Converted Catholics........
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(01-01-2010, 01:52 PM)WanderingPenitent Wrote: Converting from being Jewish is much harder than from being a Hindu, particular in the West. Jews have a particular fear of Catholicism as a culture. Many assume that we think of them as "Christ-killers" and will jab at us for that (sometimes playfully). A lot of them assume we want them to suffer, or at the very least to stay away from us. They're first experience in a church is usually surprising because they do not expect so much friendliness. (Of course I'm speaking of the common cultural Jew in America, not an Orthodox Chassidic Jew or a member of the Jewish Elite)

Hindus on the other hand for the most part, including heterodox Hindus (Sikhs, Jainists, etc.) mostly find Catholicism peculiar. At least this is the case of those in America. India is a different story, and a unique story in each region.
I don't know if that is necessarily true, from what I understand, Hinduism is not just a religious faith, it is very much tied into the culture, heritage, language, and even the race on the subcontinent.Hinduism can be very much nationalistic with religion tied into race and the land within from which it originated. It some aspects, it can be very similar to Judaism or even Zionism.

To many Hindu's, converting can be a betrayal to everything from which they originated from.


Also I'm sure it is much easier being a convert in Western countries than from their indigenous societies and worldviews from which they converted from.

Another words, I'm sure it's much easier for a Muslim to convert to Catholicism and live in say Boston as opposed to doing the same and living in Tehran.

Again, I'm hypothesizing here.
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Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:38 AM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 12:55 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by BrevisVir55 - 01-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by BrevisVir55 - 01-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:32 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by JayneK - 01-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 06:40 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:39 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 09:56 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by JayneK - 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by libby - 01-01-2010, 10:57 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 11:11 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:22 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:27 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 11:31 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-02-2010, 08:00 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-02-2010, 10:49 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-11-2010, 02:58 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-11-2010, 03:48 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Satori - 01-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by amasimp - 01-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by amasimp - 01-11-2010, 07:26 PM



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