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Catholics aren’t Christians — How is this true?

Tony Burgess wrote “Rambling about Catholics” , which is a worthwhile read.

To me, Roman Catholics are Christians.

I’m only going to guess from my own observation that whenever a Christian — who isn’t Catholic — states that “Catholics aren’t Christians” this Christian is only stating a “Protestant” evaluation of Catholicism or a mistrust of the Catholic version of Christianity.

I’ve talked with many Christians of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox denominations because I was seeking out and attending different churches.

Honestly, the only true Christian in 21st century countries is the one who doesn’t get into these fussy and petty theological debates.

Or I mean that a useful Christian in any society today is the one who actually represents their Christian church as a group of people who do charity, who also genuinely get along, and who try to avoid fights with any other religion.

It’s my personal opinion that doing theological debates that lead to alienation and fights between Christians actually are debates that damage the reputation of Christianity.

Christianity gets its good name smeared to those people who aren’t Christians when these people always only see the Christians of different denominations getting into petty arguments over the mother of Jesus, and so on.

So the schisms between Christians because of theology alienate potential people who aren’t Christians.

In all, Roman Catholics are Christians.

The priests of various individual Catholic churches who abused the parishioners’ children aren’t Christian, and have to go to prison for doing those abuses.

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  1. SR

    Thanks for this. As a Catholic being called, “Not a Christian” is only half of it. I have been sent to hell so many times, my rear-end is always on fire! 🙂

    As far as the sexual abuse from the priest, there is not one of us who are not terribly upset about this, and agree they need to go to jail. What gets me about it, is some people actually think Catholic’s agree with this, and we hate it for many reasons, but most of all for the kids.

    I think many Protestants also have their head in the sand and think, these sort of things do not happen in their Church, and being an ex-Protestant, it does, along with adultery and many other things. It just does get the media coverage as when it happens to the Catholic Church.

    All of us are out here doing the best we can do, to serve God. As Christians we all need to realize evil is always around the corner. Either we take the bait or we do not.

    Again, thank you for the post and God Bless, SR

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