Can't say I've ever seen many people praying to shrines at the side of the road
I've seen it a lot down in Bieszczady. Tourists goin around on their bikes or on horses and stopping and having an auld pray. It's a bit like Ireland, but 200 years ago.
Catholics don't worship idols. The saints are believed to have the power to intercede on behalf of petitioners
It's pretty much the same thing. Even by having pictures/statues of angels/saints in a place of worship is technically idol worship. Catholic Church puts up with it though coz it keeps the sheep coming and coppers in the coffers.
Sure it's all nonsense anyway, we all know that.
So is my dog
How do you know that, have to never seen All Dogs Go to Heaven?
When adam and his children (who lived hundreds of years) died
Oh yea, Adam who had 2 sons, Cain and Abel, one of them killed the other and then they still had to breed to get humanity started so Cain had to engage in sexual congress with his mother (look up the etymology of 'motherf!!ker'). And then Granddad Adam had to have sex with them. This all happening about 4000+ years ago!
Thus beginning the long history of paedophilia in the Christian Church.