Yes, you would have a greater insight than those who haven't had that Catholic background.<quoted text>
It sounds like our experiences as recovering catholics were much a like!
I took an interest in Taro cards after knowing a woman who read and was VERY accurate.
All I had to do was bring out the Taro cards to clear the room of religious riff raff, I found that to be quite handy!!
I hear you! I would totally freak out if a CC priest came anywhere near me in my last hours, I guess I would equally freak him out considering the language I would use against him!! LOL!! I would not be able to help myself :)
I felt for the longest time I've been living in this Catholic enclosure like a box. It was a very comforting place to be.
Everything is black or white. They are no grays even to think or suggest there could be I would believe it was the devil tempting me.
Now when I questioned the teachings of the Catholic Church about stuff like birth control, homosexuality or even gays in the priesthood etc...I find myself out of that Catholic box and treated as a threat to all who follow strongly the Catholic teachings.
I'm learning not to let it get to me.