Catholicism has reformed and is a much better institution then what it once was. Take pope Francis for example, He stated that it’s okay to be gay, Dogs go to heaven, Outlawed capital punishment in the Vatican, And stated every good person goes to heaven even atheists. Are their radical and stupid Catholics, Yes but that’s true of every belief system from Christianity to atheism.
Catholic faith is based on the belief that God wants our best He wants to love us so much that he came and walked with us and even died for us. We are invited to love, Not forced to. We often fail to accept the invitation to love and that brings us to the greatest message: God forgives, His mercy is overflowing because we are His children.
Christianity made the world safer. It has so many rules, Obligations and the commandments with apparently awful punishments waiting for you after your death and during your life.
People who fear God fear wrongdoings.
Also, What's wrong with being a Catholic? You believe in God, Fear him and then most likely don't commit more sin than the average human.
As long as it's not forced on anyone and continues to be a harmless religion, I'm all for it.
The biggest difference between Protestantism and Catholicism is AUTHORITY, I know not many people like that word, But it's true.
The authority for the Catholic church to teach is shown in the book of Acts.
Also, No other churches can claim to be truly Apostolic, The Catholic church was led by the Apostles in it's early days, And these apostles appointed successors, And those people appointed their successors, And so on. . .
We are nice people and yes our beliefs may seem weird but, We have just been teaching the things Jesus told us to 2018 years ago, Yes we have dropped those things, But i believe we should just keep teaching what we believe and keep to ourselves like we have been for the last few things, I believe that any faith if good unless it targets other faiths. Even though i am posting on this i accept all faiths and just care about the followers of that faith. I believe everyone should be accepted yet, Face the consequences of their actions. I thank you for reading this.
I will admit that I am a Catholic beforehand, But that doesn't much influence my opinion. It tends to be that most give it a bad name due to the constant scandals and rumors that spread around about it. The fact is that regardless of the modern beliefs about the Catholic Church, It still formed a vital role through patronage in the development of western identity, Sciences, Arts, And culture. There is not a single day that goes by that I don't use something that the church invented, Including the Gregorian Calendar (standardized calendar based on the Julian).
Think of all the wars and arguments and things it has caused. It's just not correct to keep them around, Even if it violates religious freedom. It has caused too much strife, And it's just not worth it. From the inquisition to indulgences to the crusades, If you look at it its just unfair because it doesn't really allow for other religions. It is hostile, Not as hostile as Islamic extremism, But hostile.
There are many things that stick out as contradictory to Christ's teaching. Right off the bat is the fact that Catholics teach that you have to have good works to go to heaven whereas the bible says that our salvation is not of works (Ephesians 2:8-9). They also pray to "Saints" and mother Mary whereas the bible clearly teaches that there is only one mediator between God and man, The man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5). They call priests their father which Jesus clearly commanded us not to do (Matthew 23:9). They call Mary the queen of heaven. And that term was only used throughout the bible to refer to false pagan goddesses. Christ also warned us of people who dressed like Catholic priests (Luke 20:46). Catholics also say that the word of God isn't enough to teach you about God and that you need the Catholic church. The bible says otherwise in 1 Timothy 3:15-17 (although obviously church is important for helping us learn, It is not necessary to go to church in order to get into heaven because salvation is a free gift not of works). The Catholic church also adopted a lot of things from eastern religion like nuns, Monestaries, Monks etc and these terms are never mentioned in the bible once--they are however found in Buddhism. If you want more reasons why Catholicism is a dangerous religion then search up Steven Anderson preaching against Catholicism on Youtube. He is a great preacher who exposes a lot of these wicked practices. This post is not made to offend any Catholics but to convince them that they are following an anti-Christ religion and they need to be born again and trust Jesus.
If you mean beneficial then no. Faith is bad in general. Having complete trust in an idea leaves you hopeless if it proved to be wrong.
If you mean morally right then no. Christianity were against homosexuality and still I am sure against to this day. Still allow Male genital mutilation to go on. Cannot see the mistakes in their own religion. If they cannot see mistakes then they do not know when they are wrong.
You can say some people rely on faith to live. I say instead of giving something intangible why not give something real. Like helps others they will help you or care about the nearest to you more then yourself. Yes you can say the Bible teaches you this but without the other verses which are morally wrong and provide no helpful benefit if followed.
You support child abuse. You would are incapable of punishing the priests and they have their way. You worship idols and lie to yourself that they are not idols. You do not believe the Bible you believe the teaching of men who contradict themselves.
Nothing God come from it. Theresa murdered the poor in India so she could donate the Money to the church. Look at the reports I would rather be in streets than to suffer a slow death with her.
Repent and open your eyes. The catholic church is not the true church but the one that the bible calls Babylon.
This church has had a long standing of trying to follow the Bible, But over the years of councils, Creeds and the eucharist allowing so much authority, They have perverted the bible and have established a more work base of salvation, Where the bible clearly says that no one will make it strictly on works. Also, Their prayers to statues is a good example of idolatry, God has no image and he told us to create no image of him. We don't even know what jesus looked like and we create crosses of him.
History already proved all god based religion believers are overly prideful. Racism, Black slavery. . . Etc.
And look at the news, Death and wars and exploitation all over the place by the wealthy elites!
There is NO benevolent omniscient god, Period. Too much proof in today's horrific flawed world. Satanism be praised!