[color=green:dbh3ztwy]My mother-in-law and father-in-law are very anti-Catholic. My father-in-law doesn’t go to church at all, but still manages to bash my religion. He doesn’t know that my wife is taking RCIA classes yet. So I am sure I’ll have to deal with him in the near future. My mother-in-law claims to be Lutheran, but she is inconsistent at attending church on Sunday’s. She doesn’t know that her girl is taking RCIA classes yet either. She will very soon. My wife mentioned to her the other day that our next kid (expecting next May) will be baptized at my church (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead). Her mom said she wouldn’t come to the baptism and said she wants our next kid to be baptized Lutheran. I think you are baptized a Christian, not a denomination. They don’t believe in praying the Rosary, going to Confession, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and everything else associated with Catholics. It’s going to get nasty next April when my wife gets confirmed. I’m looking forward to defending the faith when they speak against me. But to address your question, I think these people know the Catholic Church is their biggest threat in challenging their beliefs. The small number of people that I know who bash the Catholic Church are spiritually unstable and lack spiritual confidence. For instance, they don’t fully understand and/or lack confidence in their own religion, so they have to bash someone else’s because if their insecurity. I think they may have found certain truths with the Catholic Church but are too afraid to look into it any further because they do not want to change their way of life. Or they may have found the truth, but are just too dense to do something about it. Ultimately I believe, and this is my opinion, that these people are having trouble becoming close to God and they are venting their frustrations the wrong way. Catholics are on the receiving end of this because we are the Truth, and Truth will always be ridiculed.