My father is a demented senile fedora-wearer who gets extremely angry whenever Catholicism is even briefly mentionned (for example he started literally yelling and saying "fucking religion" when he saw an unusually large amount of cars parked outside a church on a sunday morning), however he vehemently defends Islam.
He literally thinks that we should ban/destroy churches while allowing mosques because "we allowed churches to exist for hundreds of years and therefore we have to allow mosques to exist for hundreds of years".
yeah but only casually.
then when i was 18 or so they revealed they were actually really devout, they just wanted me to make my own choices. i did all the catholic bare-minimums (baptism, first communion, confirmation, and confession) but afterwards they just kid of let it go.
at some point a few years ago my mother casually asked if i believed in god and i said i don't really think about it, but i don't see faith as a part of my life. that was kind of it. i know my parents pray but they've always kept it to themselves.
yes, i even had to do the eucharist
i invented some shit to confess to the priest than he ordered me to pray a bunch of times the lord's prayer and the hail mary, than i get on my knees and i calculated 30s seconds for each one and i've only think how i would beat a boss on some jrpg i was playing at that moment lmao
i was 12
>USA of America
Both of my parents come from Catholic backgrounds, though only my mother was baptized. My dad's family was non-practicing though I believe both of his parents were baptized
Yeah. My mother is an atheist and very anticlerical, but my father and paternal grandparents are somewhat religious. I went to Catholic private schools and went to catechism and mass pretty much every week.
I'm not sure if God exists or not, but since I'm engaged to a quite religious girl I still go to church every week and participate in church life. I enjoy the social aspect of mass, and I see praying as a meditation more than anything else. Of course, because of my doubts, I don't go receive the eucharist.
My father is an Egyptian """Muslim""" and my mom just recently re-discovered Christianity (although she was raised catholic and is now protestant). My aunt, upon finding out I was born, essentially kidnapped me, and had me baptized as a catholic.
Nah, he's not actually really senile yet, but he might as well be. It's almost impossible for him to survive another 10 years, even if technically he's relatively young, but he's fucking demented and very unhealthy. In a way it's a good thing; I don't want to imagine what he'd be like if he ever reached "old folks home" age.
Mexico, of course
For the most part besides going to church as a kid and all of that everything else has been pretty secular in my family
my mother goes to church every now and then and does church stuff like prayers or whatever, my dad is pretty irreligious and so am I
>Jim comes home with a bagful of money and presents for his family. Having learned about Old Yeller's fate from Katie, he explains the facts about life and death to Travis.
Is that it?
Grandma is super religious, like has the hierarchy of prayer candles for the people who need prayers the most and goes to the soup kitchen run by polish nuns.
I'm not church going but I self-identify as Catholic.
Yeah I actually do know a couple of Flip Catholics, they seem to have a bunch of their own superstitions that go along with it though, like Christian Maoris that keep all their toenail clippings so they don't have a spell cast on them.
South island was more Presbytarian I thought though? Since there were a shitload of Scots
Anticlericalism has a very long history in France
Speaking of French Orthodoxy there is an absolutely beautiful Orthodox Cathedral in Paris
i only pretend to be a devote catholic to spite muslims
I want to believe in god, but I can't. Tried both Islam and Protestantism. If I had to pick one based on trappings alone, I'd pick Islam though - going to mosque was much more "spiritual" than going to church.
I think your missing the hole point it's. Not how you feel when you walk in to a building... it's about helping your fellow man about acting like a decent person caring, understanding, and forgiveness. That whole stick. But that's hard to do in real life so I hope your mosque gets hit by a 55m but not really but kinda
Please come back when you've graduated middle school. You type like a 12 year old girl.
>what a literal pleb.
You have no idea. She was a far left activist for 20 years, and a lawyer specialised in helping immigrants stay here. She thinks our current (socialist) government is right wing.
I try to not speak about politics with her. My father used to be a fucking maoist back when he was a student. I'm not even joking (although he says he was basically LARPing to get crazy communist girls).
Yes. Had communion and was baptised, went to all boys private catholic schools all my life.
was even in the school choir when i was 8 to 12 years old.
Now im a bisexual hedonist and agnostic :3
>He literally thinks that we should ban/destroy churches while allowing mosques because "we allowed churches to exist for hundreds of years and therefore we have to allow mosques to exist for hundreds of years".
But we have allowed mosque to exist for hundreds of years, almost for the same time as churches. Does your dad even know the history of the world?
The Dark Ages were filled with grotesque out of proportion figures and shapes, and it wasn't even a stylistic choice, they wished to make them idealised and naturalized but failed, until that is until they figured out how to consistently draw proportional figures, but that didn't happen until the Renaissance era.
>My father is a demented senile fedora-wearer who gets extremely angry whenever Catholicism is even briefly mentionned (for example he started literally yelling and saying "fucking religion" when he saw an unusually large amount of cars parked outside a church on a sunday morning), however he vehemently defends Islam.
2) No. I was raised protestant, but dropped it when I was about 13. I then became euphoric for a few years, but stopped when I realized that humans need something that transcends themselves to get out of bed every day.
You realise that the Church was the one who took care of the sick, the poor, the hungry, provided basic education even to the lowest peasant, and a higher education to those who could afford it for more than a thousand years in Europe, right ? Even now the Catholic Church is the largest charitable organisation, and I remember reading that they provide a fourth of the world's health care.
And this church in particular was quite important for the White Russians refugees.
And neither can you.
Both of you should give serious contemplation to suicide.