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Semi-protected edit request on 21 February 2015[edit]

Please change the following sentence:

The 2,834 sees[261] are grouped into 23 particular rites, the largest being the Latin Church, each with distinct traditions regarding the liturgy and the administering the sacraments.[262]


The 2,834 sees[261] are grouped into 24 particular rites, the largest being the Latin Church, each with distinct traditions regarding the liturgy and the administering the sacraments.[262]

I am requesting this because Pope Francis added a new particular rite (the Eritrean Catholic Church) in 2015, so there is now the Latin rite plus 23 Oriental rites, for a total of 24 particular rites. This fact is documented in the [1] page. (talk) 01:03, 22 February 2015 (UTC)Rick Lorenz

Yes check.svg Done Stickee (talk) 04:07, 22 February 2015 (UTC)


The Differences Between Christianity and Catholicism[edit]

A common theme I see on Wikipedia is that Christianity based on the Bible and and Catholicism are the same with minor discrepancies. This is not the case. While the Catholic church holds doctrine that lines up with the Bible, other doctrines held by the Catholic church so exceedingly differ from Scripture that Christianity and Catholicism can not be seen as the same with minor differences. For example, the infallibility of the pope while teaching, transubstantiation, and the rest of the sacraments ("rest" complementing transubstantiation; the infallibility of the pope while teaching is not a sacrament.)

I believe the difference needs to be expressed throughout when Catholicism is mentioned and a section about how Biblical Christianity and Catholicism differ is written. I can write this article, if need be.


FegelAntics (talk) 06:54, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

This is really dumb. Catholicism is not only a form of Christianity, it's the single largest form of Christianity. If your definition of Christianity does not include Catholicism, your definition of Christianity is wrong.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:d:6880:f580:3883:54dc:6bab:5a42 (talk)


  1. ^ "What is Roman Catholicism?" Got Questions Ministries, n.d. Web. [Accessed 7 Feb. 2015].
Wouldn't that go in the Criticism of the Catholic Church article? This article is about Christianity in the broadest terms. It is not about how anyone thinks Christianity is suppose to be, but how it is. Richard-of-Earth (talk) 07:55, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Facepalm3.svg Facepalm Catholicism is a form of Christianity. Please don't make any edits relating to Catholicism, or add material based on your biases. Ian.thomson (talk) 10:23, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Category:Christian denominational families[edit]

You are invited to a discussion regarding the naming and content of category:Christian denominational families found at Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2015_March_10#Category:Christian_denominational_families. --Zfish118 (talk) 16:07, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

jonestown massacres and other sects[edit]

Should sects like jonestown and unusal sects preaching the coming of jesus in the year 2000 , rapture sects be included— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Wikipedia operates off of due weight. Most of those are blip in across the planet for the past two millennia. Ian.thomson (talk) 16:54, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Christianity and recent trends in proselytizing[edit]

There should be a section where recent tactics by christians to start new sects in other religions with the intention to mislead is sprouting up across the globe. For instance BAPS was declared the largest hindu templeby guiness world records a western controlled organization while this sect has clear non hindu values with god lineages. There also should be some info on acting , where non hindus pretend to be hindus and give false statements of salvation by christ. Also use of medical equipment to scare people into thinking they are in the presence of god. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:00, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done That might be interesting if you had sources instead of unevidenced sectarian conspiracy theories. Ian.thomson (talk) 03:08, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Please check newspaper sources in suriname especially during 2007- 2010 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:50, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

No, the burden of proof is on you. You need to name which issues of which newspapers. If someone told you "check the newspapers in Japan from 1985-1990" would you believe them? Ian.thomson (talk) 16:13, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Question: Are Suriname newspapers in 2007 an approved resource? Iheartthestrals (talk) 17:55, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

They could be, depending on the newspaper, what they're being cited for, and what other sources say (if they exist). Ian.thomson (talk) 21:38, 24 July 2015 (UTC)