Catholic Religion - Good or Not Good?

United States
November 13, 2006 1:39pm CST
I am contemplating on becoming a Catholic. I have no religion as of now. How do you feel about the Catholic religion?
2 responses
@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
13 Nov 06
I'm a non-practicing Catholic-by no means an expert. We didn't really go to church growing up, I went to CCD on Sat mornings, that was about it. I'm trying to find a good church now-any religion, and it's so hard. We have a lot of Baptist churches here, and I've got some problems with them. I'm leaning towards finding a non-denominational church. The problem I have with the Catholic church, I don't agree with a lot of their practices. Like confession, God is the only one that can forgive you of your sins, not a priest. It's almost like they make stuff up to keep people in line-like purgatory. Do a lot of research online, try to find a site that's not judgmental/one side, and it's hard because everyone feels their religion is the only one. So many religions claim to be peaceful, but yet all they preach is hate. If you don't agree with their ways, you're going to hell and that's that. And they all have their own spin on what the Bible actually says. Sorry, not much help. Good luck to you!
• United States
13 Nov 06
Thanks so much for your advice on this. I really appreciate it. I have been doing some research online here and there. I really need to do lots more to figure out if this is what I want. My future husband is Catholic, which means I can still marry him in a Catholic church even though I'm not Catholic. My father is Catholic and I've always wanted to be Catholic. So somewhere along the line, I will figure out if this is for me or not :) Thanks for the wonderful output ;)
• India
13 Nov 06
ok i agree with u on the priests part...they r just normal human beings like us...how can they forgive our sins..,only praying to god will save us...the truth about god is something we might find only afer a lot of thought and searching...one thing u could do is learn about other religions like islam,hinduism,.....that will give u an idea whereto go
@macubx (11422)
• Philippines
13 Nov 06
its good..