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Old 01-24-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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Yeah, pretty much. Most non Catholic churches see the Eucharist as embodying the "spiritual Christ", not the actual transubstantiation of flesh and blood. Your link says as much, using a lot more words.
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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A Christian told me today that Christianity is the only TRUE religion and that all other religions are "False" religions. So is Christianity the only TRUE religion?
Did you ask them if they had explored and evaluated other religions?

Because if they have not, you know, explored and evaluated other religions, then their position is overtly biased and prejudicial.

Did you ask which flavor of christianity?

Because christianity comes in several flavors. There's Nicaean, Manichean, Nestorian, Alexandrian, Byzantine, and a few others.

American christians are by and large Nicaean christians, but that's only because several Roman emperors issued edicts authorizing the persecution and extermination of Manicheans, Nestorians and others.

I point that out, because Nicaean christianity may not actually be the true form of christianity or the correct form.

At most, you can say it was the form that was rammed down people's throats under penalty of torture, murder, imprisonment and confiscation of property, but that's all that can be said.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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But they don't as far as I know, believe in transubstantiation.
Some Episcopalians do, I know. Others see it more as a remembrance, like the non-liturgical churches do, and others have points of view somewhere in between.

Then again, the Episcopal church is full of former Roman Catholics, so it's not surprising that some do.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:20 PM
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Nice religion.
Yep, the Roman Catholic Church is the greatest organization in the world. People in it do more good for others than all other groups by far. That's another reason I am pleased and proud to be a member, aside from the fact that its teachings are the truth.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yeah, pretty much. Most non Catholic churches see the Eucharist as embodying the "spiritual Christ", not the actual transubstantiation of flesh and blood. Your link says as much, using a lot more words.
No, that isn't what it said.
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Yep, the Roman Catholic Church is the greatest organization in the world. People in it do more good for others than all other groups by far. That's another reason I am pleased and proud to be a member, aside from the fact that its teachings are the truth.
Are you proud of the sexual abuse of children by priests?
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:52 PM
 
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Yeah, pretty much. Most non-Catholic churches see the Eucharist as embodying the "spiritual Christ", not the actual transubstantiation of flesh and blood. Your link says as much, using a lot more words.
Most non-magical thinkers see it as an expression of remembrance of Christ and His message of love and reconciliation.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Yep, the Roman Catholic Church is the greatest organization in the world. People in it do more good for others than all other groups by far. That's another reason I am pleased and proud to be a member, aside from the fact that its teachings are the truth.
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Are you proud of the sexual abuse of children by priests?
Or the coordinated, systematic coverup by the church hierarchy that allowed the priests additional decades to prey upon thousands of additional victims?
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Old 01-25-2019, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Germany
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If you live in a "Catholic country" does that mean you're a practicing Catholic? I live in a blue state, but I sure as hell am not a practicing Democrat. Or even a Democrat.
No, is a country where the version of Christianity is mostly Catholic. Italy, Spain, Poland, etc.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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At most, you can say it was the form that was rammed down people's throats under penalty of torture, murder, imprisonment and confiscation of property, but that's all that can be said.
The christians in this country appear to have absolutely no knowledge of how their flavor of christianity came about.
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