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  1. Got something here for you guys to talk about. It shocked me a little; I held similar views when I was still a Christian, and couldn't really talk about them without getting shouted down by the more hard-line Christians I knew. Strange to think that the new Pope has the same ideas. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/pope-francis-good-atheists_n_3320757.html Have at it. *dons hard hat and ducks*
  2. Apparently, he's a devout Catholic... "I love my church, and I'm a Catholic who was raised by intellectuals who were very devout. I was raised to believe that you could question the church and still be a Catholic." - Stephen Colbert "The real reason I remain a Catholic is what the Church gives me, which is love." - Stephen Colbert Colbert has made comments on Christianity and the Bible on Colbert Report that obviously would only be said by a believer. He goes to mass and teaches Sunday school. He has, so I've heard, even debated Richard Dawkins. However, there are times when he says things that are a bit over the limit of "just a joke". I'm not sure of it as a fact, but he also tried to disprove God when talking about O'Reilly's "You can't explain that!" comments. I acknowledge that, yes, he does curse, but that doesn't bother me; what does is that at times, he says God's name in vain. Every source continues to say that Colbert is in fact Catholic, but sometimes I wonder... So, as the title states, can Catholics, and Christians in general, be comfortable with Stephen Colbert as a comedian?
  3. Faithful Kevin

    Catholicism

    Hi guys, I've decided to move the debate over to this thread to avoid any more conflict with the mods. I am debating the fact that some catholics need to bow down towards images that represent a divinity aimed towards God so they can have a better communication with Him VS Only needing to rely on the Holy Spirit to help you communicate with God. I will literally continue my debate here. This answers to Zabby's post. I would consider the fact that my brother or sister has a problem because he or she shouldn't be attached to any object in order to communicate with God. You got it! Good. No one is claiming it. I was challenging you to answer those questions because if you really think about it, we don't need anything to better our relationship with God except His Holy Spirit. A physical reminder is great, I write down stuff on paper or a reminder on my computer so I can remind myself to pray or read the bible. But actually bowing in front of it so that I can have a better communion with God is a bit off. If there is no reason to bow down to these things, why do them in the first place?
  4. Faithful Kevin

    Catholicism - Limbo

    Hi guys. Since CTF considers catholicism to be christian, there should be no problem debating this here. This is to catholics. Why do you pray for people who have already died so that they can get saved afterwards? I've heard about priests who also accept money to be put in a specific box in order for a person to be bought from hell or limbo (correct me if I got it wrong). Also, the second one: Why do catholics confess to priests when they sin? Can the priest remove your sins?
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