Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Teaching Religion  
User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6596 posts, RR: 35
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 825 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

The other Sunday, as the moderate Catholic I am, I went to church. As I left, I went to brunch with a couple of married friends of mine. Since I'm single at 33, I'm always getting these invitations. Some misplaced idea that is their responsibility to make sure I have fun on Sunday. Specially after a recent break-up.

Oh well, the issue is that these friends of mine are evangelical and methodist.

A few times, the children of my friends have asked me to tell them about Catholicism. As far as I know, it's been their own idea. I feel uncomfortable sharing or teaching my faith to children whose parents don't know about me doing that.

On the other hand, do I as a Roman Catholic have a right and an obligation to spread my faith no matter who's on the receiving end?

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Why don't you just speak to the parents, your friends, about it? I doubt it'd be such a big issue. As a child during school I was taught about all different religions whilst being at a Catholic school.

I'm wouldn't say you should force your faith on anybody, you know what happens to jehovah witnesses when they come knocking on your door!

Sadly I'm not even a moderate Catholic like yourself. The only time I visit church is for weddings, funerals or on Christmas Eve if I'm drunk. So maybe I'm not the best person for advice but I say just ask the parents first.



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 807 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):
Why don't you just speak to the parents, your friends, about it?

 checkmark   thumbsup   checkmark   thumbsup   checkmark   thumbsup   checkmark   thumbsup 

Just say hey, 'you know your kids are asking; what do you want me to tell them?' They will either say nothing, everything, or something in-between. My suggestion make them read EVERY word of the bible with nothing but a dictionary to help them out. If that doesn't make them an agnostic, nothing will.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 777 times:

Quoting AR385 (Thread starter):
On the other hand, do I as a Roman Catholic have a right and an obligation to spread my faith no matter who's on the receiving end

As A Roman Catholic Living in a Country of Various Religons.If Someone Asks I tell If not I Dont.
 Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Religion, Science Fiction- One And The Same? posted Fri Mar 16 2007 23:39:07 by Iamcanadian
Further Evidence Religion Is Our Undoing: posted Wed Mar 7 2007 21:21:09 by TedTAce
Religion And Its' Role In Sports posted Mon Jan 22 2007 04:44:00 by D L X
Religion: Bad For Society? posted Fri Dec 29 2006 18:37:41 by Chachu201
Poll: Most Brits Think Religion Does More Harm posted Sun Dec 24 2006 08:09:48 by Jimyvr
Cognitive Dissonance=Religion? posted Mon Dec 4 2006 23:07:58 by MaverickM11
Should Religion Be "Adult Content"? posted Sun Nov 19 2006 20:54:54 by Joni
Elton John: I Would Ban Religion Completely posted Mon Nov 13 2006 19:50:50 by Jimyvr
Can People Survive Without Religion? posted Fri Nov 3 2006 00:54:14 by Korg747
Losing My Religion? No, No, And No! posted Wed Sep 13 2006 01:22:30 by BaylorAirBear