Greetings in Christ,
I started my first semester in College a few weeks ago. I have noticed significant anti-Catholic bias in many classes. For this thread, I’ll focus on history. Whenever the instructor discusses Our Faith, he is very demaning and tells lies. He said that Catholics believe in reincarnation. When I charitably siad we do not, he said something like “Don’t you believe Christ came back?” I tried to explain that Christ rose from the dead. He interupted me and said that I had admitted we actually do believe in reincarnation. The class loves what he teaches and when I refuted the teacher’s error, students laughed at me and I think one of them even called me a derogatory name.
He also said that Catholic teaching on Purgatory is that it is a waiting room wherein God decides whether or not to save someone. According to him, indulgences were paid by people to convince God to save their desceased loved ones.
The guy also said that European Catholics always sought to impose their Faith on others, meanwhile people of other faiths have historically been more peaceful and tolerant than Catholics. The guy also claimed that Catholics do not follow the Bible. He said that Catholic teaching has basic Biblical teachings but then believes and teaches whatever the Pope and bishops decide they want to teach. Finally, he said that Christians supported slavery because they’d forcibly baptize slaves. In general, he lies about the Faith and is dishonest and very mean.
Just one more thing, my English Professor had us write about a public figure we would want to spend time with. I chose St. John Paul II. She gave me the lowest grade she’d ever given me, and this is the only assingment where she wrote no positive feedback.
What would you do in this situation? The college is very leftist and pretty much everyone (students and faculty) are very hostile to anyone not in line with their views. As far as I know, there is no Newman Club or anything like that. Thank you and God bless.