Catholics: Get Out and Stay Out

Howard of W. Bloomfield, MI, writes, with regard to Mary Valle’s “The Cock Crows“:

Mary dismisses Rice saying: “she’s out of Catholicism and I’m in and out every day. And aren’t all Catholics in and out?”

No. Some of us got out and stayed out. I was a Catholic until I decided I didn’t think Jesus could be born of a virgin, die and rise again, as part of a suicide mission, as a scapegoat, to have my sins forgiven. Then there’s the Transubstantiation. It’s all a Mystery. The greater mystery to me is why any Catholic “stays in.” Maybe the reason is, as Mill suggested: “not because they think it’s true but because they wouldn’t know what to do without it.”