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wnylib

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15. In some ways, that kind of teaching in Catholicism
Sat Oct 14, 2023, 11:17 AM
Oct 2023

is the same as in fundanentalist evangelical churches. Maybe that's why Catholics and fundies have become allies in RW religious political activism.

I grew up in a neighborhood that was overwhelmingly Catholic in a city that was predominantly Catholic. So I heard a lot from friends about what they were being taught, and received some criticism for not belonging to the "true faith." But, overall, we got along outside of occasional religious comments. I also have some Catholic relatives through marriage, and was once married to a Catholic myself.

But there are also some Catholics whose beliefs transcend simplistic heaven or hell doctrines. It seems like there are fewer of them these days. Some have left religion altogether for the reasons you mention. Others have switched to a different denomination. I once had a pastor in a Protestant church who had grown up as a Catholic and switched. His wife was also a former Catholic.



I know how you feel, BlueKota. arkielib Oct 2023 #1
It's hard to walk away from something that was a part of your life BlueKota Oct 2023 #2
Same with the Baptists and other evangelicals. They have lost all credibility. arkielib Oct 2023 #3
In some ways, that kind of teaching in Catholicism wnylib Oct 2023 #15
I always had the feeling that what they taught in the school BlueKota Oct 2023 #16
Early childhood teachings are hard to break away from. wnylib Oct 2023 #17
Joseph Campbell with whom Bill Moyers held a series of discussions on The Power of Myth, summer_in_TX Nov 2023 #23
An Orthodox ☦️ priest reminded me a long time ago that after we are afforded the sprinkleeninow Oct 2023 #4
Thank you! BlueKota Oct 2023 #20
Well, in the Lutheran church that I grew up in, wnylib Oct 2023 #5
Thank you so much. BlueKota Oct 2023 #12
Have you read Armageddon by Bart Ehrman? tanyev Oct 2023 #6
This sounds fascinating. ShazzieB Oct 2023 #7
He's written quite a few books in a similar vein. tanyev Oct 2023 #8
I recommend looking up Bart Ehrman on You Tube. There are wnylib Oct 2023 #11
Bart Ehrman does a great job of explaining Revelation. wnylib Oct 2023 #9
I have not read it yet BlueKota Oct 2023 #13
It's true that mankind's ability to destroy has far outpaced the ability tanyev Oct 2023 #19
Many years ago -- more years than I care to admit -- I read a theory that Revelations was actually shrike3 Oct 2023 #18
Does God change His mind? WDLAL Oct 2023 #10
Thank you! BlueKota Oct 2023 #14
Some very different thoughts on Armageddon: progressive, sensible, Biblical, anti-war hvn_nbr_2 Nov 2023 #21
Fascinating - and different from any interpretation I've heard before. summer_in_TX Nov 2023 #22
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