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Jun 25, 2011
Cool, I have a friend, here in North Carolina, who is originally from Colombia. Her father still lives there. I can't remember which part, though.
I can imagine the problem, with school. All of the best private schools are probably religious, huh?
Jun 28, 2011
No problem. It's good to meet people from other countries and expand my perception of the world around me.
I have a vague concept of how the Catholic church sees us, although some of that is probably distorted by time and the differences between countries. I never went to Catholic school, and I never believed in any of the religion, but I was raised Catholic.
The last time I talked to a Catholic priest was 20 years ago, but the ones I talked to were pretty laid back. One even said that playing Dungeons & Dragons was fine, as long as you remembered that it was all just made-up stuff.
I think US Catholics are generally more relaxed than those elsewhere in the world ... although it's also possible that the Catholic church as a whole has gotten more aggressive about atheism, in the past 20 years, as we've become more vocal in the media and have become a serious threat.