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Former Catholics: Why have you left the Catholic church?

Why have you left the church?

3% (2) I didn't want to pay church taxes anymore.
31% (17) I didn't feel at home anymore at the Catholic church.
20% (11) I didn't want to have anything to do with the church anymore because of the scandals
12% (7) Because a priest or a church official was very rude to me.
9% (5) Because a Catholic was very rude to me or I can't stand a certain Catholic
7% (4) Because the church/my priest wasn't there for me when I needed support.
62% (34) Because I disagree with certain church teachings
35% (19) Because I have lost my faith in God
16% (9) Because I felt the church didn't accept me like I am because I am gay
31% (17) Because I feel that the church doesn't treat women equally
12% (7) Because I converted to another religion
9% (5) Because I think one can be a Catholic or Christian without the church

54 voters have answered this question.

How's your current religious situation?

22% (12) I am now a member of another Christian church
14% (8) I believe in God, but I don't belong to any church.
5% (3) I have changed my religion.
24% (13) I am an Agnostic
33% (18) I am an Atheist

54 voters have answered this question.

Do you still identify yourself as Catholic or not?

14% (8) Yes, I consider myself a Catholic
85% (46) No, I don't.

54 voters have answered this question.

Would you come back to the Catholic church when the church would ask you to reconsider your decision and come back?

5% (3) Yes, I would.
14% (8) I would think about it.
79% (43) No, I wouldn't.

54 voters have answered this question.

Please share your story here or at the message board when you want..Thanks for your contribution.

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17 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2014-06-28 20:45:05 by Michael Siegfried
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