My problem was with the credibility of the Bible [as a basis for the things that Christians claim about a creator being, about who Jesus was, and the claims they make about themselves]. That's it. That's why I no longer self-identify as a Christian.
As for "the Catholic religion", in so far as my own personal experience of it goes, I am impressed with its work and its role at ...[text shortened]... e is nothing bad that "the Catholic religion did" to me that was responsible for me losing my faith.
Well I actually appreciate your comment. And believe it or not I do understand your viewpoint. The reason is there are actually 100's of millions of people who view the Bible as you do.
And to be truthful it is not your fault.
Jesus set up teachers who were the first 12 apostles and then hundreds of disciples to go out and teach exactly what he taught them. When this was done for the next few decades the congregations that were established grew and prospered.
But Jesus warned that sometime after his death and with the eventual death of his true followers that things would change in time. He said that oppressive men with false teachings would eventually take over and dilute the things he taught and would change and introduce many false teachings. That happened about 400 years after Jesus died.
So in order for false teachings to be introduced and made to stick, the Bible was taken out of the common peoples hands.
This was to hide the truths and pretty much shut the bible down and with these new teachings it slowly took Jehovah out of the picture. Then the trinity took over as well as other beliefs and much of the bible has been pretty much ignored or told by their priest, etc, do not worry about the details such as Jesus's clear cut command to learn every verse and scripture in the Bible and get to know his Father and to see what the future holds as for as life on this planet after Armageddon.
No churches including the Catholics see this, teach this or give their patrons hope for the future other then if you don't succumb to the church and it's false teachings, you will burn forever in a burning hell.
Jesus never taught this.
So..........millions like yourself doubt big time in the Bible. It is because the churches do not teach the deeper and meaningful things and things that we should be doing in that teaching work and about Jehovah. They've even taken his name out of their Bibles. It should be in all bibles at least 700 times.
So yes I do understand your viewpoint and the reason is because most JW's have all come from those religions because they were empty and void of real spirituality.