Well, she need concern herself only with where SHE will spend her eternity and let ME worry about where I will spend eternity.Because maybe she's concerned about where you'll spend eternity?
Do you not understand that when you make statements like the above---you lose credibility? When people caricaturize my Faith as you have done above-----they don't exactly strike me as credible witnesses to God's Truth, you know?Do you not understand that following "men" who have lied, killed, committed sexual sin with children, raped nuns, and made up un-Biblical nonsense will not end well for you?
More caricatures. And you wonder why I do not take you seriously.... The above would be why.I don't understand the average catholic who will blindly follow the ridiculous "rules" that the RCC makes up without being concerned that they're totally opposite to what Scriptures say.
And what? For 1500 years the average person could not pick up a Bible and read it. They had to rely on the testimony of the Church--since books were expensive--and many people could not read and write anyway.And it doesn't bother them at all. I have many family members, (my wife's family are mostly catholic) and none of them ever pick up a Bible, know any Scripture, and couldn't find Genesis in the Bible if you asked them where it was.
You sit in judgement of people becasue they do not read their Bibles--but know nothing of their spirituality or actual relationship with God.
I grant that reading the Bible is a good thing. It does not follow that people who do not read the Bible do not know Christ or have a relationship with Him. I mean--I am not impressed with Protestants who can quote Scripture. Being able to quote Scripture says nothing about the character of the person or their relationship with Christ.
They care; they just don't care what YOU think--anymore than I care what you think.And the scary part is, they don't care!
More caricatures. Did it ever occur to you that God will hold you accountable for intentionally caricaturing what Catholics believe.They go by whatever "Father Know It All" tells them to believe, and that's it. Show up for mass, get your "Jesus cookie" and all is well for another week.
More caricatures.Oh, and don't forget those $$$ for the family members that are in purgatory, ya know!!
Again, nothing but caricatures.I always say being catholic is a lazy religion because you never have to read your Bible, study anything, or think for yourself. Just do what the "church" tells you and you're good to go. Oh, and never, never say anything about Mary not being THE primary person to them. They go to her for everything, Jesus is a side note. I had someone tell me, when talking about the abortion issue......"if anybody can do anything about abortion, it's Mary! Pray to her!"..... Nothing about God or Jesus. Just Mary! How sad.
Christians don't follow a "church", a "pope", or ANY man! Christians follow Scripture. I have left churches because what they were teaching was not found in Scripture. I even walked out of a catholic funeral for one of my wife's family because I couldn't listen to another blasphemous minute of that service! The Holy Spirit made me so uncomfortable listening to them pray to Mary to intercede for people long dead! I was just so uncomfortable I had to get up and walk out. I waited for my wife in the car.
You're going to spend eternity somewhere RPO, so......
Perhaps that is why we care what you believe.
This would be why I do not take you seriously.