I'm interested in you conversion story. Your profile states that you are in your 30's. That would seem to suggest that you had no first-hand experience or memory of the pre-V2 Church before you voluntarily CONVERTED into Novus Ordo Catholicism in the 80's. [Correct me if I'm wrong.]
That is a tricky question, but at least in my neck of the woods the "Fundamentalist" Protestants, like Baptists, Church of Christ, Pentecostals etc, are very conservative in their total outlook, it is just that most of them have never had the objective opportunity to see Catholicism for what it truly is. I was raised Southern Baptist, I am a former Fundie, and I can tell you that we were raised to think terrible things about Catholicism (they are the "Whore of Babylon," they worship Mary and statues, they don't put enough emphasis on Jesus, etc.). Unfortunately, a lot of Fundies are quite stubborn and deeply rooted in their error, but some can be shaken out of it, they just have to start asking themselves the right questions.
The real sad thing is that since the 1960's, the Church doesn't believe in evangelization anymore - instead the Church is effectively teaching that all Christians are somehow a part of the Catholic Church. This is exactly what has been taught even from the highest levels of the hierarchy - if it wasn't then we would be extremely concerned, as we once were, with getting our "separated brethren" to realize their error and come to the truth of the Catholic Church.
But to get back to the original question, I believe it mostly has to do with where you are in the country, and in the world. Baptists in my area are quite conservative, at least from a point-of-view concerning what the modern world sees as "conservative," but Baptists in the east are quite liberal, even supporting gay marriage.
I believe that it was Archbishop Lefebvre who stated that the N.O. almost bypassed teaching basic Protestantism and is heading for full-fledged Humanism, which is liberal neo-Protestantism at its worst. This outlook is prevalent among more mainstream Protestant groups, like Episcopalians, Lutherans, Methodists etc. Basically, the groups that support the original heresies of Luther and Calvin, and the groups that make up the vast majority of Protestantism. IMO, I believe that the fabricators of the N.O. were much more concerned with appeasing the "big picture" among Protestantism as a whole, worldwide - which doesn't constitute the Fundie groups, which is almost completely American, but the more mainstream evangelical groups as mentioned above.
In conclusion, the New Mass simply does NOT teach the true Catholic Faith, this is quite easy to discern. The law Lex Orandi, Lex Credend
i, the way we pray is the way we believe, proves this easily. As Archbishop Lefebvre stated, the New Mass makes Protestants
- this is because the New Mass teaches neo-Protestantism. When the Mass is no longer considered a sacrifice, and no longer teaches it - when the altar, where a sacrifice is made, is removed for a supper table - when Holy Communion is given in the hand while standing - when the priest faces the people instead of facing God upon the altar - who can wonder why people don't believe in fundamental doctrines of the Faith like the Mass is a sacrifice and the Real Presence anymore? It is because the New Mass, as a whole by its very foundation, is not a Catholic Mass, meaning that it does not teach the Faith. This alone is reason enough to avoid it at all costs.
Why did you convert to the CC in the first place? Were you duped? By who? If you despised the liturgy so much, why didn't you just become a Muslim and call it a day?
Your rant has no merit. No one is required to attend the Novus Ordo. If YOU choose to, find the cleanest NO in your area. Arrive early and pray Prayers at the Foot of the Altar before Mass begins and The Last Gospel before you leave. Receive the Blessed Sacrament on the tongue, from from a priest, or not at all.
Otherwise, bite the bullet and support the TLM, regardless the drive time.
Here's a dollar. Just don't cry.
You obviously don't have a clue about my character concerning my actions on this forum since you have a whopping 3 posts, but I'll entertain you nonetheless.
I converted to Catholicism not in the 80's, I was just a small child then if you can do the math - but in my adult life in the year 2004. I converted to Catholicism because I began to seek the truth, caused by asking myself questions concerning authority, and it went from there - and to be honest I always felt strongly pulled toward the Catholic Church, regardless of being raised to think it was not truly Christian.
I realized, rather quickly, that the Novus Ordo didn't seem Catholic, and that I would hear contradictions made between what I was being taught and what was presented as Catholicism pre-Vatican II. I would see things in the New Mass that upset my soul - like Holy Communion in the hand, and hearing terrible things in homilies like "Martin Luther was a great man," and being told in confession that Protestants are not in any way heretical. I strongly felt that something was seriously amiss.
I like to use the frog in boiling water experiment as an example: When you throw a frog into a pot of boiling water, he jumps out immediately, but if you place a frog in a cool pot of water and bring it to a steady boil, he will boil himself to death. By using my Catholic sense along with simple common sense combined with a lot of research, I jumped out of the boiling water of the new religion and sought the living water of true Catholicism that is present within Tradition.
You say bite the bullet and support the TLM. That is what I do. Unfortunately, my "drive time" is 4.5 hours round trip, and I am on a tight budget. My SSPX priest told me that I am well within the distance hardship, but I will tell you and everyone on this forum honestly that I do not do enough to make it to more Masses, which is solely on me. But one thing I will tell you is that my resolve concerning the Traditional stance is strong. Let no one be fooled, we are in a time of crisis, and during such times we cannot always have the luxury of a true Mass two blocks away.
I believe that I have been given a lot of graces by God to see the truth properly, and unfortunately I squander much of that away, which I will have to answer for some day. Regardless, I stand with Tradition 100%, even though I may do more standing than acting, which is because I am a terrible sinner.