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marysetrueblood

marysetrueblood

Am I the only one who feels like I can’t get along with a general Christian populace because of my denomination?
Allow my to elaborate. I’m Catholic, have always been. And within my own church population, I have my friends, family, etc, who are all great and all accepting of me, and we go about our lives like anyone else.
And then I hear sooooo many people make horrid jokes about preists, and hear us dismissed as Not Christian, and as “Crazy” because of saints or the Pope, or any reason, and it makes me really suspicious of people who are non-Catholic Christians, save a few really neat ones.
Because the hate comes from my own peer group (liberal people) and from the other side of the fence (more conservative people) and I feel like I never have a place except among like, my two friends at church and my dad. Which is lonely.

January 26, 2015 at 04:29
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love545

OMG Yes!!!!! I grew up Catholic too and I went to a non-Catholic but Christian college for a year before transferring to a Catholic University. I transferred for many reasons, I didn’t like the program, and their religion class was really let’s bash Catholics for several hours. And their chaplin didn’t think that Catholics should be considered Christians, which I don’t understand at all.

I have many non-Catholic Christian friends who respect my religion but I’ve met a lot of people who don’t. There was this one girl on my floor who constantly bashed Catholics in class and outside of class. Then she discovered I’m a Catholic, it was really awkward.

January 27, 2015 at 18:42
marysetrueblood

marysetrueblood

Yikes, the CHAPLIN? I’m so sorry, bleghhh. I’m pretty set to go to a non-religious university (scholarships + programs, all that deal) but Man does that sound TERRIBLE.
I’m sorry you have to put up with this stuff, girl. It’s hard and disenheartening and I feel like I could be a broken record explaining to them that we’re Christians, we’re not extremists, etc, but it somehow never gets through.

January 27, 2015 at 18:52
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love545

Right. We worship the same Jesus Christ. Which is the basic definition of Christian.

January 27, 2015 at 19:12
marysetrueblood

marysetrueblood

Exactly! We have some differing traditions and interpretations but I’ve never got how on earth that invalidates the fact that a Christian is someone who worships Christ, and in doing that, Catholics can’t be less Christian than others.

January 28, 2015 at 16:31
Lee Mattson

Lee Mattson

I’m protestant, but I believe that Catholics can be Christian, too! After all, most Christians before the reformation were Catholic, but were obviously followers of Christ. I think a lot of Catholic traditions are beautiful, and not to sound stereotypical, but ever since hearing about Joan of Arc and other saints from the Middle Ages when I was 8, I’ve been very interested in Catholicism. Not that I’m not still a protestant, but I’ve learned to appreciate the positive impact that many Catholics have made on our world today!

June 23, 2015 at 13:19
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