Issues with old friends and their view on Catholicism & God
Well hello everyone! I am not in a good state at all right now, and I figured I could bring this to all of you to see if you can help me.
I am in sort of a crisis with my old "friends." A bit of background: I am going to be a junior in college, and I used to be very close with them because I, ahem, would partake in activities that I now admonish. As well, in high school I was very much a doubting Catholic, but in college when I met my current boyfriend he led me back into the church and I am fully devoted to God.
But it doesn't seem my friends think it's a good thing. When I posted a status on Facebook on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade about remembering those who have been aborted, two of my friends said it was extremely offensive and hurtful of me to post it and that it didn't matter that it was because of my faith in God that I didn't believe in abortion. They went on to say that they felt like being more religious was making me "boring" and "not as fun as I was back in high school."
More recently, I was speaking to a friend who had recently broken up with her boyfriend and was distressed because she "hadn't had sex in over two months." When I suggested that she should focus this time on God and finding someone who she could cultivate an actual loving relationship with someone that wasn't based around sex, she flipped out on me, stating that "just because it works for you doesn't mean it does for me; we're different people. And besides, I don't want God in my life right now because I don't need Him."
Finally, one of my friends posted a video on his wall that made fun of the sex abuse issues in the Catholic Church, I commented that I didn't think it was very funny because it was very insensitive towards the victims (and extremely crude). Well, he and his friend told me that I wasn't upset by the victims but because I was a Catholic and basically thought the abuse and the Vatican's response was okay because I didn't leave the church when it happened.
So I am distressed, fellow believers. These are some of the people I used to view as my closest friends, but now they can't seem to accept my changing beliefs. I'll admit, one of the reasons I have stayed connected with them was because I felt I might be able to help at least one of them to stop the "activities" that they still partake in and see how it's destroying their lives. But now it feels hopeless as they continually admonish my beliefs but will not accept my beliefs even as an opinion (I have been told before that I am flat out "wrong" for believing some of the things I believe).
I have prayed so many times on this matter, but I am really in need of an opinion of what to do. Do I stay or do I go?
God bless you if you've read through all of my ramblings, =]. I appreciate anything or any advice you can give me.