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Posted 5/31/07
And it's not just about learning, but living for Christ. It's serving Him, just living my life for Christ. God is so amazing, getting to know Him is so amazing.
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Posted 5/31/07
No one is questioning Jesus. But it is odd seeing as you said you didn't need to read the bible or know anything about the religion in earlier posts. Complete ignorance is what people have been arguing. Not the faith.
Posted 5/31/07
I wasn't talking about complete ignorance. I was talking about how simply knowing that you need Jesus's forgiveness is what determines your salvation. That's it. Sorry if I've been confusing.
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Posted 5/31/07
hey i am a christian was a catholic, but now i don't feel that comfortable with it anymore...the traditions i didn't understand like confession, or praying to mary, or saying mass in latin..
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^where did you say mass in latin? For the most part, that was changed a long time ago.
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Posted 5/31/07
ah nvm..i wish the church i went to as a kid was more exciting i guess. i don't get why we pray to mary, she's a saint yes but she's not Jesus. i went to a catholic school growing up and wasn't into it, i have gone through spurts if that makes sense.
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We just look to her for strength like we do the saints. We don't praise saints, they are more for inspiration. Catholics are actually persecuted by other christians sects for that. :/

I know what you mean by spurts. There was the little kid 'love jesus b/c I'm supposed to' to my rebellious stage, to my figuring things out for myself. I'd like to think I'm finally secure in my beliefs.
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Posted 5/31/07
that makes sense, i feel like now i have changed more even though i still have problems.
Posted 5/31/07
That never made sense to me, why do catholics pray to Mary and confess to priests? Aren't we supposed to be praying to God, and confessing our sins to God? Why do we need a priest to confess to, when God is right here to pray to?
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Posted 5/31/07

lumiina wrote:

That never made sense to me, why do catholics pray to Mary and confess to priests? Aren't we supposed to be praying to God, and confessing our sins to God? Why do we need a priest to confess to, when God is right here to pray to?


that's what i think too at the moment. i have no problem with it, but i don't get it.
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Posted 5/31/07
The priest is only there as a representative. He can help us with what to do for penance. And we are confessing our sins to God. The priest doesn't make us sorry for our actions.

As for Mary, we don't praise her like we do God. She ,like saints, it there as inspiration. That we can give our lives to serve God as she did.
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Posted 5/31/07
i got a question who here reads the Bible?
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Posted 5/31/07
I do, I mean, I don't have it memorized and I don't read it nightly, but I read it.
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Posted 5/31/07
yeah me too, i used to read it almost everyday but sometimes i forget or get sucked up into something else. i think i need an accountibility partner. i don't have stuff memorized but i do have some verses that i like or books like Ruth or Esther.
Posted 5/31/07
Same here, I need an accountibility partner.

I read the bible, and study it every Sunday, aswell as every other Saturday at my bible study, but I have a hard time keeping up with devotionals.
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