Maybe it’s because this is a niche type of website, but I’m a little upset seeing catholic adults (presumably most of you are older than 21 year old me) so quickly to dismiss other alternate views in these forums. I don’t mean alternate views about God or our faith, I’m talking about decentering and internalizing!
I’ve been learning about Kohlberg’s levels of moral reasoning in a college lecture; this is a simplified version I uploaded; there’s actually 2 stages within each of these. My point is though… I always felt Catholics were in the earlier stage of the post-conventional stage (thought I didn’t know the word for it until recently). Even when I told my parents that I thought I was bisexual, I thought “Thank God I’m catholic” because I hear so many horror stories about southern christian families disowning their children for this same reason (-i live in the south).
THIS IS NOT A DEBATE ABOUT RELIGION! I’m only wondering, do you think a good bit of catholics have moved past the conventional stage? Do you think we even should move past it? I’m really not trying to fight with people twice my age over things we may never see eye to eye on, I just want to hear your thoughts!