Pope Benedict's decision to resign the papacy is being blamed on his age - nearly 86 - and his health - never robust.
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- you said "+Jeffrey Koontz short and sweet version , the distinction is Catholics follow the Pope Christians follow Christ"
And that is incorrect. We all follow Christ as Christians.
Every organized religion has a head. For Catholics it is the Pope, for Orthodox it is the Patriarch, for Anglicans it is the Archbishop of Canterbury and ultimately the King or Queen. For Methodists its General Assembly, for Presbyterians it is the Moderator of the General Council, for Lutherans its the king or queen of the country of which the church resides, and in the US it is the Presiding Bishop. And for Calvary Chapel it is the Senior Pastor but ultimately the biblical board of elders. They use the "Moses model"
So I am having a hard time seeing your point.Feb 11, 2013
- And besides all that I would hardly call a world leader... yes I think the head of a religion with over 1 billion people constitutes the status of world leader... as an old guy stepping down.
And people of all denominations come to see the Pope if he were to come to their country. So yes more than just Catholics care. Maybe you don't but many do. Probably why the media has covered it so much, unless you think us Catholics have taken over all the major media outlets.Feb 11, 2013
- nope i dont think Catholics have taken over major media.. the reason its being covered today is because its news.. if he had done this on the morning of 9-11, no one would be covering it. just like when Diana died in a car crash in the same week as Mother Teresa died.. the media barely cover Mother Teresa. I believe they should have covered Mother Teresa in great detail. i believe she was a great woman
as far as who Catholics follow, .. thats always been a problem for many to figure out. it looks like..God, Jesus, the Pope, Mary, priests and cardinals.. its kind of a long list and really confusing. and i have studied it. Most Catholics I know don't really understand it all either. now are there some Catholics that rebuff some of or all of the Catholics teaching that the pope is divine? sure.. I know one man that became a Christian (because not all Catholics are) but stayed in the Catholic Church because he said that he wanted to change many of the teachings of the Church and the best way he could do that was from the inside.. he was a man of no small influence . so are all Catholics Christian.. nope they are not.. are some? yes I believe some are.
but your still splitting hairs.. or you want to. Catholics and Christians believe different things or maybe you missed the event in history called the reformation? i don't know. this all started because i was addressing a question that an atheist (so he professed) posed.. it was a short answer. you guys don't need to get your undies in a bunch.Feb 11, 2013
- I just simply don't understand why you say catholics are separate from Christians. We are all Christians. That is my point. The manner in which we are worship may differ, but we are all Christians.
In Christianity there are catholics and protestants. Maybe that's where we are getting confused.Feb 12, 2013
- Whatever.yawnFeb 12, 2013
- you may be correct, that is were we are getting confused
now who is being indifferent and rude.
dec 21 2012 has nothing to do with Christian or Catholic churchs.. That was a mathematical mya calendar thing.. Which really didn't mean anything at all, had nothing to do with Bible prophecy.Feb 12, 2013