Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


DOCTRINE "EVEN GOD HONOURS THE SAINTS"

According to Roman Catholic theology, a saint is a person who has lived an unusually holy life and who has gone straight to Heaven at his or her death.  Catholics say that as God made the saint what she or he is then to honour the saint is to honour him.  Is that not putting God in the background?  The Church says it only looks like he is put there but he is in fact central.

Donít buy the Catholic lie that God might choose to answer a prayer through a saint to honour a saint on earth. This lie is told in Radio Replies (Vol 1, Question 1408) which contradicts itself, which it does very often, by saying that Pope Pius XI could have been wrong to attribute his recovery from sickness to St Therese of Lisieux (Question 1329, Radio Replies 3). First of all, the level of glory in Heaven is static (Question 792, Radio Replies Volume 3) so the honour is not real for it does the saint no good. Secondly, the Church says that prayers offered through people who were not saints at all but sincerely thought to be are still efficacious. Thirdly, God might only seem to have answered the prayer. It could have been something that was going to be sent anyway whether it was requested or not. What use is God honouring a saint on earth when nobody knows if it is honour or not?  God is only your cover story - it is about trying to honour the saint at his expense.
 
BOOKS CONSULTED

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME, Michael de Semlyen, Dorchester House Publications, Bucks, 1993
ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS CATHOLICS ARE ASKING Tony Coffey, Harvest House, Eugene, Oregon, 2006
BORN FUNDAMENTALIST, BORN-AGAIN CATHOLIC, David B Currie, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 1996
COUNTERFEIT MIRACLES Benjamin B Warfield, Banner of Truth Trust, Edinburgh, 1995
FROM FASTING SAINTS TO ANOREXIC GIRLS, Walter Vandereycken and Ron van Deth, Athlone Press, London, 1996
MAKING SAINTS, Kenneth K Woodward, Chatto & Windus, London, 1991
OBJECTIONS TO ROMAN CATHOLICISM, Ed by Michael de la Bedoyere, Constable, London, 1964
PURGATORY, Rev W E Kenny BD, Church of Ireland Printing, Co Dublin, 1939
SERMONS OF ST ALPHONSUS LIGUORI, Tan Books, Illinois, 1982
THE BANNER OF THE TRUTH IN IRELAND, Winter 1997, Irish Church Missions, Dublin
THE GREAT MEANS OF SALVATION AND PERFECTION, St Alphonsus De Ligouri, Redemptorist Father
s, Brooklyn, 1988
THE LEGENDS OF THE SAINTS, by Hippolyde Delehaye, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1998
THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Christopher Hitchens, Verso, London, 1995
THE PRIMITIVE FAITH AND ROMAN CATHOLIC DEVELOPMENTS, Rev John A F Gregg, BD, APCK, Dublin, 1928
THE VIRGIN, Geoffrey Ashe, Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd. London, 1976
VICARS OF CHRIST, Peter de Rosa, Corgi, London, 1995

THE WWW

The following two sites show just what a liar Mother Teresa was and her callous heart is laid bare. They show the deceit of Pope John Paul II who is eager to make a saint of her.
 
OPEN LETTER TO MOTHER TERESA, Aroup Chaterjee
http://website.lineone.net/~bajuu/chatlet.htm

MOTHER TERESA THE FINAL VERDICT Aroup Chaterjee
http://www.meteorbooks.com/index.html
This fascinating book reveals shockers such as that the pope has beatified Archbishop Stepinac of Zagreb who stood idly by as Jews and Communists were hounded to their deaths and the notorious fascist Cardinal Schuster of Milan.
 
BIBLE VERSION USED
The Amplified Bible