Over the past year and still going on today, I have expirienced Anti-Catholicism in a lot of places. It’s gotten me to defend my faith, but it has also made me cry at times. It’s as bad as racism.
Some of the message boards I’ve been to say things like “Catholics don’t have it right” and celibacy and the priest hood is not good(they think all priests are child molestors and all popes are false prophets). Another thing that scares me is how these people believe it. Also, they say Easter is brought from the name of a Babylonian goddess and we are pagan by worshipping Mary and saints and the Pope and we’re going to hell because we worship a religion and don’t read the Bible. We also killed millions who didn’t agree with us according to them, it’s some of the stuff I hear on the boards and they use Scripture to prove it.
Anyone who has been to the page on imdb.com for the Showtime or HBO “Our Fathers” had a debate on their message board between a Protestant and a Catholic, it wasn’t very good.
Sometimes when I hear about the Rapture and all, it almost sounds like it is true and us Catholics are pissing Jesus and God off. (Excuse my language ).
Seeing the movie Constantine (the comics are better) and the Anti-Catholic stuff in there, a born again Christian I know at work liked it. She also didn’t have a nice tone in her voice when talking about Catholics. I just don’t understand how you can be Christian and be so bigoted!
The sad part is they really don’t understand what Catholics really believe. They read anti-Catholic material and thinks that’s the real deal!
But getting to the point, as Catholics, how does everyone here put up with this stuff? I’m always considering becoming agnostic. I’ve also been reading up on Judaism and other religions. I guess not everyone is going to agree with you. I’ve also been reading Scripture to defend our faith too.
I do pray every night that Jesus will lead to me to his church, but something has been leading me back to the Catholic Church.
I’m sorry if my post was long, I’ve been having these feelings for a long time.