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  •  Well, they aren't. (2+ / 0-)
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    emsprater, Jbeaudill

    They are Catholics, as was I, raised in that very Washington, DC, diocese.

    And when I moved to Texas, all the Southern Baptists and Evangelicals were quick to tell me that I was most assuredly NOT a Christian.

    To them Catholic &ne Christian.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 09:03:21 AM PST

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    •  Well, it worked in preview. (3+ / 0-)
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      emsprater, Jbeaudill, Ed G

      That is supposed to say

      To them, Catholic does not equal Christian.

      "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

      by Brooke In Seattle on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 09:04:13 AM PST

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    •  Brooke - you've jogged my memory when I (1+ / 0-)
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      Shirl In Idaho

      went to Kansas to meet family of my first husband. "You're a Catholic, ain't you," was the initial greeting from one relative and they all looked at me as if I would sprout horns and bleat about the Pope at any minute!  These people were from various Protestant sects, faith-blinded in ignorance and allegiance.  And I had already left the church while still attending a Catholic high school. Organized religion, to me, is a weapon of mass destruction.

      "In Youth We Learn...In Age We Understand"

      by Jbeaudill on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 09:21:29 AM PST

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    •  Having also been raised a Catholic... (0+ / 0-)

      ... I can say I am relieved.

      We were taught very early on in the Catholic grade school that there is a strong difference between 'Catholic' and 'Christian.'  I think the technical definition of Christian extends to any and all believers in Christ, but within the actual framework of those believers it applies to non-Catholics since their departure is a big part of how they are defined.  More specifically, in America it seems to boil down to the Evangelicals, with Methodists or Unitarians  or Lutherans being described as the more European sounding 'Protestants.'

      Hello, America's skullfucked, pulverized corpse. Welcome to the end times. -Tycho Brahe No, not that Tycho Brahe.

      by Tm3 on Thu Nov 12, 2009 at 10:55:15 AM PST

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