Life in the Fail Lane Lane: Birthday Fails
Well, I've survived another year. Woo-hoo!
And we have ourselves a birthday fail in stereo!
For the two of you who don't know, I'm Catholic. I love my faith, I love my relationship with God and His saints, and I love the season of Lent in particular because of the sacrifice. Sacrificing is a big deal for me.
Naturally some people have a very skewed view of what being Catholic actually is. Catholics believe Jesus Christ is truly present in the Bread and Wine we offer at Mass... therefore we MUST be cannibals. Catholics ask the saints for prayers and small favors from God, especially Mary due to her strong bond with the Lord... therefore we MUST be a bunch of pagan idol worshipers.
I'm here to tell you that no, Catholics are not a bunch of idol worshiping cannibals. Here's what Catholics believe (this is the Apostles' Creed and the very things they believed as well.)
I believe in God, the Father the Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead, and on the Third Day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into Heaven and sits at the Right Hand of God, the Father the Almighty,
from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sin, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
This is the Catholic faith in a nutshell. We follow a lot of rituals, yes, but these rituals are the fulfillment of the ancient Jewish rituals of old. So while these things may seem unnecessary to some, they all have deliberate purpose. And, as long as you're nice to me, we're all good.
However, this one individual clearly had some false biased info fed to her about what Catholics are. Because she felt the need to openly judge and criticize my entire faith because it's all "LIES!!"comments.deviantart.com/1/1433…
What is even funnier is this kid clearly has no knowledge in Catholicism, the ancient Jewish traditions which carried over into Catholicism, the royal lineage of David, or basically anything she's trying to argue is wrong. She's just like, "It's wrong because I said so!"Mary is NOT THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN!!! she was a servant unto God THAT'S IT!!!!
The Catholic Dogma of Mary being Queen of Heaven traces its origins to the ancient royal line of David whom Christ was biologically descended from. The Queen in the line of David was the King's mother. While I'm not an absolute expert, I understand that this is where it stemmed from. Naturally, I explained this, and she ignored this and left this reply...biologically Yes but not actually in Heaven, look all im saying is if you knew God yoou'd undertand why this is totally wrong, plus your Catholic Bible is wrong the only bible that's right is The Holy Bible is. Youre in for a BIG suprise when u stand before the throne of God but u have time to repent now, Jesus is comming SOOOOO SOOON and u dont kno when well be caught up or youll be left behind ,i kno mult. testimonies includong my own that Jesus works and follwing his uncompromise un rewritten word is truth, idk what your priests or parents, friends told you but i kno what God is telling Me and many others i kno He wants our heart give Him that and ALL questions are answered)
Catholic bibles have more books in them because our bibles were the first to come out of Western civilization. When the Protestant reform happened, Luther and Calvin - along with others - removed certain books. Also, Jesus tells us to suffer for others by taking up our crosses and following Him. Catholics often take this very seriously. Again, I mentioned this and she ignored it...Parying and "asking " he and the saints for protection is a form of worship. Sacred boooks, WHAT!?!?! God didn' t want those books in there for a reason,everything in the Holy Bible is ALL we need for us to help out walk with Christ. Who cares if u guys are age old, i dont and neither do those who live for Jesus and walk out His love and tells others about Him doesnt matter what denomintaion as long as you love God and bring His Kingdom to Earth, its fine. One evidence of the Holy Spirit is Speaking in tounges, can u do that?
The "I don't care if you're age old" comment was her responding to my point that Catholics, Orthodox, and Coptics are the oldest Christian groups in the world. Apparently, she doesn't care about her first Christian ancestors. And, just to mess with her, I wrote my next replies in "tongues."
First in French... "Pas les langues absurdes idiot vous parlez."
Then in Latin... "Bonum opus ignorando meam super Biblica sapere Scriptura sola ratione per viam..."
Then, just for fun, Welsh... "Gallaf wneud hyn drwy'r nos. Nid yw'n anodd."
Needless to say, she didn't take it too well and told me I wasn't speaking "real tongues." Because her spiritual voodoo language is realer than established languages.
Then, she tried to tell me that Mary isn't the Ark of the New Covenant, despite Biblical evidence supporting my claim.That was OLD covenant God made God wasn't Spirit yet to give to the people He needed a dwelling House but God made ANOTHER covenent ( Jesus) to give His Spirit to EVERYBODY who belives in Him. She was a vessel because her spirit was pure enough yes bout that's all she was a vessel, she still had to accept Christ as her Lord and Savior and all she was his natural mother, not His spiriutal mother nor is she the "Queen of Heaven". God rules all He is both/Mom and Dad to us, but identifies Himself as a man but all the tenderness and compassionate heart , don't belive me its in scripture Mary is not paying attention to people who claim to have relationship with her or the apostles and prophets or your saints and bishops they, if they made it , as it says in scripture ALL are in Heaven Worshiping God at His throne singing and dancing and laughing with Christ not answering the prayers of man that's not their job will nor EVER be their job God only does that, nor praying to angels for spiritual guidence THIER jobs are to protect,gaurd, and to wadge war on our behalf in the heavenly realms. But they dont do ANYTHING unless God haves them do so. But for you to command them directly u must have spiritual rank in the heavens to do so. Sacraments dont give u heavenly rank nor does religious popes and priests that depends on you and if you're willing to seek God by praying and fasting(if needed be) but ALWAYS prayer. Relationship requires more than JUST praying and telling it requires Listening to the Spirit of God that tells you how to walk youre life, specific things such as Hell tell u to pray for someone in your class cause theyre hurting, or to youre teacher about God or even something as simples to give someone a hug cause they need one that day) So please PLESSAASSSEEE trust God on this , take a leap of faith, I did now i get to be blessed in every aspect of my life so as long as I Yield to what He wants over my own emotions,desires and wants nd u can too) No one's exempt from God, they day God says its over for anyone is when they leave this earth so u can be judged by the Lord. I've never felt happier being who He's called me to be>< Knowing my purpose in God taking His name to the Nations, and defending His name on all fronts of life: America, culture,other religions,weed,smokinng ,how to dress, swearing, writting smut fanfic,smutty art, yanno everyday stuff)I pray that you get to a place where u want to see Him and get to know Him for yourself trully by His spirit, just ask him and He''ll show)) but u must keep at it until it shows up, people stop becasue they put a time limit on God on how fast He should show up with stuff in their lives, things take time to get from Heaven to earth, He doesn't hold back it takes time is all. So please give repent and give you're life to the lord for love not duty of not wanting to go to Hell but Just because He Loved us First) Anymore info u wish to know you are FREE to ask) i will be more than willing to answer the best way the Holy Spirit in me can><
This was my holy smackdown, as it were...If God were both Mom and Dad, He wouldn't have needed a human mother for His Son in human form. God has always been masculine. He created her to be the Ark of His New Covenant. Jesus is the Covenant, and Mary was the Ark as the Ark's role is to hold and protect the Word of God. That's what the old Ark was meant for as well. Biblical evidence supports this. For example, David danced for joy when he saw the old Ark and said, "How does it happen that my Lord has come to me?" John leaps for joy in his mother, Elizabeth's, womb, and she says, "How does it happen that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" Both are exact parallels which shows distinctly who the Ark is.
So you think that the holy men and women of God have no compassion for us earthly folk? How sad! Are we not a brethren? How then can we abandon each other as soon as salvation comes to us? If we all want each other to achieve Heaven, it is absolutely essential that we pray for our fellow men and women in this life and the next. You're putting a limit on the soul. You're saying a soul cannot sing praise and worship God while praying for a person on earth, but that's simply not true. Heaven is limitless and therefore the soul is as well.
And do you think that Mary and the saints do miracles for us without God's approval? Of course they have to have God's approval! Everyone knows that!
Don't tell me to take "leaps of faith." My faith is very solid and shall not falter just because somebody online doesn't like my relationship with God. I have a very good relationship with God. However, unlike you, I also have a relationship with my brethren in Heaven as we are all called to become saints in Heaven. Having a relationship with them doesn't hinder my love and adoration for God. It only enhances it, because I can ask one of my saint friends to pray for me. It's a wonderful and spiritual feeling to know that everyone in Heaven loves you and wants you to achieve their eternal joy. And it makes me appreciate and love God even more as I know He has made sure these men and women aid me in my prayers to Him. So, don't say I have no relationship with God or that I can't have a relationship with Mary and the saints whilst still loving God. Because that's putting a judgment on me and my love and worship for God. "Judge not, lest ye be judged."
Again, she ignored the Biblical evidence and misinterpreted my friendship with Mary and the saints as worship... despite me repeatedly telling her it's not worship.
She also told me to read her Bible and I shall be saved, completely ignoring a reply of mine that mentions the passage in John where Jesus says not to solely rely on Scripture for salvation.
Yeah, that part tends to get skipped by Bible thumpers.EDIT:
IT GETS BETTER!! She thinks you have to "speak in tongues" in order to be saved.
Never mind all those men and women of old who didn't do this. They can all fry in Hell... even the Penitent Thief who was promised salvation didn't do this. Does that mean Jesus lied to him?
This kid makes less sense every second...
In fails we trust!