considering Mary to be co redeemer with Christ, which is a concept nowhere to be found in the Bible.
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    The Catholic Church is no different to any other Christian denomination in that each claims to be the only pathway to God.

    Unfortunately for Catholics, they just happen to belong to what is probably one of the most, hideous, vile and corrupt institutions ever devised.
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    Good to see ya mate.
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    And an individual claim that cannot be disputed.
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    It's like moving into a new house really.
    I can almost smell the new paint and plaster.



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    Unfortunately for Catholics, they just happen to belong to what is probably one of the most, hideous, vile and corrupt institutions ever devised.

    As is Islam.
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    ...and other Christian churches and organised religious institutions.

    My feeling is that Islam, in its many forms, has not suffered the extent of corruption of the Catholic Church and it has had some effect on keeping together cultures that could otherwise be bitterly divided and unruly. Nevertheless, Islam is a brutal and barbaric institution, mainly because of its adherence to primitive, ancient, and draconian principals.

    Buddhism I would not include in the group of organised religions and indeed, it could be argued that Buddhism is not really a religion.