[quote=RomanRyan1088]How do we, as Catholics, feel about the whole “Religion” thing. I’ve heard that religion is stupid from many of my non demoninational friends, and that as long as you believe in Jesus, that is the important thing. I guess the word would be [size=2]Denominationalism, not religion. What does the church say, and how can i refute the claim that “religion is stupid” [/size]
Religion is VERY important. Without the Church we would be without the Sacraments. Surley you’ve seen (being a Senior Member) the countless debates and threads about the whole issue of sola fide/sola scriptura. How can you refute the claim that “religion is stupid”–well that’s an amazingly ignorant statement, first God operated through an organized religion before Christ (Judaism.) After instituting His Church he continues to operate in it through the Sacraments etc. You only need to look to the New Testament for the importance of the Church, after all look at Paul’s letters, look at Revelation, look all through the Gospels–the Church is mentioned over and over and over. After the church is “the pillar and foundation of truth” (1 Tim. 3:15). That would seem VERY important to me!!!