Would you be offended if somebody judged you on your faith?
In class today we were talking about what numbers symbolize (don’t know why) and we were talking about how the number 2 symbolizes divinity and human. (Keep in mind this is a Catholic school and most everyone there is Catholic except a few people including me ‘cause I’m Baptist,) So the teacher asked the class who the number 2 describes, and I said Jesus and got it right. And the girl sitting next to me (who was my friend and I’m nice to!) was Catholic said “Wow and you’re not even Catholic.” She was trying to make it a joke but said it in a really mean and hurtful way. I said “I still believe in Jesus!” And she said “Yeah, but still.” And I said “I’m still Christian I’m just not the same denomination as you.” She said the same: “yeah, but still” Thankfully, my friend sitting in front of me joined in and said to her “Liz, that’s still really mean!” I was like Thank You! But of course I didn’t say that out loud but I’m just glad she tried to defend me and she’s Catholic. I don’t exactly know why but that offended me a lot! I’m almost crying as I write this. I told my best friend after school (who is Lutheran not Catholic) about it and she said something similar happened to her. See, she went to a Catholic elementary school with Liz and almost everyone else because the middle school I go to is like a sistering school to the elementary school she went to. Hope that makes sense. Anyway, she said that she didn’t do the sign of the cross since she’s not Catholic and Liz said “You have to do the sign of the cross!” And she said “But I’m not Catholic.” Liz said “You still have to do it!” I’m not saying I have a problem with Catholics and I don’t, but I think she’s just having a hard time excepting people who aren’t Catholic either. She judged me on my faith! I usually do not care if somebody says something like that about something else, but when somebody judges me and offends me about my faith, it hurts!! I almost cried!
I just want to know if some of you have been judged on your faith. How did you feel? And what did you do? Were you offended? This is the first time anyone has ever judged me on my faith (at least in front of my face) and I’m just praying that God will tell me what I’m supposed to do. It’s enough that I have to go to a Catholic school and learn about a bunch of things that I don’t believe in and do something that my faith does not require and put up with people being surprised and shocked every time I say I don’t know what a saint is or anything else that has to do with Catholicism that I don’t do, but now somebody has done a recap of all of it to my face in a real hurtful way!?! I can’t handle that! I can’t take it anymore! I don’t mean to offend any Catholics, I’m just not the same, and I don’t like it when people basically use my faith against me for bullying. I just want to know. Would you be offended if somebody judged you on your faith? Sorry there is so many details, it’s just easier for me to get stuff out in writing.