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This is how

  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image85
    schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years ago

    I became "born again" through Christ.....as in Baptism, as a bible reader and believer in Christ and His word, the Bible

    though I was brought up Catholic for the past 33 yrs.

    ---latest hub

             sorry I hope this isn't self promotion but the only way I can explain without turning this into a hub.

    1. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, religious indoctrination does not mean one will always follow the same religion throughout their lives, but it does mean the believer will always embrace myths and superstitions, believing instead of thinking and rejecting anything that either does not support the beliefs or contradicts the beliefs.

      smile

      1. aka-dj profile image76
        aka-djposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You should read some of the stories of people that were rligious, but now are atheists.
        That kinda defeats your argument! big_smile

        1. Beelzedad profile image56
          Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          How does that defeat my argument? The fact that some have acknowledged their indoctrination and no longer embrace myths and superstitions means they are not "believers", which is what I was referring had you read my post. smile

  2. pennyofheaven profile image76
    pennyofheavenposted 7 years ago

    Wow if that makes you happier good on you! I especially liked this on your hub!

    "You CANNOT dismiss the possibility unless you are open to it first"

    I also saw sense in the fact that going through Mary was probably the long way around too. In saying that we each have our own way.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image85
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      cool smile thanks

  3. profile image46
    crusader112posted 7 years ago

    Good for you schoolgirlforreal,  the best part is you belive in Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image85
      schoolgirlforrealposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile same to you wink

  4. Jerami profile image73
    Jeramiposted 7 years ago

    Beelzedad wrote:
      believing instead of thinking and rejecting anything that either does not support the beliefs or contradicts the beliefs.

    - - - - - -

    That statement is describing almost everyone on the planet, including yourself.
       You reject everything  that disagrees with your beliefs.

      Welcome to the human race.

    1. Beelzedad profile image56
      Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I understand how believers confuse believing with thinking as they have no capacity for thinking and make the false assertion everyone else is like them. smile

      1. Jerami profile image73
        Jeramiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Seeing is believing, the proof in in the pudding.

          You are no diferent than everyone else on this planet.

          Or do you se yourself as more SPECIAL than everyone else?

        1. Beelzedad profile image56
          Beelzedadposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Is it considered "SPECIAL" to think and understand rather than just believe and accept?

          Yes, we are quite different in that regard, Jerami. However, I don't consider it as being special. smile

 
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