There are so many threads here and sites across the web that portray Catholics and Protestants as bitter enemies, much like the Autobots and Decepticons from Transformers. But from the Protestants I know, the anti-Catholicism we talk about here at CAF seems to be more remote, more extremist minorities rather than the norm of non-Catholic Christians. I originally got the erroneous impression that not Catholic = anti-Catholic. When talking about faith with my Protestant friends, they hardly say anything criticizing Catholicism. Here are possibly the most anti-Catholic things they have said:
A Baptist girl once said, “sorry, there’s no purgatory”.
And a Presbyterian guy once said “Ugh, you Catholics and your terminology.”
See? Hardly the fire-breathing accusations of James White, Lorraine Boettner or Jack Chick. Many non-Catholics will come to the Catholic youth group where I help out, and they are usually drawn in by a Kairos retreat that we run. They are very accepting of Catholicism and recognize us as Christians, just as are the famous Protestant ministers Billy Graham and Jack Van Impe. The only real anti-Catholicism I encounter regularly is here in Internetland. So is my position correct, or is there something I’m not seeing?