[quote=LMB]on a church in a neighboring town the bill board read
" Catholicism teaches that infants are born again through baptisim"
that really disturbed me and my wife. I recently converted , she has been a Catholic her whole life and we’ve never heard such things.
Another time he had " Catholics are not Christian"
How do the rest of you practicing Catholics deal with the prejudice?
LMB, you never did mention what kind of denomination this church in question is. While the 1st statement is, I think true, what matters is that this church seems to be trying to “get people’s goat” as far as Catholicism goes. I’m curious as to why they would single out Catholics in your area.
Where I live, nobody would even attempt such a billboard (WAY too many Catholics here!), however, I know quite a few members of one “community church” who are always gloating about how many “recovering Catholics” they now have in their congregation. Never a word about “recovering” Jews, Muslims, AME’s, Universalist Unitarians, or even Wiccans. Again, I can’t figure out why they seem to single out one religion, and when the question is put to them, the response is usually something vague and unconvincing.
Now I’ll be the 1st to admit that I’m not a good, orthodox Catholic (I think the word used a lot on these forums is “cafeteria”), but it still annoys me when I hear things like this. I too think it would be a good idea to speak with the pastor of this church and find out what makes him tick (too many Jack Chick pamphlets, perhaps?).
Good luck, and don’t let silly billboards upset you too much!