[quote=WhiteDove]This will be only a POSITIVE THREAD.(with probably a early death… ) What can we learn from one another???
What do you admire about another religion that seems to be lacking in your own, to one degree or another?
I think Evangelicals have better outreaches to youth. They more often will have vacation Bible schools, youth groups and the like. They also have more Bible studies and support groups generally.
Mormons are totally family centered. They have a family night as part of their religion which is very cool. They have a social welfare system within the church itself. They are very organized.
I’ll try and think of more. Hopefully, this thread won’t totally die because it’s too positive.
I agree with both of those, I also like the fact thatEvangelicals are not afraid to EVANGELIZE, I think modern day Catholics are taking some ques from this.
When Catholics go to Mass, we are there to worship God, not socialize, true, but why don’t we socialize OUTSIDE of Mass More? Protestants generally seem to be more social with their other church members. Catholics can learn alot from this… or is it that alot of more outgoing Christians in need of social interaction get fed up with the lack of social interaction in Catholic parishes and are more attracted to the more open social environment, so an imbalance of outgoing social characters end up in a more socially outgoing Church?
Our parish has an adult Bible study but never any babysitting, and I have 3 small children! Our parish does have Children’s church at one Mass, that’s nice for the little ones.
Catholic families could take a good look at the dynamic of conservative Mormon families, they are an inspiration to me. I would love to have 10 children on a family farm all in homeschool, all functioning well, doing chores, united in our Cathoic faith, preparing them to go out and be saints in the world. That is wonderful! I have three children, doing Catholic homeschool on a military base. We don’t make our own clothes or grow our own food
I am glad Pope John II emphasized parenthood as a vocation. Good strong, conservative Mormon families see their family as a mission, no matter how I may disagree with their theology, The ideal families are wonderful! Kudos to the Mormons on their family dynamic, there *are *Catholic families like that in my community, but I woudl like to see more!
I like the vestments worn by those with Catholic Religious Orders, but I also have a profound respect for those laypeople of various religious backgrounds who CHOOSE to wear a specific dress to show their religious background, especially Orthodox Jews. I don’t think anyone should be* forced* to wear a particular clothing or hair style, but I have a profound respect for those who choose to wear a particular style to show the world that they are associated with a particular religion. Some of us Catholics could stand to dress more modestly!