I Left the Catholic Church

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    Always felt stifled by the symbolism,

    rituals, rules, sermons... Never felt at home. In all my time there, I never really knew God... But... As this George Carlin quote says: “Religion is like a pair of shoes.....Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes.”... Now I much prefer having a...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2014

    I left the church a few months ago.

    I am a single mother, and I was getting sick of the church's attitude towards women. There were many reasons why I left, but that would have to be one of the main ones. I was a cradle Catholic. In my teens I got away from the faith, and then went back to it about 3 years ago...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014


    “Bless me Father for I have sinned…" so began my monthly trip to confess all my wrong doing. The thing was, I never really had any sins, so I made them up!   One day as I came to the end of my bogus transgressions the priest surprised me; he addressed me by...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

    Growing up in the Catholic Church,

    I was always terrified of "Hell." I spent much of my time fretting over this idea, too afraid to go out and live my life. But being a researcher by nature, I started looking at websites which had a different view of reality than the Church. I opened my eyes and my mind, did a...
    comfortablemarsupial comfortablemarsupial
    26-30, M
    Nov 22, 2015

    FORMALLY Resigned

    A couple of years ago after much reflecting, I left the Catholic Church. Formally. Sent a letter to my local Bishop, stating that I was resigning and did not want to be part of the Catholic Church. Felt wonderful to not be part of corruption, hypocricy, and dissapointment. Felt...
    COLT63 COLT63
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Jan 8, 2008
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