“How can you join a church that tells you how to think?”

But Peter said to them: Do penance: and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of your sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is to you and to your children and to all that are far off, whomsoever the Lord our God shall call.

And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They therefore that received his word were baptized: and there were added in that day about three thousand souls. And they were persevering in the doctrine of the apostles and in the communication of the breaking of bread and in prayers. (Acts 2:38-42)

Question: “How can you join a church that tells you how to think?”

Answer: “With extreme gratitude and humility,
while constantly praising and giving thanks to God!”

Read one author’s “take” on it

Editor’s note: This is like asking someone who wants to learn how to safely pilot airplanes, “Why would you go to a flight school that tells you how to fly?”

The short answer is of course, “Because my life (or in the case of the Catholic Church, my eternal salvation) depends upon it … dummy!”

Seen on the web: Time for a new Renaisance, perhaps?

Posted by pjthom81

…Catholicism created the West by its inheritance of the Classical culture and the Greco-Roman worldview, with its love for science and the arts.

Catholicism married this worldview to the Judeo-Christian ethos expressed in scripture.

Protestants deny one half, militant secularists the other. Put another way, the Reformation and the French Revolution both deny one half of the mixture that produced the West and are in a sense two sides of the same coin.

The Modern West is built upon the shattered fragments of the original Catholic synthesis. I suspect that only Catholicism could unite it again.

Time for a new Renaissance, perhaps?

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