Is Catholicism Christian. It seems that people can be Christian but "religions" cannot be.
This has nothing to do with Being a Christian
This fellow was beating up on the Catholic Church.
The theory goes that Catholics do too many things that are not Christian. It hit me to ask so what? Buddhism is called a religion that makes sense. But I have been in Buddhist temples where most people were not Buddhists. Just us tourists in awe.
So I said to my self "heh Eric can a religion be Christian" and the answer from all sides was no. It is a silly notion that makes no sense.
I think it would be fun to be Catholic.
They have really cool churches and ceremonies and a whole city state over in Rome. They got a Pope and the have great rituals, and the music is to die for. They even have their own military/guard deal from Switzerland. The got Jets and cool clothes. They are all over the place.
Yep being a Catholic would be cool. But I would still be a Christian wouldn't I.
Episcopals and Lutherans are party animals, that would be cool.
They have processions and rituals and they seem to preach a lot of loving and do nice things for poor and widows. They have some very interesting churches. They get social issues and do a lot of helping others. They have cool clothes too and fun music.
I wonder if I joined them could I still be a Christian? I am certain their churches have never been baptized and do not have a heart and soul so they cannot be Christian.
These trees cannot be Christian
How about those Methodists, Presbyterian and Baptist churches.
Rock and roll and bible study and hymns and revivals and large crosses. Protesting and resisting and changing things is a good thing. Doing it your own way is great. But that cannot make an organization Christian, because organizations cannot love Christ.
So here is big old me. I walk into the church and proclaim, You cannot be Christian, but I can.
Brick and mortar and corporate structure and holiest of holies cannot be Christian. Maybe the family pet can be -- I do not know. Little children can be. Whores can be. Even Lawyers can be Christian but pews cannot and pianos cannot.
You must be a living thing with a heart and soul to be Christian. Isn't that really neato.
An army cannot be Christian and a nation cannot be Christian. What really hurts is that my car cannot be Christian.
I cannot be Christian by my Religion I must be a Christian by my Love. ed 2012
Do not judge a man by his religion, judge him by what he means to you.
If I attend a church claiming to be "Christian" but have not love, I am an abomination to the Spirit.
If I attend a church not claiming to be "Christian" but have love, I am a light to the Spirit.
There is no mountain worthy of climbing unless by doing so I am a beacon of life.
Trouble is a place I rest my head, so that I can make it untroubled.
Purity is lost, it cannot be reinstated, but love knows no such restrictions.
A Dynasty requires the founders principles to live on. Are yours worthy?
Look for a religion to solve your problems and you have looked past God.
There is only one religion which is Christian, love.
Apples do not fall far from the tree but if they do they are free.
Let religions take care of themselves, let God take care of you.
Out in the western USA we do not join groups much.
I reckon it was our forefathers that fled bias from those in groups. They just were suspicious of somebody making the conform to an organizations rules. We just kinda minded our own business. A Place where rules were meted at the end of a gun barrel. Where survival meant one heck of a lot more that religion.
But we busted out of those times. And in that rebirth we chose not religions but God and it has served us well.