[quote=mango_2003]In general, I’ve liked these forums. However, I am beginning to grow weary of how many Roman Catholics treat and talk about us Protestants.
Heh. Try being a Buddhist who occasionally goes to strip clubs and see how many friends you make.
When I first posted in the non-Catholic religions forum, lots of Catholic posters assumed I was here because I was exploring the faith or needed converting, or something. I found that irritating. Once I got a little more comfortable and started posting elsewhere, I found that several people are praying for me, as I am on the express train to hell.
It’s a Catholic forum. I consider myself and other non-Catholics to be guests here. It should neither surprise nor annoy us to encounter Catholics who believe that their faith is the only correct one and ours, such as they are, are flat wrong.
It is very hard to have a reasoned discussion with somebody when you believe they are entirely wrong about something important. No matter how hard you try to be open and reasonable, you can’t keep the fact that you are right and they are wrong from influencing your tone.
If anyone wants to know about Zen Buddhism, I’ll answer the questions they ask, assuming that I know the answers. If they want to know how I got there, I’ll answer that as well. I assume if I have similar questions about Catholicism, I’ll find people to answer my questions.
I will stipulate to the fact that many of the things I believe are in direct opposition to the teachings of one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic church. If Karl and his crew want to ban me for it, that’s fine. If anyone wants to convert me or convince me that my views on religion are wrong, I’m not going to get into it. If anyone wants to insult me or call me names, I’ll report them and let Karl jug 'em.
We are guests here. Our hosts are Catholic. To expect them to not act like Catholics is a bit much.