I was a Catholic for 35 years. I was a Lay Franciscan also. Yes, I was the real thing. I believed it all, until I studied history.
To prove how brainwashed Catholics are, all one has to do is inform them of the Inquisition. The most hideous form of treatment of another human being ever. Each Pope added to the Torture methods, one of their very own tortures. This went on for many, many years. When I studied this, it was over with me for Catholicism.
I had informed many Catholics of the facts of the Inquisition, and they still chose to remain Catholic. That is brainwashing on steroids!
You see, I am now a Radical Love Atheist. Any God, God’s, or Goddesses that cannot prevent an innocent child from being raped, proves they are not All Powerful, and proves they have no Empathy!
I do not need an Absent Landlord Creator. I want a Creator of the here and now.. There is a Sea of Suffering people in the World and Injustice on steroids, and this so called All Powerful, All Loving God does nothing! Children in horrendous pain in Cancer wards, and he does nothing! Just look at our insane World, and you think some All Powerful All Loving Creator is controlling and in charge of this. If you do, you need brain surgery!
Religion is the poison of the World! Slavery is endorsed in the Old and New Testament. Slavery is not Ethical, not Moral, and is Evil. I have morals and ethics, do you?, not if you follow that Evil book and A Blood Thirsty God demands worship and brags about that he created Evil! (Isaiah 45:7). That is a Monster.
I care and love my little dog better than this Imaginary God does for this Earth!