[quote="FullOfThought, post:1, topic:246328"]
I have been Catholic my whole life, but only within the last year, since I finished the RCIA course for my confirmation have I been really practicising my faith.
However, since this amazing change in my life I have noticed some changes that I am not so happy with. It seems I have become more judgemental.
You sound like me. In some ways, I'm more judgmental, but at least now, I'm working on it. Before, I was still quite judgmental, but I thought I was right and everyone who disagreed could ahem attempt a physiological impossibility, if you catch my drift. Now, I try to work on it--not successfully, though.
- When watching TV I get offended so much more, there are only a few shows I'll actually watch now.
Me too! I was that way before, but now, even a lot of TV and movies I used to like offend me. I loved The Simpsons, but all the gay jokes and anti-Christian attacks felt like a punch in the stomach, so I quit watching. I'm mostly left with children's cartoons (which I love)... luckily, I can still laugh at the roadrunner outsmarting the coyote. :D
The problem is that my mom still likes sinful TV. :rolleyes:
- I seem to have lost my sense of humor, I get annoyed at rude jokes as I now understand that they are wrong
There are lots of jokes that aren't rude... do you still find them funny? I know I do.
- I used to be so much more accepting of other peoples beliefs and opinions and now I am so much less tolerant.
I know what you mean. I'm extremely angry at liberals for having lied to me all these years. Just hearing liberal ideas makes me practically go postal.
I don't think people have started noticing the difference yet, but I have. I know Jesus taught us not to be judgemental, but it is so hard to be accepting when these things are against our faith... and there are so many things!
I know exactly what you mean. We know this Orthodox Jew whose reaction to duck tongues on the menu in a Chinese restaurant was, "Duck tongues?!? That's not kosher!!" (Jews don't believe that the kosher laws are binding on non-Jews, so that makes it even more unusual.) I have a similar obsession with people being sexually kosher, so to speak. I'm trying really hard not to be a Catholic version of this guy, but in our sexually obsessed culture, I can't seem to manage it.
You might like this cartoon I drew: fav.me/d3jwhob
My other artwork there shows that I still have a sense of humor. :)
I can't be the only person who has this problem. Any advice of how I can handle this are greatly appreciated!
I wish I had some advice, but I need some myself!