I get invited to a weekly faith discussion with a bunch of people from the local church. I always thought it was non-denominational, or if it does have a denomination I’m insure what it is.
Anyways, I regularly go to these discussions and I am the only Catholic (they didn’t realize I was when they invited me which made their Catholic bashing a little embarrassing for them when they found out). In the group is a guy who recently moved here from India and is interested in learning about Christianity. During the discussions this guy asks some pretty simple questions about the faith and they give an answer quoting scripture. He then asks whether it should be taken literally and offers an alternative to what else it could mean and everyone started saying how he was wrong and there is only one way of interpreting scripture and that any other denomination who says differently is wrong, etc.
Not gonna lie, their response made me angry, partly from them saying my faith was wrong since it differed from them and partly because I thought it was a very arrogant thing to do, but I remained silent and figured I’d respect their beliefs even if I former like or agree with them. I’ve offered my opinions on some topics about what catholics believe but with this topic they weren’t messing around and seemed mad at the guy for even offering an alternative viewpoint. Do you think this was the right approach to take? I appreciate any responses. God bless!