Im genuinely curious

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    TheLoveOfBands Hot Shot
    Do you follow?

    Honestly I donโ€™t have time to attend any type of religious ceremonies because Iโ€™m not familiar with my current city.

    Iโ€™m also curious as to what the difference between Christians and Catholics is.
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    Stardust1 Advanced
    Mmm there's a few differences between Christians and Catholics. One is that Catholics believe that the Trinity is God, Jesus, and Mary the mother of Jesus. Christians believe that the Trinity is God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Catholics believe in baby baptisms, Christians believe in baby dedications. Catholics believe that they need to confess their sins to a priest or Pope, and then the priest will go to God on their behalf. Christians believe you can go to God on your own. Catholics believe that holy communion is taken through transcendence, where the cup of wine and bread become the actual blood and body of Christ, while Christians believe the cup and the bread are simply symbolic and that communion should only be taken only in remembrance of what Jesus did. Catholics also believe in doing good works to get to heaven, and that they must go through purgatory first. Christians don't believe in purgatory, just that a person simply goes to heaven or hell based on if they followed Jesus or no.
    Ummm I think those are the simplest differences that I can think of xD to my best knowledge anyway. This is sort of a rough interpretation and I'm sure each church varies a little on what they believe
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    Paige_ Advanced
    I'm catholic
    Also we believe the trinity is the father, the son, and the holy spirit. Not Mary. But that's okay. Christians only pray to God, but Catholics pray to saints and to Mary.
    I know, a lesbian catholic, weird.
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    Stardust1 Advanced
    (oops sorry I tried xD)
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    Faceless Knight Advanced
    Catholic are Christians, they're just a subsection. you've got Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox. all three are Christians so they generally believe the same stuff, it's just a few key details that make them different.
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    Weirdhead Novice
    Catholics are NOT Christian. And, Faceless Knight, what about Presbyterians and Methodists? They're Christian. And at my church, (I'm a Christian) we believe in baby baptism.
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    Catholics are Christian.
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    Stardust1 Advanced
    Christian is such a loose term tbh
    If you really wanted to know what someone believed you'd have to ask them vs just settling for the response of "Christian"
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    d_h Senior
    Gee
    But I'm christian without denomination

    I'm also Nixone but that is more symbolism to keep people in check than religion which is why I can still be christian
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    Anastasia Hot Shot
    Everyone's a Christian until God says something that makes everyone uncomfortable. Then we must choose to either serve God or self.
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    No religion. I value humanity far more than I value my own comfort. I was raised Presbyterian and grew up heavily involved in the church but I stopped believing around the time I realized Santa Claus and the Easter bunny don't exist either.
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    Anastasia Hot Shot
    Christianity, with its basis on real historical people, events, and locations, can hardly be compared with Santa or the easter bunny.
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    I'm not here for an argument and that comparison was to illustrate the lack of depth to my belief even as an impressionable child. Do not try to argue with me please. I am not here for that.
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    Anastasia Hot Shot
    I don't desire to argue either. I'm only saying that the reasoning for believing is deeper than not growing out of childhood ignorance.
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    The Actual Boss Advanced
    HA

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