Originally Posted by ByzantineDixie
What was the first thing that you came to question about your former faith tradition that made you realize it was not the fulness of the Truth.
I was Evangelical, and had always found certain aspects rather odd, such as grape juice and cracker communion in little plastic cups, my trying to sell kids on the whole Sinner's Prayer/altar call thing, etc, mostly because of my father and things I'd read by Catholics that made so much more sense. But oddly enough, the thing that really got to me was aesthetics, manipulation, and simple bad taste. They got rid of the Advent candles, the Christmas songs, the nice 16th century hyms, and went all "Purpose Driven," with rock bands in church, mandatory worship (I know, I overstate the case) of Rick Warren, and no one wanting to answer any of the questions I found really important, while repeating the same stuff again and again.