Saturday, May 19, 2007

I'd make a lousy apologist, I guess

A few days ago someone I know made a crack about the Church. She had recently seen the movie "Breach" and thought foolishly, that she now knew all about Catholicism. This is the third or fourth time she's make such remarks in my presence. Enough was enough. I leaned forward and politely but firmly let her know that the movie used a lot of artistic license (lying to make the storyline juicier) and that she should take what was portrayed with a grain of salt.

There must have been something in my face becasue she looked surprised and changed the subject. I have a sense of humor but crack on my Faith and I'm as serious as stage four cancer. I could come up with about 100 jokes about this person's religion but being a mannerly sort of woman I would never dream of saying any of them in front of her and certainly not at work. I simply ask the same of her. The next time she makes a remark like that I will visit the personel office at my job and make a complaint.

4 comments:

Coffee Wife said...

It's such bad taste to crack on another person's religion. I'll never understand why folks think it's ok to trash Catholics when they'd never think of trashing Jews or Muslims!

Dreb said...
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Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

It's always difficult to decide how one can charitably correct a misconception...but it must be done..sounds like you handled it well..if we went to personel in this country they would invariably side with the non-Catholic...

a thorn in the pew said...

I find that when I am in a discussion with a non-Catholic(or scary enough, a Catholic)and they start playing in to the stereotype Catholic bent, I try to gently correct them and it gets a subject change. Because we have truth, it must intimidate them when they can't defend the sola scriptura way to heaven. Once saved, always saved is another one that gets me.