What faith would you have chosen for yourself to be raised in from birth?
March 11, 2007 11:50am CST
I've always been interested in Buddhism and am fascinated by the Greek gods, but I look upon them as interesting reading rather than a religion I could adopt. I have had little personal contact with either ethos as a 'religion' and only know people who have converted, rather than being raised and originating in a Buddhist culure. It seems to me to really embrace a religion, it would be best to be raised in it from birth. What about you?
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• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
11 Mar 07
I like to say "I wasn't raised" so I don't know that I'm the right person to answer this question. I had multiple religious influences in my childhood, thanks to a family that passed me around like a hot potato, and I wound up choosing my own religion. I'm happy with my choice, and I first made it when I was four years old. I say "first" because I have re-examined and re-confirmed my beliefs many times throughout my life. If you're wondering, I am Pagan, more specifically Celtic Reconstrucionist. I think if I were to choose I would have a variety of religious influences, but in a more positive atmosphere than I had them. As a child I had to deal with a lot of different family members saying "This person is wrong and I'm right." along with a lot of actual abuse and it caused me to have some pretty negative views of some religions. Those changed as I got older and met more people of those religions who were good to me, but I'd rather have skipped learning those negative associations altogether. I plan to raise my own child in a loving, learning atmosphere, where he can choose his own religion in his own time after learning about many. That's the way I would like to have been raised.
11 Mar 07
i would have loved to be born and raised into a world that had only HUMANITY as its religion..if you just look around, much of the strife in the presentday world is brought about by religion..so many wars have been fought, so many innocent lives have been lost..all in the name of religion..something that should be fostering peace has been the root of so many deaths..sad indeed..hence i feel that would have been better off with just one religion for all than multiple religions as is the case today.