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Old 03-13-2018, 06:37 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Maybe it's a Marian segment of the Catholic faith or something like that - outside the Roman Catholic archdiocese of the area.
I'm uncertain what that is even supposed to mean? What the heck is a Marian segment?

I think that while Anti-Catholicism is alive and well, lots of people aren't even necessarily prejudiced, they just don't know what Catholics actually believe, and the Catholics they ask are either bad at explaining or don't practice so they don't really even know.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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I'm uncertain what that is even supposed to mean? What the heck is a Marian segment?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathol...urch_buildings
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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We live in a country where there are roughly 315,000 Christian churches in America, the majority of Americans are Christians, the majority of our law makers are Christian, etc. Only 20% of us are "nones".

You guys are doing just fine. Youre just trying to get used to going from the super, ultra, almighty majority to just the majority.
Yeah, that is true, but while most people say they are Christian it is more of a cultural thing, self identifying as a "Good Person" more than anything else.

Theologically I think most Americans are either a vague sort of Theist or a None.

We might have some of the highest Church going rates in the western world most Americans aren't actually religious when it comes to push and shove.

My roommate is like that. He doesn't go to church or believe any particular doctrine. He believes in some vague idea of Karma and said "Its nice to believe in an after life" I asked if that was all he had and told him, if that's all I had, I would quit going to mass and sleep in on Sunday, plenty of non religious people are nice people and get their socialization elsewhere, I practice because I actually believe it. "I don't go to church, but it doesn't hurt to believe in case there is an afterlife" -his final position on the matter.

Its basically a weak form of Pascal's Wager.

Most law makers are such snakes in the grass I doubt most of them worship anything besides the almighty dollar, but be that as it may.
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Old 03-13-2018, 07:06 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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They used the term "Marian Segment" as if it is an offshoot religion or sect of Catholicism.

Marian devotion is part of mainline Catholic teaching. There are tons of Churches named after Our Lady.

You could have a church that was not mannaged by the Diocese if it was part of a religious order or Personal Prelature, perhaps thats what they meant?
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Old 03-14-2018, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'm uncertain what that is even supposed to mean? What the heck is a Marian segment?

I think that while Anti-Catholicism is alive and well, lots of people aren't even necessarily prejudiced, they just don't know what Catholics actually believe, and the Catholics they ask are either bad at explaining or don't practice so they don't really even know.
Sorry, I meant Maronite. Not Marian.

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In addition to the Latin, or Roman, tradition, there are seven non-Latin, non-Roman ecclesial traditions: Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopian, East Syriac (Chaldean), West Syriac, and Maronite.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholicity
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:02 PM
 
Location: DFW
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But probably with higher regard than Atheists.
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Naples Island
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Well, I grew up in Rhode Island, the only state in the entire country that has a Roman Catholic majority, and attended Roman Catholic schools for 13 years, and I was frequently reminded by relatives and educators that I was going to Hell because I attended Protestant worship services and, eventually, converted to a Mainline Protestant denomination.

It goes both ways, dear.
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The anti-catholic crowd is in the “elite” blue cities now.
Huh-how so?
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Old 03-16-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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Huh-how so?
Atheists.
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Old 03-17-2018, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Default US Census map of largest participating religious groups


Link: http://www.businessinsider.com/image...37.15%20pm.png

Florida is the most Catholic state in the southern US (unless some of you want to include Texas)

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathol...icism_by_state

Never found any sort of discrimination or hostility towards Catholics here in Florida.
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