How many religious beliefs/fatihs have you practised in your lifetime?

Zambia
February 5, 2011 6:55am CST
Some people have changed their religion several times from the one they were either born in or first converted to. Some have ended up reverting to their original religious beliefs. Let's talk about your first religion, then the net one you converted to. Is it the same one that you are practising now or have you reverted to your original one. In short, how many religions have you practised in your lifetime to-date? Do you have any reasons for changing your religious beliefs?
7 responses
@marguicha (122143)
• Chile
5 Feb 11
I was half raised in the catholic church. My grandmother said that she was catholic but also said that she did not like priests. My parents, on the other hand, were non beliebers but never imposed that on me. I grew up going with my grandma to chruch sometimes and i was baptized when i was a baby and even had mey first communion. I started questioning faith when I was a teen and reading about it. Now I am an agnostic and havew been for many years. I am very much interested in spirituality but I donĀ“t think it is the same as actually believing. A couple of time I have almost tohugh I would understand finally, but then it scapes again.
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
So, do you some times feel you should "go back" to your faith? For instance, do you at times want to believe that there is a real supreme being up or out there to whom you must "pay homage"?
• Indonesia
6 Feb 11
I have only one religion and I never have idea to change it. But I do have some friends that changed their beliefs more than once. The common reason is they do not get yet and still seeking for the truth about God. While some have others reasons like they want to be one with their mate. Funny thing I got from my friend, she changes boy friends like changes clothes it means she changes beliefs like changes clothes. In my country what she does is very bad deed. Another friend of mine also change his belief more than once. He really seek for the truth and he feel got nothing. And he is atheis now. Everyones have their own choise including religion and belief. so it depends on every human.
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
Yes, there is a lot of soul-searching when it comes to religious beliefs. I agree that most of those who change their religion do so in their search for a "clearer" belief, or something like that.
@kamit24 (1456)
• India
6 Feb 11
I'm practising only one religion since my birth and I don't to change it since I think you can know about another religions by many ways and for that you don't need to change your existing religion. As I think all the religions teach us the same thing the only difference is there way of explaining the things.
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
I think so, too, that most religions, especially the three monotheistic ones, do teach us the same thing in their variant ways.
• United States
5 Feb 11
I have practiced one religous belief in my lifetime, the religous belief I have now. I have had it my entire life and will have the same religious belief for my whole life.
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
I am pretty sure you have found what you need/want in spirituality. It is good to be consistent and knowing what you want or need.
@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
5 Feb 11
I was originally a believer in god, j.c and the bible etc etc..but hindsight being 20/20 I am really not sure why...I mean I did believe in it all and I was devoted to the best of my ability but it was never TRULY in my soul...the path I moved to though (Paganism/Buddhism) has ALWAYS been a part of my soul, my core being etc
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
Interesting, too. And, there you are, at peace with what you believe in. All the best.
@gelooo5 (113)
• Philippines
5 Feb 11
I haven;t change religions since I was young. Our family is traditional in our religion and I can't imagine us having a new religion or belief. Reasons for changing beliefs would really depend on your experiences. People change their views and perspectives based on the personal experiences they have encountered. These could be causes of how our beliefs would be altered. But nonetheless, we have to respect each others beliefs since there is no really standard or one belief since all of us have different views...
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
And, just to add, reasons for changing a religious belief are usually persoanl, and quite so done so at an individual level, as compared to a collective level, as a group or family.
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
5 Feb 11
I have practiced two different religious beliefs in my lifetime. One of my ancestors was a Bishop of Norwich during the 1200s, and my great-grandmother was a minister of her denomination. I remained non-denominational most of my life, and was baptised as a Free Methodist in my early teens. Now, I am a practicing pagan.
• Zambia
7 Feb 11
There's an interesting one, too! lol