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Old Apr 5, '05, 10:43 am
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Hi everyone,
I've been reading the post on here for quite some time, and I just decided to register today. I've come across the term "cafeteria Catholic" in alot of posts. Can someone please explain to me what this means? Forgive my ignorance, but I don't know alot about the Catholic faith, I'm just starting to explore it in depth. Thanks.

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Old Apr 5, '05, 10:57 am
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Goodday sir and welcome!

A "cafeteria catholic" is one who picks and chooses what he wants to believe in Catholicism. Thus he calls himself Catholic, but may or may not agree with some major issues that Catholicism teaches.

The term "cafeteria X" could be applied to any group really.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:00 am
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Hi everyone,
I've been reading the post on here for quite some time, and I just decided to register today. I've come across the term "cafeteria Catholic" in alot of posts. Can someone please explain to me wht this means? Forgive my ignorance, but I don't know alot about the Catholic faith, I'm just starting to explore it in depth. Thanks.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:01 am
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Hi everyone,
I've been reading the post on here for quite some time, and I just decided to register today. I've come across the term "cafeteria Catholic" in alot of posts. Can someone please explain to me wht this means? Forgive my ignorance, but I don't know alot about the Catholic faith, I'm just starting to explore it in depth. Thanks.
First of all: W E L C M E to the forum.

The Term "cafeteria Catholic" refers to a Catholic who picks and chooses what teaching of the Church they want to believe. For example, the Church is opposed to use of birth control, a Cafeteria Catholic will say, "Well that does not apply to me because..." or "I elect not to follow that teaching." How many Jewish people do you know who work on the Sabbath or eat cheese burgers ... it's the same thing.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:07 am
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How many Jewish people do you know who work on the Sabbath or eat cheese burgers ... it's the same thing.
I thought Levitical Law prohibited eating pork, not beef.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:08 am
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Thank you everybody. Now that you all have explained it, the term makes perfect sense. In that respect, there are alot of "cafeteria Jews" too. By the way everyone, I grew up as a nominal Protestant (Me and my parents attended church every now and then and never prayed or read the Bible) and decided to convert to Judaism as an adult, since I was biologically half-Jewish. I haven't attented temple in a while, though, because something is missing. I'm not sure what, but SOMETHING. I've visited alot of different temples, but none of them are fulfilling to me. I've been researching church history lately and the Catholic Church keeps coming up again and again. I'm sorry if this sounds rambling, but I'm seeking. My condolences to all Catholics on the death of the Pope, by the way. He was a righteous man.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:12 am
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[quote=Dr. Colossus]I thought Levitical Law prohibited eating pork, not beef. [/QUOTE
Yes, it does prohibit eating pork, but it also prohbits the mixing of meat and dairy products. Therefore, no cheeseburgers.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:13 am
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Thank you everybody. Now that you all have explained it, the term makes perfect sense. In that respect, there are alot of "cafeteria Jews" too. By the way everyone, I grew up as a nominal Protestant (Me and my parents attended church every now and then and never prayed or read the Bible) and decided to convert to Judaism as an adult, since I was biologically half-Jewish. I haven't attented temple in a while, though, because something is missing. I'm not sure what, but SOMETHING. I've visited alot of different temples, but none of them are fulfilling to me. I've been researching church history lately and the Catholic Church keeps coming up again and again. I'm sorry if this sounds rambling, but I'm seeking. My condolences to all Catholics on the death of the Pope, by the way. He was a righteous man.

welcome, jew_man_73, and no need to apologize.

thank you for the condolences.

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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:14 am
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Yes, it does prohibit eating pork, but it also prohbits the mixing of meat and dairy products. Therefore, no cheeseburgers.
Thanks for the clarification. Sorry to derail the thread a little.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:20 am
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welcome, jew_man_73, and no need to apologize.

thank you for the condolences.

we're praying for your search. hope it will be fruitful.
Thank you very much. I greatly appreciate your prayers.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:21 am
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I grew up as a nominal Protestant
What's a normal Protestant

Just kidding. When I was a "Normal Protestant", I too felt something was missing in my life too... I converted to Catholicism in 1998.

We are here for you, we hope you stick around and post for a while.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:21 am
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Thanks for the clarification. Sorry to derail the thread a little.
Please don't apologize. No need. This is how we learn from each other.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:23 am
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If you are searching this is a good place to learn about Catholicism but if you know any Catholics it would be an even better idea to attend mass a couple of times with them, meet the priest and talk to him about your search. I think you may be getting a call home to the Catholic Church. Be sure to vist some of the other threads. Anyway, welcome to the forums and thanks for the kind words about the Pope.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:26 am
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What's a normal Protestant

Just kidding. When I was a "Normal Protestant", I too felt something was missing in my life too... I converted to Catholicism in 1998.

We are here for you, we hope you stick around and post for a while.
I actually visited a Catholic church this past week. Not sure why, but I cried. I'm not normally a crier.
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Old Apr 5, '05, 11:27 am
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