what? roman catholic not christian?

Philippines
April 4, 2011 9:26am CST
once a preacher asked this question: "are you a catholic family or a family of catholics?" years after i learned the real truth about it. i guess we are all catholics to our chosen relationship, as AGs, Baptists, Adventists or Roman catholics... the latter is not the same with the former. "catholic" is universal, while "roman catholics" are of that group belonging to believers of that religion... Then again, i heard my fellow teacher said 1 time after learning of the persecutions happening between muslims and christians here. he said, "buti na lang (roman)katoliko ako hindi christian..." (it's good that i am a roman catholic, not a christian) now, it baffles me... are roman catholics not christians?
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@Harley009 (1420)
• India
10 Apr 11
There are 100s of denominaitons in Christianity. None follow the teachings of Jesus. Most of them follow what the priest or St. Paul says. From where the current day Bible came? How Bible contain 60 to 70 chapters as now? There were 100s and 100s of writings and books, a council assembled and they decided what books to be in Bible, not Jesus. Jesus Christ never taught about Cross. Now the entire Christianity is based on Cross. Peace.
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@urbandekay (18312)
5 Dec 11
What rot! Many Christian denominations do not have priests. The New Testament Cannon was largely long before the council to which you refer all the best urban
@anklesmash (1417)
4 Apr 11
Roman catholics are christian they follow the teachings of jesus christ.your right about us all being catholics when i became a member of my protestant church the vows talked about being a member of the one true catholic and appostalic church.
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• Philippines
19 Jun 11
Im also a catholic but priest don't follow the example of christ. Because if we are following the teachings of christ then why our priest insist the act of idolatry which is abomination against God. They even invented the concept of purgatory which is absent from old and new testament. They even taught us to pray the rosary which is not a teaching of christ. In other words they taught us purely inventions and they never taught the way of christians.
@topffer (34185)
• France
4 Apr 11
Orthodox, Catholic (Roman if you want, though a non "Roman" catholic is schismatic for a -- Roman -- catholic) and Protestants are following the life and teachings of Jesus and are all Christians. You cannot be a Roman catholic and not a Christian.
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@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
4 Apr 11
Yes, Roman Catholics ARE Christians. They are the first believers in Christ, as Jesus Himself began some rituals that became part of the mass. are you a catholic family or a family of catholics? To me, that means are the members of your household practicing to be good Christians, or are they merely a group of people who do their own thing.
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@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
29 Jun 11
you said: "are roman catholics not christians?" i remember what my officemate before, she said her religion is SHE IS A CATHOLIC BUT NOT ROMAN....
@urbandekay (18312)
5 Dec 11
Perhaps she is a member of the Old Catholic Church, who never accepted the heresy of papal infallibility all the best urban
@mantis36 (4238)
• Philippines
5 Dec 11
you are mean it right, correct.
@urbandekay (18312)
6 Dec 11
Sorry Mantis... I don't understand what you mean? all the best urban
@urbandekay (18312)
5 Dec 11
Those that follow Christ are Christians, those that follow the pope are papists, that still leaves the possibility that some Catholics may be Christians all the best urban