xybender saidScalia is a catholic. There is no hope for catholics like him to wake up from their deep-rooted brain-washed doctrines and dogmas, some for generations. It took me years of therapies and soul searching to fully get rid of my catholic poisons. It was hell. Like you, I was raised Roman Catholic, but when the corruption and hypocrisy in the Vatican became more exposed than I began to break away from the church. I also questioned the validity of religion itself because a lot of the doctrines sounded so far fetched. I fact I concluded that most religious faith is based on fairy tales. When the Vatican started lurching to the extreme right, that permanently ended my days as a Roman Catholic. I am now an agnostic that is gradually drifting towards atheism. Like you, I am embracing free thinking.
see Zeitgeist, and go from therehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeitgeist:_The_Movie
Part I: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Part I questions religions as being god-given stories, stating that the Christian religion specifically is mainly derived from other religions, astronomical assertions, astrological myths and traditions, which in turn were derived from or shared elements with other traditions. In furtherance of the Jesus myth hypothesis this part states that the historical Jesus is a literary and astrological hybrid, nurtured politically. The work of Acharya S, author of The Christ Conspiracy: The Greatest Story Ever Sold
, was used extensively in Part I of the movie. Acharya also acted as consultant for Part I of the movie.
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