EPIC FAIL: “Why I became Catholic”

Well, if you’re looking for some experiential religion, the Catholic church won’t disappoint!  Talk about what R. Scott Clark calls the Quest for Illegitimate Religious Experience.

I love it at the end where it says, “Devoted to all the souls in purgatory.”  It reminds me why I believe in the doctrine of Particular Redemption — that Jesus actually saved people to the utmost, and they don’t have to save themselves to any degree.

“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
(Revelation 5:9-10)

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.  (1 Peter 2:24)

(via R. Scott Clark)

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  1. Um, what was their attempted point? “We’ve got bling, and Latin, and Mary!” Some of those illustration could’ve been used to prove, “Catholics: the Original Mormons!” The whole thing reminded me of Jennifer Knapp’s argument style, in support of her homosexual lifestyle.

  2. It’s pretty representative of postmodernism.

  3. This is incredibly sad. Possibly the main reason Catholicism holds such an appeal to certain people in our day is that it is represented as a religion that provides calm serenity (as exemplified in the pantheon of saints, including the universalist, Mother Teresa), when its dogmas in fact produce only bondage and uncertainty in the soul.


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