Well, there have been 2 reactions that I would classify as strange. The first (probably not so strange, since it seems to be fairly common) is the, “Oh, I used to be Catholic, too, until I became a Christian!” response from former Catholics. :whacky:
The second one was from a coworker who is a Jehovah’s Witness. Once she found out I was Catholic, she of course started proselytizing me. She gave me the whole, “I used to be Catholic, too, until I found the truth of the Witnesses”, and went into all the anti-Catholic rhetoric that she’d been taught by the Watchtower. Turns out she was baptized as an infant, but NEVER had any teaching in the faith. Her parents never attended Mass and never taught the kids the faith, and they never attended catechism classes. She was ripe for the picking. So when I said, “Oh, so you were never really Catholic, what you meant to say was you and your family were no religion”, she stopped, took a step backwards, and said, “yes”. Then she started throwing all the anti-Catholic teachings of the Watchtower at me, and when I could answer all of her objections to Catholicism with solid Catholic teaching, she told me I’d make a wonderful Jehovah’s Witness! It has never connected with her that she will one day make an extraordinary Catholic. She personally actually believes much of what Catholicism teaches, but her biases are so strong that she cannot accept it. Please pray for her conversion.