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Old January 13th, 2014 (10:28 AM). Edited January 13th, 2014 by Treecko.
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I was born and raised Catholic and still am one today. I really can't see myself not believing in God with all the great things I see all around me and it's such a big part of my life I don't want to ditch. I usually go to church and pray when I can. Those things used to happen more often when I was apart of a religious youth group. I'd pray every night and go to Mass every Sunday and some times on weekdays as well. I usually did lots of activities and retreats with said youth group and really had a blast. I miss seeing the friends I made there as much as I used too. I do see them at church still, but the youth group hasn't had as much teens as it did when I went there. I still go to church every Sunday possible though sometimes I miss a week cause either I sleep in or I'm not feeling well enough. Or in the case of last week, the weather is way too bad for me to want to go anywhere. Like it was in the teens and there was like 6 inches to a foot of snow on the ground, there was no way I was going anywhere. But I pray as much as I can still, but usually only every few days or weeks.

Personally though, I can't stand some of the super conservative Catholics/Christians who think gay marriage is completely wrong and that gays are "evil". I'm not gonna rant really long about that, but that's one thing that Church believes in that I can't support. Love is love no matter what gender.
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Old January 13th, 2014 (11:28 AM).
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I don't follow any religion. Why? Because I just don't believe in it. Though, I am a baptized Catholic. Anyway, I just don't really care for having a religion. I do believe in god, but I guess you could say I'm agnostic? O_o My parents never went to church. I did take bible study at this church when I lived in Maine. So, to some extent, I was raised as a catholic... but as I got older, my parents just stopped caring about it.

I'd just prefer not to have a religion. I guess because there's such a fight over who believes in what that I'd rather like to not have one. :/
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    My family considers themselves Catholic, but I don't particularly categorize myself into the religion. For a long time now we just stopped being religious and I kind of question it a lot, whether there really is a higher power or not. So I think that'd make me agnostic, not really sure. I find myself leaning towards more of the Buddhist views for a long time now, and even though I don't exactly follow any specific religion, I do agree with and like Buddhism.
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    Old January 13th, 2014 (12:12 PM).
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      My family I guess all believe in God, but aren't hardcore Christian's or anything.
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      Old January 13th, 2014 (12:18 PM).
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      I was raised Baptist, but nowadays, I choose to not align myself with any religion because things are just so messy these days...not to say religion wasn't messy until now, of course haha. Basically, my beliefs are my own. I think there are many beautiful aspects to religion that people seem to forget, though. The bad crops up more than the good, especially when it comes to Christianity. I don't know what kind of church some Christians went to where they were taught all this hatred, but I was taught to love in my church. Where did things go wrong?
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      Old January 13th, 2014 (12:44 PM).
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      Looks like I'm the first person to answer with Islam, interesting. Although that's the religion I was born into following. Do I really follow it? Well, I don't know. I wholly believe in God, and that Muhammad was his last prophet, yadda yadda. But I'm just terrible at being religious. I don't pray, I used to not exercise dietary restrictions till I became vegetarian, and even then drink alcohol, which is 100% against Islam. But I still consider myself Muslim. A pathetic one, at that.
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      Old January 13th, 2014 (1:19 PM). Edited January 13th, 2014 by Ephemeral Euphoria.
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        Were you born into said religion, or did you join through choice?

        I was forced into Christianity by my family when I was around 10 more or less.

        Perhaps you've converted from one religion to another? If so, why?

        Let's just say whenever I tried to talk to someone at my church about spiritual matters I ended up getting either the same answers as before or an answer that made basically no sense whatsoever. Basically it felt like all flash and no substance when it came to me trying to find a direction in life back then.

        How dedicated to your religion are you?


        I'm dedicated as long as I get answers that actually make sense. Give me an answer other than God is great please, thank you.

        What beliefs do you particularly agree with? What are some you disagree with, if any?


        I agree with honouring thy mother and father but I disagree with killing others as punishment for a sin to name an example.


        I used to practice Christianity and Mormonism but nowadays I would consider myself an atheist that's delving into La-Veyan Satanism if anything.
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        Old January 13th, 2014 (1:25 PM).
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          Old January 13th, 2014 (1:45 PM).
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            I'd been raised a Catholic my entire life, due to my mum's family being Filipino and strictly religious. However, I'd probabnly consider myself an agnostic; don't really think I've reached the age where I can finalise any one belief yet. My parents are okay with this, but I don't think we'll be telling the relatives over in the Philippines any time soon...
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            Old January 13th, 2014 (1:47 PM).
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            I'm an atheist, and have been since I was 11. I actually told my mom I was last year in September and she didn't react well. She stills try to convert me back to being Christian, which sucks, because it's everyday, and pretty annoying. I can't blame her though, she thinks she's doing the best for me, even though she knows I think it's pointless. But yeah, anyways, I don't think there is a god and don't like religion in general.
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            Old January 13th, 2014 (1:53 PM).
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            I belong to a semi-rare kind of religious people.
            Agnostic. Heard of it?
            We believe in what has been proven. Does God or some higher power exist? I don't know. Is it possible to change the actual physics of the universe? I don't know. Do you believe in God? If so, then prove to me that he does exist and I'll believe in him. If he does exist, I'll become Christian.

            I was raised in a non-religious family, with my mom not associating herself with religion, and my dad calling himself a mix between atheist and agnostic. My grandparents, except for two (I have 6 grandparents, two of which are dead.) are all Christian. The two dead ones are the ones that were Jewish.
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            Old January 13th, 2014 (2:31 PM).
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            I grew up largely with my grandmother, who was very spiritually Christian, but was not religious over it (didn't seem to go to church at all, and didn't talk to me or anyone in my generation about biblical stories or sending us off for Sunday school or whatever.) My mom is an Agnostic Theist though (she believes in God but does not see the bible necessarily as proof,) and wanted no one in impose any beliefs on me. I believed in a god when I was younger, but from 10-12 I began becoming an atheist. Around 15 or so I became an agnostic until 18 where I now identify as a pantheist. I also have other beliefs in addition to this.
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            I was raised a Buddhist but really I am an agnostic. I only believe in God however because of fear.
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            I'm not religious and I'll probably never be. The thing is that it doesn't make sense to me to believe in something that other people come up with (since religions were created by people to understand their surroundings better and not to serve any kind of proof).

            That being said I tend to believe more in my own logic, which pretty much just says that at the beginning there were possibilities and that it might be possible that a god exists that could be one of those possibilities (and not "the" one). It's some kind of a mathematical thinking kinda like a set of possibilities that serve as generators which produce smaller generators, which produce smaller generators and so on (which all influence parallel and smaller generators in a way). Some kind of high end mathematics that no human (including me, of course) will ever be able to understand, because he will never have the information he needs.

            It took actually years of thinking to find something that made sense for me...
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            I am nondenominational spiritual and use philosophy and science as an explanation of things. God exists in my mind but is an energy endowed in the universe. His plan wasn't humanity but rather stars, because they are much larger, more common, more ubiquitous in the universe and produce great light. I think that's incredibly beautiful, that something so complex as earth is the biproduct of such a beautiful process.

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            Old January 13th, 2014 (5:37 PM). Edited January 14th, 2014 by Shining Raichu.
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            Old January 13th, 2014 (5:43 PM).
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              I follow the religion of Wicca. I joined by choice. When I was younger I didn't necessarily understand religion but my Dad was a Catholic. I went to church with him sometimes however I don't agree with most of their views now as an adult. I never was dedicated to being Catholic and never took it serious enough though.
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              Old January 13th, 2014 (9:30 PM). Edited January 15th, 2014 by curiousnathan.
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              I was born into large Lebanese family who all follow Christianity.

              I've never been a very religious person, I rarely go to church, never pray and have little knowledge of the rules of Christianity. The reason mainly being is that I have a hard time really believing if God does exist. I'm more of an individual who lives by science and scientific proof; God hasn't be proven to exist nor to fail to exist.

              Another issue I have with religion in general, is that I despise having to bow down to something. Every time I've gone to church and have had to prey (such as my cousin's holy communion), I honestly felt like a slave. I shouldn't be forced to live by a book that has no evidence to prove that its contents are fact. Until it's proven that it's not fictitious I'm not going to follow its expectations. I dislike the restriction that's placed on me, I'm in control of my life, not someone else. I also won't believe in a religion just because the rest of my family does; I certainly won't conform just to fit into the majority.

              In regards to the religion I've been born into, I do believe in some of its basic concepts, such as accepting and loving everyone, but at times it contradicts itself in that it's against homosexuality; that's hardly accepting and loving everyone. I think there's contradictions is many religions don't get me wrong. I definitely disagree with some principles of other religions as well.

              I've always questioned what created the universe, something I've been unable to find a comprehensible answer to. What created our universe? What created the thing that created our universe? What created the creator of the thing that created out universe? [etc.]

              Where science doesn't explain things, I will believe in a God or another mysterious power, and vice-versa.

              For me, until a religion and it's beliefs are proved to be fact, I won't follow it. I will respect others decisions to follow a religion; it's not my place to question them.
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                Old January 14th, 2014 (5:22 AM).
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                  I'm religiously confused, I guess. I honestly don't know where I lean on. I was raised a Roman Catholic, but now I'm not too sure if everything it teaches are true. Probably I could consider myself as an atheist, since I'm not too keen on the whole god concept, but idk tbh
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                  Old January 14th, 2014 (1:17 PM). Edited January 14th, 2014 by Firox.
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                  Don't want to sound mean - but I'll say what I believe in.... I given up completely on Religion (after learning the dark horrors of it - as much as I'm willing to share in public to not insult others).

                  Were you born into said religion, or did you join through choice?
                  I gave up on it, never will join any - I'm happy the way I am

                  Perhaps you've converted from one religion to another? If so, why?
                  Never convert to any - if anyone really wants to know
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                  at one point in my younger life - I believed in Satan, until I gave up in religion all together, around 2004 or so


                  How dedicated to your religion are you?
                  My family may be, I don't believe in it anymore

                  What beliefs do you particularly agree with? What are some you disagree with, if any?
                  Personally disagree with Religion all together - at least I'm respectful of others, so I keep all the details to myself unless someone asks me personally
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                      I'm an atheist. My immediate family is Christian, but only vaguely and I've never been forced into any ir/religious beliefs.
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