Up until recently, I have been a practicing Catholic, but as I began to notice things that go on in the church and how many Catholic practices I disagree with, I stopped going to masses and participating in "Holy Days of Obligation" and other Catholic rituals...I've started to feel that I am a member of a cult. How can a church excommunicate a nun for taking a young women who's help was in danger to get an abortion, but can't excommunicate a gang of priests whom have been found guilty of homosexuality against young men (I thought the church was against homosexuality?) ...they simply "transfer" them to another parish? I'm not bashing anyone for their Catholic beliefs, to each is own, but it's difficult for me to "keep my faith" Lately, I have been leaning more towards Buddhism and going deep into Buddhist studies.... I honestly just don't like the direction it has gone in. It is more so about praising the Pope rather than teaching the way of GOD. Has anyone else been through this? Thoughts? Comments?
Other things that have influenced my decision to leave are the treatment of women. (I'm very much a feminist) A girl was suspended from her Catholic school for being pro choice (ridiculous) A woman cannot have abortions, be pro choice or participate or support surrogate motherhood, in vitro fertilization or egg donation (all of which I am guilty of, minus abortion)...I feel as though my beliefs and lifestyle do not mesh with "Catholic Tradition" (which is very hypocritical) ...I'm not a traditional type of girl ;)
Answer by pam19 at 4:12 PM on Mar. 17, 2011
Answer by dullscissors at 1:37 PM on Mar. 17, 2011
You are not alone that is for sure. I was raised Catholic and even as a teenager I found things that I disagreed with and I didn't like all the double standards that went on. I left the Catholic Church my senior year of high school. I still go to mass sometimes because my father is still very much Catholic.
I think the important thing is to find what you believe in and follow that.
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 1:43 PM on Mar. 17, 2011
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Answer by pam19 at 3:19 PM on Mar. 17, 2011