(quote) Judy-579799 said: I just got into this thread without much reading, but your post here popped out as descriptive of an error you seem to hold regarding error. I know you are a convert, so I hope my clarifications about false religions are helpful to you as I am just offering them for your information and consideration. They are Catholic Teaching on error and other religions.
Truth is like a fine point on a graph. Catholicism is the Pillar and Foundation of Truth. Anything that draws away from this point is Satan inspired, including half truths, those things that seem, from our perspective, to sit so close to Truth on the line. Atheism is not worse than a false deism. Satan's goal is to imitate God. He can succeed by getting one to worship a false god in place of the True God, just as well as he can succeed in atheism, by getting one, in effect, to worship oneself, and no other god. ALL the false isms are false gods. Satan is legion, and anything that is not Truth is inspired by him. That is what Christ meant when He said He that is not with Me is against Me. It is the grace of God that inspires one to accept Truth, not false religions acting like stepping stones until one gets closer and closer to Truth.
By the way, can anyone give me information on this resurgence in the belief in mythras? I ran into someone whose big into the Mary Magdalen married to Jesus thing, and she also believes that there are mythras around, demons, masquerading as people. I am not saying there isn't such thing as demonic activity in the world, but at first I thought my friend was mentally ill. Then I noticed other people who believed in the gnostic-inspired tale of Mary Magdalen also believed in mythras. Is it because of the gnostic convolution, combination and misinterpretation of all different religions, pagan and Christian, in the days of early Christianity, and the resurgence of their nonsense through Dan Brown? Does anyone know the connection? Also, I noticed many of the Messianic Jews adhere to this stuff - why? Is it because the gnostics claimed to be of semetic dissent so Jewish Christians are more apt to assimilate their writings?