Those kids need your orthodoxy all the more then. That's another way of thinking about it, though you obviously shouldn't be arrogant about it. (And I know that you wouldn't be.)Another thing to consider is that in the end, many people change their beliefs not because of stirring speeches or homilies, not because of books or newspaper articles or debates, but simply by getting to know people with different beliefs and finding out that they are not the freakish stereotype they originally imagined them as. Not to assume anything about the pastors that he/she has worked under, but it IS, sadly, possible that you're the first thoughtful, orthodox person he/she has ever worked with on a regular basis. So, maybe once it becomes clear that you're actually a kind and decent person and not a spiteful jerk like Rush Limbaugh (seriously, that man has done more to undermine thoughtful political conservatism and religious orthodoxy than any CTA/liberal person ever could), maybe your DRE will actually be more open to other ideas. Another thing to remember is that you actually agree with your DRE on some things that the conservative cafeteria Catholics don't. That's really important.
Alex gave a very mature answer. I was just going to tell ya to quit in a huff.But I must disagree about Rush. I am fond of Rush. In between the humor (folks, a lot of it is humor) there is a lot of truth.
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