A pretty good summary of why I'm no longer Catholic

I was raised Catholic. I spent 12 years of schooling in the Catholic system. It’s a wonder I haven’t guilted myself into jumping off a bridge yet– but somehow, I survived.

I found this video on Feast of Fools recently and just had to share it here. The subject is a bloke by the name of Pat Condell from London, England (hence the bloke comment), and he classifies himself as a comedian– but I think he’s much more than that. He’s witty, yes, but he is very well-spoken and he seems to have a good grasp of why Catholicism is the farce it truly is. And why the church should not only be feared, but avoided at all costs.

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0 thoughts on “A pretty good summary of why I'm no longer Catholic

  1. Thanks for the video; it might be classified as comedy, but it is certainly thought-provoking–and unfortunatley very true. I, too, was raised Catholic. It is frustrating to watch and listen to what is happening in the church that I had so strongly believed in as a child.

  2. Thanks for the video; it might be classified as comedy, but it is certainly thought-provoking–and unfortunatley very true. I, too, was raised Catholic. It is frustrating to watch and listen to what is happening in the church that I had so strongly believed in as a child.

  3. It saddens me to hear such bitterness in your post. Please consider that over the last 2000 years the Church (though an imperfect human institution to be sure) has seen uncounted millions of its members care for the poor and needy and sick in every corner of the world. It is trying its best to follow the teachings of Jesus in the footsteps of the Apostles He chose. It has never been popular, surviving attacks from the Roman Empire to one hostile despot and communist government after another. Many have suffered and died to proudly follow Christ. And today the media constantly attacks the Church, never presenting all of the continual, unheralded acts of kindness carried out in her name. Please consider all of these things before you pronounce it a “farce.”

    Another wonderful thing about the Church: it always rejoices when former members come home!

  4. It saddens me to hear such bitterness in your post. Please consider that over the last 2000 years the Church (though an imperfect human institution to be sure) has seen uncounted millions of its members care for the poor and needy and sick in every corner of the world. It is trying its best to follow the teachings of Jesus in the footsteps of the Apostles He chose. It has never been popular, surviving attacks from the Roman Empire to one hostile despot and communist government after another. Many have suffered and died to proudly follow Christ. And today the media constantly attacks the Church, never presenting all of the continual, unheralded acts of kindness carried out in her name. Please consider all of these things before you pronounce it a “farce.”

    Another wonderful thing about the Church: it always rejoices when former members come home!

  5. Re: the video – Bra-F’ing-Vo!!! Wow he totally nailed it. Another fun thing about the Catholic Church: You just try to get OUT of it. If your well intentioned parents made the mistake of having you baptized and confirmed in that madness you’re on the rolls…for good. Thus the wildly inflated numbers of their membership. It took me months to finally get a bishop to admit that you had to write a formal letter to the church that you were baptized in, and to the local “officials” before you were no longer counted as one of them. Under penalty of eternal damnation of course. LOL! :)

  6. Re: the video – Bra-F’ing-Vo!!! Wow he totally nailed it. Another fun thing about the Catholic Church: You just try to get OUT of it. If your well intentioned parents made the mistake of having you baptized and confirmed in that madness you’re on the rolls…for good. Thus the wildly inflated numbers of their membership. It took me months to finally get a bishop to admit that you had to write a formal letter to the church that you were baptized in, and to the local “officials” before you were no longer counted as one of them. Under penalty of eternal damnation of course. LOL! :)