[Quote] Every Apostolic Church can trace its roots back to the original Apostles, that's what makes it an Apostolic Church. The Eastern Orthodox and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches are Apostolic Churches just as the Catholic Church is. In 451 there was an Ecumenical Council held at Chalcedon on the topic of Christology. Due to a difference in language the Oriental Orthodox Churches which includes the Coptic Orthodox Church formed a schism in the Church which exists to this day. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church was until the 20th century dependent upon the Coptic Orthodox Church. In 1054 there was the schism between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church, a schism which also exists to this day.

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[Quote] Asking if Jesus was Catholic is like asking if Abraham was Jewish. Just as Abraham was the father of the Israelis the one who set up the Jewish religion fortified by Moses and the other prophets, Jesus was the "Father" of the Catholic Church by setting it up which he did by making Peter the "Rock", the leader of it and the Apostles the first Bishops. The word Catholic came later, just as the word "Jewish" came later. Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant and in so doing started a new way of looking at His Jewish beliefs and in due time became, in our world, a new religion-Christianity, with the first and true form of it being Catholicism, which Jesus, the observant Jew, started.

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According to the Bible Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding so i think its fair to say drinking is permitted.

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No where in the bible does it say that the Bible is the only authoritative guide allowed to be used. It also talks about apostolic tradition(traditions that had been handed down from the apostles)...

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[Quote] You can not celebrate the Eucharist in your mind alone. Luke 22:19-20 “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and broke it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” Acts 2:42 "They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers." Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. BTW I was raised Catholic though I have come to the conclusion there is no evidence for a belief in any god... I do know what Catholicism teaches (12 years of catholic schooling), whats the point of following a religion if you don't even try to do what is instructed?

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[Quote] This isn't even close to being true. U.S. National debt is comprised of two parts: public debt + intergovernmental holdings. Under Clinton the public debt went down and intergovernmental holdings went up by a huge amount. The net effect is that the national debt went up $1.4 trillion. All Clinton did was count Social Security in his budget and called it a surplus. It was all accounting smoke and mirrors...

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Obviously, thats exactly why they use the loop holes in the tax system.

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In 2010 the Corporate Tax Rate for the US was 46.2% compared to China at 25%.

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