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    What is religious preoccupation?

    What do you do if you are accused of being religiously preoccupied? Self-introspection and turn the other cheek?
    Bereishit - Genesis - Chapter 1

    1 In the beginning of God's creation of the heavens and the earth.
    :א בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ

    In beginning He created God the heavens and the earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    What do you do if you are accused of being religiously preoccupied? Self-introspection and turn the other cheek?
    Nobody ever accuses Catholics of that. There's no limit to how preoccupied you can be in Catholicism, and it's all legit. Just fyi.
    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idolater View Post
    Nobody ever accuses Catholics of that. There's no limit to how preoccupied you can be in Catholicism, and it's all legit. Just fyi.
    Interesting. Are you saying that it is because I am not a Catholic? I interact with more than Jews and Christians, but maybe this was the state or government interacting with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    Interesting. Are you saying that it is because I am not a Catholic?
    Yes, it was just fyi. Catholics who desire religious preoccupation have many different options from which they can choose to pursue. Religious orders. Or, for single men, you could also of course pursue ordination as a priest. If you're married or single, you could pursue the diaconate, become a deacon.
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    I interact with more than Jews and Christians, but maybe this was the state or government interacting with me.
    OK. Do you know which?
    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idolater View Post
    Yes, it was just fyi. Catholics who desire religious preoccupation have many different options from which they can choose to pursue. Religious orders. Or, for single men, you could also of course pursue ordination as a priest. If you're married or single, you could pursue the diaconate, become a deacon.
    OK. Do you know which?
    I was detained. I do not understand it all. Someone detained me. I do not know who it was.

    I am okay now. This was a while ago. I am still trying to understand it all.

    Interesting about religious preoccupation being encouraged or provided for by the Catholic Church. I would not want to be a pagan priest, or a deacon contrary to scripture. I do see myself as a servant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
    I was detained. I do not understand it all. Someone detained me. I do not know who it was.

    I am okay now. This was a while ago. I am still trying to understand it all.
    How do you not know who detained you? Were you conscious? Were they disguising their identities, like with masks?
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    Interesting about religious preoccupation being encouraged or provided for by the Catholic Church.
    I think that rather, what in other Christian or other religious traditions, is identified as religious preoccupation, is in Catholicism called being a member of a religious order. Some familiar ones you may have heard of, like the Jesuits, Dominicans, Franciscans, and Carmelites. There are many outlets in Catholicism for whatever it is that compels religious preoccupation in other traditions.
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    I would not want to be a pagan priest, or a deacon contrary to scripture.
    Nobody's suggesting that you do those things.
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    I do see myself as a servant.
    OK.
    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

    @Nee_Nihilo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idolater View Post
    How do you not know who detained you? Were you conscious? Were they disguising their identities, like with masks?
    I think that rather, what in other Christian or other religious traditions, is identified as religious preoccupation, is in Catholicism called being a member of a religious order. Some familiar ones you may have heard of, like the Jesuits, Dominicans, Franciscans, and Carmelites. There are many outlets in Catholicism for whatever it is that compels religious preoccupation in other traditions.
    Nobody's suggesting that you do those things.
    OK.
    I mean that I do not know if it was the state or the government. The person I saw but she did not keep her word on meeting with me later.

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    Religious Preoccupation: The early arrival of too many Christians at Chick-fil-A.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MennoSota View Post
    Religious Preoccupation: The early arrival of too many Christians at Chick-fil-A.
    I do not know what that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idolater View Post
    Nobody ever accuses Catholics of that. There's no limit to how preoccupied you can be in Catholicism, and it's all legit. Just fyi.
    >Idolator
    >Catholic
    >From Mass
    >Ancestors probably killed a bunch of people
    >Eats Irish food
    >Can't help but question Catholicism in having natural rebellious qualities

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >Idolator
    >Catholic
    >From Mass
    >Ancestors probably killed a bunch of people
    >Eats Irish food
    >Can't help but question Catholicism in having natural rebellious qualities
    What's this?
    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

    @Nee_Nihilo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Idolater View Post
    What's this?
    A major guess,
    How accurate was I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    A major guess,
    How accurate was I?
    Let's see.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >Idolator
    My cryptonym, check.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >Catholic
    Nope. I'm Catholic in my theology. I have not been received into the Church.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >From Mass
    It says so right under 'Idolater,' check.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >Ancestors probably killed a bunch of people
    Makes me a human, check.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >Eats Irish food
    Who doesn't like taters? Check.
    Quote Originally Posted by Crucifer View Post
    >Can't help but question Catholicism in having natural rebellious qualities
    Looks like two thoughts. One, can't help but question Catholicism. Naturally. It's just that recently, there've been zero challenges that weren't deftly deflected and even turned right around on me, forcing me to become even more convinced in Catholicism as the authentic Christian tradition, the one built by Christ, and taught by the Apostles first, and then by bishops that the Apostles themselves created. So check on that one.

    And then 'having natural rebellious qualities.' I can't truthfully confess that I'm not a rebel at heart, in my flesh anyway. But even my flesh accedes to Holy Catholicism. While not Catholic, I am, as I believe are all non-Catholics, 'Catholic on the way to full communion.' So check? Check.

    By my count that's six out of seven, a .857 batting average.
    "Those who believe in Christ" are all the Christians, Catholic or not.

    @Nee_Nihilo

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