Hello I didnt know where to post this for advice. I just wanted to know how to talk to my father now that I have decided to convert to Catholicism, and he is, come to find out, very very anti-catholic. I still very much want to have him in my life but he hasnt respected my wishes for him not to bring up the subject of religion. Our past conversation was our wrost, he even stated that he hated me and called me wretched. Here is his email that he sent me after I hung up on him( I hope I am not breaking any rules by posting his email)
" It does not matter what I say anyway if it does not agree with what you think or feel then it is wrong according to you.Just because you do not believe something does not make it not true.Right is right and wrong is wrong.Rebellion is as the sin of witch craft.(1Sam. 15:23) Look it up.I have been under it’s spell my self.Whoever sins is a slave to sin. (John 8:34) Look it up.I was a slave to alcohol and many other pleasures that I chose to participate in.But each one of us is tempted when by our own evil desire,he is dragged away and enticed.Then,after desire has conceived,it gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full grown gives birth to Death. (James 1:14-15) Look it up. You profess to be wise LOOK UP THESE SCRIPTURES AND READ THEM FOR YOUR SELF. LOOK!! Do not be deceived;God cannot be mocked A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature,will reap destruction;the one who sows to please the Spirit from the Spirit will reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7-8) Look it up.I have fallen many times,but praise God for the grace he has given me to live.I am not a hypocrite as you are convinced that I am.For I have REPENTED AND AM TRUSTING IN CHRIST ALONE FOR MY JUSTIFICATION.Which is something you have not done…yet…It is trusting in Jesus Christ and repentance of sins toward God (turning from your sin,changing your mind)that justifies you.To me Christ is my God and my King.He is Lord of my life and heart I have surrendered my will to Him and He will raise me up on the last day.Have you surrendered your life to him?I can say by the fruit of your lips and the fruit of your life that I see you have not.That is what counts in the eyes of God not going to church.I am done the catholic church is the great harlot of the book of revelation.It is the imposter of the true church of Jesus Christ and from it will arise the end times anti-christ that the world awaits LOOK IT UP.I can not say anymore to convince you of your errors.I will always pray for you."
Sorry for such a long message but I am at a lost for what to do. I have made my decision to become Catholic and that is final but I dont want to lose my relationship with my father.