Sunday, April 15, 2012 12:13:16 PM
This is why you should seek God on your own. All you need to find God is in the scriptures. It just comes down to making the choice to learn more of God and studying the scriptures.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:32:56 PM
Monday, April 09, 2012 6:34:01 PM This practice has been around since the crusades. monks would pray on behalf of the soldiers killing supposedly in the name of God. This is perversion of Christianity. A.K.A. a cult.
It's been around for longer than that. If it`s a perversion of Christianity, then Christianity has always been perverted. Also, it`s too common to be a cult. A religion is just a cult with enough power, which comes from money and followers - since this has enough money and followers, it can`t be a cult.
Selling religious favours did become particularly commonplace in Europe in the late medieval period, but it didn`t start then and it didn`t start because of the crusades. It was built in pretty much from the start - if clerics and churches have more religious weight, it makes sense to pay them to add their weight to make your afterlife better.