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  • I was born into mine.
  • I researched and embraced it myself.
  • Born into it. Hi, Rickster!!!
  • D.) I was born into one religion, have temporarily rejected it (about the past 4 years) and am searching for what I find to be right for me (off and on). No luck yet. What about you?
  • I was born into two different practices> so I studied many and finally found one that fit me!!!!!!!!!
  • Once I got old enough, I researched many different religions and denominations, and chose to go with the one that touched my heart and made the most sense to me. I think we all owe it to ourselves to research what we believe and not just accept someones word that this is how it is.
  • Um, I'll take C Rickster!
  • C) I have tried to look into all faiths and have not found one that suited me. So I took it as there was no wrong or right faiths that all had something good to offer but had added rules that kept them seperated from other religions. So my spiritual pratice has no name, I just feel like what I do is pleasing to my God.
  • was born catholic... now i have researched and found my own set of beliefs that i find to be suitable. i think we should all have our own ideas, and that complete adherence to any one religion is a farce at best... i most closely identify with deism, but also find some hindu traditional teachings to be very enlightening...
  • I was born and raised as a Roman Catholic til I was 20. In my later teen years I became totally disillusioned with the church. Mostly because every time I had a spiritual question, I almost always got the same answer. I's just one of those mysteries of GBod that no one will ever quite understand. I began studying other christian denominations and eventually fell upon my religion today. When I first met the Mormon Missionaries a little over 25 years ago, I was out to prove them wrong in their beliefs. However after much careful study and prayer I found many of the answers to my questions in their teachings. I was baptized about a month afterwards . I served a full time mission for the church was married in the Temple unfortunately she didn't take the covenants we made there seriously and cheated on me so is now my ex wife and I am still kind of active in the church today 25 years later.
  • C. Born as an Anglican, but after some theological research, adopted the same doubts about Jesus that the Jews have, ... then found "the path to a oneness with the Great Maker" within both Taoism and Buddhism, ... then became a "Tao-Zen Buddhist".
  • My husband and I were different religions. We ended up going to different churches until we found one that matched both of our personal beliefs and one where we felt comfortable (which wasn't the religions either he or I had been when we married). That is the church we raised our daughter in.
  • Born into it, but it was hammered home with a near death experience I had.
  • Born into it, reserched others and decided that I was happiest with what I was born into.
  • Researched and embraced it myself.
  • My mum is sikh and my dad is hindu, i was brought up as a hindu, i didn;t understand some of it, i researched sikhism, it made more sense to me, so i embrace that.
  • Technically I was born into it, but there's much more to the story than just that. I was raised Catholic while living on the cusp of the Bible Belt; bad thing. My parents sent me to a Christian elementary school which is where I learned that all "real Christians" apparently hate Catholics. After I got pulled out of that place, I was sent off to a Catholic school to spend my remaining four years until high school. That was the kiss of death for what lingering faith I had left. I hated Catholicism for about five years, the whole time looking for another religion that seemed less exclusive towards me. I eventually discovered that I am a quater Jewish and thought I might give Judaism a try. But it turns out that you have to be at least half Jewish on your mother's side to be n actual Jew, unless of course you are completely sincere about it. So, I tried that for about a year. Then, last February, I was in Baltimore visting my grandparents, and I was forced into going to a Catholic mass. But this time, I didn't feel like everyone hated me. Everyone was so much nicer and it didn't seem like just a place for people to meet togther to compare clothing. It made me think that maybe the people in my hometown were just assholes, not your average Catholic, and if I had to live in an area where everyone hated me for my religion, so be it. I would defend it, like Spain during the Reformation...or something. So, that's what I did, and I still do it whenever I have to. Some people can be real jerks...
  • A) but as an adult I still believe
  • Both A and C. I was born into the religion, but have looked into the beliefs of other religions. I have yet to find one that is a better match to what the scriptures say. This plus various spiritual experiences have kept me in the faith in which I was raised.
  • I was born into an environment that practiced the faith that i now practice today, but I had to research it and decide for myself and I had a profound wrestling match over the matter.
  • Researched and embraced.
  • I'll take "c" for a hundred, Rick.
  • I was born into one, never have taken on that of a partner/spouse, and have evolved into another. :)
  • I was raised Catholic, but when I got old enough to educate myself about all the things they took out of the Bible, I decided to look elsewhere. I tried Nazarene, Baptist and visited a few others. I've settled in to a non-denominational church called Calvary Chapel, and it's the most educational church I've ever attended.
  • (D) I was raised Catholic, but didn't go through with Confirmation because I was unsure. I looked at different religions, went to a nondenominational Protestant church for a while but left when they kept attacking Catholics as Mary worshipers (I know for a fact that this isn't true) and child molesters (Southern Baptists have been convicted in my area for this same reason, but they were only talking about the Catholics) amongst other insults. What I believe now is a form of Christian mysticism that I'm not the best at explaining because it's very personal to me.
  • Yes, to all of the above. I was A) born into Catholicism, B) fell into Baptist practices as I began going to church with a friend; I C) studied the Bible more closely and decided for myself what seemed true and D) after prayer, joined a Baptist church.
  • I was born strict Baptist. As a teen I experimented w/several different beliefs{Mormon,Catholic, Holy rollers}Now D:) Still searching.
  • My mom didn't want me to practice religion, which I truly think is unfortunate.
  • Researched it for my self
  • A combination of a and c. I felt my mother was right after researching it myself.
  • i was born into christianity, but it didn't stick. i re-evaluated when i was about 14.

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