I’m a 39 year old mechanical engineering tech from Cleveland. I’m also a Catholic. A few years before I was born my church got a little “experimental” with how they did things, and as a result my generation was taught a diluted version of the Catholic faith. I had to do the research myself to find out what the Catholic Church actually teaches.
I got angry and defensive about some of the things the Church taught, but I had a rule: feelings count for nothing; only facts count. The following is a sampling of what I found. I don’t intend to argue whether God exists, the inerrancy of the bible, or anything like that. I just want to show that the secular evidence I thought would disprove the Church’s most controversial teachings actually supports them. I’m an atheist at heart and you are an atheist in fact, so I am interested in your opinion. Even if we disagree, I know you respect evidence and have a reasonable sense of incredulity.