Do you stereotype members of other faiths?

May 25, 2008 7:05am CST
My fiance and I have been together for almost 3 years. I was raised Catholic, and he really wasn't raised with a religion. Last night, I told him that I had talked to our new neighbor across the street for over an hour earlier in the day. I told him about our conversation including the fact that their family is Catholic. I also told him that our neighbor held our baby girl for a little bit, and our daughter was so sweet... I was blown away by his response. He said "Don't let strangers hold our baby, especially Catholics. They like to be touchy-feely" Now, I am not a practicing Catholic, but, I went to parochial schools from K-12, and made my choice once I was an adult not to continue attending mass every Sunday, but, I still consider myself of Catholic faith. I was really offended that he said this to me. Although I fully believe the Catholic church has made some major mistakes and has crossed some seriously ethical boundaries, I don't think it is fair to stereotype people of the Catholic faith. How do you feel? Have you ever been surprised by a stereotype?
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@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
25 May 08
First of all, I think that response was way out of line! It doesn't even make sense... I mean, even if for some reason there should be a worry with Catholics holding a child (there shouldn't, if you ask me) if you were standing right there, what would the problem be? Secondly, one stereotype that I hear a lot is that Atheism = Satan worshiping. It makes no sense. If you don't believe in God, why would you believe in the Devil?