Why I Am Happy To Be Catholic
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Why I Am Happy To Be Catholic

Everyone has beliefs, and this is why I am happy with mine.

Why I Am Happy To Be Catholic

Everyone has a different religion or lack thereof. My religion is Catholic, a version of Christianity. I have friends with many Christian religions and after comparing the different Christian sub- religions, I am happy to say that I am Catholic.

Without turning this article into a pitch about why Catholicism is the only acceptable religion, I would like to share the reasons why I like it. The Catholic religion is overall pretty similar in general beliefs as other Christian religions. There are technicalities with Catholicism that are stricter than in for example, Lutheranism. The leaders of the Catholic Church, priests, cannot be married unlike the pastors in Lutheran churches. Also after taking Lutheran or general Christians they have said Catholic masses or services are the most serious services. This may seem like bad points for Catholicism, but it's actually the opposite of that.

The seriousness of Catholicism is why I like it. By going to church services that are pure and serious, I can focus hard on the subject matter: God. In a Catholic Church, there are stories read from the bible, old gentle songs, formal sayings, lectures from the priest and people dressed nice. This probably makes going to church sound dull and boring and I feel like that is the point. In a Catholic Church there is nothing to focus on but God. At church, all other parts of my life are forgotten. At church, I get one hour that I can devote 100 percent to my faith and to God. The lack of technology and fancy modern things makes the church a shrine to God that can be admired for its purpose rather than its nice video screens and other luxury things. One of my Lutheran friends went to a Catholic mass with me once, and when it was over she said it was the most boring thing she has ever been to. This got me thinking. I decided church meant different things to us. For my friend, church needed more of a connection to the modern world. For me, church needed to be as far from modern as possible so I could give all my attention to God. This is why Catholicism is right for me.

Overall, religion is a personal choice. Just because someone likes a serious church doesn't mean that is the right church for someone else. Follow the beliefs you want to. However, if you are Christian and would like to make church more formal and solemn, go to a Catholic mass once. You may find that the old fashion bibles and song books are just the things you need to focus more on God in your one hour a week at church.

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