I was born and raised in a Catholic environment, having made all the usual rituals from baptism through confirmation.
Since those childhood days, I kinda lost my way and wandered through almost every religion imaginable. I learned a lot from it, though I’ll admit I became kinda nasty and mocking about “traditional” faiths like my old Catholicism.
Ironically, now that I’m older, I find myself feeling pulled “home” to my spiritual roots and family. I sorta feel like a rebellious teenager who had to experiment with the world first before realizing everything I needed was already with me.
The catch is, a few years ago I went through the process of “changing sexes,” including the surgery. Now I’ve read through various threads here and I understand and respect the various points everyone has made, including the points that “nothing really changed” and so on.
But what’s done is done. I accept full responsibility for my choice, both here in this life and for when I stand before God. I don’t excuse my choice by claiming “birth defect” or biological causes as some do. No, I chose to do it of my own free will, and I’ll answer for it someday, whether that be a good thing or bad.
But my question is… what now? May I now return to Catholicism? Would it be “immoral” of me to join, since it seems some of you consider my new existence to be an ongoing lie?