We live in a society which not only proclaims freedom from discrimination for all its citizens, but has gone to the extent of enshrining this principle in law; however, all too often sections of the media make statements about Catholics or the Catholic Church they would not dare make about any other group in society.

I don't get it. This is something that has been bothering me since I heard Catholics being referred to as "Nazis." Why can people get away with saying horrible and negative things about Catholics, and it is considered "ok," but can be surged for saying anything negative about anyone else. I think it's wrong, wrong, WRONG!!!! I don't discriminate against anyone....AND I MEAN ANYONE, can't you return the favor??????

Food for thought. I would also appreciate not being discriminated against for posting this. THANKS!!

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HotSa...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM

I'm Catholic and I know what you mean.  And we only get talked about like that because they don't fully educate themselves on the religion.  It's just like everyone trying to lump all people of Islam together, saying that all Mormons are bigamists, so on....if you're not like everyone else or if you're even a little different, then people just do exactly what the Bible tells us not to do...JUDGE!!!

btw -- what are you giving up for lent if you don't mind me asking?

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feist...
Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:11 PM HotSauce77- I am giving up cursing...I tend to do that too much. I am also praying an extra rosary a day, as well as, a chaplet of divine mercy. I really want to work on getting closer to God. Thanks for your comment.You are exactly right!!!! God Bless!

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Feb. 1, 2008 at 1:12 PM I agree with you that it's not right that one certain group can be judged and slandered and everyone thinks it's ok.  That being said, I think that people will pick on the person or organization with the most power.  Think about it.....a lot of people have said things about the president, who they have never met, that they wouldn't say about anyone they know.  The Roman Catholic Church is the most powerful organization in the world.  They literally have more money than God (jk).  People rebel against power.  It's just in our nature.   While I don't particularly care for the Catholic church (as an organization), I have nothing against Catholics.....and I agree.....the Nazi comment is a bit much.

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tress...
Feb. 7, 2008 at 11:38 AM

I agree. And have you ever noticed that when movies have church scenes, the majority of the time, it's a Catholic church?  I guess it's because we Catholics are the most recognizable religion. I say, AMEN to that! 

People are afraid of what they don't know.  Ignorance of our religion is what creates the prejudices.  Before I became Catholic several years ago, I only knew what I had been heard. It was very enlightening to finally learn the truth. And that only made me love the Church all that much more.

But remember Jesus said in the Gospels that we would be persecuted for following him.  In America, we might not be killed like many are in other parts of the world, but we do suffer at the hands of uninformed people. 

Keep your chin up and keep praying. God's hearing us and preparing a place especially for us who persevere and still believe!

Blessing to you this Lenten Season!
Tressa

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feist...
Feb. 7, 2008 at 3:25 PM I have recently stumbled upon a website www.chick.com, and it is filled with lies about the Catholic Church. I forget this guys first name, but his last name is Chick and he sounds like the new Jimmy Swaggart. I mean, the things that he comes up with are the most idiotic things. I think that the main reason for people's prejudices against the Catholic Church is because it IS the one true church. It is the original Church that JESUS started. The only reason for the reformation was because we had too many cafeteria members of the Church that wanted to pick and choose what would work for them. So many people are uninformed and the problem is that they go to a source like this Chick guy, who has absolutely NO idea what they are talking about. Why not...GO ASK A CATHOLIC. I am not going to ask Catholics questions about Pentecostals ...I am going to ask a Pentecostal!!!! Common sense people....OPEN YOUR MINDS!!!!!!!!!!

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