i have a question regarding how these random catholic beliefs came about. i mean, making the mass shorter and all i can understand but what about things like St. Mary being born without sin, and pergatory, and the whole thing with the Holy Spirit proceeding from both the Father and the Son...like how did these things come about? was it just a random guy who thought of it out of the blue and convinced people with it with absolutely no proof or evidence from any of the Fathers? Is this considered a heresy? if it is, why didn't our fathers bring it down like they brought down the Arian heresy? i know very very very little about all of this, so take it easy with me.
also, another related question, is it ok if i tell people that they're wrong like catholics, protestants, etc. or is it rude to do so, and maybe i should just pray for them?
also, i thank God every day that i was born in the coptic orthodox church to good parents, but what about others, sometimes i feel really bad for them because they didn't have this chance that i have. i mean, if they were born to good parents in the orthodox church, they probably would have never rejected it, but they didn't have the chance. why is it that i had the chance but not them? is this the result of those people that came along the road and made up all these different religions? is it the result of their actions that all these people perish. all these people that are born into different religions, it's not their fault. what did they ever do wrong to deserve this? and what did i ever do right to deserve this? ...... is it wrong to ask all of these questions (in this paragraph) because i am questioning God's fairness? because i remember St. Anthony asked something along the same lines to God about the babies that die before they're born or when they're still babies or something like that and God told him to mind his own business. does God want me to mind my own business with this topic as well?
thanks and pray for me