Category: Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian

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04/08/12

Permalink 11:31:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 798 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 13: Jesus Told His Followers to Hate

Today is Easter, which is perhaps the most important religious holiday for most Christians. Of course the story is that Jesus was crucified on a Friday and rose from the dead on the Sunday that a couple days later. I grew up Catholic and this time of… more »
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12/01/10

Permalink 11:40:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 688 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 12: Angels

So we're all familiar with what angels are, right? Winged creatures, maybe with halos above their heads, sent from heaven to deliver messages, and living in heaven singing praises. We have all seen images like these in religious art. A lot of people bel… more »
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10/21/10

Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 11: The Original Church

It is a common myth among Christians of various denominations that their version of Christianity is the original. I was raised in the Roman Catholic church and it was often repeated that this church was the original church, that it was founded by Jesus… more »
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10/06/10

Permalink 11:17:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 694 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 10: Jesus Our Lord and Savior

As I've mentioned several times in past postings, I was raised Catholic. The Catholic experience of religion is complex. There is much doctrine, much dogma, many traditions, many rituals. There are a few core beliefs that they try to break it down to an… more »
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09/30/10

Permalink 11:13:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 795 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 9: Jesus the “Son of God”?

So if we believe in God then we probably believe that God created us, right? Often times people say we are “children of God”. This analogy to parent-child does kind of make sense. God can therefore be thought of as our father or as our mother, since God… more »
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09/15/10

Permalink 11:11:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 635 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 8: Confession

We all make mistakes in life. We all from time to time fail to live up to our values or fail to act upon our best judgment. We may from time to time transgress upon others. We may from time to time fail to act when we should. We are all human and none o… more »
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09/08/10

Permalink 11:10:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 506 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 7: Marriage in the Church

Marriage is a very important part of human society in all cultures. It is natural for men and women to pair up and to signify their love for each other and to cement the intended monogamy of their relationships through official matrimony. When I was… more »
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07/15/10

Permalink 10:53:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 719 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 6: The Bible as the Word of God

Do you ever wonder why there are so many denominations of Christianity? There are hundreds of different conceptions of what is means to be Christian and the followers of any of of these are so often quite certain that their doctrine and dogma is correct… more »
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07/07/10

Permalink 10:52:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 661 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 5: The Infallibility of the Pope

Every organization needs leadership, and there are many ways that leadership can be oriented. To look at the way leadership works within the various Christian denominations, one thing that should stand out is the wide diversity in how leadership is mani… more »
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06/16/10

Permalink 10:47:00 pm, by Norgaard Norgaard Email , 1128 words   English (US)
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Why I am not a Catholic nor Protestant Christian, Part 4: The Power of Prayer

I was raised Christian, and I believed most of what I was taught when I was young on through my childhood and into my young adult years. Over time, there slowly emerged certain points of contention that didn't seem to add up in my mind and which eventua… more »
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