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[quote:1njgc334][quote:1njgc334]It seems to me that perhaps the reason we Orthodox and you RCs have so much trouble understanding one another is that you see the Church (metaphorically) as a courtroom with God as both prosecutor and judge. We see the Church as a hospital with God as the head physician. You, therefore see sin as crime whereas we see it as sickness – it reminds me of Samuel Butler’s [i:1njgc334]Erewhon[/i:1njgc334] every time I talk to RCs about sin, actually.[/quote:1njgc334]
It could also just be an American vs. European thing. Americans have a different way of looking at the Church.[/quote:1njgc334]

Perhaps in some instances, but I’m not really convinced. Most of the RCs I know are European (because I’m here) and ditto Orthodox, but I’ve corresponded with Americans of both faiths online and the differences certainly [i:1njgc334]seem[/i:1njgc334] more closely allied to faith than geography.