What is your choice of religion?

United States
February 6, 2007 6:05pm CST
Are you catholic, baptist, methodist, wiccan, atheist? What is your choice of religion and Why? I am a baptist and was born into it. I have tried other things, and find that I don't agree with their teachings or don't like the way they do things. It is just better for me to stay where it makes sense.
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@loved1 (5336)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I was baptized in a Methodist church and attended until about 1 year ago. I have recently begun attending a Vineyard Fellowship and find it is much more suited to our worship style. Denomination does not matter to me as long as it is a bible believing church that is firmly grounded in Jesus Christ.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I would completely agree with you. I find that most of the churches around here however, are not bible believing churches. They stray from the bible when it suits them. Sometimes I think that it would be best if there were no denominations, but I know that isn't possible!
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@loved1 (5336)
• United States
7 Feb 07
It will happen someday! Keep the faith!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I am waiting... patiently.
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@Springlady (3986)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I choose to believe in the Truth...God's Truth. I believe the Bible to be God's Word and everything in it is the Truth. I've accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior and since I have, my life has not been the same. He has given me joy unspeakable and I know Who to lean on in the trying times. I know Who to thank for all the great things I have. Does it mean that when you give your life to Christ that all of your problems will disappear? No. We still will have our trials, but we will have the strength that only comes from the Lord to get thru them and we know He will be with us no matter what. There is just something about knowing that! God bless!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I wanted to take a minute to thank you for your response. It sounds like you have got it figured out! Glad things are good for you!
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@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I was raised Southern Baptist. But I am not at all a conservative Christian--I am a VERY Liberal Christian. I love and believe in God. I was baptized in a Pentecostal church. I stopped going because I just couldn't grasp their beliefs. Right now, I am looking for a church that fits what I believe...which is really hard....especially in the south.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Southern Baptist is where I am... for the most part. I too have had some experiences with the Penecostal church. Keep looking, you will find what you are looking for, even in the south!
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I'm an eclectic Pagan..broken down I'm a Buddhist Witch who practices Vodou, Hoodoo and Native American spirituality LOL..Why? Well though I was Christian many yrs ago I'd actually been living a Buddhist Pagan life in many ways since childhood (thoguh I didnt realize it til in my 20s)..being Atheist didnt fit for me either and though Wicca was a good starting point for the path I am on now it also wasnt "right" for me either...I learned about Wicca when I was 26, moved from that to old school Witchcraft and proceeded to create my path from there on and here I am today at peace and still evolving really...
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Wow. I did a lot of "research" into Pagan and Wiccan religions a couple of years back... very interesting. But while there are many things I agree with, there are many things I don't know about... am unsure. Glad that you are happy with your choice!
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@kerbausama (1336)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 07
i choose muslim.it is good for me.it is suitable for all human race and good for all the time.yhe problems is some people misunderstood and make and good impression on mulimin.well.we have our way and let be there.just not disturb others.respect each other. ..
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Respecting eachother is very important. Unfortunately, I do not know much about the Muslim religion. Thank you for your response.
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
One of the main reasons why people join a church is to have his/her spiritual needs met and to find a home in the company of believers that is conducive to one's spiritual growth. Yes, it is much better off if you'll stay in a church you're happy with. Surely, there are other churches out there which are just as good the same way that there are that are less than good, but what's the point of doing church hopping when you have found one that you are satisfied with. Cheers!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Thank you for your response, and you are right. There is no point in church-hopping when you find one you like. And yes, I agree totally on the reason people join a church.
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• India
7 Feb 07
My friend.i am a Hindu. and i am very happy with my religion. because it is really a religion in every sense. a realigion is always to unite people not to devide them. being a hindu i am free to have faith in any or all the GODs of any religion. actually there is a word in Sanskrit (the language of Vedas(our old littrature)) 'Dharma' which is used where we use the word Religion but it does not mean any community. now what does it mean by 'Dharma'? anything that is moral is dharma. anything that is good for the humanity is Dharma. anything that love is Dharma. duty is Dharma. that means anything and everything done for the betterment of humanity, for welfare of humanity , nature and also for the welfare of all living and non living things is Dharma. being a hindu i am free to have faith in Jesus Christ too. i am free to have faith in any or every religion which teaches us love, hormony and peace. thats why i love hinduism. bcz religion must not limit you in boundries, it must make you free. today all what we need is a feeling of love and friendship among all the people in the world. all the good teachings of all the religions are more relavant in today's world where nations are fighting for power, land etc. we need a religion that must be scientific. that must teach us love. i would like to reffer a sentence from one of our four Vedas - "Vasudhav Kutumbakam" that means " the entire earth is a family" that means all we are the members of a single family. how beautiful.. dont you think?
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thank you for posting... it is very informative as I know nothing about Hindu. And yes, your sentence is very beautiful.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I think there is truth in each of the great religions... and agree that we are one human family (with many beautiful branches)... As a matter of fact, this is what is being created.. not an ant farm or anything but a family... And perhaps that is our biggest lesson.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I would have to agree. No religion can be totally wrong. Nor can any one be totally right.
10 Feb 07
I'm a Church of England Christian. This is just the way i've been bought up- I went to both a primary and high school which was Church of England. My parents have taken me to a Church of England church since I was little and this is the church I was baptised in to. All my friends did this as well so I guess I don't know any different. Its a traditional religion which suits my lifestyle and beliefs.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Thank you for sharing. I have never heard of this... but maybe I am sheltered... lol. I think that it is great that you feel good where you are. Don't let anyone change you!
@Soulistix (261)
• Australia
10 Feb 07
I am a mutt! Yes that right, you heard right....a mutt! I pick what suits me best from selected religions and put them all together to make my own unique religion that suits me the best!
• United States
10 Feb 07
so you are somewhat eclectic? I have a friend who has done the same. I see no problem with it as long as you are picking out the truths and not the "this is how I want it because it suits what I want it to be." Thanks for your response.
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I have no religion. I have a faith, hope and a life style. And it Christianity. Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior. You weren't born into Baptist. Apparently your parents were Baptist and because of their chose you became one. By the way have you accepted Jesus as you personal Lord and Savior?
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Yes, I have accepted Jesus. And yes, I WAS "born into" a baptist family. Yes, I chose that for myself when I was old enough to make the decision on my own.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
8 Feb 07
I am a Celtic Pagan. I grew up in a place where most people were Christian, but my great-grandmother and a few others I knew were Pagan. I first remember learning about my religion when I was four years old. As a child, before I knew that there was anything I could do about it, I faced a lot of discrimination because of my religion, and sometimes even violence. There were times when I wanted to be Christian, just so people would leave me alone, but I couldn't do it. I feel I have a personal relationship with my gods, so to change religions would be like to betray a friendship. Most of my immediate family wasn't very good to me, so my primary goddess became a "Mother" figure for me early on. She will remain so until the day I die, and after.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing. Yes, I can imagine that many Pagans have gone through what you have described... a very sad thing. But I am glad you seem at peace with your decision!
@sweetrose (137)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I was babtized as catholic. At age 17, I started to attend gathering with the protestant together with my uncle as the Pastor. When I was 19, I enrolled to martial art club. My instructor is very good to me and we became friends. Not knowing that he is a Bible Baptist. He invited me with their Sunday and Wednesday gatherings. I was with their gatherings for 3 months then I decided to be baptized again with the Bible Baptist congregation. I go around with so many religions, but my best choice is Bible Baptist. Anyway it's not the religion that saves us, it's our faith with our good deeds.
• United States
8 Feb 07
I agree... it is our faith, but I don't believe that lies in good deeds. Good deeds alone will not get you into heaven. Thank you for responding.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I was born a catholic but we never really practiced it , and we still dont , i consider myself a catholic though.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Thank you for commenting. Everyone has the right to choose for themselves and as long as you are happy with your decision, let no one pull you down.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I baptized Catholic and to attend sunday school all my life till I was confirmed. Since becoming an adult..I now go to a great Christian Church. I have nothing a against being Catholic but it just seemed so boring to me and my christian church has a live band and everyone gets really into it.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Thank you for commenting. I also think that "boredom" fits into what I was saying about finding the right church. Glad you have.
@Devinarun (387)
• United States
7 Feb 07
well im a hindu n i continue to be so but i do vist churches as i studied in a christian school and was always with tehm so i do believe christianity n respect the religion too.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Thanks for your response.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
7 Feb 07
i was brought up in the methodist church, as my fathers family were all involved. However my mother was a witch and so was her mother and grandmother. I was also gifted and have been a practicing sister in craft now for many years, blessed be. Not sure how far this counts as religion but its certainly my life choice, i wish you well in your faith, if its comfortable for you then that is all that matters
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Thank you for sharing! And yes, nowadays, that is considered a religion. Glad to hear that you are happy with your choice.
@Caimsen (16)
• Austria
7 Feb 07
I am a röm. katholic. Choice? Well, i was one since i was a litle child so i dont had the choice in that way. But i dont realy had a problem with that. I belive in God or that something like that is somewhere. Too i belive that the gaia theorie could too be right and i don#t belive everything that stands in the bible. I read a lot of other religions and mythologies. Many are realy interesting but no one of that is realy my thing. I'm staing raigth there where i am ^^
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Thank you for responding. I believe that even when you have been raised a certain way, there is always a choice. As an adult you have the right to choose your own lifestyle, and that includes religion. But it seems to me that you HAVE chosen!
• Pakistan
7 Feb 07
well miss these are all personal thngz bcoz one enjoy thr religion so dun discuss here bcoz thr is really no choice
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I have to disagree with you, and I see no reason it can't be discussed here. If it is too personal for you, then you shouldn't respond. But just because it is personal for you, and you don't like the topic, doesn't mean no one else will. And I believe it is a CHOICE. Thanks for responding.