OMG YES!! I hate how they say Catholics are all of these stereotypes you just mentioned. I'm actually pro-choice and for Gay rights and against abstinence-only sex education. Same thing with evolution, for me evolution is a theory and it may or may not be true. I do go to church every Sunday but lately I think the church is too crazy, I really hated how on one homily they wanted everyone to boycott 'The Golden Compass' because the author is atheist and I do not think Catholicism is the only correct religion, there is no correct religion. I liked my old parish the priest we had was very open minded when the archdiocese asked him to talk about boycotting 'The Da Vinci Code' in the homily he just came on Sunday and he was like 'Forget about boycotting it, I already read it and watched the movie' He was awesome.Rin wrote:Not all Catholics...
*are close minded bigots
*and Christians for that matter think that gays should burn in hell, infact, many are strongly for gay rights. (I'm a strong supporter for gay rights)
*are republican/democrat (I've heard it both ways)
*Blindly follow the pope or what the church says
*Believe that the bible is 100% truth, many recognize that most of it is meant to be symbolic
*Go to church every Sunday
*Condemn everyone to hell
*Pray every night
*Send their children to Private Catholic Schools
*Want to send their children to convents
*Save sex for marriage
*are against birth control
*Have perfect family lives
*Carry around rosaries
*Want to convert everyone they meet
*Think evolution is totally false and should not be taught in schools
*Want every book censored
*Force their beliefs on their children
*are offended by *Catholic* jokes
*think their religion is the only correct one
Here are the common Mexican stereotypes:
*All of us are drop outs-Wrong, I for one am still in high school and will continue forward with my education and my mother graduated from college so there.
*We're all undocumented- I hate using the term 'illegal' because I for one think no human being is illegal and not all documented people are Mexican there are plenty of undocumented people that are from other countries.
*We're all short and wear sombreros-False again, especially with the short part, my brother in-law is close to six feet tall.
*Women are whores and Men are manwhores-Okay, there are few women who do not whore themselves out and men that aren't manwhores/womanizers.
*We all eat beans, tacos and any other type of Mexican food-I don't eat beans and plenty of Mexican food and I know one of my friends who's also Mexican who doesn't eat beans or tortillas. My cousin doesn't like Mexican food and he lives in Mexico and he prefers eating fast food like Burger King.
*Mexicans are tan or dark-skinned-I am a little tan but I am a little more white and there are Mexicans who are pale like one of my younger cousins.
That's all I can think up of right now.