Post V2 Catholic Evangelization
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QuisUtDeus Wrote:You were alive then, right?

No, but are we to limit our discussion of the human experience to those events through which we've lived?

Quote:I wasn't, so I wouldn't make this assumption.

Neither was I, but through the wonder of books and research one can make such conclusions.

Quote:I thought we learned our lesson about dissing rote learning in this country.

Let's not derail this thread by going into all the education problems this nation has. We could chat for quite a while on this point.

I'm just telling of a major problem I see on the horizon. I've sat down with groups of traditionalist students, high schoolers, and asked them questions, definitions and such. They're pretty good with that, they all do well on their catechism exams. But I've also asked basic apologetic questions like why does Jesus tell people to call no one father, but we Catholics do?," or "What does incense symbolize in the Mass?" In response I heard only cricket chirps in reply. Once one takes the students off of the standard Q&A line of thinking, the ability of the students to articulate their faith drops. Some of these students will be in college next year. How well do you think the Q&A bit will hold up then?

Quote:Why do you even hang out at this forum?  Wouldn't you be happier at CAF or something?

I do not think I would. I find many of the posters on the Catholic Answer Forums to lack much backgroup knowledge of the faith which - post for post - I do not see on this site. I'm also one of the earlist extant members still posting on this forum, so why end a good thing?

As for my comment which elicited your rather snooty reply, I was making the sociological point that many Catholics first look for corporate reasons to their woes whereas, if faced with a similar apostasy, more individualist groups like Mohammedans or Protestants would be more likely to blame the apostates themselves rather than plotting abstract lines of philosophical developments, or making fatuous claims that documents stemming from a Church council no one reads would cause many people to leave the religion.
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Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-16-2010, 08:42 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by glgas - 03-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Nic - 03-16-2010, 10:09 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-17-2010, 06:12 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by glgas - 03-17-2010, 07:12 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-17-2010, 08:07 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-17-2010, 08:14 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-17-2010, 05:50 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-17-2010, 10:13 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-17-2010, 10:15 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-21-2010, 07:56 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 08:03 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-21-2010, 08:16 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 08:55 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 09:03 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-21-2010, 09:06 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-21-2010, 11:08 PM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by James02 - 03-22-2010, 12:07 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Nic - 03-22-2010, 12:14 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Nic - 03-22-2010, 12:27 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by sheep101 - 03-22-2010, 01:18 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-22-2010, 06:18 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Ockham - 03-22-2010, 09:34 AM
Re: Post V2 Catholic Evangelization - by Credo - 03-22-2010, 02:17 PM



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