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Catholicism is a denomination of Christianity like Methodist, Baptist, Episcopalian, Jehovah's Witnesses, Pentecostal, and a thousand or so others. Like all Christian denominations, Catholics believe that Jesus died for the sins of the world, and through him is eternal salvation. Catholicism, like most Protestant denominations, believes in a triune God, which is a primary point of departure for a few denominations. While there are many doctrinal differences between Catholics and other Christian denominations, they are minor compared to belief in trinitarianism.
Christian is divided into two branches. Protestant and catholic. Protestant believe in god, but aren't as holy. They don't go to church or pray as often. Catholics believe in god and pray and go to church on a close to regular basis.
No.They are not.There are many roots of Christian.However, Catholic is more strict (but Baptist for the christian side is really strict).I don't celebrate either religion, but they both worship GUD and JEEZIS
No, personally, I'm a Christian, and my dad's a preacher. Catholics, when baptizing, only sprinkle water, where the Bible clearly states several times that the body should be fully emerged. Correct me if I'm wrong, but Catholics also believe in baptizing infants, whereas Christians baptize when they come of age.
It's the same thing. Think of a tree, the trunk of the tree is Catholicism and all other denominations "branched-off" from it after the Protestant Reformation of 1507. Since then other denominations split off from those Protestants and have resulted in the 30,000+ denominations we have today.
They are pretty much the same, they just have different churches. The Catholics believe more highly in marriage and less in divorce than Christians. The religions split up a while ago. They are very similar.
Catholics are a subset of Christianity. And whatever your sect is, you are a subset too.If you aren't a Catholic, then you are likely to be a Protestant or an Orthodox Christian.
I have heard it said by some Protestants that Catholics are not Christians, which if is the case, would mean that Christianity is only about 500 years old, which is preposterous. Anyway, it's always interesting for us atheists to watch questions like this as sectarian divisions are revealed and different sects show us what they really think of each other. As caluvox says, Christianity isn't one big religion, it is 30,000 different small religions.