Question for the board…My family is comprised of Catholics and non-denom protestants. One Uncle (a non-denom) was explaining to my 7 year old daughter at our Easter gathering, that Catholics are a “religion” and he doesn’t believe in “religion” but worships God through prayer and thoughtful reading of scriptures, yada, yada, yada…he then goes onto to say that there are a million denominations and Catholics are just a certian type for those who want “religion”.
How would you respond to this tactic? Frankly, I see this as their best way to ciphon off Catholics using the “religion” thing. Worked for my brother.
My Response is the following:
(1.) Despite protests to the contrary, The Uncle in question does belong to a “religion” or Church; its just a smaller church of one.
(2.) His “religion” has immutable dogmas, there just fewer in number, at least right now.
(3.) His church of one, like all protestant denominations or non-denominations, was started by Man. Matthew 16:18 establishes the Catholic Church through Christ.