religious belief you follow??
• United States
12 Mar 09
No I've never lied to anyone about what I believe. I don't belong to any religion. When people ask me that's exactly what I tell them, I don't belong to any religion, I'm a Pantheist. I usually get a puzzled look and few people ask me to elaborate.
2 people like this
15 Mar 09
I have never lied to anyone about my religion, except maybe myself in times of confusion. However, I was surprised today when I opened up the bible at a completely random page to find that it states that God does not permit women to teach, nor does he permit them to have authority over a man. Yet, there are magistrates in courts in this country who make men swear on the bible and then have authority over them, even though they are relying on Christianity - a complete contradiction. There are also women in schools all over the country teaching Christianity to children, something they are not permitted to do by their own beliefs! The justice system here also relies purely upon Christanity yet there are plenty of policewomen in authority who are not permitted to do so by the very religion that the system relies upon. I have been made to go to court in the past, I swore on the bible, yet the magistrate who had authority in the court system was a women! It struck me today that I could have used that excerpt from the bible to present to the courts the fact that by the religion and belief that both the justice system and myself were relying upon gives her absolutely no authority to even be a magistrate!
13 Mar 09
Since birth I am a devoted catholic. I never lied even once to my parents when i was still young. They thought me of being devoted to our religion even today. And now I have my own family we are too responsible to teach them too of being thoughful to our religion. And to add more friend my husband is an ex-seminarian. In our religion we called it a priest to become when he saw me and got inlove to my beauty!lol!
13 Mar 09
Well my family is very religious but not me..I follow their religious traditions and rituals blindly just so that they're happy about it..I don't plan to tell them unless its something that really gets on my nerves..But i guess i've never lied either , i always ask them what any ritual stands for and if it feels differently , I express what i feel about it..in a way that doesn't hurt.
13 Mar 09
I can't say I have ever had to lie about my religious beliefs. I was brought up Catholic although my parents have never been particularly religious. I am not a practicing Catholic as I find the some of the Eastern religions such as Buddhism make more sense to me although I am not a Buddhist either. I know there is more to life than we know and I am open to learning. My parents in law are Catholic and very religious and I do go to church with them when I am visiting (they live on the other side of the country) and I don't talk to them about my beliefs because I fear they may not be as understanding as my husband!
12 Mar 09
no I haven't. I'm lucky that they are Pagan too, and that was how I was raised. but even if they did follow a different religion to me, why would I pretend to follow another than my own? am I supposed to be ashamed of my religion? I am not, so I have no reason to lie to others about my religion.
12 Mar 09
Although I was born into a religious family, I didn't follow my Parents beliefs. As soon as I was old enough to think for myself, I became dissatisfied with religion. As a way of life it left much to be wanted. Everything that makes life on earth desirable was invented and developed through science. Some say this is God working through man. I believe this to be so. Now if God can work through science to bring good things to earth. Why is Religion still teaching Creationism, and that the earth was created 5000 years ago? In other words- Why is God helping mankind through science and hindering mankind through Religion?
14 Mar 09
I was lucky. My father was the only one in my family who had strong religious beliefs. He was an evangelical Christian and taught adult Sunday school classes. When I became a Buddhist at age nineteen it lead to some interesting conversations around the house but rather than oppose my beliefs he tried to understand them. In the end he taught a class in Sunday school about Buddhism and how many of it's beliefs were comparable to the teachings of Jesus.
17 Mar 09
There's no need for me to make lies about my religious beliefs since we are all Catholics in the house. We are raised in a very strict Catholic environment and we are very contented with it. Catholic religion is part of our existence, everybody in my family is so devouted with our religion that we felt like having illnesses if we can't attend a sunday mass. My belief always save me from disaster and bad circumstances that's why I always relied on my faith everyday of my life, it helps me a lot get rid off evil and misfortunes.