I was raised Catholic and was always told that there was a God, etc. I’m curious and I know there’s answers out there as to why a God wouldn’t exist but I don’t even know where to start. Any book suggestions?
Start with Letter to a Christian Nation by Sam Harris. It’s a small bite, easy to chew, and even easier to swallow. If you like his style, read The End of Faith. After that, try The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. If you want to keep going, read God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens.
While you’re at it, pick up a book on world religion. Study them all, and then try a little philosophy. Learn as much as you can about all the crazy shit people believe, and then learn as much as you can about the nature of belief itself.
It’s good that you’re curious, but you’re still in a place where you expect to find answers out there. There are no answers, kid. That’s kind of the whole point. The best you can do is seek to ask increasingly sophisticated levels of unanswerable questions.