I have my long list of reasons, I also did hear that they carry some kind of disease that causes depression and suicidal/bad thoughts, also, I showed my cat love, took care of her, she showed me her claws.
let me tell you something, i totally understand -but- i am a wican and being one, my belifes ( spelt that wrong : D )are cats connect you to god and godess more for thier connection with the moon. Now the only reason a cat would give you thosese feelings ( according to my logic ) is the person them seleves for cats are in possetion of eyes that bring out true emotions so really the " disease " is really the people and enviorment around you. oh and your cat problem is for 2 reasons
First off, I don't believe in the whole cat god thing. Second, why would I want to release emotion, I can release it anytime whenever the time comes. Third, if that's how they are, scratching and impairing my thighs with their claws, then no cats for me, although I will say that I did save a very small playful kitten from getting ran over, so cute.