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Old 03-09-2018, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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[quote=Newsboy;51245132]Q. Are Catholics still seen with scorn in the South?
A: No

Q: Is the South still seen with scorn by ignorant people in other parts of the country?




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Old 03-09-2018, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Wife grew up in the South Catholic and there was some anti Catholic bias and it's probably still there amongst 5-10% of the population in the South especially in rural areas with strong evangelical populations. Not an issue in Southern cities or in Catholic areas of Louisiana, Texas, & Florida.
I was a child in Northern New Jersey in the 1960s and my Dutch protestant grandfather was going off about all the Catholics moving to town (Irish, Italian, Polish from NYC) and "now they've even built one of their churches here."
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Old 03-09-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I would wager more the other way around as other denominations (and non-denominational congregations) in the South typically aren't known for their Mensa-like qualities, versus those who attend Episcopal, Catholic or Unitarian churches for example.
Liberal elitism...gotta love it. Episcopal and especially Unitarian churches are known for extremist liberal doctrine, hardly considered Churches. And No, Catholics are not widely looked down on here. Only the most extreme evangelicals would express views that are publicaly anti-Catholic. The secular world has become too much of an adversary and a threat for us Christians to continue bickering among ourselves, most of us realize that.
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Old 03-09-2018, 09:18 PM
 
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Hardly. Our first Catholic Church in the area was built in 1800, eight years before the formation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
I used to wonder how, near the start of the film "Gone With the Wind" it showed Scarlett O'Hara praying the Rosary, and yet while visiting Savannah I attended mass at a Catholic church that claimed to be oldest one in the State and was not even founded until 1830.

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Old 03-09-2018, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I used to wonder how, near the start of the film "Gone With the Wind" it showed Scarlett O'Hara praying the Rosary, and yet while visiting Savannah I attended mass at a Catholic church that claimed to be oldest one in the State and was not even founded until 1830.
Well, that Savannah Church was off by 30 years. The history is verifiable by the Archdiocese of Atlanta in the link I provided. They may have meant still in existence in the same location.

Savannah is home to one of the first Synagogues in the U.S. and the oldest in South though, founded in 1735.
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Old 03-10-2018, 01:52 AM
 
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I'm dissapointed that the mods deleted my posts, they were relevant to this discussion.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Unless you live in some extremely rural area of the deep south, I highly doubt anyone will care about your background/beliefs.
I think that there may be a predisposition toward closed mindedness in any extremely rural areas in any region, not just the south.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I used to wonder how, near the start of the film "Gone With the Wind" it showed Scarlett O'Hara praying the Rosary, and yet while visiting Savannah I attended mass at a Catholic church that claimed to be oldest one in the State and was not even founded until 1830.
The oldest Catholic church in Georgia gets a holy overhaul - Atlanta Magazine

Oldest Catholic Church in Georgia was established in 1790.
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I wouldn't necessarily attribute that to scorn though; it could have strictly been a doctrinal issue.
Ok, doctrinal scorn, then.
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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Liberal elitism...gotta love it. Episcopal and especially Unitarian churches are known for extremist liberal doctrine, hardly considered Churches. And No, Catholics are not widely looked down on here. Only the most extreme evangelicals would express views that are publicaly anti-Catholic. The secular world has become too much of an adversary and a threat for us Christians to continue bickering among ourselves, most of us realize that.
Episcopal and Unitarian churches with "extremist liberal doctrine"??

The "secular world has become to much of an adversary and a threat"?

What complete, utter nonsense.
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