Originally Posted by elchivito
Beats me, and yet on an individual basis some of the most purely spiritual and devout people I know are at least nominally Catholic. This includes several priests and one Archbishop with whom I'm either acquainted or related to. Interestingly, not a single one of them has ever faulted nor challenged my decision to leave the church.
I too know some truly fine people who are Catholic... can't fathom how they can claim affiliation with that particular sect and still be outwardly normal.
Maybe, as tonkovich suggests, it's the early life indoctrination...
On some nights I still believe that a car with the fuel gauge on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio. - HST
1983 300SD - 305000
1984 Toyota Landcruiser - 190000
1994 GMC Jimmy - 203000