Yesterday I saw more hatred on Facebook than ever before...all from atheists, all aimed at a man they knew nothing about. I've never in my life seen a Catholic post about how they hate any particular atheist or atheism. Seems clear to me who the losers of the world are.
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It bothers me very much the false superiority and the denial of irrational hate I see from my atheist friends.
The Roman Catholic Church, of course, is the largest charitable organization on the planet Earth.
Blind believers are probably no different to the educated choosing to sit on their hands when the question pops up 'Have you any beliefs/What do you believe in?' (It's not just Christians in the 'firing line' here). Do they understand the question?
Well I don't have time for Yahoo Answers. I've well over 1200 Facebook "friends," and am probably in as many Facebook groups as is allowed...which extends what I see there by several thousands more persons.
Not saying you should spend time there just that that's a prime example of a place where you see hatred from all sides.
Ignoring a thing is preferable to screaming about it in anger....as if such a huge organization as the RCC could ever be expected to be without a few criminals.
You are wrong.
Having grown up in a Protestant church....I can honestly say I've never in my life heard any Protestant (and I live in Texas)...say anything negative about the Catholic church, or any pope.
I grew up in southern South Carolina and it was common for Baptists to talk bad about Catholics. I had a neighbor (old lady) who talked bad about my sister who grew up in a Catholic home saying she was damned to hell. My inlaws feel the same.
Peeples - that is very sad. I feel sorry for folks who wind up having to deal with those kinds of things.
I have been a Baptist all of my life and have never heard such things. This is very unfortunate.
Same here. In fact, with so many other important things going on in the world, I question why the selection of pope was so newsworthy.
Jthomp42, that's reassuring. I'm glad you all get along so well now.
Thank you Old.
I'm not a Catholic either. I know a lot of Catholics - and I don't think any of them "worship" the pope...although I do agree they might think a bit too much of whoever is in that position.
Agreed. Maybe worship was a bit much.
JThomp42, as you stated, worship was a bit much. Catholics accept the pope as the leader of the global Catholic Church and accordingly respect his position and responsibilities. We look at the Pope as a spiritual guide. Catholics respect the Pope.
Excuse my ignorance Larry. As I have no knowledge of Catholicism. Thank you for enlightening me on the subject. God bless.
That's a bit of a generalization of atheists. Many do not hate powers higher than themselves, and they come to their beliefs because of a desire to understand the unknown, not because they fear it.