As someone in an RCIA course, I would like to express some concern/caution to others on the general grouping of the word “protestant” . This is a pretty large grouping which includes a wide array of theologies ranging from Anglican to Pentacostal. One of the common prayers during an Anglican service is to pray for the good estate of the Catholic church. Not all “protestants” are out to destroy the catholic church.
Most of the current concerns/complaints stem from slander generated by political rightwing American Baptist/ Baptizo type theologies. (when you baptize don’t miss a hair).
Having said that it would be wise to understand that the average person working for minimum wage is not a theologian. They are born into a specific faith group not of choice. Also, it is easy for those who feel unloved to be drawn into a cult. Try not to group such persons with those who are educated, very well paid, and spread hatred as a virtue.
The greatest gift the Catholic church can provide ( needs to provide) in this century is to advance a very simple gospel for the poor, the lonely, and the lost. This will prevent them from being swallowed up by false prophets.
Being Christian is simply believing in Christ and following the gospel teachings.
In God’s eyes the good Samaritan actually was good. He showed compassion to those who hated him and constantly ridiculed his belief. Try not to return hatred for hatred. I know this is difficult, and something I also struggle with.