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Old 05-08-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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So I've never heard this before until I started reading posts in this forum: that many Christians don't consider Catholics Christians. Yes, I've heard of other religions but my question is the Catholic religion. Why aren't Catholics Christian in some of you Christians' point of view?

My husband is Catholic so I asked him and he's never heard of this either. Can somebody respond to this?
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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Well, I'm Catholic, too, and I have learned that many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians do believe that Catholics aren't Christian. They believe we worship Mary and are idolators, among other things, which is not true.

I could probably find a few websites to send you to that state this from their perspective.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:47 PM
 
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So I've never heard this before until I started reading posts in this forum: that many Christians don't consider Catholics Christians. Yes, I've heard of other religions but my question is the Catholic religion. Why aren't Catholics Christian in some of you Christians' point of view?

My husband is Catholic so I asked him and he's never heard of this either. Can somebody respond to this?
I don't know, I guess some people put more importance on the denomination than what someone believes. I am a Christan (Baptist) and I don't think of Catholics as not being Christian.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:51 PM
 
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I think a lot of it is based on much of their doctrine, the pope and his status in the church, going to an intermediary to confess sins instead of directly to God, infant baptism. Catholics on this very forum have stated that the Bible is not the only source they base their religion on. There are many questions regarding the Catholic church, its dogma that is very complicated and isn't best debated on an internet forum.

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Old 05-08-2007, 04:58 PM
 
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Catholics on this very forum have stated that the Bible is not the only source they base their religion on. There are many questions regarding the Catholic church, its dogma that is very complicated and isn't best debated on an internet forum.
What else other than the Bible would Catholics base their religion on? If this question goes with your point of view according to the latter sentence then don't worry about answering it!

One more for whoever:

According to what I know from my husband, Catholicism is the first Christian faith and all other Christian religions evolved from Catholicism. Is he the only one that thinks that?

I'm soooo confused.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:07 PM
 
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According to what I know from my husband, Catholicism is the first Christian faith and all other Christian religions evolved from Catholicism. Is he the only one that thinks that?

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This is also how I understand it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:08 PM
 
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That kind of attitude has been around a very long time. Remember what a big thing it was for John Kennedy to become the first Catholic President? I think it's probably still going on though which is too bad. I know some very nice Catholics and it's insulting to them that's for sure. This same sort of attitude is happening with the Republican Mitt Romney who happens to be a Mormon and of course we've never had a Mormon President either. I hope people don't beat that to death if he becomes the nominee.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:14 PM
 
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That kind of attitude has been around a very long time.
When you say "that kind of attitude" what do you mean? That people think Catholics aren't Christians?

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Remember what a big thing it was for John Kennedy to become the first Catholic President?
No, I dont' remember. I was born waaaay after that but thanks for revealing how old you might be!! J/K!!
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I have heard people of many different religions say that another religion (not just Catholic) are not Christian because...then they would rattle off something. I stopped listening.

I wish people would STOP hijacking definitions...the definition of Christian is to believe in Jesus Christ...its that simple, there are no qualifiers on it.

I find it repugnent how judgemental people are with respect to saying that. I have said this in another thread, ones belief in Jesus Christ and relationship with him is not for someone else to judge...doing so makes them a hypocrite. These people should read over what Matthew 7 has to say about this.
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Old 05-08-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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Well, I'm Catholic, too, and I have learned that many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians do believe that Catholics aren't Christian. They believe we worship Mary and are idolators, among other things, which is not true.

I could probably find a few websites to send you to that state this from their perspective.
This has been my experience as well. It's a sore spot of mine and I doubt that the Christian churches that teach this are true Christian in the sense it was meant to be.
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