I know that most of my Prot friends will target a Catholic for evangelism as if they are non-Christian. It has led to some pointed discussions but most understand now. Having also been one of those “witnessing” types for over 30 years, I reserve the right to turn around and offer them the chance to come into full communion w/the one true church.( :rotfl: ). All Prots seem to hold A/C opinions to some degree, but not all are nasty about it. (Deo gratias!)
Most Prots see us as non-evangelistic, which is just ignorance because they are unaware of all the apostolates that work to spread the faith. (Like the great booklets by the Knights of Columbus!). Most have no concept of catechesis, which is one reason they are so often confused about what they really believe as well as what we believe. They seem literally paranoid of any source other than the Bible (and their own personal favorite translation thereof to boot.) which leads most of them to ignore valid historical sources concerning Christianity. Most have virtually NO idea where their own particular denom came from or who defined what their doctrines are.
I used to hold to Sola Scriptura & Sola Fide, but upon closer examination concluded that they are a new invention that the early church didn’t hold and that (w/all due respect to you non-Catholics out there. Put that flamethrower down please…) is not supported by either scripture or historic Sacred Tradition. Hence…I returned to the Faith…and study to show myself approved and I’m always ready to give a reason for the hope that is in me. :banghead: :whacky: :bigyikes: