Not really. I’ve been attracted to Catholic Christianity since discovering G. K. Chesterton (my hero, since he was fat and smoked cigars).
Still have a few reservations. The greatest comes from listening to Pope John Paul pray with representatives of other religions, including shamanist healers from Africa. That still bothers me, and I haven’t heard one decent explanation from Catholics I’ve asked.
But, it is pleasant to forget things that divide Christians and focus on things which unite us.
Welcome Elkabong! It’s nice to have people with some differing views on htis website.
You know, I haven’t had much of a chance to read in any detail G. K. Chesterton but I look forward to doing so. I own his book [i:2n0f6d5c]Orthodoxy[/i:2n0f6d5c]. Some of the excerpts I have read are very, very good.
As far as the praying goes, I am not sure to what extent JPII prayed or how he prayed ar what exactly was going on. If there is some more in-depth information about and the intention of the event I would love to read more.
You seem to have a great sense of humor and that is always a very pleasant thing to have. ” title=”Smile” /> Welcome to the board and I hope you stick around (despite how slow it is).