So now that I’ve calmed a wee bit, I will explain my experience yesterday at a local “CHRISTIAN” book store.
I was looking for some index tabs for my new bible, given to me by the Church. I’m in RCIA. I was also looking for a card for a couple whom recently had a new baby. I entered the store, and picked out the card.
I found lots of index cards, but noticed there were none that had ALL the books of the bible included, but I had previously found some online, so I know they are out there.
I concluded they didn’t have any, so I proceeded to the checkout. When the sales clerk asked if I had found everything ok, I then asked about the index tabs for the Catholic Bible. He looked it up, and said he could order them for me, but they were not allowed to have any CATHOLIC material in the store, as it is supported by the Baptist Association.
I was floored, but as usual, I am totally speechless in confrontational situations.
My response was, “OK”, but instead of paying for the card, I said “thank you”, and just left. I could not quite bring myself to spend any money there, let along ordering the index tabs.
Of course, on the way out of the store, I looked up at sign again, that said “??? CHRISTIAN book store”. I have also noticed that these bookstores are all across the USA.
The fact that they didn’t sell Catholic Bible tabs, didn’t bother me. What bothered me most was the fact that they are not allowed to sell anything Catholic in this store and told me about this fact. Christian = Catholic. I so wish I’d have told him that Catholics ARE Christians.
Ok I feel better now. thanks for letting me vent.