A few years ago, in my home town the RC Church and congretation were in a position to do a very big favour to the 7th Day Adventists. I was appointed to over see the work. This I did and proudly announced that I was catholic. The local pastor and his assistants did not appear to have a problem with that.
It was not until I updated my ancient computer earlier this year, [as the old one was not capable of internet traffic], that I discovered to my horror some pretty offencive stuff about us from the SDA in USA.
I have even received some pretty aweful stuff that has upset my grandson and [being a sensitive lad] distressed him. Now my daughter has banned him from going on my computer [to play games and email his friends]… One of the emails said that 'the catholics are evil and one day will go after all the SDA children and kill them;. That is a really horrible thing to say. My [catholic] grandson made me promise that I wont let anyone hurt the little SDA children and babies. Where on earth did that come from?
Why the hostility? Why is this not evident in UK? Amittedly we were doing them a favour, while saving them a lot of money but]I seemed to get on really well with them.
Is this hostility unique to American SDA’s?
Can any one tell me why?