I am of the same mindset as you.
Just to clarify, we don't bow to the icons as a ritual to pray. We simply offer our thanks to them for their guidance and protection we don't have statues.
I am glad that there others who believe that and have the same mindset. And thanks for the information, I just don't want to step in a house of worship and make people feel uncomfortable, to me the house of God is the house of God, no matter what branch of faith it belongs to.
EDIT: Sorry if I offend but If I do, it is out of ignorance so forgive me. What do you mean with the term a born again Christian?
No offense taken! Not about any questions. I'm sure anyone would be thrilled to share! Born again Christian is when you become a Christian and accept Christ into your heart. You are born again through Christ, he cleanses you of all sin.
I am with bettanewbie. Mary was just a human, just like any of us, God just chose her to be the mother of our Lord. She was chosen by God, but she was only human, she sinned just like the rest of us. I know Catholicism is a lot like Christianity in many ways, but it also has some significant differences. I went to a catholic service one time, because my grandma is catholic and my family went with her. It was a lot difference of a service than what I'm used to!
It was also a good experience.
Just wanted to share, I haven't been able to go to church in way too long of a time and I went last week. It felt amazing, I have really missed it!
I am so happy that all of you are part of this thread! I really am! Thank you all!
Pilot00, whatever you are going through! I will add you in my prayers! Just have faith that whatever trial you are going through, God has a purpose and he is in total control! He loves you and is doing what is best for YOU. No matter how bad the situation may seem. And you never know, he could be usingit to help some one else as well! Sometimes I need to be reminded of this. It's really hard sometimes. If I didn't have my relationship with Christ, I don't know wha I would do! I wouldn't be the person I am today, that's for sure!