Interesting post. I was bought up a Catholic, and taught by nuns until the age of 10, and I have never since come across a group of people so judgemental, uncaring and unkind as these (that includes the priests who were involved in our education, and I’m not talking about physical abuse but mental). By the age of 8 I was an athiest (although at that time I didn’t know what I was, just that I no longer felt comfortable in the group) — I could not believe the guff they forced on us, the hatred towards other groups (anyone who wasn’t Catholic) the ridicule heaped on other religious beliefs (yet the far-fetched beliefs of Catholicism never questioned!). If only we could all grow up and out of religion, just like we grow up and out of fairy tales and Santa….

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