Obviously I'm new to the site, and I'm not entirely sure if there's something I'm supposed to post here, so I guess a brief introduction. I was born and raised Catholic and was an enthusiastic believer for much of my youth, though as many young people do I questioned my faith and near the end of college stopped going to church altogether. I think this was influenced by a number of things, but the biggest was because I saw what I considered a lot of bigotry and hipocrisy in the Catholic church that I really could not justify. A few years ago, I came back to the church. I wanted to feel connected to God again and ended up ignoring many of the issues I have with Catholicism. I figured the more important thing was rekindling my relationship with God. However, as I've been back in the church and trying to become more active spiritually, I find that perhaps I should be relating to God through a demonination with slightly different (I will admit, somewhat more liberal) views. Thus, I have joined this site hoping to learn more about Christianity and my personal spirituality, and to connect with people from many different Christian denominations.