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Are you practicing the religion of your childhood?

  1. breathe2travel profile image80
    breathe2travelposted 5 years ago

    Are you practicing the religion of your childhood?

    Are you practicing the religion your parents taught you?  A different one?  Or have you abandoned religion?

  2. endless sea profile image73
    endless seaposted 5 years ago

    No, I turned Christian at 15 just me none other in my family.. I m 18 now smile

  3. Jesus was a hippy profile image60
    Jesus was a hippyposted 5 years ago

    My mum was a nun, both my parents were catholics. I went to catholic schools and church every sunday. When I asked questions about what they were trying to teach me, I soon realised that they had no answers. My parents had no answers, nuns and priests that I asked had no answers, I even asked the arch bishop and he told me to ask a priest. Noone could answer the question from a 7 year old child.

    I never believed because it made no sense and noone could explain it. By the time I was 12 I realised that religion was laughable.

  4. heleineoman profile image61
    heleineomanposted 5 years ago

    I'm following my parents religion now, but I have this really big "CONFUSION" in mind. I hope I could seek the truth at the end of this.

    By the way, my aunt used to berate me everytime I refuse to attend church.

  5. taw2012 profile image60
    taw2012posted 5 years ago

    yes of course. I am an Islam by birth till now.

  6. edhan profile image62
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    I have my own religion which is different from my parents. It is my own choice of religion.

    It is what I seek and find the end of the enlightenment of life. Up till now, I am still searching for the end of the enlightenment.

  7. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    No. My parents claimed to be Christian (they were far from good people). I was doubting god in my earliest memories. I am now an atheist/agnostic.

  8. CR Rookwood profile image83
    CR Rookwoodposted 5 years ago

    No. I was raised Catholic, and spent many years trying to fit in and make it work. Finally gave up in my early 40s.

    Now I test the usefulness of any given teaching or practice. If it doesn't make sense to me, I leave it be. I don't mock it or get into fights about it, I just leave it alone.

    I think religions have more in common than most people will admit. It's our natural tendency to focus on differences and to want to be 'right', but in the case of human spiritual development, it's not always the best way to go.

  9. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    Yes and no, actually.  The "yes" part is that Mom (Dad died when I was 5) dropped the seeds of Christianity in my youth and my head got me straight "A's" in Lutheran catechetical classes...which I ignored in my teens and 20s...that would be "Tweens" as Meriadoc says to Aragorn as Pippin rides off with Gandalf to Minas Tirith in "Lord of the Rings." 
    A friend led me to the Lord, as the saying goes (if this was the 1860s and I was in Civil War mode, I'd say I "got religion") and the knowledge dropped 18" to my heart back in 1980; which means I've been a practicing Christian for 32 years...the "no" part since the childhood deal was all show.
    Yeah, I think that covers it.

  10. Agnes Penn profile image80
    Agnes Pennposted 5 years ago

    I am practicing the religion my parents taught me.  My parents raised me as Catholic and at the same time encouraged questions.  If they didn't know the answers we'd search together until we found it. 
    I don't believe because my parents say so, though.  Their example in hard times, (politically persecuted, pushed aside by relatives, professional peers stealing their achievements, poor health, little income) and yet remaining in peace through it all because they believed the relationship they had with God was perfected in the Catholic Church's Sacraments convinced me that this was the best way to survive suffering, loneliness and sorrow without loosing my mind.

  11. mias profile image60
    miasposted 5 years ago

    Not completely just a few principles here and there. After exploring various other religions I am still in a quest to figure out a spiritual path which completely gives me peace of mind.

  12. Georgie Lowery profile image95
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    I was raised Presbyterian, but I now identify as an agnostic bordering on atheist, as do both of my brothers. The weird thing is that we all came to our conclusions independently, though I'm the only one who has continuously tried to find reasons to believe.

  13. HarperDavis profile image59
    HarperDavisposted 5 years ago

    My parents took me to church and all as a kid, it was the "right" thing to do I guess, but I eventually became a Christian on my own. Perfectly happy with my decision. smile

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    erickcbposted 5 years ago

    I think this is an interesting question. I liked reading everyone's comments. My answer is no. I am not. I was born and raised to be Christian. Ever since I could remember i detesting going to church. I thought the whole idea of worshiping something that technically doesn't even exist is stupid. I went through a lot of people trying to covert me, argue with me, try to cast demons out of me etc. I came to the conclusion that a creator of some sort does indeed exist, but it is nothing like that of the popular religions. I have abandoned organized religion, but I will say I am a spiritual person.
    Good question. What about you breathe2travel? Do you have an answer to your own question?

    1. breathe2travel profile image80
      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was raised in my early years in a Christian cult-- & do not follow it.My parents did not follow organized religion after I was 11.I believe in the God of the Bible, but do not adhere to any singular denomination. I am more spiritual than religi

  15. onegoodwoman profile image76
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    There was no " religion" of my childhood.

    Some people need to get past thinking that all believers, of any particular thing,
    were " brainwashed" as children.

    Faith came to me in early adulthood..........I had my own children.

    1. breathe2travel profile image80
      breathe2travelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  It seems people often assume if a person is a Christian it is bc they were raised to be.  I have many friends that were either raised without a faith, or in a different faith who are Christian.  Some of them live such a life of love and giving.