AR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6357 posts, RR: 31 Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 805 times:
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?
Myt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 800 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.
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 787 times:
Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1): Why don't you just speak to the parents, your friends, about it?
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.