I Just Didn't Find Comfort In Religion Anymore

I was raised by a very Catholic family. Every Sunday, we'd try to go to church, I went to Catholic school.

For the longest time, I was very faithful. Then as I got older, I realized the only reason I was so faithful and loyal to the church is because I felt like I had to. I realized all these religious things never really made sense to me, and I didn't agree with most of them. The comfort you were supposed to find in a religion wasn't there anymore. The more I tried to find "God", the more lost I became.

I don't want to be on either extremes. For right now, I'm in the middle, I just really don't want to be bothered with religion anymore.

Marellie Marellie
13-15, F
2 Responses Feb 11, 2010

I was not Catholic, but I can really relate to what you are saying. I used to be Baptist and when I was a teenager I started to actually try to pay attention and read what the Bible was saying. The more I read the less I started believing it. I couldn't help it.. Some of it seemed hateful, and not "Godly" at all, and other parts were just like a fairytale from a kids book to me. None of it made any logical sense. I asked questions and got the standard "It's not for our human minds to know.. only God can know." answer. But we have brains! We are not supposed to ever use critical thinking? I still believe there is some higher power or spirit, but I just can't bring myself to follow a religion any more.

Wow, you have no idea how much I relate to this. I also went to a Catholic school, and was raised like hardcore Catholic, but I never bothered analyzing what I was actually following, and I just fell out of it once I started doing so. I posted a somewhat similar story that you should check out when you can