I am very interested in converting to the Catholic Church.
I have been doing a lot of research on the net. However, I have run across many disturbing websites. Many of these websites are very bigoted. In fact, if they attacked anybody else, such as racial minorities, they would have been yanked off the net. But what makes Catholicism such a target. I don’t really know why.
Some of the websites claim Catholicism is a pagan religion. I am a logical person, and that claim makes no sense. So, what some of these fanatics are saying is that Christ, founder of the Church, is a pagan. Whoa, that is a big time fallacy!
I told my inquiry teacher that those who are so filled with hatred towards Catholicism (and other faiths) are not so confident about their own faith.
What are your thoughts? Also, what are some great websites for Catholicism? I have been to ewtn and catholic.org. What are some others?
I’m a French Protestant, in my country the Protestant-Catholic relationship is generally good, although there are doctrinal differences …( the same as here I suppose … )
I was very surprised to see the aggressivity that exists here …on both sides…
By clicking here and there I landed on an fiercely anti-Catholic site, that says that the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon and so on …the language used is terrible …;
There isn’t a forum on this site, but a “contact us” button …
So I e-mailed them, saying that as a French Protestant I was very shocked, since our relationship with Catholicism is very different …( for example, the President of the French Protestant Federation is going to meet the Pope soon …if we thought he was the Antichrist , he wouldn’t do so …)
They answered me using arguments that are not convincing at all, so I explained the kind of relationship both religious groups have in France …
I got a terrible answer , I can’t resist summing it up here, something like ( and remember it was the second message they sent me, I mean, we didn’t “know” each other … ) that :
“you are a hypocrite posing as a Protestant, you don’t even know what it means . The lukewarm people like you Christ will spit out of His mouth. This is our last mail since we are commanded not to throw pearls before swine.”
I think I’ll stay here with my Catholic compatriots …