What is your religion? Is it your family's religion or you CHOOSE your religion?

@rinaaus (1203)
Australia
June 7, 2007 3:35am CST
If you have a chance to choose your religion? which religion you will choose and why? I'm buddhist, it is not my family religion. I did not choose my religion. Budism choose me, and I'm happy to be buddsim.
9 responses
@matrixx (254)
7 Jun 07
Hi there rinaaus! I don't belong to any religion, I am an atheist, but I do respect other people's beliefs. I am an atheist since the day I was born. My parents were theist, though. You may wonder, why I came and participated if I have nothing to do with religion, lol. well, I believe that every child is an atheist because he/she don't BELIEVE in any deity, do they? we are all born atheists. It's our family, friends, environment and subjective unexplainable experiences which make us believe in any deity/deities:-). Budhism also is not a religion itself, is it?.
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@Galena (9123)
7 Jun 07
I am a Pagan from a Pagan family. I wasn't indoctrinated though. I was always encouraged to learn about other religions and to make my own spiritual choices. I beleive that being raised a Pagan gives me a good sound moral baseline, and the beleif in myself to always trust my own instincts and intuition. so if I was ever to feel the need to find another religion (can't see it happening though, this one rings so true to me and gives me so much spiritual fulfillment) then I'd have a good base to work from. respect for Earth and others that share it. a questioning mind and good moral background.
• United States
7 Jun 07
You go girl
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
1 Aug 11
I was raised Catholic. Right now, I don't consider myself to belong to any religion. I am learning about Wicca, Paganism, and witchcraft. Recently, I fond out that my great uncle was pagan and I want to learn all there is to know about my family roots and find my spiritual path. The church and the bible don't mean anything to me, but I respect other people's views.
@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I was born and raised a Lutheran. I joined a Lutheran church so my son could be baptised,and he goes to Sunday school there, but I personally now consider myself a Gnostic Christian.(seeker of truth)
@powemji (247)
• Nigeria
7 Jun 07
I am a christian. I did not just choose christianity but i had an encouter with the Lord Jesus Christ, and my life is changed. One cannot really know the extent of Christ love unless one experience it. I already have the experience and i will never regret it because there is no cause for regret
• United States
7 Jun 07
I am wiccan and a very happy wiccan, just because I am wiccan does not mean I am a bad person. I was a chriten and one day I jsut found a new path and I love it. We are taught never to harm anyone including ourselves and do as we will, we are a nature based religion, we love all creatures. I am I and and I don't want to convert anyone to my ways, its not how religious we are or what or who we worship. Its how we treat others ans how we live our everyday lives. What we put out on life will come back three fold.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
7 Jun 07
I'm a Pagan, from a mixed family. Many of my family members were Christian, some professed no religion, some were ex-Christians that were still searching for something new to believe in, and one followed Native American ways with a vaguely Christian bent. The only other Pagan in my family during my lifetime was my great-grandmother, but I follow the same religion as she because I feel I was chosen to do so. When I was very young, my great-grandmother would include me in her religious celebrations without really giving me too much information, because she said she didn't want to interfere with my natural spiritual development. I started to have dreams about a particular Goddess, and those dreams made me feel stronger, which was important to me being in an abusive home situation. Once I told my great-grandmother about the dreams, she started teaching me seriously. So I feel that my Goddess (and the other deities I met later) chose me, though I would likely have been Pagan anyway because my great-grandmother was the first person to be very kind to me.
@mrcong (152)
• Singapore
7 Jun 07
I am a Christian but I am not raised in a Christian family. In fact my family is a buddhist backgroud, though i also embraced buddhism in the past. I still decided to convert to Christianity because I found what I really needed for my Spirit, Soul and Body. :)
@dentidle (293)
• Switzerland
7 Jun 07
I'm a catholic, as my parents are also catholic. But, i dont regret a bit to have chosen it as my religion.