Here's an article written by a latent jew on his reading thru the old testament.
The author makes an interesting point:
"If God made me, He made me rational and quizzical
. He has given me the tools to think about Him
. So I must submit Him to rational and moral inquiry. And He fails that examination. Why would anyone want to be ruled by a God who's so unmerciful, unjust, unforgiving, and unloving?"
I'm not going into the details of the old testament here, but there's a thing that always bugged me about Catholicism, and that is the main reason why I began to doubt it all, and ultimately deflected from it.
I simply cannot exist without doubting stuff like that, cos if I didn't - whats the reason that keeps me from changing religions when I see fit, or when someone sweet-talks me into one?
The only real reason for being catholic in the first place was being born into it, and had I been born a couple hundred miles away, I'd have been something completely different.
Ultimately, the place where you were born has the biggest impact whether you "go to heaven" or suffer eternally.
Deflecting to another religion is highly discouraged in every religion. So what gives?
That is just about the stupidest thing about organized religions, and I simply cannot wrap my mind around it.
So here I am :)