Does your religion violate values you live by? Does it violate its own teachings? And does it practice rites that deny individual freedom in the name of tradition?
What can you do if you were raised in one of these so-called religions and now find yourself rejecting its words, actions or both?
You can most effectively renounce unethical, hypocritical institutions posing as religions by choosing to “apostatize.”* By declaring your apostasy, you will no longer be associated with the reprehensible acts and teachings of the hypocritical or criminal church, synagogue, mosque, or other institution that still counted you among its followers, however active or inactive you may have been.
The Catholic Church today is mired in scandal, including shady financial dealings, pedophilia, and nuns who have been raped or have had abortions. Clergymen who commit pedophilia are often merely transferred or reprimanded by their superiors, who often cover up the crimes to spare the Church public humiliation and the need to pay large financial damages to the victims.