So I was at my sons football practice the other day and I saw a bunch of guys disrupting the practice, telling the coaches they need to move the team, setting up speakers on a near by stage, and BBQ’ing. Mind you it’s a city park, anyway, being the nosey annoying, in-your-face kinda guy I am I walked by them purposely trying to figure out what was going on. Seeing no reason why they were so special as to own the park I continued walking planning to contact the city and say, why, fix it…
But, then it heard my name called several times and when I looked up I saw my friends (actually my wife’s friend but mine as well I guess) husband. So I went over talked to him and parted nicely understanding that their church group was doing an outing, trying to get people to come by the church.
Fast forward, trying not to write a novel, Chris (Rachel’s husband, the friend) asked me to come over for a hot dog, I said cool. Grabbed a dog, sat down, Chris is no where to be seen and a strange skinny hat backwards little punk looking kid standing in front of me. Note I’m 32 he was about 20-22 So I guess kid is relative. With several other older guys all standing around just a little bit away, arms folded watching.
All of a sudden I’m asked if I believe in Jesus, Oh your Catholic, I was Catholic, it’s a sham, the Pope is a false prophet, a priest told me divorce, cursing, pre-marital sex is not a sin, Catholics are going to hell. All of these I calmly retorted, (amazing for me cause I’m more of a in your face banging heads together kinda debater) but it was peaceful, interesting and kinda nice rebutting all his comments and “facts”.
So during, after and now I can’t get over why Protestants need to attack people of other religions to get their point across. Every Catholic (mind you I was both Southern Baptist and Nazarene before I converted to Catholicism) I have met, debated, or watched has been professional, Christ like, loving, non-judge mental, and understanding of the “we are all going to the same destination just taking different paths” mentality when speaking of Christians, Catholic and Protestant alike.
So why, why do Protestants have to surround you and attack??? Why isn’t it just oh your Catholic, well here is what we believe, would you like to come by?