Skip to comments.The hidden exodus: Catholics becoming Protestants
Posted on 05/17/2012 5:40:57 PM PDT by Gamecock
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In general terms, exCatholics are very bitter. ExProds have very warm feeling towards their former church.
They’re mainly people who didn’t believe anything anyway, but were just on the Church’s rolls because that’s what their family did, 1, 2, or maybe even 3 generations ago.
And there are still a lot more catholics like that. The real issue that the Church fails to address is this: is Catholicism a faith or a culture?
There are mexican hookers with cross tattoos. There is a whole “culture of catholicism” that has nothing to do with Jesus whatever.
And the Church seems to implicitly accept that because they’re “our people”. And this kind of thinking is what leads them to push for greater immigration from the south, whether legal or illegal.
This is an immoral policy. And those who want a Holy Church should shout and scream at their Church representatives until they get back on a Holy path, instead of a political one.
“In general terms, exCatholics are very bitter.”
I agree, and understand why. Regardless of what the “study” says, 100% of the ex-Catholics I know left the Church to get married again after a divorce (in which they or the spouse wouldn’t qualify for marriage within the Church). They are bitter because they know in their heart of hearts that they are “playing church” when they go to a Protestant denomination to “play family”. Also, 80% of them never attend any church again after the faux-wedding.
I stand corrected; 2% of the ex-Catholics I know are former priests who wanted to get married (and did). Only 98% wanted re-marriage after divorce.
The very conservative Reformed church that i attend is filled with former Catholics... can’t think of any where divorce was the reason.
Be warned, however, that this thread will go toxic fast.
Whenever it is discussed here at FR, the Catholic defenders would rather burn the place to the ground rather than permit and allow ex-Catholics who now profess a personal faith in Jesus as Christians "get away with it."
It will always be something. There must be a list somewhere:
- you were never a Catholic
- the Catholics never did this but always did that, you just were too dumb to notice
- you don't "sound or behave like a Christian to me!"
- all the people who profess to be Protesants now are jerks
“Thus, both as believers and as worshipers, Catholics who become Protestants are statistically better Christians than those who stay Catholic. We are losing the best, not the worst.”
I agree 110%
As for the Kennedy Catholics of mid 20th century and thereafter in the USA, good riddance.
Count me in on that.
In general terms, exCatholics are very bitter.
I have not encountered that and I know PLENTY ex-Catholics. Most of them have an attitude like that of bb, as she just commented on another thread.
In all honesty, gc, it sounds like an RC hijacked your screen name.
It's called apostacy, and it's been foretold.
You are correct.
Polled each and every one of them, did you?
For the record, I don’t believe it because almost every Protestant/Evangelical/Pentecostal church is packed with former Catholics and of all the ones I’ve talked to about leaving, not one of them gave wanting a divorce as a reason.
Why should they? They can just get an annulment (aka. Catholic divorce) if they don’t like their marriage and stay in the Catholic church.
Might broad brush there. My wife is a recovering Catholic, was never married, and she is not only NOT bitter, but one of the most loving people I know. She is our Church Secretary and is very active in the ladies ministry.
I think many join evangelical churches to have their sin forgiven while many join liberal mainline churches to have their sin excused.
The Apostacy happened when the Priests and Popes substituted the traditions of man for the word of God.
I left the Catholic church years before I got married. The Catholic church's stance on divorce, remarriage, birth control, etc, had NOTHING whatsoever to do with it. It was because of theology, plain and simple.
I found that Catholic teaching did not line up with the clear teaching of Scripture in way too many areas.