Catholic services do not use the "Christian" Bible. They occasionally quote from a book they refer to as the "bible" and they don't actually use it.
Carrie displays her vast ignorance of the Catholic mass. Not only does the Sunday mass use readings directly from the old testament, the Psalms, the epistles and the Gospel, bits of scripture are incorporated throughout the remainder of the mass. Her remark is simply ignorant.
I was forced to sit through services for years and never once saw "A BIBLE" cracked open.
Well if she had actually watched she would have seen the Lectionary brought forward to the podium to be read by the priest for the Gospel reading. Further if she had looked around, she might have noted a misellette or two with the readings for the day right in front of her.
I think there is some historical ignorance here to. For centuries most of the common people COULD NOT READ! The Gospel was proclaimed and the emphasis was on HEARING the word, not reading it.
Also, and this is common sense here people, if you take some phrases from one book (say the Christian Bible) and they are used in the Catholic bible or in mass IT DOESNT MEAN YOU ARE USING THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE!Just like if I paraphrase a medical text say...explaining the transmission of AIDS (listed in the medical texts as through bodily secretions) and I say...add "and through skin to skin contact or eating raw foods" THIS IS NOT THE SAME THING AS THE MEDICAL TEXT I "copied" from says. Therefore, my "new" book IS NOT THE SAME AS THE ORIGINAL!
If it's the original she wants she best check out the Catholic version of the bible. The one she uses is missing a few books that were removed approximately 500 years ago.
I don't get this ongoing argument that the Catholics keep trying to make on this blog. If you are Catholic and believe your religious choice is correct, then what are you doing here?
Defending our faith against lies and misinformation.
Your welcome here, I am sure, but why are you so bent on trying to change Candy's mind.
At this point I'm not. I am more than satisfied to just get the truth out about what Catholics believe for for folks who are actually looking for it.
She gets to think and write whatever she wants.
See my previous post. Having the "right" to do something doesn't make it "right."
Why do you keep trying to claim that there are similarities? How would you even know, being you are so devoted to your religion?
I could reverse that question back to you Carrie.
According to the Christian Bible, the Lord specifically commands those who serve him to NEVER worship ANY OTHER GODS BEFORE HIM (for example the Pope, Mary and the tons of Saints worshiped by Catholics)
We don't worship the Pope, Mary or the saints. It's that simple.
and Jesus very specifically states that "NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT BY ME"!
That's what the Catholic church teaches as well.
The entire NT of the Bible is dedicated to educating the reader that they can DO NOTHING to DESERVE Salvation, but can ONLY BE GIVEN IT AS A GIFT!
Might want to take another tour through the book of James.
Now in the last several months the pope recently proclaimed not only that the catholic church is the "only" true church and the only way to salvation AND that Muslims and Catholics worship the same God.
In other words, directly against the Word of the ONE TRUE GOD (Yes, I BELIEVE that the GOD I serve it the ONE TRUE GOD and I get to make that decision and I don't waste my time on trying to get other religions to ok it).
It might go against your interpretation of God's word Carrie - which is an entirely different matter all together.
Lastly, if you read this blog, for whatever reason and you don't agree. Do it like an adult. If you have a guestion, ask it NICELY.
I tried that. Nothing got through until Candy finally SCREAMED at me on the front page of her blog. A lot of people think I started this blog - the truth is Candy started it by the way she mishandled my sincere attempts to communicate with her.
Candy can write WHATEVER she wants to. If you don't want to read it or disagree...here is a novel idea DON'T READ IT!
Already handled that lame argument.