That's a very vague, feel-good statement. Care to elaborate on exactly what you mean by that?
But you have not, apparently, graduated to evaluating arguments based on their merit, as opposed to evaluating them based on the perceived quality of the medium in which they were presented.
Not in this case, I don't think so.
Nope. For me my faith is a very personal, private comfort between myself and my Savior
Perhaps an “I’m my own pope”-ian. Based on Rejectionville’s exclusion of other people from their spiritual life. This is the height of prelest.
The roman catholic federation and Fauxia
before accusing the other Christian denominations of being "false," remember that Christianism itself is a Jewish sect (as well as Islam). because Paul needed evangelize the "Gentiles."
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The split between Christians and Jews happened in the first century. See, for example, the Gospel of John:
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "Peace be with you." When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. (20:19–20)
The Gospel of John, the last canonical gospel that was written, repeatedly draws lines between "the disciples," who are followers of Jesus, and "the Jews," who do not follow him.
Still we can't dany that christianity is a jewish sect that Just got very BIG. Just like buddhism is a sect of hinduizm that Just got very BIG.
Consider if I described my religion thusly: the Catholic faith is one of unity, solidarity, sacramental grace, and the redemption of humanity. This statement is true, but it only says what "sort" of faith the catholic faith is and what it does not what it is. It is tantamount to saying 'GOR is a person of kindness and silence who promotes traditional conservatism and marmots.' This statement may tell you something about the catholic faith/me, but it does not tell you what it/I is/am, only some vague characteristics of it/me. Indeed, these descriptions are highly misleading if you truly want to know either of these things.
Just to up the ante: consider if we described Christ the way you describe Christianity. Jesus is a person of noble character, great knowledge, and miraculous powers who promotes the Kingdom of Heaven and the moral life. Obviously this is true, and yet it obscures more than it reveals. We could equally say this statement of many different saints or even Billy Graham (minus the miraculous powers). No, Jesus is "true God and true man, begotten not made, consubstantial with the Father," the Logos through whom all things were made and the Lamb of God, the redemption for the sins of mankind who was born of the Virgin Mary, the Bridegroom for His Church on earth, the Alpha and the Omega, the I AM.
or actual Judaism
Rabbinic Talmudism has become Judaism. Anybody who calls themselves Jewish in a religious sense believes in the Talmud.
From a secular humanist point of view, I'd suggest (as an individual and not as part of any official humanist viewpoint) that of course Islam and Christianity are massively different, as Muslims don't identify as Christians and vice versa.
From the secular point of view, the right to self-determination of identity is an important moral goal. So people should be allowed to categorise themselves as belonging to the faith or faiths they say they do, and nobody outside of those groups has a right to tell them what that means.
I agree to an extent, but I also disagree. The Catholic church (of which I'm not a member) is an organization, with a hierarchy and rules. If I claimed to be Catholic, but spit on priests whenever I saw them, sacrificed goats on a pentagram altar at midnight, prayed to the Norse Gods, and celebrated ancient Roman religious festivals, it would be a gross insult to the organization. Because most denominations of Christianity, at least, have some sort of formal definition, it would be rather disrespectful to claim to belong to that group if you don't conform to its definition.
Any thoughts on the previous Irish President calling Church teaching on homosexually "evil"?
Amen. On a personal note, I have been reading the Philokalia of late, and the depth and beauty of the writings speaks more than I can say. To have this compilation of the ancient writings in one place is an immense grace.
Talmudism is not actual Judaism.
It's what Judaism has become though. All modern religious Jews, from Reformed to Orthodox, confess at that the Talmud has at least some importance.
The Judaism of Christ's time was succeeded by The Church of Christ, so I don't really know what you're talking about here.
You Talking on this topic is like a musli Talking on the topic of christianity. Dont assume that You know my ancestry better than me. Than You.