I chose this forum becasue I thought I would get a good representation of different responses. As long as your respsonse is honest and since, I will respect it.
I have been Catholic all my life, but I am unsure now where I really belong.
What is a Catholic supposed to do who disagrees with a point of doctrine? I do not like the idea of “Cafeteria Catholicism,” even though I know many Catholics (if not most) belong to that category. I sometimes feel like that is my only option, though.
My issue is that this teaching of the Church is something I’m pretty sure I cannot agree with. At least, I cannot see myself agreeing with and accepting this teaching anytime in the near future. It is not some abstract teaching but something that would affect how I spend my life. This post is not really about the specifics of the teaching, though.
I find myself agreeing with the vast majority of Catholic teaching, though. But this one issue is a big deal to me.
- Remain Catholic but continuing to disagree with this teaching?
- Join a church similar to Catholicism but is less dogmatic and perhaps more open?
- Become non-denominational, or a church that does not have a creed, like Disciples of Christ, but continue to have Catholic leanings in various theological issues?
- What else?