I am still a Catholic, whether YOU like it or not!

United States
December 9, 2009 5:22am CST
I may not be a "practicing" Catholic, but it's still a big part of who I am. I notice many of you so called Christians show a most unChristlike hatred towards Catholics. Same thing for you who follow other religions or none at all. It's one thing to criticize some aspects of the Church, but slamming the Catholic people will not be tolerated. Catholics seem to be the last acceptable targets for hate speech in this politically correct world and I am here to tell you that it is NOT acceptable! REMOVE YOURSELVES FROM MY LIST or I will do it for you after telling you off. We are NOT stupid and our beliefs shall not be mocked! Funny how so many of you bytch and moan about tolerance and acceptance but do not practice what you preach when it comes to others who do not beleive exactly as you do. You would be well advised to stay the hell away from me, you hypocritical jackasses. Are you Catholic? Are you sick of it too? Discuss.
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@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
10 Dec 09
Yes, I can see the angry kitty with fur standing, spitting and hissing, Quite humorous,( my daily smile)! I am not Christian, and Thanks for going to such great lengths to explain why I enjoy being that way. Incidentally, I noticed Your typical " unChristlike attitude." Christians of my acquaintance are not like this! I never slam Catholics, but rather, I feel for them. Fortunately, I am not on your list, but would ask to be removed if I was. I am glad you mentioned your lack of stupidity, It would have been hard to ascertain otherwise. You will notice that I have not mocked your beliefs, but your reference to "Hell," and "hypocritical jackasses" has made me apprehensive.
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• United States
10 Dec 09
Are you kidding me?!? there is a reason that "unchristlike attitude" is a typical phrase. It a typical action. So VERY many christians are like this. "it's nice that you are a christian...too bad you are not the right KIND of christian" sure they may not always say it outloud but they think it. I am an atheist now but when I was a christian my church was quick to throw stones and they threw them right at the catholic church based on their interperatation of revelations.
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• United States
11 Dec 09
I am so glad you have enjoyed my discussion, and I am equally glad that you are not on my friend list.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I was raised Catholic and no longer practice it. I have nothing against any religion. To each his own. Tolerance does not mean altering your beliefs. It means being respectful to the fact that others have beliefs that may not match your own. That is ok. What is NOT ok when either side bashes the other for their beliefs. Lets take the gay issue for example. Many feel it is a sin. That is fine...your religion says it is. It is ok for you to believe it is. It is not ok to go around outwardly condeming and putting others down for not feeling the same. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect regardless of various beliefs.
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• United States
10 Dec 09
I am at odds with most of Christianity and pretty much all the big religions when it comes to gay people, I fully support their right to be treated just like everyone else and I don't think there is anything wrong with them. If people don't like that about me, that's really their problem and not mine. I feel it ain't my place to be judging people, that's God's job, let Him handle it. My religion taught me to treat people the way I'd like to be treated, and I'd like to not have other people's beliefs crammed down my throat, so I try not to do that to others people when it comes to what I beleive.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I feel the same as you. I don't think any of us has the right to judge. It's not our place or our right.
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@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I am a devout Catholic. It makes me sad to hear hateful things and words being accused towards the Catholic religion. I am happy and contented being a Catholic. I am friends with people who are non-Catholics and I respect their religion and beliefs. I just wish the others will also learn to respect. After all, we have the same God.
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• Philippines
9 Dec 09
not to mention those who left the church and join other christian religion. and then when they feel better after beign converted they would slam us to the ground with words below level. i agree with you that we should have respect for each other regardless of religion. it's just one GOD, i don't think he wants us fighting each over some belief.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Amen, to what both of you said.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
I am a non practicing Catholic myself. I haven't heard or seen alot of the BS you have apparently,but I have seen some. I have also seen it towards other religions also. I just blow it off because everyone has an opinion. Catholics are not stupid, you know that as will as everyone else. Catholic schools excel over other schools in academics and sports. Many Catholics are bias and opinionated though that is why I left the church 16yrs ago and I have no intent on ever going back. (I faithfully went for 28yrs and was in the church choir, clubs,I even received my education there.) I'm not a hypocrite and I'm not about to start socializing with them either. So I will stick with talking to God in the privacy of my home or when I'm in the car etc.. I dont need a church nor a religion to talk to God all I need to do is listen.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
I understand, it's not what keeps me out of church (I have my own reasons)and the Catholics I know aren't like that, but I would not want to associate myself with biased people no matter what their spiritual beliefs may be. I also have my own personal relationship with the Almighty as I understand him do what I do for reasons which are entirely my own and understandable only to me. I just dislike the fact that it is politically incorrect to attack anyone BUT Catholics. Talk smack about any other religion publicly and the ACLU will be all over you, but if it is against Catholics, nobody says a word, except for maybe a handful of Catholics.
@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
9 Dec 09
You tell them angrykitty, tell them the way it is! I am like you , I may not practice, as much as I should, but I was raised a Catholic, and I will stay a Catholic! And the main reason is , I see nothing better that any other religion offers!
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Yeah, I'm like you, I don't practice as I should but remain as I am because I have searched and there is nothing better out there for me than what I already have. I remain Catholic, even if I am not a good one.
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@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
9 Dec 09
Yeah you are right Im also tired to see discussion on here(and on other parts as well) bashing Catholics and Catholicism. Your words are certainly true.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Thank you.
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@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
Religion is not a good issue at all. We must respect anyones faith and conviction if we want to be respected too. I have four uncles who are priests,2 other relatives who are nuns, my father was a former seminarian too, but my family and I, even some of our relatives opted to leave the old faith being a catholic by a compare and contrast thing, our faith was strenghtened because of actual reading about the what the bible really says, and not relying on what other people will say about it, or depending on purely human doctrines.
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@coolcoder (2020)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I give you ten stars for starting this conversation. It appears as though Roman Catholicism is the last socially-accepted form of bigotry in this country (I leave out the other denominations because no church gets more grief about its teachings and doctrine than does the Catholic Church). I'm sick of the bashing of my Faith, especially when said bashing is nowhere near rooted in truth. People hate what they think is the Church, what they've been taught about the Church through the mouths of rabid anti-Catholic preachers (who never seem to want to actually read up and think about what Catholicism teaches) and such. It's sad, and it's infuriating.
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@quisha89 (76)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I don't think it's appropriate for you to use that language when talking about your religion. I feel that if you do that, it doesn't look good for the people of your belief. Also, I'm just curious as to how you consider yourself Catholic if you don't "practice" it. That's like calling myself a swimmer but never going swimming. I may not agree with all the beliefs of Catholicism but you have your opinion and I have mine so I won't bash on your beliefs but I think if you consider yourself a certain religion then you should at least practice it. Just the same as I think anyone of any other religion should.
• United States
9 Dec 09
Once you are baptized into the Catholic Church, you are a Catholic forever, unless you formally renounce your religion, in writing, to the Church or are excommunicated by the Church. Even if you have not been to church in 50 years you are still Catholic. It is not your place to tell me what I am or am not, and if you don't like what I have to say, you are welcome to ignore it.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Well, all I said is I don't think it's right. And I said I wouldn't bash on your beliefs. It's my opinion because it just didn't make sense to me. I'm glad you could explain how it works but I don't think you needed to have an attitude because that's what makes people have biased opinions about certain groups of people. If you love your religion then you should do everything to make it look good, you shouldn't want negative things associated with it.
• United States
9 Dec 09
I do not represent anyone but myself, I speak only for myself and nobody else. If you choose to judge everyone n my particular demographic based on how you perceive me, then you've got bigger problems than I do. I am nobody's spokesperson but my own.
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@benny128 (3622)
9 Dec 09
its not just people of faiths aswell, a lot of religion faiths seem to ram it down people throats live and let live is my motto everybody deserves respect whether you have faith no matter what faith it is or you do not believe any faith everybody needs the respect to live their own life and believe in whatever they want to believe in.
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Yes, you are correct that everyone should be treated with respect equally, but my point is that it is simply not the case, at least in America and many other western countries at least, Catholics are attacked, slandered and maligned with impunity whereas all other faiths (and lack of faith) are protected by political correctness and hate speech/crime legislation.
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@benny128 (3622)
9 Dec 09
well as I say it happens to all sections of society its just you may notice it happenning to catholics more because that is your faith. I have lots of friends from different faiths and have always lived life - live and let live and any slander towards any section of the public should never be encouraged and always condemed hope it gets better for you
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• United States
9 Dec 09
I'm fine, thanks, I just find it annoying when the supposed champions of tolerance and diversity have no qualms when it comes to attacking Catholics wholesale. I come to mylot to rant about things that annoy me. I am even the one who started that interest category, "Ranting About Things Which Annoy Me" here at mylot.
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• Philippines
9 Dec 09
hello there Angrykitty, I am also a Roman Catholic Christian since baptism, not to mention i have also attended Roman Catholic Schools. this is the way of World when it comes to people recruiting others in their religion, discredit others people's faith in that religion so they can covert them. to be honest, i haven't been really that devout, more like a zigzag road moments now but i pray, but not every day. as to what i think, let them think that way. that is their problem, in the first place what ever made them leave the catholic church isn't our problem but we should be the one who shows respect since we are the children of god. not easy huh? no body's perfect, but i doubt god would leave us alone when ever we faced this kind of problem, and hating them simply because they would slamming us isn't gonna do good either. always do good no matter how many throw things at you.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
Ahh, after I wrote my response, I started reading others too. I am also of Irish Catholic descent (although not Catholic myself). My ancestors came out during the potato famine. Early Irish imigrants here were treated not much better than the native population. I have English friends who are Catholic, and they and many other Catholic English immigrated to Australia to escape the bias against Cathoilcs in England, and Im taking about the 1900s.
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@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I am not Catholic. But I have seen MANY people of even my faith bashing other faiths (even ones that are simular to their own) If someone is practicing what they preach then they will understand that other folks have the right to practice as they wish - as long as no one gets hurt or kills others in the name of God. I have a problem with aspects of the Catholic faith.... areas I would like to see change.. BUT I don't think me stating that is bashing the faith because I'm not saying that the Church should be ended or that all Caholics are child molesters or.... insert other typical rant here..... I think you can respectfully disagree with a faith or path, I just wish more folks understood that. Just as my faith is often poked at by those who don't understand that my God is very much like their own (only nicer *wink*) You would think people who have heard that lesson about doing unto others.........
• United States
9 Dec 09
I am totally OK with people subjecting the Church to scrutiny, and even criticism where it is apt, my issue is when thy attack people of the Catholic faith and think it's OK but these same people would NEVER speak ill of say, Muslims or Atheists, for example. It just isn't right. Rules, even social ones, need to apply to all or to NONE.
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
10 Dec 09
Ohh, they go after the Muslims, atheists , pagans & other religions too. They're an equal opportunity religious offender.
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@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I'm not Catholic, but I do respect those that are or any other religion for that matter. I figure one day, I could possibly be judged and if I judge, I may be practicing the wrong religion, but not have been judging the right one. I figure it's much better to be safe than sorry!
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• United States
9 Dec 09
Thank you, mzz663, I try to be the same way.
@EvanHunter (4028)
• United States
9 Dec 09
In a great house there are many vessels. Every denomination has a purpose or they wouldn't be on this planet. If it wasn't for the catholic church the bible might not be around today. So I am thankful it was even if I don't follow your church doctrines. The rest I will bite my tongue on and say we agree to disagree on. :P
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• United States
9 Dec 09
I'm a bad Catholic anyway, we probably agree on more than you would think. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
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@rosegardens (3044)
• United States
19 Feb 10
I have a few Christian friends who just go over the top whenever I mention confession. Mind you, I'm not cramming it down their throat--it's just something that is very dear to me and my spiritual well-being. How can I receive the pure holy Son of God if I have sin? I wish not my stain to to touch His purity. However, whenever we get into a spiritual discussion somehow their pet peeves with the Church are brought forth and they rant and rave, and I must sit quietly and listen, because you see I am not allowed to defend my faith nor explain why we do what we do; they already know and in their mind it is a conspiracy of man. I feel we are bashed more than most other faiths, except perhaps for the Muslims currently. For example, even subtly television shows mock us and present us as the criminal or wrongdoer. If we do not agree with unnatural birth control we are most certainly made fun of. O, and just don't even bring up Mary, the rosary, or the intercession of the saints! Some Christians rage against child baptism, that we do not fully immerse, etc. I'm certain you have heard it all and more. Thanks for starting this discussion and letting me get this off my chest!
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I am not Catholic, but I am a Christian. It seems to me that in the US, all Christians are getting the short end of the stick. Why should authorities prevent a fundamentalist Christian from having a bible in plain sight on his or her desk but permit a Muslim female to have her driver license photo taken wearing a burqua. In that garment, one cannot tell for sure that she is indeed a woman. Anyone could be in there.
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• United States
10 Dec 09
I am not Catholic nor am I Christian I dont "hate" any religious group I dont talk smack or put anyone down because of their religion I will call a spade a spade if that individual is being a jerk and it has nothing to do with their religious beliefs I am this way because I have been persecuted all my adult life because of my religion I know what that feels like therefore I will not allow myself to do it to others you are my friend because of who you are inside not because of what religion you follow
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@Eskimo (2317)
10 Dec 09
As a Non-Catholic Christian, I find it sad that anyone would want to show hatred to people of any religion (or none for that matter). That said, I can understand why some people are finding problems with the Catholic Religion, especially when there has been some abuse of children by priests in several countries (including my own country), which has been condoned by the Catholic church, yet other things, like priests wanting to marry (which is allowed by many protestent denominations) seems to be regarded as a greater sin, even though there are now several married priests who converted from Anglicism. What I find really objectionable is that in a number of (so-called) Christian Countries people of a non-Christian religion seem to be given much more rights than the Christians living in that country. Things like Christmas is now being changed to Winter Festival to avoid upsetting the non-Christians. I personally think that there should be more co-operation between all Christian Religions so that we can stand together through adversity and allow the Moral Christian Majority to take back what is rightfully ours, but still allowing non Christians to also practice their faith without discrimination.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
10 Dec 09
Hi AngryKittyMSV, I am not Roman Catholic but my wife is and I agree with you that the Catholic church is condemned more than others here on myLot. The Christian viewpoint as I see it from studying the life of Christ, is that those who condemn others are also condemning themselves. There are aspects of all churches that I disagree with but people have a right to their opinion and I try not to judge them, although some,by their words and actions, may have already condemned themselves. I know that I have been critical myself on times, but it is about specific issues. I don't consider myself religious but I am spiritual and believe that Christianity (or any other religion) must be practiced in our daily life. It is easy to talk, but practicing the golden rule, which I feel unites us all, is never easy. Blessings.
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• United States
10 Dec 09
Kitty I am not a Catholic but as I seem to make a habit of marrying and being attracted to Catholic men and my daughter is Catholic by choice I have had close connections to the Roman Catholic religion. I have deep faith in my own form spirituality. I do not like organized religion in any form. I have found out during my lifetime that the most bigoted, hypocritical, unChristian people sit in church ever Sunday. Every Church I have attended, regardless of which religious denomination, some how manages to slip a request for money in to every sermon. So I am very happy worshiping in my own way and leave other to do exactly the same. There seems to some kind of compulsion among anyone who realizes I do not attend church to tempt, force or scare me into attending their particular church! LOL
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