[quote="Jane_of_Arc, post:1, topic:280396"]
Sunday afternoon a good friend came by with her daughter whom I had not seen for about 4 yrs. We were talking about our gardens when all of a sudden her daughter 40 yrs. old...........asked me "do Catholics worship statues?".
I hadn't been asked such a thing in years & I truly thought that idea had been put to rest. I really don't think my friend or her daughter are what you would call 'devout Baptists', but I can"t help but wonder if this false belief.......... that we pray to statues........is taught from the pulpit?
I've never posted on the non-Catholic forum before & I'm not being confrontational. I'm just wondering if this came from her great-Grandmother or if it's Baptist belief.
Jane of Arc,
Sadly, there are some Baptists who are very extreme and espouse anti-Catholic teachings---usually filled with misconceptions about the Catholic faith.
I came across an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist website that lists as "cults": Catholics, Greek Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Episcopalians, Anglicans, Church of Christ, United Church of Christ, Lutherans, and others. It doesn't stop there. The site claims all these are "straight out of the pits of hell." And----claims that Satanism is in the Vatican.
Ironically, this group who claims Anglicans are "straight out of the pits of hell" uses the King James Bible only. So, Anglicans are from Hell, but these Baptists will only use the King James Bible authorized by the Church of England. Wouldn't that make our Bible from Hell also??? Anglicans don't even use the KJV* only*.
The amount of hatred and lies that exists on these websites is really unbelievable. It starts in the pulpits and spills into the Internet.
So, be careful.