Originally Posted by SLAG
So many bad popes through history, but when it came to matters of the faith I trust the Holy Spirit to guide whomever is the leader of the worlds billions of Catholics.
slag, thanks for the candid post.
Unfortunately, way too many traditions in the catholic church are rooted in paganism, and are not backed by scripture. To put a mere man on a throne, a crown on his head and call him holy father and the vicar of Christ... is blasphemous. Christ himself rejected being called holy, stating only God was Holy. Telling another mere man your sins, repetitive prayers to a false idol for repentance? extravagant churches, relics...nope... candles, incense, black robes and claiming wine and bread are the the actual blood and body of Christ? Christ still on the cross?...nope.....His death was the blood sacrifice, but it was the ressurection that made salvation true...
Positive that some Cathloics wiil make it to heaven, but catholicsim in of itself is troublesome...all that wealth while so many south american countries still live in squalor? not allowing clergy to marry helped propigate the homosexuality that has come to light.