(27-12-2012 12:08 PM)Leela Wrote: Before that, noone has ever talked to me about religion, but still I chose exactly this one.
That is because it is the only correct religion out there. God was in me already, and he helped me to chose the correct church.
Members of other religions and different Christian denominations claim to have experienced the same scenario. If you think that your anecdotal testimony adds to the validity of the Roman Catholic Church and you don't want to set a double standard, you'll have to accept their stories as evidence for their particular religion as well.
(27-12-2012 12:08 PM)Leela Wrote: Many people, that I know, have also been babtized Roman Catholic and they are all happy people. Most of them go to church every Sunday, but as it does not say in the Bible that you have to go to church every week, some of them don't. They praise God at home, in their dayly life, and God has never betrayed them because they trust in him, and it is his way to reward them.
(27-12-2012 12:08 PM)Leela Wrote: While other Religions claim to be the true one, this one is indeed the real Religion. Christianity started Catholic and from the Catholic, the other religions split away because they disagreed with some things. This make members of other religions sinners. They claim to believe in God, his laws and his will, but on the other hand they made up their own religion and rules, so they do not have to follow Gods will as stated in the bible.
For example protestant split away because they disagreed with God's will to have male priests and preachers. God had a reason why he made this rule, therefore it is important and has to be held truth. If you disagree, you either have to get over it or you have go to hell, for your unpure thoughts!
Judaism existed way before the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church, is it therefore more valid? After all, one could say that the followers of Jesus simply split away from the Jewish religion because they disagreed with its teachings and that they made up their own rules. With that aside, I'd wager that Baptism, for instance, has more validity than Roman Catholicism. The Bible does not state that one is guaranteed to go to heaven simply by being baptized, meaning that the Catholic belief that babies go to heaven in case they die after being baptized is null and void. Since baptists have no such belief, it follows that their denomination is closer to the teachings of the Bible than yours and therefore more valid.
Anyway, is there any empirical evidence you know of that suggests that Roman Catholicism is more valid than other denominations and entirely different religions?