Why does everyone hate on Catholics?

United States
April 9, 2008 10:53pm CST
I have no particular religion, but it seems someone always has something bad to say about catholics. Why?
4 responses
@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Because being a Catholic means being part of a religious organization that protects/shelters child molestors, as has been proven to happen many times. Anyone who stays Catholic after learning about that is enabling them to do that more, so...
• United States
10 Apr 08
For your short but provocative opinion I doubt any of it has been well qualified and I'm dyyyinnnggg to see you give some more reasons to your otherwise generally-unfounded post.
• United States
11 Apr 08
More reasons? That's a pretty major reason already. I think you actually wanted me to back up that one reason, which is astonishing considering how public knowledge it all was. Here's the tip of the iceberg: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08098/871120-44.stm
@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
It is also Public knowledge that there are many Lutheran, Baptist,Jehovah, Muslim,etc. Ministers that are Child Molesters as well...why aren't you slamming them as well??
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
Maybe it's because Catholicism is one of the oldest religions? I don't know. My teacher in religious education in college held up a big bar graph showing the origin of religions. It showed Catholicism (or was it Christianity in general?) with the longest bar -- or was it second only to Judaism? I'm not sure anymore... anyway, it's really old. And I think when you're a really old religion, widespread and have had many (NOT all) other religions branch out from you, you're bound to be "bullied" upon.
• Belgium
13 Apr 08
Actually Christianity stemmed from Judaism, Jesus was Jewish. :P
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• Philippines
13 Apr 08
There we go, Hawaii! heheheh I also read that last night. Yes that's right. :'p
@Fidget (291)
20 Apr 08
They're the oldest active religions - Isis was worshipped much longer than Christianity has been around. Am not too clued up on Judaism to say either way.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
10 Apr 08
hello again, hmmmm, i have never heard of such thing, i always thought that it is the MUSLIM who is always being look down, most of the country i went to is the same and they seem to have high regards with christianity (catholics and other sect). i honestly dont care much about religion, i feel it is a personal choice and i do respect all of them. i have many kind of friends who have different beliefs and still we manage to be great friends. anyway, mind to share why you ask this? what is your basis? thanks!
• United States
10 Apr 08
I share your same view on religion, and yes MUSLIM is looked down on as well, but at the same time so are most religions to a a certain degree. If you read the following comments from other members, you'll understand why I asked. It seems like the media has given Catholics a bad rap, and yes you have your scandals and secrets, but so does any other religious organization. Nothing is untouchable when it comes to corruption.Catholics are a branch of Christianity, as are Methodists and Baptists, etc. My boyfriend was raised Catholic and becoming a Catholic convert is an option for me.
@Fidget (291)
20 Apr 08
I think it's part of our cultural banter where we pick on groups, usually light heartedly, that have been part of some major conflict in the past. Bit like the English and the French hating each other, with never a good word to say about each other but often ending up in the opposite country on holiday, interacting quite happily with the locals. It's usually just fun, it's sad when people take it seriously. *cough*Agincourt*cough*