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posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 12:35 AM
I was born into a non-religious home, but my mom was quite taken with the occult, as was I back in the day. Went through that whole "I wanna be a vampire" goth phase, went through a pseudo-nature worship stage while also dabbling in the occult, and then became a hardcore athiest not believing in anything spiritual. Looking back, I think I may have been spooked and didn't want to believe in a spiritual realm, so I closed my senses to it and said it didn't exist.

Obviously, I've changed a little
You can pick it up from there by clicking on the "JJ's Story" link in my sig.

posted on Jan, 1 2006 @ 06:32 AM
I was born catholic and had to attend catholic school through 3rd grade. I'm now 33 and do not believe in a god of any kind. I quit believing in around 6th grade. From what I see of organized religion(especially christianity) is hate and death. I see how people can translate the bible to fit their interpretations and that the bible has been changed and is more than just inaccurate. I will never accept a god and won't change my mind. The only hates that I have in this world are god and religion. They mess up everything for people. You don't need a god, bible or religion to be a good person!

posted on Jan, 2 2006 @ 04:04 AM
I was born and raised in an EXTREME Catholic spiritual family, I always felt that the religion has been forced upon me. I spent 15 years following the church, and then at some point I realized that I wasn't "feeling" what others were towards "God" and "Christ". Thats when I turned Ahtiest, which now, that I look back upon was pretty scary because I remember hearing and seeing crap at night when I was one always felt as if I were being watched lol. But now I'm studying the book of mormon, I believe its the one and only true religion left here by christ. Well thats my story
Ask me again in an year and I'll probally say I'm a Complete Mormon.

posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 08:42 PM
But why do we feel like we have to subscribe to a doctrine??? I left my Pentecostal/Assembly of God roots, because I to found it ironic that the bible says, and please don't kill me here, not to turn the word of God into what you want it to say, i.e.,the way I see it, denominations?!? I accept a higher power, I don't go to church, I teach my three girls (oldest is 13, someone help me:!
, right from wrong

posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 08:53 PM
I was born and raised a Roman Catholic. I was very into it, but within the past two years I began to slip out and question more and now I consider myself to be an agnostic.


posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 10:12 PM
My Dads side is protistant, my Moms side is christian. I am an athiest

posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 10:27 PM
Southern Babtist theology was literally beaten into me as a youth.

Now I am a Hedonist and regularly attend the Church of the Sub-Genius.

posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 10:41 PM
Raised in atheist family, remained that way until a year ago. Now, I am saved by Jesus
all credit to God

posted on Jan, 9 2006 @ 12:12 AM
I believe my dad's family was protestant of some sort, but I've never seen him set foot in a church, nor has he ever expressed the slightest interest in the subject, either pro or con.

My mom's family is mormon, and she was raised in the church, but by the time I was born, she was beginning to fall away, and I've never known her to go to church either.

I went to a mormon church with some neighbors for a few years when I was a kid, but was never baptised, and stopped going when I was about 10. I just never really believed any of it, and found it to be immensely dull.

Over time, I've studied a fair amount of religion but, aside from attending a mass once just to see the show, have never set foot in another church. I'm overtly agnostic, and it seems as if I always have been.

posted on Jan, 9 2006 @ 07:45 PM
If you can, please post some links that provide some info to your current beliefs.......just wantin ta learn!!

posted on Jan, 9 2006 @ 10:21 PM

What are your . ... .. roots, and......

To have roots is to be planted. Immobile. Grounded. And angels fly.

I was raised Roman Catholic, but who likes to be dictated to without exercizing free will?

I see truth in all of them.

posted on Jan, 9 2006 @ 11:57 PM
The link that says "Theran" in my sig is a link to a thread I made for what I believe.

I figure you already figured that out though, just trying to be helpful.

posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 10:29 PM

What are your religious roots, and......

How/have you changed???

I was raised as a Southern Baptist.
I rode the bus to Sunday School, sang the songs, saw the felt board stories, then went to the "big people" church, etc.

Problem is...the clergy could never answer my questions satisfactorily, always reverting to "the Lord works in mysterious ways" or "God has a plan", or "you have to have faith", etc. Over and over and over again...same old BS excuses.

In life, and in college, I was exposed to many religions. I lived in the middle east, and learned about Islam and Judaism. I studied Buddhism, Sikhism, Taoism, etc. As a student of Art History, I learned about many ancient religions as well, as most art was always centered around religion.

I'm more of the opinion that there is "something" behind the creation of the universe, like a collective consciousness, or along those lines. In that regard, I think the basics of many religions are correct, but they simply get tripped up in all of their various doghmas, beliefs, and rituals...and overcomplicate the basic idea....

I dislike organized religion, as history has taught us that throughout time, it has only served as a tool for controlling the populace. It separates and divides us, and has served as a cause of wars throughout time. It even underlies the current global conflicts. Surely, if people paused and took the time to examine their own beliefs, they'd see that NO deity (worth worshipping) would actually condone or support war on their behalf...

I simply don't believe that any religion is even 50% correct in their beliefs and has populated their mythos' with various characters all to support their ideas, while shooting down those of others...

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