Not sure which Christian denomination to commit to

>Catholics
Papal ''''Infallability''''' and constant contradictions, Vatican 2, unhealthy obsession with works
>Anglicans
Nice via media of Prots and Catholics but horrendous current leadership, and I don't believe in making a monarch the head of the church
>Orthodox
Utter larp for anyone not living in East Europe or Alaska
>Protestants
So many insane sub-denominations... why

How the FRICK do I decide where to go?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Papal infallibility does not mean the pope never sins or makes error, but you would know this if you actually read things.
    Also examples of “constant contradictions” and what exactly a works-based faith is “unhealthy”?

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’m catholic but only begrudgingly because all the other options look like shit. My main gripes with the Catholic Church is the absolute incompetence of the last 60 years of defending the Church from malevolent infiltration, and also the general “cheesiness” of it all post vatican II.

    • 8 months ago
      Anonymous

      >all the other options look like shit

      How so?

      • 8 months ago
        Anonymous

        Catholicism is the only Church that gives me the “large and in charge” vibe that you want in an absolutist religion like Christianity. You read the NT and you see the apostles are building a monolithic, disciplined movement, not a dinky grassroots congregationalist kind of thing.

        I’m more attracted to traditions with extreme tendencies and absolutist claims on truth, so this rules out weak-horse churches like Mainliners.

        My take on Puritan/reformed: I like their true belief and zeal for the Lord. Puritans/orthodox Calvinists are better than mere reformed Protestants in my view because of their beliefs in real presence and baptismal regeneration. Unfortunately, I find the doctrine of limited atonement to be completely disgusting and in clear violation of John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:15, etc.

        My take on Anglicans
        High Church Anglicanism has absolutely beautiful masses, I imagine that this is what Catholic masses must have been like way back when. Other than that, everything about Anglicanism is shit. No coherent doctrine, an absolute zoo of incompatible views all under the same communion. You’ll find bible thumping calvinists and lesbian priests all in the same congregation.

        • 8 months ago
          Anonymous

          Lutherans:
          Who? You think the Church founded by the guy who started the reformation would have more relevance, but I have never met a Lutheran person in my life. From what I gather, most lutherans are sweet old grannies who ho because its all they’ve ever known. The ones who actually care about practicing Christianity
          all became Calvinists apparently.

          Orthodox:

          Baptismal regeneration, real presence in the Eucharist, 2,000 years of church pedigree going back to the apostles, beautiful traditions, hardcore beliefs with a no-compromises attitude? It all looks great until you realize the festering rot underneath. Each autocephalous Church is basically the spiritual arm of their respective country’s corrupt shithole governments. In the West, the churches are diaspora club where converts will always look larpy and stupid. The church is a lumbering dinosaur stuck in 1700s, and not in a good way. There’s also the issue of their bizarre non-filioque theology with the essence energy distinction. They’re basically ditheists.

          Evangelicals, independent baptists, pentecostals, etc

          I don’t take these particularly seriously. They range from insane heretics like Steven Anderson to commercialized tomfoolery like the CBN crowd. They’re at best good, godly people who unfortunately have misguided views on baptismal regeneration and communion At worst, they’re antinomians, snake handling freaks, new agers, young earth creationists, christian rockers, ranting lunatics, etc. No true God would allow this unholy mess to represent his true faith.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            “Brethren” stuff

            I use this as a catch all term for weird old sects like Amish, Anabaptists, Quakers, Dunkards, etc. Amish and Anabaptists are very godly people but I’m pretty sure they were among the original “its just a symbol, bro” goofballs. With regard to Quakers, it seems they’ve steadily becoming a gay troony church. I’ve never seen a Dunkard church in my life. I think Shakers consist of like three old ladies in a barn. Not exactly sure what Mennonites are and what they do. My call on these kinds of churches is that they are (or were) sweet people who live(ed) pretty little lives, but their beliefs are/were pretty irrelevant and silly.

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >With regard to Quakers, it seems they’ve steadily becoming a gay troony church
            The vast majority of people who belong to churches with Quaker heritage are not pro homo. The vast majority of Quakers in the world are in Kenya, although they don't look anything like the original Quakers.

            The Drunkards ive met are probably the most humble, most hospitable, and God fearing people I've ever met. My wife and I attended a service of theirs, and we were invited to lunch by about 8 different families

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Drunkards
            Sign me up

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            Oh, and historically the Dunkards/German Baptist also historically believe in baptismal regeneration. IMO probably the closest existing church in social practice when compared to the early churcu

          • 8 months ago
            Anonymous

            >With regard to Quakers, it seems they’ve steadily becoming a gay troony church
            The vast majority of people who belong to churches with Quaker heritage are not pro homo. The vast majority of Quakers in the world are in Kenya, although they don't look anything like the original Quakers.

            The Drunkards ive met are probably the most humble, most hospitable, and God fearing people I've ever met. My wife and I attended a service of theirs, and we were invited to lunch by about 8 different families

            Oh, and historically the Dunkards/German Baptist also historically believe in baptismal regeneration. IMO probably the closest existing church in social practice when compared to the early churcu

            For me its the Beachy Amish.

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    this cat was eaten by a dog

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Jehovah's Witnesses

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Mormons. May actually be the worst option theologically but easily the funniest.

  6. 8 months ago
    Dirk

    https://benhoyt.com/writings/pew/#chapter25

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    There are a few good options. I suggest looking into a few churches near you and finding ones that are faithful to scripture. Try out the ones that you think preach good doctrine, and become a member of the one you like the most.
    A few questions to help us give you a better answer:
    What country are you living in? What are your views on communion? Were you raised Christian? If so, what denomination?

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How the FRICK do I decide where to go?
    Where the Word is clearly taught and the sacraments properly administered.

  9. 8 months ago
    Ο Σολιταίρ

    Have you tried READING the Bible, Anon?
    If you're not actually interested in believing in Christianity just quit being a gay and be a Stoic.

  10. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    ugarit is the only legitimate semitic religion

  11. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    >he ruled out the true belief based on the V2 sect

  12. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whichever one you pick, don’t become a Mormon or a Jehovah’s Witness. They’re not Christians.

  13. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Then commit toward mending the rift between them
    >inb4 pointless whining about the impossibility of such

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