A Nun’s Story: From Convent Bondage (Sexual Desire, Dating Priests, Rituals, No Bible) to Jesus



This video is partly based on the book “The Truth Set Us Free: Twenty Former Nuns Tell Their Stories of God’s Amazing Grace” & is available on Richard Bennett’s website www.BereanBeacon.org at http://www.bereanbeacon.org/#/books/. See our playlist “Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary” with 132 videos & counting at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&feature=plcp. Mary Allen spent 26 years as a Nun. She gives a personal and very descriptive account of her long life in the convent. Her coming to true Christian salvation many years after convent life is fascinating. Please share this video with family and friends. If possible please make it known to Catholic nuns. “What Every Catholic Should Know” playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E1CB721E3CA65D76.

Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel CANSWERSTV at http://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV?feature=mhee; websites: http://www.BIBLEQUERY.ORG, http://www.HISTORYCART.COM, & http://www.MUSLIMHOPE.COM) presents former Roman Catholic priest for 22 years Richard Bennett for this video. Larry actually attends the same church in Austin, Texas (http://www.DayspringChapel.org) with Richard Bennett (website: http://www.BEREANBEACON.ORG) so the opportunity to present Richard’s research is truly by God’s providence. Richard Bennett is joined in studio by former nun Mary Allen for this presentation.

Roman Catholic nuns, similar in tradition to ancient Rome’s “vestal virgins” (the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis), were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The Vestals were freed of the usual social obligations to marry and bear children, and took a vow of chastity in order to devote themselves to the study and correct observance of state rituals) or Buddhist nuns, think their ascetic lifestyle will earn them eternal salvation. Even Mother Teresa felt the emptiness of this type of “works to earn salvation” writing, “How cold—how empty—how painful is my heart.—Holy communion—Holy Mass—all the holy things of spiritual life—of the life of Christ in me—are all so empty—so cold—so un-wanted. The physical situation of my poor, left in the streets unwanted, unloved, un-claimed—are the true picture of my own spiritual life, of my love for Jesus….” (Letter to Fr. Neuner, May 12, 1962, Mother Teresa, p. 232).

The Dominican nuns were founded by St. Dominic even before he had established the friars. They are contemplatives in the cloistered life. The Friars and Nuns together form the Order of Preachers properly speaking. The nuns celebrated their 800th anniversary in 2006.

Dominic nevertheless became the spiritual father to several Albigensian women he had reconciled to the faith, and in 1206 he established them in a convent in Prouille. This convent would become the foundation of the Dominican nuns, thus making the Dominican nuns older than the Dominican friars.

Dominic sought to establish a new kind of order, one that would bring the dedication and systematic education of the older monastic orders like the Benedictines to bear on the religious problems of the burgeoning population of cities, but with more organizational flexibility than either monastic orders or the secular clergy. Dominic’s new order was to be a preaching order, trained to preach in the vernacular languages. Rather than earning their living on vast farms as the monasteries had done, the new friars would survive by begging, “selling” themselves through persuasive preaching.

True Christian believers have the “Spirit of truth” (John 14:17) and through that Spirit, a vital bond of union with Jesus Christ. If anyone has Christ as Savior, he or she has the Holy Spirit as Indweller (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Anyone who claims to belong to Jesus Christ but gives no evidence of being indwelt by the Holy Spirit lacks the indisputable proof to establish his or her claim. No test could be more easily applied and none is more decisive, as Scripture explains; “now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His” (Romans 8:9). The consolation of the Holy Spirit is so basic to Christian life that the Apostle Paul calls it “everlasting consolation;” “now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace….” (2 Thessalonians 2:16). For those who are truly saved, “everlasting consolation” follows on the everlasting love, the eternal redemption, and the everlasting life that is found in the Gospel of grace (Ephesians 2:8-10). Thus living in a monastery or convent is unnecessary & hoping relics, praying to Mary, or following ascetic rules & rituals will lead to salvation is worthless (Galatians 1:6-9).

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  1. The most terrifying words a professing Christian could ever hear would be Jesus saying, "I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness" (Matt. 7:21-23). The Lord Jesus will declare those horrifying words to many, not a few, who will boast in the many works they did in His Name. They called Him Lord but did not obey His first command to "Repent and believe the Gospel" (Mark 1:15). Who are the "many" who will be turned away on Judgment Day? They are those who thought they could merit eternal life by the works they were doing instead of trusting in the work Christ had done. They also never turned from their sin to follow Jesus Christ in faith. Since they never obeyed the Gospel of Christ, they will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 1:9). Tragically, when Jesus declares to them, "Depart from Me," there will be no second chance, no excuses, and no blaming the false teachers who deceived them.

    The Lord Jesus also referred to the "many" when He spoke of the two paths to eternity. Many will travel the broad road to destruction instead of the narrow road to eternal life (Matt. 7:13-14). Rather than striving to enter the narrow gate by testing every man's teaching, they foolishly follow false teachers, who are wolves disguised in sheep's clothing (Luke 13:24; Matt. 7:15).

    It is a sobering thought to realize that 83% of Americans (click on https://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=90356&page=1) profess faith in Christ, but only a few of them show evidence of being born again as new creatures in Christ. According to the research, many of them cannot even communicate the Gospel that has the power to save souls. Part of the blame must be placed on man-centered methods of evangelism such as making a decision to "accept" Christ, or repeating a sinner's prayer, or asking Jesus into your heart, or coming forward for salvation. None of these methods are found in the Bible. The only saving response to the Gospel of Grace is to repent and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 1:15; Acts 16:31). Part of the blame can also be placed on those who compromise the Gospel to make it more inclusive and less offensive (Gal. 1:6-10).

    With so many false converts, the church has become a mission field. Many professors of Christ are not really possessors of Christ! They are strangers to the new birth. They have never passed from death unto life. They remain condemned because they have not been justified. They remain enemies of God even though they profess to be His friends! They remain enslaved to sin because they have never been set free. They profess the Savior with their lips, but their hearts are far from Him. They deceive other people with their external righteousness, but they cannot deceive God! They are unaware of their pending peril, because they have never examined themselves to see if their faith is genuine (2 Cor. 13:5).

    The best way we can prove our faith is genuine is to examine it through the lens of Scripture. The apostle John wrote his first epistle so that those who believe in the Lord Jesus may know that they have eternal life (1 John 5:13). We also see many characteristics of false converts in God's Word. Some of them are listed below:

    You think you are a good person (Romans 3:12).
    You have a zeal for God without knowledge (Rom. 10:1-4).
    You have knowledge of God without obedience (Titus 1:16).
    You do not pursue sanctification (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 4:3).
    You are self-righteous without repentance (Luke 18:9-14).
    You seek to establish your own righteousness (Rom. 10:3).
    You think you can merit or earn eternal life (Titus 3:5).
    You are unwilling to forgive others (Mat. 6:15).
    You have no desire to follow Jesus (Luke 9:23).
    You call Jesus 'Lord' but do not do what He says (Luke 6:46).
    You do not love other Christians (1 John 4:20-21).
    You love your sin (John 3:19).
    You have not departed from iniquity (2 Timothy 2:19).
    You condone or promote things God hates (Prov. 6:16-19).
    You are a mere hearer of the Word, not a doer (James 1:22).
    You are full of pride with no humility (James 4:6).
    You walk in darkness (1 John 1:6).
    You live according to your sinful nature (Romans 8:5).
    You do not love the truth (2 Thess. 2:10-12).
    You take Jesus as Savior but not as Lord (Romans 10:9).
    You desire Jesus as a priest to pardon sin, but not as a prophet to instruct you or a king to rule over you.

    Please know the assurance that we are truly saved is not based on a past decision but on a present reality. So what if we are unsure about our faith and our salvation? We find the answer in God's Word:

    Abide in God's Word – then you will know the truth that will set you free from religious deception (John 8:31-32).
    Repent – with godly sorrow for your sins and cry out to God for mercy (Luke 18:13; 2 Cor. 7:10).
    Believe the Gospel – follow the Lord Jesus Christ in faith (Rom. 10:9-10).
    Love God – with all you heart, soul and mind (Mat. 22:37; 1 Cor. 16:22).

    What should we do if we know someone who may be a false convert? Ask them to share the events surrounding their conversion. If their conversion testimony does not line up with Scripture, ask them more questions. Speak the truth in love. Give them Gospel tracts to encourage them (contact our ministry for free tracts & literature at cdebater@aol.com). Give them links to Biblical messages such as https://countrysidebible.org/cbcmedia?return=single&mediacode=si180711p or "TRUE BELIEVERS & NON BELIEVERS ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL OF THE REFORMATION: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_dN0oC57Rk&t=3s. Link them to our YouTube channel CAnswersTV (which stands for "Christian Answers Television") at https://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV or our website http://www.BibleQuery.org. Let them know eternity is forever! We can be wrong about a lot of things in this life and still survive, but if we are wrong about our faith, we will pay for that mistake forever and ever (see our playlist "Dealing with Hell, Lake of Fire, Unpopular Bible Doctrines" with 43 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE04A1D0DFE95B95E. Luke 13:3, ""I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish."

  2. It is so sad to see the millions of ppl connected to the catholic faith b/c catholicism is a pagan religion. Its very difficult to get through to ppl if they have been raised catholic BUT… if we can just plant a seed for Gods Glory it is worth talking to people b/c it is the Holy Spirit that changes a persons heart NOT the wise words of a man.

  3. Celibacy is a choice that both priests and nuns take of a oath. As you can see its not followed.HOW SICK IS IT RHAT THEY CONTINUE TO TAKE ""WHAT RHEY CALL A HOLY SACRAMENT WITH FORNICATION, ADULTRY, BIRTHING BABIES, MAKING BABIES, COMMITING HOMOSEXUAL ACTS, RAPE, MOLESTATION, SODOMY, YPU NAME IT AND THEY JUSTIFY GOING TP TO COMMUNION OF AS PRIESTS ADMINISTER COMMUNION WITH THEIR FILTY MINDS AND HANDS?????

    EVEN THOSE WHO DON'T READ SCRIPTURE HAVE HAD TRAINING FROM RIGHT AND WRONG. THE CHURCHS ARE FILLED WITH ABOMINATIONS THAT ARE ALMOST UNSPEAKABLE. SICKENING.

    SHE LAUGHS THROUGH HER AFFAIRS LIKE IT'S NOTHING.

  4. The Catholic church has  problems and they started with Constantine. He was emperor of Rome and the first Christian emperor to take the throne. He simply decreed that every citizen of the Roman empire was to be Christian. Ninety percent  of these people were hard core pagans. The worshiped the pagan gods of Rome and Greece. THey believed in Zeus, Apollo, Mercury, Diana and all the rest of the kids. Now, overnight these people were Christians and knew nothing of the religion. They came to the churches and instead of listening to all of the Gospel, they brought their pagan beliefs with them and soon they mixed those beliefs with the Christian beliefs. The Catholic church was forever tainted with those beliefs.

  5. My burning question after watching this wonderful testimony is……Did God really CHOOSE me? Ok then, why didn't He choose someone else? In other words, I know that I am no better than anyone else. Predestination is confusing to me. Surely, He doesn't love someone else less. Can anyone direct me as to where to study this?

  6. This video is partly based on the book "The Truth Set Us Free: Twenty Former Nuns Tell Their Stories of God’s Amazing Grace" & is available on Richard Bennett's website http://www.BereanBeacon.org at http://www.bereanbeacon.org/#/books/. See our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 157 videos & counting at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&feature=plcp. Mary Allen spent 26 years as a Nun. She gives a personal and very descriptive account of her long life in the convent. Her coming to true Christian salvation many years after convent life is fascinating. Please share this video with family and friends. If possible please make it known to Catholic nuns. "What Every Catholic Should Know" playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=E1CB721E3CA65D76.

    Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel CANSWERSTV at http://www.youtube.com/user/CAnswersTV?feature=mhee; websites: http://www.BIBLEQUERY.ORG, http://www.HISTORYCART.COM, & http://www.MUSLIMHOPE.COM) presents former Roman Catholic priest for 22 years Richard Bennett for this video. Larry actually attends the same church in Austin, Texas (http://www.DayspringChapel.org) with Richard Bennett (website: http://www.BEREANBEACON.ORG) so the opportunity to present Richard's research is truly by God's providence. Richard Bennett is joined in studio by former nun Mary Allen for this presentation.

    Roman Catholic nuns, similar in tradition to ancient Rome's "vestal virgins" (the Vestals or Vestal Virgins (Vestales, singular Vestalis), were priestesses of Vesta, goddess of the hearth. The Vestals were freed of the usual social obligations to marry and bear children, and took a vow of chastity in order to devote themselves to the study and correct observance of state rituals) or Buddhist nuns, think their ascetic lifestyle will earn them eternal salvation. Even Mother Teresa felt the emptiness of this type of "works to earn salvation" writing, "How cold—how empty—how painful is my heart.—Holy communion—Holy Mass—all the holy things of spiritual life—of the life of Christ in me—are all so empty—so cold—so un-wanted. The physical situation of my poor, left in the streets unwanted, unloved, un-claimed—are the true picture of my own spiritual life, of my love for Jesus…." (Letter to Fr. Neuner, May 12, 1962, Mother Teresa, p. 232).

    The Dominican nuns were founded by St. Dominic even before he had established the friars. They are contemplatives in the cloistered life. The Friars and Nuns together form the Order of Preachers properly speaking. The nuns celebrated their 800th anniversary in 2006.

    Dominic nevertheless became the spiritual father to several Albigensian women he had reconciled to the faith, and in 1206 he established them in a convent in Prouille. This convent would become the foundation of the Dominican nuns, thus making the Dominican nuns older than the Dominican friars.

    Dominic sought to establish a new kind of order, one that would bring the dedication and systematic education of the older monastic orders like the Benedictines to bear on the religious problems of the burgeoning population of cities, but with more organizational flexibility than either monastic orders or the secular clergy. Dominic's new order was to be a preaching order, trained to preach in the vernacular languages. Rather than earning their living on vast farms as the monasteries had done, the new friars would survive by begging, "selling" themselves through persuasive preaching.

    True Christian believers have the "Spirit of truth" (John 14:17) and through that Spirit, a vital bond of union with Jesus Christ. If anyone has Christ as Savior, he or she has the Holy Spirit as Indweller (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Anyone who claims to belong to Jesus Christ but gives no evidence of being indwelt by the Holy Spirit lacks the indisputable proof to establish his or her claim. No test could be more easily applied and none is more decisive, as Scripture explains; "now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His" (Romans 8:9). The consolation of the Holy Spirit is so basic to Christian life that the Apostle Paul calls it "everlasting consolation;" "now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace…." (2 Thessalonians 2:16). For those who are truly saved, "everlasting consolation" follows on the everlasting love, the eternal redemption, and the everlasting life that is found in the Gospel of grace (Ephesians 2:8-10). Thus living in a monastery or convent is unnecessary & hoping relics, praying to Mary, or following ascetic rules & rituals will lead to salvation is worthless (Galatians 1:6-9).

  7. Roman Catholicism is the most powerful, widespread and subtle of all un-Biblical religious movements. It claims to be the only "true" church, and everything outside of it is labelled false and branded as heresy. All Protestants are "heretics" according to Romanism (see our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" with 157 videos & counting at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715; particularly see "The Pope in Rome Denounces True Christians & True Christian Churches to Justify His Own Religion" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMs1j3TsInI&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=128 & "EARLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH HISTORY PROVES ROMAN CATHOLICISM FALSE" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP9jg2h3xjQ&list=PLFFA8D69D1B914715&index=8; see too: http://www.christiantruth.com/ (particularly on historical matters concerning Roman Catholicism), http://www.BereanBeacon.org & http://www.CWRC-RZ.org).
    In reality the Roman Catholic hierarchy is not a church at all, but a
    gigantic religious, political organization. Because the average
    Protestant and multitudes of true believers are almost completely
    ignorant of the facts about Roman Catholicism, it is necessary to expose
    at the outset some of the most blatant of these. First it must be
    recognized that the Church of Rome has unscripturally appropriated the
    name "Catholic" (signifying 'worldwide') to mean only its own church.
    The true name for the miscalled Catholic Church should be the Roman
    Church. In the past it was called the Roman Catholic Church. Today,
    however, particularly in the USA, but also in some other
    non-Roman-Catholic lands, the name "Roman" has been cunningly dropped
    and it wishes to be known only as the Catholic Church. The Roman
    Catholic Church claims to be the one true Church, dating back to the
    beginning, organized by Jesus Christ Himself, with the disciple Peter as
    the first Pope and Vicar of Christ of earth (see our video "The Pope:
    False Gospel of Roman Catholicism (Part #2 in Romanist Apostasy Series)"
    at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RBTQcQDqjA).
    However, while the true "Catholic" Church (the Body of Christ scattered
    across the earth) was born in eternity in the Mind of God (Ephesians
    1:1-11), the Roman Catholic Church was not organized until about 313 AD
    with the advent of the Roman emperor Constantine. There was a local
    fellowship of true Christians located in and around Rome at the time but
    they had no more power than any other local congregation of believers
    found anywhere else in the world (think of the seven churches mentioned
    in Revelation chapters 1-3).This was the beginning of the union of
    Church and State. Constantine, however, did not oppose the old pagan
    worship of Rome; rather, he superimposed Christianity upon these pagan
    religions, adopting elements in both; and thus, by allowing the pagans
    to continue their heathen customs, he made it easy for them to adopt
    Christianity. The result was the Roman Catholic Church, which is a
    mixture of about one-third Christianity, one-third Judaism, and
    one-third paganism. The Roman Catholic Church thus pretends to accept
    most of the cardinal doctrines of Christendom, plus the holy days and
    priesthood copied from Judaism, and the superstitions and fetishes of
    paganism with its charms such as holy water, candles, and images. This
    only makes sense because Constantine was more of a politician than a
    real Christian. In fact Constantine did not even bother to get baptized
    until he was on his deathbed and that by the Arian heretic Eusebius of
    Nicomedia. Eusebius was a bishop of Berytus (modern-day Beirut) in
    Phoenicia, then of the See of Nicomedia, where the imperial court
    resided, and finally of Constantinople from 338 up to his death in 441.
    If Constantine would have really understood Biblical Christianity he
    would not have allowed heretics like Eusebius and others to flourish
    throughout his empire.Question: "What is Arianism?" Answer: Arianism is
    named for Arius, a teacher in the early 4th century A.D. One of the
    earliest and probably the most important item of debate among early
    Christians was the subject of Christ’s deity. Was Jesus truly God in the
    flesh or was Jesus a created being? Was Jesus God or just like God?
    Arius held that Jesus was created by God as the first act of creation,
    that Jesus was the crowning glory of all creation. Arianism, then, is
    the view that Jesus was a created being with divine attributes, but was
    not divine in and of Himself. Arianism misunderstands references to
    Jesus’ being tired (John 4:6) and not knowing the date of His return
    (Matthew 24:36).
    Yes, it is difficult to understand how God could be tired and/or not
    know something, but relegating Jesus to a created being is not the
    answer. Jesus was fully God, but He was also fully human. Jesus did not
    become a human being until the incarnation. Therefore, Jesus’
    limitations as a human being have no impact on His divine nature or
    eternality. A second major misinterpretation in Arianism is the meaning
    of “firstborn” (Romans 8:29; Colossians 1:15-20).
    Arians understand “firstborn” in these verses to mean that Jesus was
    “born” or “created” as the first act of creation. This is not the case.
    Jesus Himself proclaimed His self-existence and eternality (John 8:58; 10:30).
    John 1:1-2 tells us that Jesus was “in the beginning with God.” In
    Bible times, the firstborn son of a family was held in great honor
    (Genesis 49:3; Exodus 11:5; 34:19; Numbers 3:40; Psalm 89:27;
    Jeremiah 31:9). It is in this sense that Jesus is God’s firstborn.
    Jesus is the preeminent member of God’s family. Jesus is the anointed
    one, the “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of
    Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). After nearly a century of debate at various early
    church councils, the Christian church officially denounced Arianism as a
    false doctrine. Since that time, Arianism has never been accepted as a
    viable doctrine of the Christian faith. Arianism has not died, however.
    Arianism has continued throughout the centuries in varying forms. The
    Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons of today hold a very Arian-like position
    on Christ’s nature. Just as the early church did, we must denounce any
    and all attacks on the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ (see
    our playlist "Dealing with Jehovah's Witnesses, Watchtower Society" with
    22 videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCF0ADB29C0EB8C40).While
    the pretended adoption of Christianity was hailed as a great victory
    for the Church, it was also, ironically, the beginning of her ruin. From
    this date we can trace all the innumerable errors of the Roman Church –
    Mariolatry, the mass, purgatory, limbo, the celibacy of priesthood,
    adoration and worship of images, indulgences, the infallibility of the
    Pope, the immaculate conception of Mary, and all the other unscriptural
    errors. Instead of a blessing it became the downfall of the organized
    church. Yet all the time during those dark ages which followed there was
    as always the body of true believers, members of the true Church,
    within the framework of the rapidly corrupting hierarchy of the Roman
    Catholic Church. Before Constantine the true Church was persecuted and
    threatened with extermination; after Constantine there emerged the Roman
    Church, patronized by the State and subsequently seeking temporal
    powers to rule and govern the State. This was the beginning of the Roman
    Catholic Church which has lasted until today.From the Day of Pentecost
    in Acts chapter 2 and throughout the next three centuries, the Church
    remained comparatively free from the serious errors which have
    characterized it since the beginning of the fourth century. Error was
    present even in the days of the Apostles, but the Church, suffering
    indescribable persecution, remained relatively pure in doctrine. After
    the wedding of Church and State by Constantine, however, the 'coming
    out' of the true believers from the apostate system became necessary.
    During the centuries from Constantine until the days of Luther there
    were groups which either separated themselves from the political and
    religious system, or else remained as a violent reaction against the
    increasing corruption. All of these were persecuted and many were
    martyred for their faith (see our video, "MARTYRS FOR CHRIST: THE
    MURDEROUS ROMAN CATHOLIC INQUISITION" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy95g5VhQ7w).
    The Roman Catholic Church at that time was not only recognized by the
    Roman Empire, but the State was ultimately compelled to bow to the
    edicts of the Church.For much more on the first three centuries of
    Christianity before Constantine listen to the excellent church history
    review of "Historical Theology" by church historian and scholar William
    Cunningham at http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=William_Cunningham; particularly note the first 9 lectures in "Historical Theology Volume #1".2 Timothy 2:15, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

  8. my grandfather was a Roman Catholic when he married grandma, she was Lutheran, and he changed religions to marry her. Oh the stories he told, I never believed him , he told all these things, his sister wanted to be a nun, she had become friends with a girl who had run away from the monastery, she told all that had happened to her and it scared his sister so bad she changed her mind—I didn't believe him until I heard it from his sister—wow lots of no good in those convents

  9. Thank you for this video so candid , she was so honest she is so sweet, what a pressured job she had. amazing story. I wanted to become a nun, but the chastity part , not ever having a husband or a boyfriend was too high a price to pay. Wow she went through so much I can't imagen her turmoil . Wow.

  10. I HAVE A QUESTION:

    I could see that there is a huge link between narcissism and Catholicism. I mean, there was a person I dated that was completely a sociopath, who was at the time a staunch Catholic (He later became a Zen Buddhist, and then finally an atheist). I also had a person I had a crush on, who was completely a narcissist, and was a devout Catholic. (He got into metaphysics, and tried to hypnotize me. I was unsaved at the time, so I went along with it). I also have a friend who is now getting into Catholicism, and he's a narcissist with avoidant tendencies (as well as one of the biggest perverts I know, despite being a celibate virgin, like myself). I also notice that narcissists that are Catholic are especially good at forcing people into religious practices. My grandmother, for example, often gives us things such as a Catholic Bible and rosary (I am not a Catholic, so I eventually threw it away). Though I love her, she is very much a narcissist, and is also a clairvoyant. My friend has tried to use lingo that I'm used to using, such as, "Salvation is by faith", but also claiming that one has to do sacraments in order to show faith, and if one does not, he or she is stating that God is not good enough. (Classic Catholic line: I already know that the Apocrypha is not inspired, since 1) The Council of Yavne excludes the Apocrypha 2) It contradict itself 3) It contradicts Scripture 4) Prophets were admittedly not around at that time 5) It was not considered Scripture to Catholics until the Council of Trent 6) Even if they hold to the Apocrypha, the different kinds of "Catholic" hold onto different Scriptures. For instance, the RCC takes the Talmudic approach, and only holds to the OT. However, the Orthodox takes some OT Apocrypha, as well as some Gnostic texts. The Coptics take both the Apocrypha and Gnostic texts. Therefore, there is no unity.) Is there a reason for this?

  11. I really like Mr. Bennett's videos, especially the one on the Spanish Inquisition. The torture of the RCC is astounding. What is even more astounding is that the Catholic Church denies it. Well, yeah, they didn't do the actual torture themselves, but they got state authorities to do it. In short, it's similar to the Sanhedrin getting the Roman Officials to execute Christ…(no, I am not replacement theology. Just saying, from the historical perspective). One had the motive, while the other had the tools. By that logic, Charlie Manson should not have been in jail, since he didn't do the executions himself. Such torture methods are still used in BDSM today. I once read a tabloid of a prostitute and dominatrix, Lera Gavin, and she said the same thing (with abominable blasphemy of the Holy Spirit included). It's absolutely disgusting.

  12. i grew up catholic and hated it —i was mistreated by most of the teachers most of them were nuns –i had a forth grade teacher who knew who my mom was and she knew that my mom abused me she was very kind to me —i had a horrible fifth grade teacher and a horrible sixth grade teacher —i was so rebellious and and asked a lot of questions challenging the gospel until the priests and nuns were fed up with me and i was kicked out of catholic school the best day of my life —over the years since i have only set foot in our catholic church just a few times it made me feel like i was tormented mentally and spiritually —during my younger years in catholic school my mom would bring me to the church very early in the morning and i had to wait in the church until school started —a few times i would go outside and sit on the step of the school —i would see the priests come out of the convent drunk i would watch them stagger over to their rectory and sometimes i would see the nuns walking from the rectory to their convent drunk —when i was in jr. high school my sixth grade teacher came up to my mother and me and said —''coco'' i hear youre getting married –i'm not sure where she heard that but i was only in ninth grade —that teacher saw our reaction when we told her no, she turned the most crimson-red i have ever seen on a someone's face and everyone who was standing around us quieted down to the point you could hear a pin drop —i never saw her again after that —catholic school put a very sour taste in my mouth about religion and i almost became atheist —

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