[quote="teresa_lamb, post:14, topic:238290"]
I think the word "hate" is a little harsh, even though it feels that way at times. I too have been hurt by other Christians over their catholic remarks.
The arguments are always the same, papal authority, organized religion, Mary, blah blah, blah. If you try to "share" your belief, or explain it, you are shut off!! or is that shut-up? Either way, they are right and you are wrong. In my experience they are "eager" and feel "convicted" to share THE TRUTH with you, but when you attempt to correct, or share with them, they almost yawn. (and it is always "but Pastor says") Keep reading on this site and you will see it time and time again. (but our catholic heroes are here)))))) yes indeedie
I don't talk about catholicism anymore with either one of my protestant sisters. I have finally realized since coming here to CAF (regularly for the past two months) that we actually speak "two" different languages, so when we are talking about our life with the Lord, we seem to be getting along fine because they think I am one of them. This has worked out in the past, but things are fixing to change. I am educating myself here! (can you believe I agreed to an invisible church with one of them?)
May I suggest staying away from news on yahoo, or whatever other anti-catholic sites there are just for the sake of not letting it get the best of you. Stay on this forum and just read, read read and learn. The time will come when you will be able to answer them in a most charitable way...and feel good about it; )
P.S.....my protestant sisters are a step-sister and a cousin..........they are family
On a happy note: this site is full of all different faiths and it is nice to hear from them and to learn about their beliefs too.
You have made my day, Teresa...thanks.
A priest once suggested that many times we are talking about the same thing, but he wanted them to ask, "Do you speak Protestant?" and gave us some useful "phrases".
He also explained that "they" memorize about 20 verses of the Bible and then miss the whole point.