You people man... Quoting: KonspiracyKitty
You all claim to be experts on Catholicism, how it's all evil and only your brand of Christianity is the right one. The Catholics are the only church with apostolic succession, they can trace their roots back to Christ's personal buddies. The rest of the Christian religions however, broke away from the Catholic church a looong time later, and don't have that claim to back up their legitimacy.
Catholics do not worship saints. When they pray to saints or Mary or whatever they are basically saying "Hey. I'm here on earth and you're up there in heaven, closer to God than I am, and you probably have his ear. Do you think you could do me a favor and pass my prayer along to God? Put in a good word on my behalf?" it's called INTERCESSION.
Catholics do not claim the pope is God, they do not worship the pope, they do not pray to the pope. They believe he is infallible in matters of the Church, but that's as far as it goes. He is a man same as everyone else in every other respect.
And no, I'm not a Catholic or any other sort of Christian, or any other religion for that matter, I'm an agnostic. I ain't no fan of organized religion, but all this Catholic bashing and flat out incorrect bullshit you all spout nonstop pisses me off. You all worship the same God, all believe in Jesus. You are all CHRISTIAN. Sheesh!
This is one aspect of religion I really dislike. If there is another religion that doesn't completely agree with yours, despite the fact they share 99% of your beliefs, they're wrong, and they're evil and they worship Satan! "My religion is right, yours is wrong, and you're going to hell so nyaaah!" Grow the fuck up. Your brand of bullshit ain't better than anyone else's.
"Let no one seduce YOU in any manner, because it will not come unless the apostasy
comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction. 4 He is set in opposition and lifts himself up over everyone who is called “god” or an object of reverence, so that he sits down in the temple of The God, publicly showing himself to be a god
. 5 Do YOU not remember that, while I was yet with YOU, I used to tell YOU these things?
6 And so now YOU know the thing that acts as a restraint, with a view to his being revealed in his own due time. 7 True, the mystery of this lawlessness is already at work; but only till he who is right now acting as a restraint gets to be out of the way. 8 Then, indeed, the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will do away with by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the manifestation of his presence. 9 But the lawless one’s presence is according to the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and portents 10 and with every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth that they might be saved
. 11 So that is why God lets an operation of error go to them, that they may get to believing the lie, 12 in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness." 2Thes2:3