I prefer Catholic Church as well, but honestly, at this point, I don't care. Ya'll can call us "romanists" or "papists" or "the vatican" or whatever the heck you want. It's rude, but that's not on me. Honestly, I know that the communion that I belong to is the true Church of Jesus Christ, and I don't need validation from the outside in order to know that.
Amen, Papist! In all honesty, I am beginning to wonder what you and I and the rest of us actually are doing here
though. I mean, I heard someone ask that a while back on this forum and at the time I thought it was rude, but the more I think about it the more I wonder if that person didn't have a valid point. I mean, sure there are wonderful people on this forum, but they are the ones that are most often not heard, or at least not heard enough. Some of them do actually speak up occasionally, but others just don't get involved anymore because they are no doubt sick of all the bickering and mean-spiritedness. The ones that hate us and hate our Church (or at least are afraid of our Church) are heard more than anything. They shout the loudest. I don't think that subjecting ourselves to that kind of abuse is healthy. It is especially not spiritually healthy. I doubt any of us would join a Jack Chick forum and allow ourselves to be abused day in and day out, so why do we do it here?
I know for me personally, part of it is boredom. I get on the computer and I have a routine of stuff that I check and things that I do when I'm online. Plus, being disabled doesn't help because there are only so many things I can do in a given day (it's not like I'm gonna be going for a bike ride anytime soon
), but I am trying to busy myself with other things and not spend so much time on forums, especially ones that can be hostile, which unfortunately this one is at times. Perhaps I will give up forums for Lent. Hell, I definitely think I should give up Facebook at the very least. It seems I cannot get on there without saying something on my news feed that really grinds my gears.