Been For A Few Years
I grew up as a Roman Catholic, going through all the motions that people do (baptism, first communion, confirmation). I do not think I was ever truly Catholic being who I was/am. I have always questioned it, even when I was young. Also, I do not have quite too positive a history with it either. I wasn't raped or anything that serious, but I went through a hard time. I went to Catholic school and was bullied along with being verbally abused at home by a stepfather. When I would question this, all I was told that it could be worse and so deal with it or predetermined. I went along with it for a while, but finally said that it was not justified and that I am going to be my own person. I was expelled and it was not due to academics (grades were good); it was only because I didn't conform to school ideals. I still went to Church with family and officially stopped a few years ago.