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What if you could have chosen your religion?


Most people are told what they will believe from birth. What would happen if children were taught various religions and arguments against then allowed to chose for themselves once they have had a bit of life experience.

 

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Best Answer Diana F. King-Fyre :: DECEASED, 1962-2014, Rest in Peace (PoeticFailosophy) says

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Or at the very least if one is correct there is no way to determine which with certainty. This is where "we" can start to make progress.


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    Anthony Davis (Gypsy Scribe) 3 years ago

    I've done about the same thing, and I, too, have found truth in every direction I turned.


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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    So if children were exposed to the concept of religion and beliefs, given access to all of them without input as to which they should follow, do you believe there would be more people like you?


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Nice. I love it. I will assume there are difficulties at times whether between yourselves or families but that you're working it out and to me, that's a great thing.

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Not sure the 1800's were that different from today when talking character. So what if kids were raised w the message of Christ at the same time as Buddhism and metaphysics?


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Agreed. Would you agree that most start out being told what they need for much of their lives with no other exposure to make this determination for themselves thus inheriting their religion rather than choosing it?


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    Harish Mamgain (Harishprasad) 3 years ago

    Cre8or,the way you have said these things about religions is reflective of your wonderful urge to find a way out of this great maze. I love your elaborate statement that is a clarion call for all sincere seekers.


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Harish Mamgain (Harishprasad) says

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    And if more people stick to the path and less on how it's traveled, respect and common ground is found. Thank you Harishprasad.


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    I too feel this way and am glad that our beliefs allow us to be so.

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Nothing stopping people from doing this when they're grown that is. By then...??? Sadly, most religions are rubbish. Just ask the Jew or the Christian or the Muslim or the...etc.... The one thing they all agree on is the other is wrong.


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    Harish Mamgain (Harishprasad) 3 years ago

    Bhawana, nobody told Siddharth to find out what it is all about our existence, this birth, disease and death. This question arose in his mind when he watched the scenes of our existence and the question tormented him until he found out the answer.

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Yes, my attempt at wit in the ? failed. Pt...we're conditioned even if just by where we're born & could just as easy be "x". KNOWING & being taught this, would their be less concern of the "soap" one uses and more of their cleanliness?


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    I'm sorry, the link did not work.


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    Harish Mamgain (Harishprasad) 3 years ago

    IDONO, till we are bound with opinion of others, truth is far from us. Somebody praises us, we get elated, somebody derides us,we get depressed. The really insightful is beyond all that and is ever calm and balanced. Clear the confusion,dear.


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Thank you for sticking to the question. It does seem more like happenstance than choice does it not.

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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    I can't say I agree w all this but glad you do get the question. It seems much of what you're saying relates mainly to the US. What is the cause of abhorrent behavior in China? I know many without religious upbringings that still know respect.


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    Much is swayed by the parent but religion guides a persons very being. I'm glad you've chosen for yourself. What other religions did you look into when choosing?


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    You are lucky and I'm sure more convicted in your beliefs having been able to choose this way. Let me ask, will/did you begin to read the Bible to your children or take them to church? Did they asked you to? Will you offer other choices too?


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    Daniel Robbins (Cre8tor) 3 years ago

    The real ? is in the explanation not the headline isn't it? Yes, we are free to choose, once ingrained to believe as our up-bringers do. I'd like peas if it's all I was ever fed and told all else would kill me. Wouldn't likely even consider change.


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