There is a lady I work with that was baptized Catholic. I don’t think she goes to mass. She will often make statements encouraging me to change my beliefs.
For example, the subject was trasgender and I said I was at a store and a man was trying on skirts with women boots up to his knees and I was uncomfortable.
Her: Really even in this day
Me: I am Catholic I believe it is sinful
Her: I am Catholic as well, I see nothing wrong with it, you need to let go of your views
Another example, she was talking about taking nude pictures of oneself in sexual poses.
ME: ‘I am Catholic. Catholics don’t have pre-marital sex’
HER: Sure they do, I am Catholic and I did it
ME: I believe in the religion and want to follow it
HER: You need to stop holding onto those ideas
ME: I consider myself very bless. I was gifted with a strong faith and am grateful Jesus gives me the strenght to follow it
I think what bugs me (since I want to be honest) is how she is ‘bad publicity’ ie portraying the religion to be something that it isn’t. The other thing that bugs me is she is telling me to change. I am simply stating that I (emphasis I) have certain views and she is basically telling me I am wrong to have them.
We get along in other areas. And at the end of the day, I am willing to live and let live. I suppsoe I just feel like I am not being the best example God is asking me to be.
Not sure what kind of feedback I am looking for here. Just felt like sharing