I was unsure if this is the correct place to post this. After browsing this forum for a bit, I decided this seemed like the most appropriate place.
I am conducting a small experiment about religion. In it, I will be comparing various major religions against one another. IE; Catholicism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Protestants etc.
The idea is to ask a few basic questions about what each religion believes, that are usually the most important to people in general, and to see which religion sounds the most true.
Note: I am not Catholic.
So here are the questions for those Catholics out there (Please give me complete answers, and not quotations from scripture etc. I want to know what YOU believe, as well as what Catholicism teaches):
Where do you believe that we came from?
Such as: Do you believe that we existed in some state or form, before coming to this earth? or what exactly?
Why do you believe that we are on Earth?
Where do you believe that we go when our time on Earth is over (Death)?
Why do you follow the teachings of the Catholic Church over any other religion?
I would appreciate any help I can get with these questions, thanks.