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pelagius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-23-04 05:15 PM
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15. My Catholic friends helped me...
...to see that one could disagree with the Church on many issues and still be faithful to it.

My Protestant upbringing never admitted that as a possibility -- if you disagree, you get out and start your own church. The reductio ad absurdem of that stance is that you end up with the Church of the Self -- alone, serene in one's own rectitude, and never contaminated by the heresy of other people -- a pure solipsism.

But my college friends bitched and moaned endlessly about the Church's social views, its hierarchy, its exclusion and then faithfully went off to Mass.

Thank God for their witness!
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