The Beauty of the Catholic Church

The Beauty of the Catholic Church December 13, 2014



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10 responses to “The Beauty of the Catholic Church”

  1. I think Catholicism is a faith filled with goodness and beauty but not the most important element – truth. Jesus is the most important man in history but making him a god is a bit much.

    He did, however, teach as to see the Creator as our father who cares deeply about us and how we treat one another. He made the Creator more accessible to us and showed us forgiveness in a very special way. I don’t think it was necessary to make him part of a godhead.

  2. The Catholic Church is probably the best thing that has ever happened to this planet. If it did not take certain intolerant stands on the issues of the day, more people might choose to join it and attend church regularly. It seems to be mired in dogma and unchangeable doctrines and teachings.

  3. Ken,

    Even if that truly were what Jesus was, it does not diminish the importance of the effect his story has had on the world.

  4. Thats kind of the point of dogma and unchangeable doctrines… They are timeless Truths that will stand the test of time long after the societies that try to change them will…

  5. But the Catholic Church as the one true church is more believable because of its history. The other churches will never have that. How can a church started on account of Henry XIII wanting a divorce have as solid a history as the RCC?

  6. Yes. I can see that. It is a double edge sword. It might be good to stick with what got us here – Christian morality. Or it might be better to embrace change and go with what works for society now that might not have before.

  7. We’re not as enlightened as we like to think we are. Ecclesiastes 1:9 What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under the sun.

  8. SclrHmnst – FW Ken is absolutely correct. No other founder of a major religion (Confucuious, Buddha, Mohammed) ever claimed for themselves to be God. Jesus did. Jesus makes each of us decide for ourselves if we will believe him and follow him, or not. If he is not God, then by saying so, if he knew he was not, he was a complete liar. If he said he was God, but really believed he was, (but was not), then he was a lunatic as Ken says. So either he is God, or he’s a liar or lunatic, so make your choice. To reduce him to just a mere teacher was not an option he gave us. His story only has the effect on the world that it has, because he is the Truth. If he was not God, the apostles and the early martyrs would not have been willing to die for him. There is no reason that we’d still have people willing to die for him 2000 years later, if he was merely a good teacher.