I just got an automated phone call to my residence. Of course there was no name on the recording. I hit the recall button on the phone and dial back the incomming number and of course the phone number was busy. So I call the phone number the message left. I am on the “Do Not Call” registry and I often report these phone calls so I call to get the name of the company.
When I get through to a person He is gruff to start with and does not identify his company or his name. So I ask what caompany he is with and he tells me he is with “Allied Interstate” whatever that company is? It turns out both my wife and I have talked to operators at this company to take our number off their list several times over the last few months. I told the guy this too. The guy stayed mildly rude and said he would take our number off his list. I told him we had been promised that numererous times before and I was going to report his company to the “Do Not Call” web site. I was actually very nice to him through the whole thing.
He said if I was going to report him then why should he “waste” his time taking my number off the list? Then I responded, “Well if you’re a Christian you should do it because it IS the right thing to do no matter what.”
OK, here’s the shocker! What do you think he said?
He said, “I’m not a Christian sir!” So I’m thinking he’s Hindu or or something and responded as a typical fundamentalist evagelical Catholic that I am with, “Would you like to know Jesus? May I share Him with with you?”
Then he said with great hostility, “Sir, I’m not Christian I’m Catholic!”
Now I’m flaburgasted. I try to tell him he IS a Christian and he argues with me that he is NOT Christian he is CATHOLIC! He got very rude about it too.
Basically, I just wanted to say I’m sorry to a few Protestants out there - we do have a problem in the Catholic Church as it turns out. A major problem. The problem is not the Church or it’s Dogma since that is from God. The problem is us Catholics! Catholics like I tried to witness to on the phone.
Pope Benedict XVI said he is going to cleanse the Church of the cafeteria Catholics. I wish him all the luck in the world. I think we need to clean house again.
Comments out there?