I have been given a gentle reminder/request to participate a little more by the administrators the reason I have not posted much is that I have been viewing a lot of what is going on here and have learned quite a bit. What I really appreciate is all of the resources that are provided by other Catholics that help to defend the faith. Being a Southern Baptist who converted in 1983 to Catholicism, and having a fairly good grasp of the faith, it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I started to really research the roots of the Catholic faith.
Even though I was indoctrinated with all of the anti Catholic smears, what really jumps out at me is the depth of ignorance and hostility there is towards the CC when some Protestants are presented with irrefutable fact, they still hold on even tighter to the falsehood. Its like if they admit that they are wrong and the CC is right, they have some how been hoodwinked by the devil. It is tunnel vision, the truth is swept aside to advance their ignorance or agenda. The more and more I think about it, I feel that they are threatened by it and need the visceral response that usually follows when that are confronted with truth and logic.
I knew that there was real anti Catholic sentiment out there, but not to the depth and degree to what I have witnessed in this forum. However, it is precisely this depth of ignorance and hatred by some on this forum that has benefited my education here. In the past, I would try to argue the facts until we were both blue in the face, but now if the person does not want to truly be receptive and respectful to what I believe I am not going to expend the energy to fuel a confrontation.
My focus is to continue to pray for the CC during the LOH that it remains strong and lead all those who are outside the Church home.