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From:beccastareyes
Date:September 13th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
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Converts* strike me as the type that either feel like they need to prove that they Do Belong, or are just zealous enough because they had to break with whatever they were before and not just invent loopholes. If you're born into a religion, you either are more comfortable bending it to fit the person you become, ignoring the bits you don't like, or just keeping to it out of tradition. Catholicism is mild enough that you can get away with this**.

* Well, or we get my sister, who somehow went from 'raised by lapsed Catholic and raised-Catholic agnostic and baptized out of tradition and to appease the grandparents' to active Catholic and yet still has the 'oh, the pope' attitude when I bring up that her political views are pretty at-odds from the Church's. She is a proudly devout Cafeteria Catholic -- pick what you want from religion. (I look forward to the Jenn versus her parish priest if she tries to make me godmother to any of her kids, considering I'm gay, only technically qualify as Catholic because I've never formally renounced my baptism, and wouldn't feel comfortable promising to raise the kid within the Church if something happened.)

** Maybe because they'd lose half of Europe if the started being all No True Catholic.