Religion: How important is the concept of self-sacrifice in Protestant vs. Catholic theologies?
I ask because it seems like the idea of self-sacrifice is important to being a person of moral conviction. The death of Jesus is the ultimate symbol of self-sacrifice for Christians to model, yet this seems to be lessened in most Protestant religious traditions.
Protestants were created to change the restrictions in the Catholic Church so that the new religion would be easier to follow. In the sense, that they would have less self-sacrifice in the new religion.
No fasting, no kneeling, no stations of the cross, and religious leaders didn't have a vow of poverty, or celibacy etc.
Each protestant religion was done solely for the benefit of humans, and not by God. These religions were not divine inspired.
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