We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I love Chesterton, but he oversells the point here. Many things encourage us to remain the products of our own blinkered age (including sometimes the study of history). But the Catholic Church is not the only countervailing force, nor is it itself immune from the spirit of the age.
Still Curtis - as the omnipotence of God versus the existence of evil has been argued at very high levels for thousands of years, you might try engaging the great minds that have wrestled with it, rather than contenting yourself with easy sneering. You certainly give evidence in this comment that your lack of belief stems from social and emotional issues rather than intellectual ones. Rationalisation is not reasoning.
Assistant Village Idiot