thegreekdog wrote:I'm Catholic for a bunch of different reasons. I was raised Catholic. I enjoy mass and it makes me feel better to attend and to pray generally. I think the Catholic Church does some horrible things, but it does some good things too (just like any other organization). I don't like when the church preaches down to people, especially about things where turning the other cheek might be a good idea, but I can't change that thinking by leaving and what the Catholic church says does not cause me to run my life a certain way in all cases.
Truth is I've met some really great people that are devout Catholics. Even ~gasp~ a couple of priests that seemed ok. It's a good thing too because it's difficult for me to not get angry at what the leadership has done. They're not the only ones but they are the biggest and best.
I didn't mind getting lumped in with you and the cat lady. If anything it was unfair of BBS to bring you two down by comparing us.
TDG wrote:In any event, all religions have bad guys and good guys and do good things and bad things. But all groups of people, all societies, have bad guys and good guys and do good things and bad things. I'm a citizen of the United States; this country has done some fucked up shit but I still support it. I'm an attorney, which houses some of the most vile scum and villainy, but I'm not leaving the profession. I'm a libertarian, although it's just a collection of washed-up Republicans and stoners.
Pretty reasonable in my opinion.
In a small way I admire you trying to be or bring some good to those groups.