Both Abraham, Moses, and Jesus adopted preexisting priesthoods and rituals, the religion Jesus adopted from is the Mandaeans, still around (down to just 9 priests though).
That's the religion of John the Baptist.
.......That's where The Dark Night of the Soul conceptions have a lot of legitimacy in the faith.
I do, and it like, has wiki pages and books, St. John of the Cross wroteva book on it, Mother Theresa was practically sainted over it.
Turd Ferguson wrote:No.
A Shieldmaiden wrote:The missionary history of the [Catholic] Church clearly shows her adaptability to all races, all continents, all nations. In her liturgy and her art, in her tradition and the forming of her doctrine, naturally enough she includes Jewish elements, but .
Turd Ferguson wrote:Yeah, I really wouldn't take that case of money laundering through the back door of the Vatican banking system as a "Satanic Ritual".
Why RC is referred to as if it were a human female, or a biological mammarian female?
The church is IT. It is a neutral gender entity, not a female entity.
Ships and nations are seldom referenced in the feminine gender any more. But religion? It has never been referenced as a lady. No, sir.
The Twentieth Century Encyclopedia of Catholicism says the following:
The missionary history of the [Catholic] Church clearly shows her adaptability to all races,.
Turd Ferguson wrote:Exorcism is just a reading of the baptismal rights. Vast majority of the US has had a exorcism without knowing it, that's all it is. No women crawling walls shooting peas out of their mouths. It's the most extremely overrated rite we have, people don't grasp that's all you do, and you don't even need to be a priest to baptize someone in any of the ancient churches. I can do a exorcism in under 5 minutes. If you want the theatrics of a full immersion in water, your gonna get wet.
For a lot of people, this is enough to solve psychological neurosis by removing stress, guilt, memories. Best if a priest does it cause he is a authority figure, makes for a stronger subjective connection on the person being baptized.
I don't grasp the theology beyond that, but do readily acknowledge the expediency of the simple rite central to Christianity. It's just a extra baptism, it either works or doesn't as in the placebo effect from a strictly emperical standpoint. Nothing inherently satanic about it, nothing too special, every priest is trained to baptize, so doesn't involve much intellectual arguments. It works, or it doesn't, and costs next to nothing to try. It's one of those arts most applauded in religion, as it can be highly effective psychologically, and causes no obvious danger in and if itself. Just recommend not relying on that alone.
Ecmandu wrote:Baptism is idolatry.
You guys are suckers for the ceremonious.
Ceremony is idolatry, churches are idolatry, crosses are idolatry ...
Do you folks have any clue what it's like to try to save a bunch of assholes from damnation??
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