How did you come to believe what you believe/choose the denomination that you are?
Did you follow in your family's footsteps?
Did you study various beliefs until you found your fit?
Did you just stumble upon it?
How long did it take?
Finding ones spirituality can be an awesome journey...care to share yours?
Let me make this clear....if you are going to bash the beliefs of others find another post to do it in. That is not what this is for.
Answer by Laura1229 at 6:57 PM on Feb. 8, 2009
I was fortunate to come from a family that encouraged to exploration of spirituality. My parents believed each of us needed to find our own paths. They are both more spiritual then they are religious.
I studied a few spiritual paths that interested me, starting with Christianity. My main reason for this was because most everyone I knew was Christian. I actively participated (meaning attended church, youth groups, choir, etc) in two denominations, Catholic and Methodist. I felt like an outsider (though both churches were very welcoming). Something never felt quite "right"...it wasn't the fit I was looking for. The same thing occurred when I attempted to participate in Judaism.
I found both faiths interesting but it wasn't the right fit. I began looking into less mainstream beliefs, starting with Buddhism. While I found and still find Buddhism fascinating the fit was again lacking.
That is when I came to Paganism. I found my fit. As I studied and as I still study I feel a sense of peace that cannot accurately be described put is known by anyone who has found their spiritual path. The best that I can say is that it was like coming home for me.
I love religion and I love to continue learning...both about my own faith and others. I think my parent's attitude in regards to religion and spirituality fueled this and I hope to pass the same principal to my children.
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