Oh boy - what a question.
As one of the few RCs around I do feel outnumbered at times [ my fault for being here
But the question could equally be posed as "why are you here ?" and the obvious answer is "to learn" - and as far as I am concerned that answer is absolutely correct.
I think Matt's statement <If it seems that way to us, then it's probably because we cannot stomach some of the Orthodox positions and historical facts>
is very true.
From time to time things jump out and hit me - usually little things like a seeming intolerance of our
feelings - but these are possibly because we
can come over as being aggressive in our own defence.[ It's that outnumbered thing again
I don't know about the other RCs and ECs/BCs on the board but I know that I admire our Orthodox Catholic members - they do know an awful lot more about their own Faith than I do. My lack of knowledge , at times, shames me, and therefore I am silent.
What can really irritate is terminology and this can
come across as 'anti Catholic' for want of a better term. Take the use of the term 'heretic' - that can hurt. Yes I know when it is applied it is correct - but it does not make the acceptance of it any easier.
Normally I think we accept each other for what we are - Christians on paths leading to the same end , but our paths run side by side - we diverge at times and then converge, sometimes we cross - but sadly we are not together on the same path - maybe one day it will be so.
So what are my final thoughts on Anastasios question "Is this Site anti-Catholic?"
The Site is not anti-catholic but at times I can detect some hostility towards us. I am normally 'listened to' with courtesy, but from time to time the courtesy is only ' just' there.
Thank you for listening to my thoughts