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  • One thing I do like about Roman Catholics is that -- in my experience -- they do not (as individuals) evangelise or proselytise (Dictionary: "to induce someone to convert to one's faith"). There are people from some religions who constantly try to preach to you: I find that rather intrusive. I would prefer to be left alone to make my own research / investigations / find my own experiences regarding religion. Also, if there is a God, He will find us; He does not have to be reminded. [Just my opinion].
  • 1) Roman Catholics do not discuss salvation, but if you ask, they will explain you the views of the Roman Catholics about salvation. Here a short summary: "Catholics profess belief that Jesus the Christ brought about redemption from sin and assert that salvation is possible only in the Roman Catholic Church. This doctrine remains, but is not always articulated in such clear language. Modern teaching usually uses language similar to the following: Jesus was a divine sacrifice who brought about "redemption for all mankind" (cf. Redemptoris Missio). Roman Catholics believe "Man stands in need of salvation from God," and "Divine help comes to him in Christ through the law that guides him and the grace that sustains him." It was for our salvation that "God loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins; the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world, and he was revealed to take away sins." "By his death (Jesus, the Son of God) has conquered death, and so opened the possibility of salvation to all men." Roman Catholicism teaching on justification is the principal cause of division from Protestantism, and holds a soul is justified "by reason of a perfect act of charity elicited by a well disposed sinner or by virtue of the Sacrament either of Baptism or of Penance." This condition can be appropriated by proxy, in recognition of the faith of a qualified sponsor, and is held to be effected by an actual change in the recipient's heart, that of the infused love of God, so that the justified are not only reputed to be righteous, "but we are truly called and are just, receiving justice within us"." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvation#Roman_Catholicism 2) Private Roman Catholic persons normally rarely evangelize; this is more the speciality of some clerics with an adequate formation who are sent to various missions as missionaries. "the Catholic Church in Ad Gentes states that "The Church strictly forbids forcing anyone to embrace the Faith, or alluring or enticing people by worrisome wiles." " Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proselytism
  • Roman Catholics believe in a warped version of salvation that involes pagan goddess's, saints, statues, and payments. The only way to salvation is faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Salvation - to me salvation is an idea that has developed/changed and become vague, what remains for me is just: be nice to others and others will be nice back. I think some might be reluctant to talk about something that's been mystified and over emphasized about a religion and warped into a propaganda tool in the US. Its like talking to a conservative about how abortion can saves lives and tax dollars, because abortion prevents a member in society from being raised in an environment that can't raise him/her, and that person has a higher chance of becoming a deviant. Evangelize - your born as a Roman Catholic, or you find the religion on your own, its never(at lest not anymore) propagandized. I grew up as a Roman Catholic in Hungary (a very Catholic country, under communism at the time) and the meaning and stories from the bible have went from being "the word of god" (like on less socially developed/aged countries like the US) to stories you should learn from, but by no means live your life by since the bible is very outdated. And yes, at least in my temple, a good portion of the bible is recognized as having stories borrowed from other religions. For me coming to the US even at age 8, and seeing people act the way they do in regards to religion was a bit of a shock, kinda like when people from the US go to some of the religious Arab countries where worshipers act like zombies chanting.
  • We do not evangelize. We do not ram religion down people's throats.

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