I was raised Catholic but I feel that Catholicism is like most organised religion flawed and very dated. You cant expect a text that was written thousands of years ago to be the standard by which we live today. The people that lived then had no concept of what our lives would be. They had almost no knowledge of the world beyond their own small lives. The world was flat and the sun revolved around us. Am I going to burn in the fires of hell because I had prawn linguini last week? Likely not, but it's a sin in the Bible, just as wearing a shirt made of two different threads is. Is there a hierarchy of sin? Is murder worse than eating pawns? Is being gay worse than tattooing your skin? Should I make burnt offerings to please the lord? A healthy male lamb or sheep? Who has the time, where do I get the lamb? I don't have a farm? Surely I'll be arrested if I take a lamb to St Luke's on Sunday and set it alight in the name of God. But these are the kind of things that the Bible goes on about. You can not take it literally.