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Recovering Catholics

Because you know what it's like to sit in a dark box and confess your sins to a sexually repressed Jesus psychic.

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Argh... My Mom the Catholic...

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Comment by Dylan P. Bozlee on March 10, 2010 at 1:43am
Hey, Christmas was a pagan hliday, no shame in observing a catholic holiday.
I for one have given up certain food for lent because I think periods of fasting still have some use. For one, teaching you to apreciate what you have, and to test yourself.
Comment by Ray on March 10, 2010 at 1:39am
I have decided to still observe Good Friday, each year. However It will be changed "juicy steak day" in my house.
Comment by Dylan P. Bozlee on February 15, 2010 at 5:04pm
I see there already is a catholic group
Comment by Gerard McDonald on June 22, 2009 at 8:16pm
I used to be in awe when the priest visited the school I went to. Now, when I see a priest, I feel nothing. I used to think they were connected to "god", but now I disbelieve everything they have ever said to me.
Comment by Jubal Molina on June 22, 2009 at 2:43pm
I guess I'm a recovering Catholic. I haven't consider myself one since more than 20 years.
I went to Catholic School until college. I think going to a catholic school helped me question my beliefs early on. I would ask teachers and priest questions that they couldn't answer. I don't have bad feelings about my time there. On the "graduation required" retreat everyone new I was an atheist and beside praying for me, no one cared.
Comment by Jake kerr on June 12, 2009 at 10:30pm
When I was in fifth grade, I had a Catholic school teacher who would grab me by the hair and shake my head, ripping out my hair by the roots. I count myself lucky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jHqndf9Kx4
Comment by Madeline (Brigit) on June 10, 2009 at 6:53pm
Former Catholic here, and a product of their schools, too. :/
I'm still pissed about it. I could have done without the guilt trips and encouraged docility, thankyouverymuch.
Comment by Liz Richey on May 28, 2009 at 8:10am
Hi!! Former Catholic here as well. The people that run that religion are... well, I hate to talk bad of people... but there is nothing nice to say about them. I too feel guilt still for things that are out of my control- but I am getting better.

One thing I will say- I love the old churches. I was raised at St. Mary's in Minoa NY and it was the most beautiful building I had ever seen. Dark wood, stained glass, the scent of candles burning. Dark. Soothing. I love churches that have maintained the somber dark look. St. Marys is now bright and loud. I tried to go to mass in Jan of 08 while in NY burying my father. I tried to capture the beauty and mystery the building had when I was a child. Now the walls are white, all lights are on bright and there is a band playing up front. Oh well...now not only is the service bunk- but so is the building. While trveling overseas in the Navy, I visited many churches just for the beauty- and I will say there are some beautiful old building over there..
Comment by Martin on February 27, 2009 at 6:16am
I have usually used the term, "former Catholic" myself.
Comment by Renee on February 2, 2009 at 4:07am
Hey guys! Have not logged in a very long time, but I'm remedying that right now. I will try to be more active.
 

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