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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7193 posts, RR: 35
Posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 921 times:
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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?

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User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 916 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 (9 years 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 903 times:

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

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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, 31775 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 873 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.

Think of the brighter side!
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