what religion do you practice?

United States
June 23, 2008 3:00am CST
if any? do you practice that religion because you were raised that way, or did you choose your religion? were you raised one religion and later converted to a different one? if yes, why, and from which to which? at this point i would consider myself spiritual, but not tied to any specific religion, though i was raised christian. i believe in some sort of higher power, be that a god or something else entirely, something much more abstract than an actual god.
7 responses
@Angel_4 (11)
• South Africa
23 Jun 08
Hi. I am a Christian, I wasn't raised as one, but I when I met my husband he led me to God. I believe He is the One and the only true God.
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• United States
23 Jun 08
That is wonderful, Angel! God bless!
• United States
23 Jun 08
congratulations. it isn't always so easy to find the beliefs that make you feel at home. i'm happy for you that you have =]
@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I'm definately spiritual rather than religious without a doubt but I do practice, follow, believe parts of certain religions so my path is an eclectic one to say the least. Basically I'm a Pagan Buddhist but slightly more defined my personal path consists of Witchcraft, Buddhism, Native American Spirituality, Vodou and so on LOL... I wasnt raised with religion but i was Christian for several yrs when I was younger...Why the switch? Well I have been Pagan all my life, I just didnt know it...and the older I got the more I realized that Christianity was a betrayal to my core being and much of it I questioned and began to have doubts on...Pretty much it got to the point that beign Christian just didnt fit..
• United States
23 Jun 08
i completely understand where you're coming from. my core beliefs and values are the same as many christians, hindus, muslims etc, i believe that all main religions are basically trying to get the same idea across, be a good person, don't harm others, be kind and generous and caring, take care of your family and your environment, etc. but the thing that attracted me to buddhism originally was that it was one of the only religions i found that is even semi-mainstream that doesn't demand you worship a god who generally refuses to show himself. i think an eclectic spiritual path is just as valid as any clear cut mainstream religious beliefs, but that could just be because i consider my own beliefs to be fairly eclectic.
@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
24 Jun 08
doesn't demand you worship a god yea that was something that really attracted me too..add to that the fact that much of my way of thinking has always been Buddhist like (for lack of a better way to put it) and it was just right almost like it'd ALWAYS been right but I didnt know it just like how it is with Paganism and N.Am spirituality...
@Springlady (3986)
• United States
23 Jun 08
Hi hello, I don't really practice a "religion", but a relationship...a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and Savior Who has saved me from my sins! I know I am a child of the living God! I love Him and He is more than wonderful to me! God bless you!
• United States
23 Jun 08
thats great. i'm happy that you have found the beliefs that make you feel safe and answer the questions i'm sure you have about life and why things happen. it sounds as if you are happy and secure in your faith, and thats all anyone can really ask for. the reason i strayed from mainstream christianity was that i couldn't wrap my mind around some of the beliefs and practices of the church, and no one could provide the answers i was seeking. and thank you for the god bless. i'm sure that i could use all the blessing i can get, and i know that if god truly does exist he'll forgive me for taking my time figuring it out.
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@curious888 (1212)
• Malaysia
23 Jun 08
I am a Buddhist. But I read Bible, Koran ... too ! I am searching for the TRUTH.
• United States
23 Jun 08
i completely understand that. thanks so much for the response.
• United States
2 Jul 08
I don't have a set religion. I'm a witch and for me it has always been a way of life for me.
@awapak (1277)
• Pakistan
2 Jul 08
I am a Muslim and practice Islam,which is the only original,universal and most practical religion in this world.It is based on pure Monotheism,which is the biggest virtue.The last divine book,the holy Quran,clearly says that Polytheism is the only unforgivable and most heinous sin.We also believe that Islam has to enter in every house,town,city and continent one day...............after second coming of Jesus(pbuh)to Muslims this time.We and our generations will love to shed our blood on his orders.This will be a great honour for us.............
@jennysp8 (855)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I was raised as a Christian....but have begun to study the Wiccan path....only because it is the closet thing I have found to what my core beliefs are.