Someone had a link for an Ex/Anti Catholic website that was pretty horrible but it got me wondering why some ex-Catholics are so hateful towards the Church (especially the ones that become fundamentalists). I think I may have part of the answer.
The Catholic Church expects alot from it’s followers but doesn’t necessarily guarantee salvation (no once saved always saved) so it may seem hard and to some people like a futile chore.
The Fundamentalist Church doesn’t expect alot and guarantees salvation (once saved always saved). You say a prayer once and all is forgiven and you get an immediate ticket to heaven whether you were once a murderer or rapist etc. There is no working out your salvation with fear and trembling!
So when someone tells a disgruntled Catholic that they’ve been wasting their time going to Mass and confession etc for years I’m sure the disgruntled feel even angrier towards the church. This other church is fun, happy and clappy and everyone knows they are saved!! Then they show them some out of context verses that “prove” the error of Catholicism and wham! another anti-Catholic is born!
I know many of you say that we are all brothers and sisters in Christ, but is this really Christian? Because it seems rather insidious and evil to me to teach people to hate and damn their fellow Christians.