Here is the thing Ann - the 'protestant' reformation was nothing more than rejection of the papacy, almost no doctrine was reformed. They ARE Mithras worshipers. They just don't know it, because the truth has been disguised behind "killer verses" that 'prove' the doctrines. Catholicism and Protestantism are the exact same thing, except Catholics believe the Pope is their 'line' to the heavens, while the Protestants go through triune-Jesus. (in other words, they bypass Jesus, to get to God, who is Jesus) Looking at your example, you cite the 'immortal soul' and JWs having a similar conception: NOT true! Catholicprotestantism = ALL people go to heaven or hell (E.G. Babylonian->Greco-Roman paganism) JWs = Only the 144k receive an immortal soul, ALL other people have a chance at eternal life, but MANY will be permanently destroyed. One is from the Bible, one is from Babylon. Right? Your arguments are false equivocation predicated on the mistake of not delineating the scriptures from 'conceptual' similarities. Regarding the Pope: he was considered a God on earth - this is why he was 'infallible', he was a representative of Christ en totality, on earth. They must go through HIM to Christ for salvation, this is why Catholics refer to the 'church' as the institution of salvation rather than the conceptual 'church' that binds believers in the body of Christ. Vicarius Filei Dei is incribed on the Papal crown! What are the letters on the Popeâ€™s crown and what do they signify if anything? The letters on the Pope's crown are these: Vicarius Filii Dei, which is a Latin for Vicar of the Son of God. Our Sunday Visitor, April 18, 1915, p.3 The reason they pray for Mary to intercede on their behalf is because Christ's sacrifice was not enough! Now, certainly Mary IS DEAD, and not in heaven as they claim - so regardless of what they 'believe' is true, they are in fact praying to the dead. They worship a golden calf and call it Jehovah. (I do consider most Catholics to be Christians however, they are simply in the Babylonian system, and many haven't been called out yet - and no, I don't mean to become JWs) At some point "Moses" will say "who is with us" and who is with the Golden Calf that represents Jehovah!