How do I begin to have a debate with this person? He has been very charitable in our discussion thus far, but I don’t know where to begin when he says he hates religion. He didn’t say it in the passage below but he has stated it before, but yet he is a minister at a Baptist church?!?!
I know you just went to Catholicism, which is fine, but are you sure you know your personal beliefs line up with what that religion believes? I know what I believe not because a church or religion taught me to believe it that way. I believe what I believe through prayer and studying and listening to the Holy Spirit reveal things to me. Again, I’m not trying to offend you I’m just really asking… are you basing your beliefs on what the Catholic Church believes or what your studying has shown you. I’m not saying either is right or wrong, I’m not saying I’m right or wrong, I just know I want to find out for me and not what someone else thinks. : ) like if you ask me I want to be able to explain why I believe it and I know why I believe what I’m saying. Because I’ll be honest with you, that article used so many big words I don’t even know what whoever wrote it was trying to say they believed.