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Old 09-07-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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Give to Caesar what is Caesar's ...He's a researcher...people have to live and make a living...buy the book, I say.
He also has tons of free videos online to watch. People can be such curmudgeons.
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Old 09-07-2018, 04:18 PM
 
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You say you've always had good priests/ministers/teachers? How would you know if they were teaching truth or feeding you a line? I'm not suggesting that they were...but I'm just asking.

Give yourself some credit. You seem like a smart person. You CAN figure a lot of that stuff out with some basic understanding. Pick up a text book or two on the time periods, and you can learn this stuff without having to be spoon fed their classic answers to questions on the RCC theology.

Look...I'm not going to bash the Catholic church. But don't think you have to rely on them alone to learn.
I guess you listen to many of them, not just one and you read the bible along with them. Then you decide.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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I guess you listen to many of them, not just one and you read the bible along with them. Then you decide.
I have, and I have. And I have. Have you?
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:46 AM
 
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I attended a Bible study recently. In attendance that evening was a former Catholic nun by the name of Elisa. Over several weeks she'd make statements about the church that convinced her to leave her vocation as nun and as a member of the church.

One of these facts was the stated attitude of Catholic leadership that the laity ought not be persuaded to study or read the Bible on their own. The short and sweet of it is;

"The Bible is not your playground."

If Catholic laity is discouraged from studying the Bible for themselves, how may they be expected to glean any truth from discipleship to Christ?

The straight answer is that it would be very difficult.

that's me, hollering from the choir loft...
One's person's opinion is not a fact. Catholics are not discouraged from reading the bible. Why would they be since it was never intended to be taken literally.
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