have your religious beliefs ever radically changed??...if so... why??

March 12, 2007 6:27pm CST
i find now in my 40's i no longer believe alot of the beliefs i was taught as a child...i still respect the religious views of my parents and love them dearly...but life has taught me to question many of the things i was told are truths...as i have found they were not truths for me...has anyone else experienced this??...
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• United States
13 Mar 07
My beliefs have changed radically many times in my life. I've always sought to find truth, whatever it may be, regardless of what I may believe. I devoured books and got into every kind of belief system I could. The funny thing is, at their core, all the major religions are basically saying the same thing, yet they all claim to be the only truth. They make war over the details, rather than the substance. How pathetic. I think it is necessary for a person to examine their beliefs very thoroughly, otherwise they are just believing by default.
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• Canada
13 Mar 07
i couldn't agree more...great response...so simple... yet so difficult for people to get thier minds around...
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• Brazil
12 Mar 07
Yes they changed I was a believer (in my youth) and now I am an atheist. The reasons are many, too many, if you want to know them I can list them here, but it could lead to some off topic. In short words, I read a lot, tought a lot and come to lack belief in the existence in deities. And I do not claim this to be the universal and only truth, etc. It is what fits me, what I think it is right and I do not pretend to be the owner of the truth.