Why are people surprised when I tell them that I'm both a communist and catholic?
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Because communists are idiots since it has endlessly been shown throughouf history to be evil, deadly, unsuccessful and immoral by stealing the fruit of peoples' labor. How are people this stupid?
Because Catholicism preaches against authoritarianism which is the foundation of communism. It's like saying I'm tall short. Only people with vague understanding of each don't laugh at your open ignorance to your own beliefs. It's like you've never read the Bible or the Communist Manifesto. In China they imprison people for religious beliefs because any of the Abrahamic faiths directly contradict both communism and authoritarianism.
I don't think anyone cares your Catholic, but communists are subhuman.
Because Carl Marx called religion the "opiate of the masses" and called for the banning of religion. Virtually every communist countries outlawed organized religion and killed many people who were caught going to. church. Further the Catholic Church has spoken out against communism "With reference to Communism, Our Venerable Predecessor, Pius IX, of holy memory, as early as 1846 pronounced a solemn condemnation, which he confirmed in the words of the Syllabus directed against "that infamous doctrine of so-called Communism which is absolutely contrary to the natural law itself, and if once adopted would utterly destroy the rights, property and possessions of all men, and even society itself." Later on, another of Our predecessors, the immortal Leo XIII, in his Encyclical Quod Apostolici Muneris, defined Communism as "the fatal plague which insinuates itself into the very marrow of human society only to bring about its ruin."" Encyclical On Atheistic Communism by Pope Pius XI, 1937
Because Catholics in general are much wiser people.
Because they assume communist also have other implications like nonreligious or amoral, etc.
People tend to assume based off of labels.
There's a history of Christian socialism in Europe so it isn't a huge stretch of the imagination.
Because they are mutually exclusive.
It's a oxymoron , isn't it...
I am not since Catholics don't stand for anything
Because Communism is weird.
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