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What brought you to your religion? Any religion (or for those who have fallen out of belief - why?)


I'm interested in people's stories. Those who were brought up in the same religion they follow now, those brought up without and have found one, those brought up with one religion and now following another or none at all. I find all religions interesting - (despite the conversations I have with people regarding sexuality and religion!) and love learning about them. So, tell me your story. Share it with us all. ONE RULE ONLY - Do Not Bag On One Another's Religions or story of faith/lack of in the comments - unless it is conducive to further discussion (eg respectful questioning) Thanks

 

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 4 years ago

    That's quite a story Wesman, I'm glad you're still among us. This gives more perspective. Maybe I'll Mozy on over and take a look at those hubs after all.

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 4 years ago

    Well, to some we have backslid, but I prefer to think of it as a giant step forward. Yours is an encouraging story for any who might be traveling the same road.

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    Chris Mills (cam8510) 4 years ago

    I appreciate the spirit in which you shared. I have heard other Muslims talk about their faith and it came across so militant. You have given us a glimpse into your search which lead you back to your roots, to practice your faith more fully.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Your well-grounded answer also brought a smile. At the time that I was re-examining my beliefs, and leaving the dogmatic aspects of my faith behind, one of my favorite sayings was, "I had God in a box, but He got out!"


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    Renee Abbott 4 years ago

    I thought it would be best to keep my comment in my answer. One thing I didnt mentioned, but decided I should have is I too have had a near death experience, and Jesus was not the one saving me. It imho does not matter who or what you believe in.


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    Gary R. Smith (Emanate Presence) 4 years ago

    Thank you for asking, and for inviting us into a dialog of respect and open-minded interest to know each other's perspectives. I will enjoy to read more from you as you find your spiritual path.


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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    Then peace be with you...daughter of Christ. :0)


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    CJ Sledgehammer 4 years ago

    You are right in thinking that many "Christians" participate in pagan holidays, participate in other traditions that are not endorsed by the Bible and have accepted teachings not promoted by Christ, His disciples or the original Christian church.

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    Tijani Achamlal (James-wolve) 4 years ago

    As claiming here,do you know that Jesus never said he is God incarnated,or Son.It s Paul who says that,not Jesus.There is no where in the four Gospels that we have today, did Jesus say that statement.So,you are following religion,especially Paul.


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