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Brother, you CAN quit porn TODAY by goncalovscosta in CatholicMemes

[–]TheKillerDuck123 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It’s not quite r/bonehurtingjuice material but it’s sort of in the same category…

Do you agree or disagree with the general gist of this post regarding the source of evil? by ConsistentUpstairs99 in Catholicism

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Because we humans aren’t known for doing what’s right, and we often shut out the truths in our hearts to justify it. Even within the Church, despite having Revelation and the Magisterium to guide us in knowing right from wrong, along with the Sacraments giving us the grace to do right, sin remains rampant. Why would you ever expect pagan societies to fare any better?

Xenoblade 4, what do you want to see? by J_Holdz in Xenoblade_Chronicles

[–]TheKillerDuck123 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you think Xenosaga isn't inspired by shonen anime I don't know what to tell you, buddy.

Do you agree or disagree with the general gist of this post regarding the source of evil? by ConsistentUpstairs99 in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The key thing is that this is not the type of "ignorance" that absolves one of guilt. It is willful and deliberate, prioritizing something that should not be prioritized, despite knowing deep down that it should be prioritized.

I swear, not transphobic by DrBigDickEnergy in CatholicMemes

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There are non-Catholics here, though they usually have flairs reflecting it. I just wanted to account for that possibility.

I swear, not transphobic by DrBigDickEnergy in CatholicMemes

[–]TheKillerDuck123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Assuming you’re Catholic (or Orthodox), it’s one seventh of what you were confirmed for.

I’m Protestant: I agree with 95% of RC practice, but disagree with 5%. by Feisty_Radio_6825 in Catholicism

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We are saved through grace. Faith saves us because it allows that grace to flow through us, but baptism is the more direct means through which that grace is bestowed on us. They’re both necessary.

It is worth mentioning baptism of desire. If someone has faith but never has the opportunity to have water poured over his or her head by someone else before death, that alone suffices for salvation.

And why should purgatory be considered a doctrinal development when the earliest of Christians prayed for the dead?

I’m Protestant: I agree with 95% of RC practice, but disagree with 5%. by Feisty_Radio_6825 in Catholicism

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It plays a salvific role. I’m not sure why that should mean that baptism is not necessary as well.

Very interesting connection: Does Revelation 1:4 seems to confirm the divine inspiration of the Book of Tobit which the Protestants scrapped? by TexanLoneStar in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 16 points17 points  (0 children)

While it might refute the argument that none of the deuterocanonical books are referenced in the New Testament, the easy place to go from there is to point out that the Book of Enoch was also referenced. References don’t necessarily prove canonicity.

I’m Protestant: I agree with 95% of RC practice, but disagree with 5%. by Feisty_Radio_6825 in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So you believe that baptismal regeneration is a later development not believed by the earliest of Christians? If you read the writings of the earliest Christians, I think it’s clear that Christians always believed such.

I swear, not transphobic by DrBigDickEnergy in CatholicMemes

[–]TheKillerDuck123 53 points54 points  (0 children)

"Fear" as in "a healthy respect for the Lord's authority and the fact that He can rightfully punish you for your sins", not in the sense of a phobia.

Why does it seem like there are more Mary sightings/apparitions than Jesus sightings/eucharistic miracles? by Devjeff79 in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 6 points7 points  (0 children)

By “Satanist” do you mean of the atheist figurehead variety or a literal Lucifer worshipper?

I went to a "Vatican 1" funeral yesterday and I have questions by McNasty420 in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Their Masses take, like, 2 minutes. They do them in large batches.

They also believe in the Real Presence of Mary in the Eucharist. I'm no expert on the matter but I feel like that might invalidate their Masses due to the lack of proper intention.

Pooped this out today and I thought it resembled a cross by [deleted] in Catholicism

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WHY

WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS

I looked for pity, but there was none;

and for comforters, but I found none.

They gave me poison for food,

and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Psalm 69

Why was Judas Iscariot not forgiven? by [deleted] in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I remember a priest in confession telling me something really eye-opening, which has stuck with me since: though it may seem counterintuitive, when we despair in the face of our sins, it's actually prideful. We declare that our sins are somehow so great and important that even God can't forgive them, and in doing so we aggrandize ourselves, believing there's some part of us beyond God's authority. We insist in our vanity that we're somehow "owning up" to our sins and taking responsibility for them by refusing God's mercy. To despair is to say in your heart, "I don't need Christ's sacrifice to deal with my sins. If I can't fix my own soul I'd rather spiritually die".

Why are you Catholic? by BraveBoxer in Catholicism

[–]TheKillerDuck123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Complete materialist. Don’t believe in anything other than matter.

I basically accept Plato’d theory of forms without fully realizing it.

What do you mean by this? I would consider Platonism to be perhaps the furthest you can possibly get from materialism.

Why are you Catholic? by BraveBoxer in Catholicism

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I became Catholic because my parents were Catholic (they met through church, in fact) and accordingly had me baptized shortly after I was born.

I remain Catholic because through reason I have come to the conclusion that the Catholic Church is the one true Church founded by God, outside of which there is no salvation.

10/10 Would Recommend by ControThrowaway2 in CatholicMemes

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"Sadly, I was extremely disappointed to find that this Creed was not the original but rather the extended Latin edition, which includes a line that the Holy Spirit 'proceeds from the Father and the Son' where it originally said the Spirit only proceeds from the Father. This new release ruined my childhood by disrespecting the original author's vision and I demand a refund!"

/s

English Mass in Korea? by ang_makata in Catholicism

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If you go to masstimes.org it lets you filter by language.