After talking to my dad this weekend, I started wondering... Would the Catholics in this country consider him a "bad Catholic". My dad lives in The Netherlands. He's a devout Catholic, goes to church every week, believes in God, etc etc. But the Catholic Church in The Netherlands just seems so much more relaxed than over here. They do NOT tell people not to use birth control, they see gay people as just people, not "evil abominations who are bound for hell", and they're not even opposed to abortion/sex before marriage. They follow the bible, but also acknowledge that it's a guide line, and that some things are just plain outdated and wrong...
Now me, I'm an atheist. I was raised Catholic, but I just can't believe in a bearded man up in the sky. However, when I see the judgemental attitudes some Catholics over here seem to have, I can't help but wonder... who's got it right? Personally, I much prefer the Dutch attitude :)
I think it is more cultural than religious because Europeans are way more liberal than North Americans.
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