As did George Carlin, I grew up Catholic. For millions of people like us, that term speaks volumes. It is our polite
way of saying that, as children, we were indoctrinated into the Catholic faith by our parents. And that, as adults, we made other choices.
While I respect others' religious convictions - and admire spiritual devotion of sundry kinds - I cannot comply with theological tenets that I do not
accept as valid. Hence my membership in the group of people who grew up Catholic.