Do you follow a religion?
December 4, 2006 4:29am CST
Why did you choose this religion? Does your family have the same religion? Do you believe in all aspects of this religion or do you question parts of it? If you have no religion why not? Do you live in a muslim/catholic/jewish country but follow another religion? Have you changed your religion in your lifetime? I am very curious
4 Dec 06
my family is very religious, i am not. i cannot accept that someone i do not even know could state what is good and what is not, what i am allowed to and what i am not allowed to do, what i must do and i what i can do if i want... i have my own brain, i have my values and i can decide for myself. i do not want to force other people to live my way, bt i don't let them them to lead mine, too. as for believing in all aspects of a religion, i think that being religious is completely personal, but if you decide to be so then you must follow every single aspect of that religion. a religion has its laws, if you are a believer then you must follow all those laws, not just the ones you find better to respect. it is like with civil laws: you can be law-abiding and you can be a criminal (but in this case you will have to face the consequencies...). however, if, for instance, you work in a bank, are able to steal money without get noticed and actually steal money, you cannot say "yes, i steal money, but many people do much worse things; except for this i am honest". in this case you are a criminal, full stop.
5 Dec 06
I was born into a Muslim family and i'm grateful to be one. In my country, there are many religions and i know most of the teaching. I will never change my religion. Islam is a religion of peace no matter what others tried to do to distort the image of Islam thru bad press and bad media. As muslims, we try our best to follow its teachings to the fullest. Of course, we make sins as we are only humans and we are taught to ask for forgiveness from Allah the Almighty. Thats one of the reasons muslims pray five times a day. To keep our selves clean from sins. Everyday is a challenge as we live our lives to serve Allah and our brothers ans sisters in Islam.
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5 Dec 06
i have a religion...i was baptised roman catholic, but since i left home i haven't practiced it...meaning i don't attend mass. since i was young i've had questions about the catholic church and were only answered demands of believeing what they taught me. some of the political issues they were for, i felt differently against. we were always encouraged to follow our hearts and i felt that my church had too much politics in them...so although i do consider myself a christian and believe in god...i do not currently attend masses. i married a baptist..who felt the same way about the politics of his church..we felt that the way they were acting was against what our religion was teaching us...so both of us agree that just to believe and to live your life, you are doing the right thing.
5 Dec 06
Yes really followed a religion Because I am a christain family I belived in christain religion My family members are belived in christainity .Any other belived religion,but God is only one.My family members are belive in one religion called christanity
5 Dec 06
I was born in muslim family so my religion is muslim. Im not choose, it just because my parents is muslim and I following them. Yes I try to believe in all aspect on my religion even I think some is not fair enough.. hehe. nope, I never was or planning changed my religion in my lifetime.
4 Dec 06
I follow no religion, I´m an atheist. My family is catholic. Since I am an atheist I do not believe in any part of the Catholic Religion. I have no religion because for me the religions that I knew where full of contradictions, lack proof that could convince me. My country is mainly catholic OR christian (There are many new christian churches apearing here). I used to be a catholic until I was 13 years when I begin thinking about it.