Are you a recovering Catholic? (Wikipedia article attached)
Wow. The down vote trolls are at it again.
I upvoted lol
Thank you 🤗
Raised as an Agnostic, and a Lutheran as long as I can remember. That’s just what was right for me.
Made confirmation and everything then I started asking questions and thinking logically and basing my opinions off of fact and science and now I can proudly say I am a recovered catholic and an atheist
No, but know many who are.
No, I’m fully recovered
Yes, my ass still hurts
No. But I’m a recovering evangelical turned catholic.
Nope. I'm fully recovered.
No, I wasn't brought up in a very religious household and I only started really practicing Catholicism around 15 years old.
That's the issue with having something integrated into schooling, I think. Children get all edgey and rebellious, plus the nature of school can breed contempt. That, plus bad teachers can lead to kids hating or rejecting something without having any actual understanding of it.
I know many, many peers of mine who went through Catholic grade school and high school and left the faith because of misconceptions about it brought about by bad teaching or simply them being annoyed that it was something they "had" to learn about.
I don't know how I got started on this whole rant and I'm not saying this is the case with everyone. I just kind of went off on a tangent.
Although the term "recovering Catholic" is one I find really annoying.
My daughter converted to Catholicism.
I’m not a Catholic; never have been. One of my grandmothers was a Catholic, and I went to mass with her many times.
I'm a practicing Catholic
I grew up catholic, but officially joined my mother’s reformer Protestant church in 2009. She was excommunicated in 1988.
After many years of Catholic schooling and religious education being forced upon me, I’d say yes.
I had a catholic education and it was great. Don’t mistake the exceptional experience for the average one.
The education was fantastic.
The religious aspect was awful. None of my friends from high school go to church on Sundays.
well that says more about your friends than it does catholicism as a whole. did you ever consider that you are responsible for your life’s outcomes, and can’t just blame others?
I left the Catholic Church to join my mother’s church. Literally no one I know from high school is a practicing Catholic, and that goes for friends and acquaintances. A number of Franciscan brothers from my high school were even involved in sexual misconduct. Maybe that factored into why my HS classmates have turned away from Catholicism.
You don’t know me and you don’t know my life situation. But thank you for your commentary.
you’re welcome, any time!