Our small group (Bible study consisting of 5 couples that meets on Sunday nights) is just starting a new book called So What’s the Difference?, which looks at 20 world religions/worldviews and how they compare to Protestant Christianity.
I’m glad we’re doing this…I’m admittedly very dumb about world religions, and getting some sense of similarities and differences between Islam, Buddhism, etc and Christianity will be informative.
But the book also breaks down the differences between Protestantism and Roman Catholicism in the second chapter, which we’ll be discussing next week. Of course, this is of particular interest to me as a former-Catholic, now-Protestant girl (woman? whatever.).
I got to thinking last night after our study that I had some questions I wish I could ask a group of Catholics…and then, I thought, duh – your blog!
These aren’t meant to be judgmental; I just want your honest (and, it’s anonymous) opinion on these questions.
I know that the church’s teaching on heaven is not as cut-and-dried as it was before Vatican II. Here’s a website with some information about the Catholic church’s stance on this…it’s lengthy, but if you’re interested in what the church believes now, scroll down to the section “The fate of non-Catholics, as expressed after Vatican II” for a summary.
And know that I’m not offended by a “no” answer here in the poll if that’s what you believe! I’m just curious.