“That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
Catholics who choose to take Catholic teachings “Cafeteria Style”- that is, accepting the nice parts like heaven, and rejecting the parts they don’t like, like the sexual and moral teachings, are going to be in a heck of a worse state than any other type of person.
You get no “God points” for going to Church twice a year on Christmas and Easter and having the fortune of being born into the Catholic faith. If anything, your situation is more dire.
Who is going to get a worse time of judgement? A Muslim, Hindu, Animist or Agnostic who has never heard the Word of God, or a “Creaster” (Christmas-Easter) Catholic who has no excuse? I’d even go so far as to say a suicide bomber who honestly believes that God is going to give him virgins in heaven is probably going to have an easier time getting into heaven than a Catholic who knows what the Bible says, but sleeps around, supports abortion and contracepts.
“But I’m a nice person”
Which builds on to the next point. Christianity doesn’t put much stock in niceness. It’s really quite irrelevant, although people who are good most often are nice (but not always). Nice has to do with pleasantness. Sleeping with a $5500 an hour prostitute like the (ex) Governor of New York is probably pretty nice. Having a good meal is nice too. Cats feel nice when you pet them. You might say your friend is “nice” to hang out with, because he tells funny jokes and picks up your bar tab.
The niceness of something has no bearing on its goodness. Sleeping with a $5500 hooker is BAD, even though it’s nice. A thing is good as so far as it conforms to its function. A good knife is a knife that doesn’t get chipped and cuts well. A good human being is one that conforms to its function, that is, knowing, praising and glorifying God.
Of course, maybe this is wrong, and just the twaddle of some “drunken Jews” (someone I know who calls themself Catholic). Then why be Catholic at all?