Most all Christians kneel in prayer, though some like to stand. It has always been a sign of humilty and submission. It sounds to me like your brother is using what’s called “iconoclasm” on you. The Iconoclasts were a heresy that was condemned by the church centuries ago. IN fact, (lemme look this up here),
“It was first seen in Christianity in the eighth century when the wicked Emperor Leo the Isaurian, influenced by the new religion Islam (emphasis mine) founded in AD 622, began attacking the use of statues and icons in the Church. In the Second Council of Nicea in AD 787, the Church condemned this heresy. It did not resurface in Christianity until the Reformation.”
All that is from a great booklet that you can get from San Juan Catholic Seminars called Beginning Apologetics 1 and it’ll set you back $5.95 plus $4.00 shipping & handling, but is one of the best resources for answering all the wild stuff people say about the Faith. This particular one is sort of general booklet that covers most of the stuff you might be asked about. It’s VERY good. They have a web site: catholicapologetics.com/ and you can order it there.
Also there is a great tract right here on the Ca site that deals w/all this too. You can always print it up and read it then give it to him to read then eat with a side order of crow.
I took the liberty of looking at all your other posts and you seem to be a young Catholic who is really catchin’ it from a Prot brother.
I know it can be rough, but try to be patient w/him. They of our own household are often the ones we fail to show love for the most Don’t feel like ya gotta have all the answers and if he stumps ya w/something tell him to hold that thought & come see this site where I’m pretty sure that there is a tract dealin’ w/whatever he’s sayin’ about Catholicism. From your posts, it appears that he is using the fairly standard anti-Catholic topics to attack.
I wish I had a nickle for every time I’ve had some non-Catholic (well intentioned or not) jump my case about what they mistakenly think that webelieve. So it was really a blessing when I ran across this cool saying from a very wise and eloquent bishop of ours, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. He said **“Few people in America hate the Catholic religion, but there are many who hate what they mistakenly believe is the Catholic religion—and if what they hate really were the Catholic religion, Catholics would hate it too.” ** And he’s absolutely right. If any of the trash people talk about the Catholic Church was really true even Catholics would hate it…but it’s not, so don’t let your bro or anyone else rattle your cage about being Catholic. It’s ALL been said before and there is a good answer for every one of those attacks. Most of it you can find right here on this site.
If all else fails, or you don’t know where to look on here hit the Ask An Apologist forum and they’ll hook you up with the answers that you need. Okay? Above all else, do your dead level best to live a good life so that (1) You live like Jesus commands us to live. (Love as He has loved us) and go to Heaven and (2) your brother & everyone else can see what a difference being a Catholic has made in your life. That’s called “bearing good fruit” and the book of James (and other passages) gets into that pretty deep. It’s very important because the whole world knows that “talk is cheap” and all the answers in the world don’t mean diddly if you’re just like everybody else. Finally…NEVER fail to pray for your brother and all those around you. We can’t “save” anyone or even convince them of the truth…but the Holy Spirit can, and it’s His job…not ours.
Okay…I’ve yakked my head off on this but I hope & pray that I’ve been of some help. Feel free to PM me if you need to talk or just want prayer. You’re in all my prayers from now on, so hang in there.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.