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One thing I have found, as a member of a Protestant religion, when attending a religious service at a Catholic church (such as a wedding or a funeral, if the Mass is part of the service), is that Communion is offered only to Catholics, and not to other non-Catholic Christians. I don’t know if this is true at all Catholic churches, or if it is more of a local policy. The last time this occurred, the Priest specifically said that the Eucharist was only for Catholics. In contrast, at our church (Methodist), Communion is offered to all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior, regardless of denomination. I have to confess being a little annoyed at what I feel is a bit of unnecessary lack of inclusion, but I guess "their church, their rules" applies, and it’s their right.


In terms of following the practices of other religions, in their house of worship, I think it’s appropriate. Not to the point of doing or saying things that are actually counter to your own faith, but basically out of common courtesy. In touring cathedrals and, in some cases, old synagogues in Europe, my wife and I followed a few rules about attire, and in fact I wore a "temporary" yarmulke or kippah when touring some old synagogues. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a mosque while a service has been going on, and so I don’t have any idea what would be expected of a non-Islamic person.

One thing I have found, as a member of a Protestant religion, when attending a religious service at a Catholic church (such as a wedding or a funeral, if the Mass is part of the service), is that Communion is offered only to Catholics, and not to other non-Catholic Christians. I don’t know if this is true at all Catholic churches, or if it is more of a local policy. The last time this occurred, the Priest specifically said that the Eucharist was only for Catholics. In contrast, at our church (Methodist), Communion is offered to all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior, regardless of denomination. I have to confess being a little annoyed at what I feel is a bit of unnecessary lack of inclusion, but I guess "their church, their rules" applies, and it’s their right.

In terms of following the practices of other religions, in their house of worship, I think it’s appropriate. Not to the point of doing or saying things that are actually counter to your own faith, but basically out of common courtesy. In touring cathedrals and, in some cases, old synagogues in Europe, my wife and I followed a few rules about attire, and in fact I wore a "temporary" yarmulke or kippah when touring some old synagogues. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a mosque while a service has been going on, and so I don’t have any idea what would be expected of a non-Islamic person.

I’ve lit plenty of votive candles in various Catholic missions, churches, and cathedrals, without knowing for sure if non-Catholics were supposed to do so. For that matter, I’ve also lit incense at a few Buddhist temples….That’s because the Roman Catholic religion is a complete heresy of true Christianity. According to official Catholic doctrine, you know they believe that the Eucharist literally turns into the flesh and blood of Jesus…."transubstantiation". Batsh*t crazy or more accurately a 2nd grade understanding of Scripture to wield power over ignorant "mass"es who weren’t allowed to read the Bible themselves. The partaking of bread and wine is in remembrance of what Jesus did for us….not a way to make us "divine" cannibals. All Protestant churches are still viewed as imperfectly aligned Christians that should still eventually come under the umbrella of their corrupt heretical "Mother" church. This what 50% of the European wars after the fall of the Roman empire were about, people breaking free from the shackles of the RCC. Being able to attend sermons in a language they could understand, being able to read the Bible themselves, being able to seek forgiveness directly from their Heavenly Father not some dude in confessional calling himself "father" who then would only forgive you if you gave them sufficient bribe money….etc etc etc. Here’s the current teacher of heresies.