When I first accept Christ into my life, I searched for a Christian church to join. I knew there's the Catholic Church, but since there were just so many more Protestant churches around, it seemed that the Catholic Church was an oddball among the many Christian churches. As a brand new convert, I just didn't know much ~ a Christian church is a Christian church. I even looked into Christian Science. Once I found a friendly church with a pastor that gave good sermons, I joined and became a member. I was happy, so I just never wondered why the various Protestant churches belonged to different denominations or if there was an original church that started from the time of Christ. Happy people are content where they are and don't search or look elsewhere. It's only after I noticed some of the questionable practices and disunity among the Protestant denominations that I began looking outside Protestantism. I believe that's how it happens to most Protestants who have come home to the Catholic (meaning all-embracing) Church. The oddball church, usually the last choice on the would-be convert's list, turns out to be the one and only choice.