I also believe that nonCatholics are capable of grasping the difference between praying to an image and praying to God in the presence of an image that invokes memories of significant events in Christian history. We had flowers in front of my dad's picture at his funeral in his protestant church. None of the nonCatholics present seemed to consider that idol worship. Not even if the pastor held that picture in his hands while praying. So again, this concept isn't foreign to nonCatholics.
So yeah, I stand by my statement that comments such as those you made are false witness. But you answer to God, not me, so I wish you peace as I leave this thread.
Thank you for being a voice of civility and common sense. I’m one Catholic who really appreciates you.