I hate introducing myself, but here goes:
I was born into an Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn, NY and attended Catholic schools. I even went on to the seminary. I wasn’t looking to become a priest, necessarily - I just wanted some answers. I asked lots of (apparently difficult) questions and offered lots of my (apparently controversial) ideas and was eventually asked not to return because I was deemed “a threat to the moral fiber” of the school. Kinda proud of that, actually.
Thing is, I believed in god and everything, I had read the Bible over and over in an effort to understand it, but there were just too many inconsistencies for me to get my head around. I didn’t (and still don’t) understand why the Catholic church (or any religion, really) functions as it did so long ago and I had serious issues with some of the basic tenets of Catholicism and nobody was able to answer me. So I walked away from it all. I don’t miss it. And my head feels better.