melissel Posted November 22, 2011 Share Posted November 22, 2011 (edited) I just finished reading shinyhappypeople's lengthy thread about denominations, and I have a few questions of my own. I have some RC-specific (may apply to EO as well) questions and a general one. They feel kind of silly, but I'm really unsure of the answers, so please don't laugh at me. (Or at least be kind enough to snicker at me when I'm not looking! :tongue_smilie:) 1) Are there denominations that consider the Bible more a collection of parable and general guide then as an exact and literal historical document that has been translated exactly as Jesus intended, to be followed to the letter (whatever that may be, since interpretations often differ)? 2) It seemed to me that many of the Catholic posters in Shiny's thread pointed out that there's grace for the journey in the Catholic faith--there's room for joining even if you don't totally agree with or understand a tenet, because you'd be encouraged to question and learn and walk your way toward agreement and understanding. Is that accurate, or am I misunderstanding? If this is the case, what happens if one just never comes to agreement with a tenet of the church during their journey? 3) From what I've read, the official RC stance on birth control is that it is unacceptable under any circumstance. What does that mean for the Catholic who does use it? For example, I don't foresee DH ever changing his mind on having more children. If I were to convert (or, more accurately, finish my education as a Catholic) and hold to the official stance, the BC issue would be a very, very large one in my marriage. What then? I think I had more questions, but I'd have to go back to the other thread and re-read, and I don't have time now (should have taken notes!). I may have to ask more later. TIA for your thoughts. Edited November 22, 2011 by melissel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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