This morning I had a conversation in English with an older Korean gentlemen about religion. He did what most Korean English speakers do when discussing faith and asked a typically uninformed question.
"Were you raised Catholic or Christian?" he asked.
"Catholic is Christian."
"Yeah, they believe in Jesus, but they're not Christian."
"Are you kidding me? Define "Christian" for me."I don't think I have to continue with that one, but you get the point. This fellow was certain that Catholics were somehow divorced from Christianity; something that I never even considered being possible. To my surprise, a simple Google search proved that those "informed" English speakers are just as clueless.
How have people become so ill-informed about these things? Is this an old Protestant trick that I'm not aware of?