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2.
The strongest and oldest belief in God and Jesus. In Catholicism, The Virgin Mary has a more prominent role of the faith. It is commonly believed by those with little understanding of the religion, that it is the most inclined to be stereotypical and bigoted against all who don't follow the bible. This is not the case, as the main culprits of said acts are the Mormon's, and the Evangelical's. They are the one's who hold anti-gay rally's and such, the Catholic faith, while not supporting Gay marriage, will not speak up and say that all homosexuals are going to Hell. Catholics are actually much more lenient when it comes to what automatically condemns you to Hell. The main aspects of a Catholic church, at least the Roman ones, are masses given in Latin, Bishops in the church, and an altar with grails, a small chest, and a statue of Jesus on the cross above the altar. Most also have stained glass windows depicting scenes from the bible.
For awhile Catholicism gained negative press when many Priests were accused of molesting the boys of their respective churches. Though in comparison to the rest of the Catholic community, the amount of perpetrators was small. The Vatican itself stated that the act was a direct violation of the sixth commandment, and was considered a grave sin. Since those times Catholicism has been left alone somewhat, but people still remain ignorant to this day.
Catholicism

Everday person: HEY!
Catholic: Yeah? What's up?
EP: Why are you being so stupid man? Gay's have every right to be married!
C: What the hell are you talking about?
EP: You're a Catholic right?
C: Yeeeeeeah... why?
EP: That means you're against gay marriage!
C: Not really, I'm all for something that gives people more options.
EP: Yeah, right. You're all righteous and everything, that's why your Priests molest boys.
C: OY! Your treading ground of unfamiliar territory, I suggest you stop where you are.
EP: Bah, you're faith supports sex with kids.
C: It does not you dolt!
EP: Oh yeah? Show me!
C: Right here, the sixth commandment.
EP: Oh...
C: You're looking for the Mormon and Evangelical church, that's two blocks that-a-way.
EP: Oh, ok, thanks. And um, sorry about that.
C: mhm
by Lapsed Catholic August 28, 2009
 
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A religion with a pyramidal power structure, based on the teachings of a man who actively spoke out against abuse of power in organized religions.
Theologically speaking, I am a Catholic. That does not mean I think the rules of the institution are those of God, or that the pope is infallible.
by Killing Kittens June 26, 2004
 
9.
One of the many sects of Christianity. Also, a religion that has been trying to cover their ass ever since scientific discoveries have proven the Catholic Church wrong. For example, Creationism was widely believed up until the 20th century. Evolution was proven and Creationism was found to be false and stupid. So what does the Catholic Church do? OH UH OMG UH... WELL UH... THE WHOLE CREATION STORY WAS JUST A STORY TO SHOW HOW THE WORLD WAS CREATED OUR B!!

The religion is based on an invisible man in the sky named God. Even though, this invisible man/force/spirit has never been proven, he is still the main idea of the religion. Then comes Jesus, a man who has only been proven to exist by people who did not even know him, a little under 2000 years ago, who ran around in sandals. The story of Jesus is also the same as many other stories from different religions.

For example, the Egyptian Book of the Dead 1250 B.C. a god, Osiris, had a son named Horus born of a virgin. He was visited by shepherds and wanted dead by a king, Herod. During Horus' life he had 12 disciples and was later crucified. He then was buried, rose from the dead, and two women made the discovery of his missing body(THIS REALLY SOUNDS FAMILIAR DOESN'T IT). Oh yeah by the way that story of Horus is true (look it up).

Finally, the Church is probably the biggest hypocrite of the world. The pope lives in a palace while people in Haiti eat mud (Was that in the Bible? you know live lavishly while people die from hunger and not do anything about it?).
Catholic Dude: I AM GOING TO GO TO CHURCH AND PRAY EVERY SUNDAY AND PRACTICE CATHOLICISM

Atheist: Way to waste your time. I am going to sleep in.
by Catholicism April 18, 2009
 
10.
One of the most oppressive and dark forms of Christianity. The Catholic church is based on material items. The average Catholic is arrogant and spiteful of other denominations of their own religion. The beliefs of Catholocism surround the myth that the Pope is closer to God than the average person.
Catholic: Hey I'm Catholic! Catholicism is better than your religion!
Protestant: Hey, fuck you. You are just another stiff ass that never questions authority!
by belaca April 29, 2006
 
11.
Is the word "Capitalism" as heard when speaking with the flesh of the savior in your mouth.
Mmmm, that is saviory.
by rulin May 29, 2005
 
12.
The church which sprang up in Rome during the time of Christ but not ordained by him.
In the 1300-1600's anyone who was not Catholic was murdered by these "Godly" people. Yup. Torture chambers, iron maidens, thumbscrews, anal pears, the whole bit. Not to mention beheading and burning at the stake.
The catholics DID NOT however, persecute atheists (surprise?)
Protestant religions, despite getting whacked out of existence as soon as the Catholics found out of their being, finally managed to prosper in the 1600's and eventually found their way to America. Then the Catholics showed up... *chop* *chop*
The Catholics also support homosexual activities. A "live as you please and then confess" lifestyle and such. You can sin all you want and confessing will make it legit.
When monks/priests and other "laymen" take a vow of celebacy, it is only in regards to women, children/young boys are not off limits.
"Man, those catholic schoolgirls look fine with their uniforms! You know she's a freak underneath it all!"
"Dude, you go out with a catholic girl? Your ass woulda been ashes for that not too many years ago, you don't practice catholicism"
"So, how long has your little cousin been going to confession? Let's check his anus and see how loose it is, you catch him"
by Clinton Washington May 24, 2006
 
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A religion in which every member must feel guilty for something, Jews go to hell, everyone else is wrong and if they try to speak out, they are flamed for being "antisemetic".
During the middle ages, the Roman Catholic Church would sell forgiveness, thus spreading the message that a rich man could buy his place in heaven.
Largely responsible for driving people of other faiths out of England into the Americas which, in turn, spread european disease and caused a genocide of most of the Native American people.
A group of people who can tell you there is 'no such thing as magic' but can also tell you 'God created the world in less then a week'.
A religion that attempts to raise children to be good, honest people through fear of punishment, rather then raising them to be good, honest people because it's the right thing to do.
Most practitioners of Catholicism are hypocrits.
I am going to be accused of being antisemetic
by zomghardxcore March 08, 2006
 
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A very ancient Marian cult, very exclusive in their teachings about salvation, preaching that salvation is only possible through them and their leader the pope. This group takes decidedly anti-Biblical stands regarding the infalliablity of their leaders, their ability to forgive sins and their interpretation of Biblical topics.

Responsible for the death of millions of Christians and Jews, and making a strong push for world religious (political?) dominance through it's ecumenical movement. It's vow is that it never changes, and it's rise to emminence will bring about the same behaviour as we have seen in the past.

Don't believe me, just read the history books on catholicism, the pope, and their cultish attraction to Mary.
by History Student March 11, 2006