When I surf the web, if I look for the word Catholicism if find a lot of hate.
I’m a Catholic and I know that most of the time people writing bad things about my religion are terrible wrong but that they are just saying what is more world-known.
I’m not good enough with words, with that “kind of proof” that people need to believe me saying “Hey, look that you are not being 100% correct”… and I’ve to accept in silence to avoid big discussion and to be accused to be an obscurantist.
This makes me terrible sad.
Why if anyone attacks, insults, or say any bad thing about any other religion is accused to be racist, or anything else bad and if they do the same bad things toward Catholicism or toward to a Catholic (it happened to me, here in Italy too) nobody complains? Why nobody protect us? If the Church were that powerful why would happen such terrible things to Catholics in some part of the world? (Just read a less “common” media and you’ll discover the continuous killing of Catholic innocent people).
I’ve friends of any kind, any religion, I also had a gay friend [remember I live in Sicily with all the good and bad consequence it has].
He later “disappeared” due to studying problems and I guess he was too proud to keep on talking wit “us”, his ex-classmate. Despite all, until he didn’t hide, we had spent so much time together that other people started asking us if we were in love… Their questions made us laugh so much! We knew that we shared only a nice friendship. If Catholic were so bad why should this guy would have chosen me, who never hides to be a catholic, to “confess” he was gay?
I’ve never insulted him for this. I told him what was my idea, I explained him my opinion about having an homosexual relationship and AT THE SAME TIME I were also ready to listen to his “love problems” and to suggest him to avoid some “dangerous situation” like meeting people that said to be gay but that he just met on the web a few days earlier. He also made me talk with another guy he loved and they were both surprise I were a catholic and not mean with them.
At the same he had been listening to my love problems that were many in that period of time.
If I were only half bad as Catholic are described by other people I should have, at least, insulted him daily… but… I simply didn’t do it. If a day he comes back I’ll hug him and I’ll be glad to listen to him once again… and not because I’m such-a-good-girl, but because I do my best to be a Catholic, therefore I try to LOVE people.
I’ve many atheist best friend too and we respect each other in a wonderful way… I argue with them a day yes and the following too, we often argue about the usual topic related to religions, but each arguing ends ALWAYS with a big hug and we look for each other every day. With time they learn to respect Catholicism and I learn many thing about their idea that, of course, I can’t know in a detailed way. (we all need time to learn things of this world)
I’ve never really hated anyone and I’m a Catholic as many other catholic people around me. I got angry, of course, but with time I try to forget because… well… I guess it’s clear the reason.
Are you sure to be that right to hate us so much? Do you really think that there are so many mean and dumb people in the world?
But now I fear… are we sure that Catholic people won’t become the new scapegoat?
We are perfect as scapegoat, we love, we don’t complain, our church is not powerful at all (even if most people say the opposite), nobody protect us, nobody respect us… I hope it will never happen, but I really scare this increase of lies about my religion, that is equivalent to an increase of hate.
Yeah, because, if you are not a catholic and you read those lines, for which reason you couldn’t think we are not bad? And with time, why they wouldn’t hate all us?