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Khysamgathys OP t1_je0g204 wrote

The Catholic Church's beatification and canonization is pretty official and handled/monopolize by the church. Also you just become this demigod thing.

The Chinese case is very informal and just relies on sheer popular acclaim for a dead person. Plus you become a fullblown god.


KypDurron t1_je4s0uc wrote

Um, Catholic saints aren't demigods, don't know where you got that.

I'm not saying that Catholics don't go a little overboard with venerating saints, but nobody worships them as gods of any sort.


Khysamgathys OP t1_je4sdu3 wrote

They de facto are no matter how much Catholics say they aren't.

I should know I am an ex-Catholic.