Why the people change their relegion

@rajupaul (975)
India
September 6, 2009 10:40am CST
Dear Loter It is find that most of the people used to change their religion. Reason peoples are not satisfied with their religion.If you search out all of them frustrated. What do you say. Can you share why people change their religion.
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29 responses
• India
27 Sep 09
Hello my friend rajupaul Ji, A religion is all set as per birth of an individual and as per Almighty. In fact all religions are good, provided they are really followed in tehir true sense. Those religions who are short and have fixed roots do lure others and pleads to change. There are many raesons for changing them. Firstly, neglecting some one by one's religion, next is after inter-religion marriages, people ought to change to get benifit of other reli9gion. lastly is by force. But I am very happy wherever, I am born. At the same time, I like all religions. May god bless You and have a great time.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Dear friend Yes You are true. Almighty is one let us pray different name. I am totally agree with you.
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• India
5 Oct 09
Hello my friend rajupaul Ji, So nice of you for your positive comments. May God bless You and have a great time.
• Indonesia
6 Sep 09
Hi rajupaul I think there are many reasons why people decided to change their religion. As you know, most of us grow up with the same religion as our parents, and sometimes this cause children actually just follow their parents religion until adult, without get the point "why I must have this religion", don't have strong beliefs. At this situation, if there's time for them to getting married, maybe his/her partners has different religion, and he will follow his partner's religion, change his religion, because from the very first he just follow his parents, not because he really believe in that religion. Other reason is having more friends or surrounded with people who have different religion, follow his friends religion. There's possibility they are too independent, so they wanna try to feel being members of different religion. And jsut like what you've mentioned, not satisfy with their current religion. I think you can't use frustated as the reason, because in life we must face problems, it's part of our life, whether we have religion or not.. Religion can brings hope and sometimes strength to face any problems in life
@lsslcg (49)
• China
7 Sep 09
"Religion can bring hope and strength to face any problem ", I love this. When we grew up, our surrouding environment has changed such as our friends. And we would meet any difficulty in our life, we need a proper religion to help us with hope and strength. So anything can change in the world, why not religion?!
@rajupaul (975)
• India
9 Sep 09
ChrysanTflower yes friend frustration is the main thing which people used to do change the religion. I was also approached but I was determined and make the people who approach me for not to change my religion.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I think alot of people change their religion because they were taught certain things growing up and they come to see things differently when they grow older. alot of people change their religion due to marriage also or happenings in the world today.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
8 Sep 09
Dear stephcjh. Change of religion cannot be define. But people think that they are more secure or what ever you say.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
27 Sep 09
But do you think that there is any necessity that one needs to change one's religion? I feEl there is no necessity of changing religion
@coolcat123 (4392)
• India
18 Sep 09
I have two reasons which might hold the priority to change the most important part of life called religion. 1. when a person is in love,he can't see anything beyond that except for his partner. 2. when life holds no importance and their is a restless in lifeand wan to get peace of heart then people change religions.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Coolcat I cannot agree with you. What ever you say it is beyond expectation.
@tintukm (1084)
• India
7 Sep 09
This kind of practice will never change a human as such, actually the beliefs change.The way a person approaches may change too.Its the kind of system one has adopted for the reason he/she thinks is better.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Tintukm Yes some what you are right. I agree with you.
@dknkyle (447)
• Singapore
7 Sep 09
From what I see, its either because of marriage, peer influences or maybe change in the way of thinking when people matured. I've seen lots of case as what I mentioned... I'm from Singapore, which is a multi-racial country, but however, Chinese makes the majority of all races in Singapore. As a Chinese myself, I see that most Chinese of the olden days were mostly Buddhist or Taoist. As time goes by, Chinese became influence by the West and accepted many tradition styles of the west and became more open-minded and as a result many youngster starts going to church because many loves attending church services as they think its more modern as compared to praying at a temple or offering of those spiritual stuffs and so on... Christianity has been increasing in Singapore and its mainly because of youngsters and mostly are Chinese. Also, there are some people who convert from Christianity to Catholicism due to marriage because one of the partner is Catholic and they wanted the wedding to be held the Catholic way in a Catholic Cathedral.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Dear friend I am agree Singapore, which is a multi-racial country,various kind of people stay in your country. It is same in India. But changing of religion is the all solution of the problem. What do you say.
@Xzcess (176)
• India
7 Sep 09
Changing a religion is different than choosing a religion. It is nowhere said that children always 'have' to follow the religion their parents followed. Religion i believe is a personal choice. We all believe in what we find truth in?? So, should not everyone be given a right to pick for themselves what they believe in ?? As far as changing religion is concerned, My parents are Hindu, I am an Agnostic. I did not change my religion, I was born a Hindu, yes, but i always knew that i wanted more. I had many question which i thought were not fully explained to me. And to look for answers I had to go out and check things for myself. I am still looking for answers, reading about other religions, I do not know if i will stay agnostic all my life, but right now, I am more of a traveller, looking at things, trying to find something i connect with. This 'more' is what I believe makes most people curious about other religions. Maybe some other religion explains something close to heart better than ours ?? Anyone will get curious with something like that.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Dear friend Who said you have to follow the same religion as your parents follows. You decide yourself. But I will request read some book of Swami Vivekanda. It will help you.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
Some people change their religion not most people do. I think frustration maybe a factor but I also believe that some conversion is basically the other religion is convincing them to converse.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Thanks friend for giving your beautiful comment.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
7 Sep 09
There are so many reasons why a person changes religion. Some are given below. 1. For money. 2. For healing of diseases or get other benefits like getting job through prayer. 3. By getting knowledge of the real god. 4. To marry a person in a different religion. 5. Get impressed by the teachings of a religion. 6. For publicity.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Dear Daliaj You heat the bull of the suggestion. I am totally agree with you.Hats off.
• India
7 Sep 09
I am totally against any covertion in the name of religion.one can change religion if he or she realizes the right religion.we must analyze read the scriptures of various religions then we will come to the right path.I think changing one's religion is equivalent to turning your back on your mother. God can be found in all religions therefore it is an insult to God when we convert.God has not created the religion. Religions mainly created to keep the human beings in control and to avoid not to do any harm to others God is one and all most all religions says the same thing except some changes. Those who can understand the what exactly the god is , probably that person doesnot follows any relegion.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
4 Oct 09
Yes friend God is only one. Religion are made by human not by the god. what do you say.
@Care4Pets (179)
• United States
6 Sep 09
While I cannot speak for all, I can tell you why I switched churches. As a child, my family always went to the Catholic church. I was baptized, did first communion, and confirmed all as a Roman Catholic. However, as I grew older, I realized that some of the beliefs and teachings of this church do not conicide with my own values. Therefore, I began to seek out a new more fitting church where I could grow and expand spiritually while honoring my own feelings. Through this journey, I discovered the United Methodist church. They are also Christian, but the views are much more open and accepting then the Catholic faith. Methodists are all about "Open doors, open hearts" as is our slogan. Although the church itself won't condone being gay, it certainly won't discriminate against you because of this part of your life. Additionally, there is no "dress code" as is so popular in many Catholic churches. Methodists need only to show up and share their joy and love of God. We celebrate together now matter who we may be outside of those walls and at least for awhile, we all remember that the real truth is we are all God's children.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
9 Sep 09
Yes friend We are the son of god and we must take care of our surrounding.
@Pleiades (847)
• United States
6 Sep 09
I can tell you why I changed my religion...more than once. I was raised Lutheran but because of my mother's curiosity and thoughts, she switched to Roman Catholic. That was fine for me until I moved out of the house. I attended Catholic School but I didn't feel it helping me as they would have liked. I guess I felt smothered by the RCC so I dabbled in Jehovah's Witness. That lasted all of one week because I couldn't see myself raising my children with the idea of not being able to celebrate their birthdays and other holidays. My ex hubby was Mormon and I was ok with that...until I was told I HAD to take Temple prep classes. For the life of me, I couldn't understand why you had to be a certain level in order to go into the house of God. I can see being respectful and all...but classes? No way. My latest ex was on the verge of getting me to enjoy the Judaism/Christianity and that one by far was the worse. It was there that I was taught that God is a harsh God and has favourites. It was then I was shown that as long as you dump all your spare money into the collection plate, God will overlook the fact that you don't follow his commandments and laws. Whatever. So now...I'm a Seeker. It's not a religion, it's something I myself am looking for. My ideas of this universe and all of that which is surrounding it is complicated at best, but I'm sure there's something to it. Perhaps I'll find out one day. *Pleiades
@rajupaul (975)
• India
9 Sep 09
Pleiades Dear friend There is only one power that is supreme power. All thoughts and material are same but thinking are little different.
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
6 Sep 09
Hi,religion is purely based on CONFIDENCE on somebody.Sometimes if a person from one religion effected by several problems ,he may think of other religion to come out by others suggestion.If the problems are resolved by some mean,he will change to new religion.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
8 Sep 09
Dear friend Yes religion is based on something confidence of individual. But same time individual have not faith on god and himself.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
6 Sep 09
No this is not satisfaction that matters here. What is behind the curtain is a force that would prompt you to accept a new religion where there are lots of allurements but basically it is the same thing. The Missionary are after changing the religion of the people who believe in animistic way of life. There is motive that people are forced to change their religion.
@rajupaul (975)
• India
8 Sep 09
Dear Rajib Yes I believe what you say. But change of religion is not the solution of the problem.
@scheng1 (24950)
• Singapore
7 Sep 09
Hi Rajupaul, sometimes teenagers to search for meaning of life, and they may change religion. Sometimes they change religions, because they think their parents religion is not "cool", so they follow their peers. This group of people may change again when they fall in love and marry into the family of staunch followers of certain religion. At least those marrying Muslims must convert into Islamic. Some change into Taoistism because they can pray to strike big in lottery. Hardly any other religion allows praying for lottery.
@pormadi (1300)
• Indonesia
7 Sep 09
I found some people change their reliogion for economic succes and power politically. It is not satifaction to be the reason for them.
@1rickyme (146)
• India
7 Sep 09
really i have seen lot of people changing there religions.I think that is because they may have seen some wonders in their life and their trust may increase and because of that they start believing that god so they change their religions.
@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
7 Sep 09
The people change their relegion because several reason : 1. Does not have a strong faith, 2. Feel neglected by religious leaders, 3. Never grateful for the favors of existing
@meapas (2435)
• India
7 Sep 09
Every one may be having a different reason for it. So we may not be able to come up with the right reason. Why people divorce and remarry? It is something like that.
• Philippines
7 Sep 09
I used to be a Catholic but gave it up when I was 18, and I have no regrets so far. I decided to leave them since I felt that I should open my eyes to understand others. In fact, I am happy that I am now open to other religion and I am still looking for one. For me, religion is an endless debate if you are very solid with what you believe in. I truly believe that it is the faith that matters. But then, I still consider myself as a Christian and with a high respect for other religions. Thanks!