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Old Jul 5, '12, 6:04 pm
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I would say if you are strong in your faith and you want to have friendship with like minded people (christians) go for it. You say you are not looking to go to their service so test the water and if all they are doing is trying to draw you in to their church then run. I agree with some that it may not be the best idea but when you need friends who are like minded and there are none close by what do you do? I work with all protestants and pentecostals except for one guy who is not on my crew but we have good discussions on faith and the bible. They can be ugly at times but its out of their ignorance. They have a better understanding of our faith now because of me and that is the light in the situation.
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. I also don't mind people leaving for it is someones own journey in life. As a priest told me they do come back after getting bored or not fullfilled spiritually. Some like my sister will not come back.
A lot don't come back. A good percentage of the Christians I've known in my life were ex- Catholics.
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Old Jul 5, '12, 6:16 pm
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[quote=PattyPryor;9488132]This is what I don't get an like- no offense to you- please don't take this the wrong way. Why should my spritual journey really matter to you?

You asked for advice and people were giving it...
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Old Jul 5, '12, 6:19 pm
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[quote=ChrissyB364;9488600][quote=PattyPryor;9488132]This is what I don't get an like- no offense to you- please don't take this the wrong way. Why should my spritual journey really matter to you?

You asked for advice and people were giving it...[/QUOT

ok sorry
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Old Jul 6, '12, 8:11 am
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I would say that what the Catholic Church has that others do not is the Sacraments. Not just Eucharist and Reconciliation, but also Sacrament of the sick. Many churches have Baptism, Confirmation and Marriage viewed as sacraments, but even then, the meaning is somewhat different. These are things to hold tight to. Every Sacrament is a personal encounter with Christ. Yes we do that in prayer also, but Sacraments are special. That is one area where you may want to need to offer some explanation to others.
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"Community Church" is not a denomination. It's a descriptive suffix used by many different Protestant churches. Any given Community Church might be non-denominational, Baptist, Pentecostal, whatever. Until recently I was a member of an Assemblies of God church that called itself "______ Community Church". I think all it really means is it's a church that, regardless of denomination, believes in reaching out and being part of the community it's in... and that's a good thing.

Personally, I have no problem with going to multiple churches. Whatever works for you in that respect, although I'd still avoid ones with cultish practices or unsound theology. I'm Episcopalian, and IMO generically Protestant is not necessarily unsound.
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*** Just an update but I have decided not to go to any other churches after a lot of prayer. If I have to drive once a month to a Catholic gathering I will. I just love being Catholic and don't feel I could find the same type of feeling I have at other gatherings. Thanks everyone for your help
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