What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

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What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby Marcus » 10 Aug 2008 12:14 pm

http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.p ... protestant
I found this interesting. I've been looking for information about arguing considering what's happening under the apologetic's threads. Since we've come home to the Catholic Church this issues comes up because most of our friends were either COC, Methodist, Baptist, non-denom. We knew very few Catholics that we took seriously. We are trying to really embrace the Catholic faith by placing Catholic friends around us and avoid the Protestants...we already know lots of those in the COC.
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Re: What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby MonasticFather » 02 Sep 2008 11:17 am

Does the Coc actually consider itself Protestant?

I'd put a wide chasm between Coc and mainline Protestantism like Lutherans, Presbyterians, Dutch Reformed, Methodist, etc. but the influence is unmistakable for sure. Also, the "lower" forms of the groups mentioned can be pretty nasty too, so I guess it all bleeds together.

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Re: What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby mllevaleur » 02 Sep 2008 11:22 am

MonasticFather wrote:Does the Coc actually consider itself Protestant?


Nope, non-denominational.
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Re: What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby MonasticFather » 02 Sep 2008 11:34 am

That's what I thought - which is kind of the irony of "non-denominationalism" isn't it?

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Re: What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby Joseph the Worker » 02 Sep 2008 11:44 am

"Un-Denominational" to be technical. I've heard many people change it to that because they wanted to differentiate between themselves and non-denominational community churches.
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Re: What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby mllevaleur » 02 Sep 2008 11:45 am

Joseph the Worker wrote:"Un-Denominational" to be technical. I've heard many people change it to that because they wanted to differentiate between themselves and non-denominational community churches.


:nod: This is true...I'd always have to add a caveat when using the term non-denominational to differentiate between those "denominational" non-demoninational bible/community churches. :lol:
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Re: What is the difference between Catholics and Christians?

Postby MonasticFather » 02 Sep 2008 11:53 am

so . .

un-denominational anti-non-denominational denominational non-denominationalism?

that just rolls off the tounge, doesn't it.

lot easier to say "Catholic"

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