Are Catholics Christian?

Discussion in 'Faith, Devotion & Formation' started by Nevis, Jun 3, 2024.

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Are they?

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  1. Nevis

    Nevis Active Member

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    Are they?
     
  2. Spiritus

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    Nevis, forgive me if I am making any false assumptions. It appears that you are rather upset with some elements of behavior on this forum. As a fellow Roman Catholic, I can understand that certain comments can come across as offensive or in some cases outright anti-Catholic. I've found through my time here that there are a few things that are helpful to keep in mind when reading such comments.

    First, many of the members who make these comments were at one point Roman Catholics themselves and have had negative experiences that we do not fully understand. They may be coming from a place of hurt, misunderstanding, etc and a bit of negativity toward the Church is understandable and I think excusable.

    Second, many of the comments are made out of misunderstanding or lack of knowledge and I don't believe the intention behind them is to be offensive or hurtful. There is so much misinformation about the Roman Catholic Church floating around that it's easy to form opinions on false information. Many Catholics themselves have strange ideas about what the Church teaches and perpetuate the false narratives. It can be extremely frustrating when we encounter negative comments that we know to be untrue but I think we should show some grace to our brothers and sisters in Christ. I do my best to assume the best unless those in question clearly show that they meant to wrong me and even then I try to remember that I do not know their experiences or motivations.

    I've come to realize that certain members have directly opposing views to mine and reading their posts will more than likely cause me annoyance and result in uncharitable thoughts so I tend to skip over their responses. Perhaps that's something you could consider. I sincerely hope none of that has caused you any offense. I'd like nothing more for you to have an enjoyable and positive experience on this forum.
     
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  3. Nevis

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    thank you, Spiritus! :)
     
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    an excellent text! :)
     
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    Yes though the Roman church makes many false claims and promotes many unhelpful practices that are pastorally harmful at best and outright spiritually abusive at worst. That being said there are millions of faithful Roman Christians and Rome remains a part of the one true church though clearly not the true church.
     
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