If this becomes negative in nature I’m sorry; its just that this issue troubles me personally.
Would anyone else agree that the idea of being Culturally Catholic, where you stay in the religion because you were born in it and identify yourself as Catholic despite
- never going to Sunday Mass
- disagree vocally with the Church on matters
- perhaps not even being spiritual or put any of your faith in the hierachy established
I’m sure there are other signs but these are the first that come up. I personally fit this mold as well as pretty much my entire family. No one in my family would even dream of joining up with a Protestant denomination even if they were more agreeing in their ideology.
Speaking as technically a cultural catholic I see the pros being
Pros: If you do find your faith in God again your immediately drawn to the Roman Catholic Church and not tempted by other protestant groups
Cons: It leaves a huge demographic of Catholics who feel they can claim to be part of the Church while still holding views that are viewed as sin by the Church.
I’d like others opinions on this matter.