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Old 06-16-2007, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Lewistown, PA
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I understand that they deleted the 2nd "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" and separated the 10th into two to make ten. This allows them to have their idol worship. I don't blame the people as the deception came from their leaders.
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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To see that Protestants are the ones who actually changed the them go here: The Ten Commandments - who changed them?

And as far as Idol worship other faiths would charge that it is Christians who are idolitors and polytheists because of the belief in the Trinity. So if you live in a glass house you probably shouldn't throw stones.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Somewhere along the path to where I'd like to be.
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Catholics don't worship idols. Please research the church and it's doctrines more thoroughly before believing everything you hear.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I think there are many misconceptions in our protestant world about the Catholic Church. Some things I've heard make me cringe and, oh, how judgmental of those making these statements.

I don't know a lot about Catholic doctrine, but I know enough Catholic people to know they're not all headed for hell.

It would be so much better if we'd all just take the time to learn a little bit -- thanks Irishmom for the link above!
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Thank you, Nana, for the support.

I used to be hardcore anti-Catholic myself. But then it occurred to me that there is no cohesion within Protestantism, since all the different denominations interpret things differently. And when I turned to the Catholic Church to research what they really believe, my eyes were genuinely opened to all the misconceptions I'd had. And it was all because I was paying attention to what other people were saying about the RCC instead of investigating it myself.

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Old 06-16-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Rob...one day you need to start a thread just on the different misconceptions, then the truth as you found it. I think that would be very interesting, perhaps educational, and I'm sure others could add to it as well. Think about it!
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Between Here and There
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Thank you, Nana, for the support.

I used to be hard-core anti-Catholic myself. But then it occurred to me that there is no cohesion within Protestantism, since all the different denominations interpret things differently. And when I turned to the Catholic Church to research what they really believe, my eyes were genuinely opened to all the misconceptions I'd had. And it was all because I was paying attention to what other people were saying about the RCC instead of investigating it myself.
You know that is exactly what happened to my husband when I sent him off to take adult catechism classes. I wanted him to learn about what the kids were learning because he too had many misconceptions passed on to him by his parents (who were unhappy that he married a Catholic to begin with ). He wound up being confirmed, which was never the intention of sending him.

Nana - always a pleasure.
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Christian2003, your post is potentially the dumbest I have yet to see. As a Catholic, the equivalent of your opinion would be my assumption that Protestants worshiped baseball cards and unicorns. PLEASE do a little research - you almost ruined what has been so far a great weekend.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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Hmmm.

Depends on what you mean by idol worship.

If you mean that Catholics worship statues, that's silly. Statues act as reminders of the presence of the divine.

If you mean relics, that's a bit different. Relics act as objects of veneration, holy because of the saint or association with the Holy Family, but they do not contain God in and of themselves.

The closest thing to an idol, though it's not graven, is the eucharist. Catholics believe the eucharist to be the actual body and blood of Christ created as such at the altar through the miracle of transubstantiation. As the Catholic church sees it, worship of the eucharist, particularly via the office of Adoration, they are not worshipping an idol because the eucharist itself is God. How this occurs is a Mystery of Faith and while it seems illogical and physically impossible, Catholics believe this is true.
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:11 PM
 
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Didn't Charles Heston do that?
Charlton Heston...but he also supports the NRA so he may have done it for them. All that rifle worshipping and all.
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