Atheists, agnostics, other heathens

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    Just out of curiosity what religion were you raised to be a part of?



    I wanted to start a poll but seems like there's too many specific religions to do a good one.




    I was just curious cuz it seems a lot of us are former catholics :razz:.
     
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    I was raised a Catholic. Even at the young age of six or seven I just didn't get it but Mom made me go until I made my confirmation.

    And that was the end of my religious indoctranation.
     
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    I was baptized Lutheran, but because of my 2nd stepfather I had to go to Catholic school.

    I then went through Episcopalian and Baptist churches while in foster care (orphaned at 8).

    After getting lied to repeatedly by various sects of Christianity, I turned away from it completely.

    At 30, I started seeking out various spiritual ideals, and became a Taoist.

    Now? I study Tao, Judaism and other theologies.

    Look for the similarities rather than the differences, you'll get a lot farther. There are MANY similarities between Taoist and Judaic schools of thought, as well as many similarities between what Buddha and Yeshua (Jesus to you Christians) taught.

    Interestingly enough........the most stable form in the Universe is 3 points. My personal belief? Theology is a kindergarten to teach you who God is, and to get a better understanding, you should study at least 3 different theologies.
     
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    Baptist, born and raised. have studied many other faiths, and I know I made the right choice
     
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    sup Drock !

    I was raised Methodist. but went a Babtist church with my Grandparents.
     
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    Wasn't raised under any religion.

    However I was taken to the "Kingdom Hall" by my Grandmother..and to a Jewish Temple in Queens by other relatives on occassion.
     
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    southern baptist...left the church at 12
     
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    Born/raised Roman Catholic.
    Anymore I just try to abide by the 10 Commandments and the laws of man because that pretty much covers it all. Just don't crap on people and you got it made in the shade.
     
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    why is it we all seem to have one thing in common....leaving while young
     
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    I went to a catholic school k through 2nd grade, church every week until about 16, sunday school every week up until that same time frame. My mom and stepdad went in and out in terms of how hard they were going to pretend to be really religious, as they never go to church now and they essentially stopped going right around the end of my high school days. So I'm sure they believe in God, but they aren't very religious.

    I stopped believing in God in at around age 13 I'd say (I'm 26 now) and even when I believed I hated going to church and sunday school and liked my public school about 213175672178 times more than the catholic school with the nuns and their paddles.
     

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