I don’t proselytize, I believe it’s the wrong way to share my faith. So when conflicts arise about religion, I take the approach of listening, reflecting, and responding. I believe it’s more enjoyable to discuss, rather than debate.
Unfortunately the Protestants I know aren’t always so accommodating. Many don’t even understand what Catholics believe, and some even try to constantly argue even when I say I don’t want/like to debate.
Some have lots of objections and tell me what I “really believe” and how I’m wrong. Most of the arguing boils down to how Catholics don’t believe in only the Bible and that somehow means what we believe is very misguided and the way “man made religion” messes things up.
Do I have to always be on the defensive, or should I literally clam up and stop responding? I don’t feel there’s much mutual respect on their part as it is on my part. i hate this.