While I respect my parents right to raise me as they believed fit they also raised me to be intelligent and make decisions for myself, although on this issue they may not be too proud of that. I realised at a young age that the church held little interest for me. I explored it through taking part in youth religious groups and retreats, the result was I knew with absolute certainty that the catholic religion was not for me. Mostly, I find it to be nonsense based around some interesting stories made up to control us. But as an institution, the Catholic Church has been behind some of the worst atrocities known to humankind, I cannot support this in any way shape or form. I do not believe in god and I do not support the practices of the Roman Catholic church.