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Alternative Carpark's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by Alternative Carpark

"I still believe that Catholicism is not that bad."

It all depends where, and when you, live.

Growing up in the UK in the 70s and 80s, and only ever having been to Catholic schools, my experience of Catholicism was rather benign, even in retrospect. So it is hardly surprising that I remained something of an apologist for quite a while after having drifted away from it, seeing it as the lesser of several evils.

My position on Catholicism grew increasingly negative over time, but it was Prof Dawkins who delivered a sudden, brutal coup de grĂ¢ce with the excellent "Root of All Evil?". By the end of the first five minutes, I had already resolved never again to even identify as 'cultural Christian'.

That said, I have no bad memories of my time in the church. I guess I was one of the lucky ones.

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 02:10:32 UTC | #945385