I am a Creationist and a Catholic myself and this has been a great disappointment to me. While atheists on this forum do themselves no favors either, their viewpoints are to be expected and in personal conversations I have found most of them to be very cordial and respectful (even open minded). On the other hand, several Catholics (and theists) who believe in evolution that I have been in contact with have been very arrogant, derogatory and disrespectful in their communications and in their forum answers. I know I am generalizing and the vast majority of Catholics I know are wonderful Christians (after all, I am Catholic myself) and many have a creationist viewpoint. However, it's been my personal experience that this is not the case for those that believe in evolution on this forum . Anyone have similar experiences? If so, why do you think this is the case?
Please note: The official position of the Catholic Church accepts a creationist view. However, they do not agree with evolution unless it is acknowledge that God created the universe from nothing and that the evolutionary process was guided by God. This, of course, is in direct conflict with leading proponents of evolution who insist that the process can proceed by only natural means and does not require external supernatural influence.
Also, I've tried to be very respectful with my question. If this gets deleted, it will be further evidence to support my contention.