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Former Catholics: Why have you left the Catholic church?

Why have you left the church?
I didn't want to pay church taxes anymore.
I didn't feel at home anymore at the Catholic church.
I didn't want to have anything to do with the church anymore because of the scandals
Because a priest or a church official was very rude to me.
Because a Catholic was very rude to me or I can't stand a certain Catholic
Because the church/my priest wasn't there for me when I needed support.
Because I disagree with certain church teachings
Because I have lost my faith in God
Because I felt the church didn't accept me like I am because I am gay
Because I feel that the church doesn't treat women equally
Because I converted to another religion
Because I think one can be a Catholic or Christian without the church
How's your current religious situation?
I am now a member of another Christian church
I believe in God, but I don't belong to any church.
I have changed my religion.
I am an Agnostic
I am an Atheist
Do you still identify yourself as Catholic or not?
Yes, I consider myself a Catholic
No, I don't.
Would you come back to the Catholic church when the church would ask you to reconsider your decision and come back?
Yes, I would.
I would think about it.
No, I wouldn't.
Please share your story here or at the message board when you want..Thanks for your contribution.
This poll was created on 2014-06-28 20:45:05 by Michael Siegfried