I hope I haven’t made untrue assertions… lately!
I have found a lot of information on this site which either directly contradicted what I had been taught about Catholicism, or clarified a misunderstanding.
I even feel like I’ve [probably???] been called to convert.
But in many cases, the theological differences boil down to looking at the same verse and interpreting it differently. Hey, I think some Protestants are kind of vain about the verses they’ve memorized and enjoy getting loud or pushy about being Right. Not all of us, though. Even when I’m letting catholics speak for themselves, and the answer seems perfectly plausible, I’m just not really qualified to make the call, you know?
If you grow up within a tradition and you stay in that tradition, you can feel like you have all the answers. But even if you’re trying to be fair-minded, thinking things through for yourself is a really intimidating process with scary ramifications.
I have a blustering brother-in-law who tries to start arguments with me when he secretly wants to sound out what I think. He feels that, by acting like an argumentative jerk, he can get my opinion without losing face.
So, perhaps in some instances you can take the resistance you feel you’re getting–
as a compliment?