[quote=Robert in SD]Hello eaglesteather;
Welcome to the forums.
(1) The Catholic Church does not profess to be the *only * christian church. It professes that it is the only Church where the fullness of the Gospel is taught. Other christian churches may have varying degrees of truth in their doctrine, depending upon how far they diverge from the truth of the Catholic Church.
Generally speaking, Catholics look upon non-catholic christians as our separated brothers and sisters in Christ. We do not condemn them outright for their beliefs although we do see that there are serious differences in doctrine that raise serious implications touching upon issues as serious as salvation.
This is a far cry, however, from what “anti-Catholic” sites declare. Setting aside those sites that affirmatively state their beliefs - and of which I have no objection, an anti-Catholic site sets forth - in the negative - why Catholics are “not saved” or “not real christians” or “pagans.” It is one thing to profess what you believe. It is quite another thing to attack another person for what they believe. What makes the situation more repugnant in the context of anti-Catholic sites is that they mischaracterize Catholic doctrines - taking issues well out of context - for the sole purpose of driving individuals out of the Church.
To the extent there are Catholic sites out there that are “anti-Protestant” because proclaim one must be a practicing Roman Catholic to be “saved” = those sites are not teaching doctrine that is in accord with the Church. I would avoid them as well.
(2) Regarding your search on this forum… may you look with an unbiased eye, and find the rs that you seek.
(3) Regarding your implication that Catholic belief is contrary to logic … to which belief(s) do you refer. Be specific and if there are many I would recommend starting a new thread for each specific issue.
Thanks for your reply. You already corrected some of my perceptions about Catholic beliefs. The problem is all of the mixed responses I’ve had before now (elsewhere). I keep thinking I know the official Catholic stance and reasoning on something to only find that it was opinionated by the teller.
I might have said it poorly, but wasn’t trying to say any belief was not logical except if there be a belief that one should not seek logic. I’m seeking logic now and hope to mend my ignorance of the Catholic Church. I’m only here to learn. I pray hard that God will keep my eye unbiased.