Rose isn't giving us anything terribly intelligent nor researched here, Herm.<quoted text>Rose. It does not matter what you say- how intelligent, how researched, how truthful, how sincere, how accurate, how common sense. Those who are posting these comments to you will say anything to come out "on top". For example- "you may have been Cath but you were stupid to understand". Or, another favorite is "you never were Catholic. You are lying" Or " you werent a "true Catholic. Or "you werent a "mainstream Catholic".I have been " slimed" the same way by these people.
Her basic take is "I know it's not idolatry, but what will the neighbors think?", as if that's some ecclesial goal to be served.
She places the onus on Catholics to not do something because her protestant brothers and sisters (not HER, of course, but others) may find it unseemly.
Don't watch us if it bugs you.