Re: Need Help
I would be subtle about it, ask questions, engage in respectful dialog.
Originally Posted by SlavicBaptist
Your grandfather--you might ask him about his childhood and then talk about how it was it got involved in the church. When he brings out something about the RCC, you might--respectfully--say I was wondering about that--can you help me find this in the Bible? See if he can't come to his own conclusions--but add, you very much respect his opinions and this is why you keep asking questions--because I want to learn from you (and you will too).
Your parents will probably have to be talked with even a more subtle tone. Not too lengthy discussions and not challenging until you get to a certain point a few weeks later. But then, you'll have to play it easy.
If you come off as too "know it all" and "aggressive" or too "matter of fact", you probably will be passed off as just some "saw buck green horn too big for his britches".
Families will be much harder to dialog with--because they'll still see you as that toddler filling his diaper. And you won't have the perceived credibility as, say, an outsider. You have to treat them with "kid gloves" in a lot of ways and usually, it seems, it's a much longer process.
But remember--you eat a whale one bite at a time.
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