Today, I read someone's response to a question about children being raised as Christians. She said that "most people that she knows that were raised as Christians, ended up leaving that religion for another or for no religion at all". I can honestly say that I have known many, many children whose parents were either ministers/pastors, or were very involved in church and their children always seemed to turn out to be *some* of the WORST kids in the church. I can attest to my own path to deciding to be a Christian and I can honestly say that NO ONE pushed me. My parents were seperated my entire life and I cannot even recall a day that my father set foot inside of a church. My mother (who I lived with) went occasionally. Anyway, I turned out to be a devout Christian. I'm wondering has anyone raised there children in a church and not had their children stray away? If so, what do you think you did differently than others?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:56 AM on May. 10, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:25 AM on May. 10, 2009
No, it all depends on the person. I know a LOT of Christian raised people that are still Christian and have never stopped being Christian. I know a select few that were raised Christian and chose a non Christian path.
But, I have to say, all Christian parents should be prepared to have a child that chooses not to be Christian. Because in the end, it has nothing to do with how a person is raised, it is what they feel in their heart and soul.
Answer by hannahwill at 9:05 AM on May. 10, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:41 AM on May. 10, 2009
The obvious answer to your question is no, or else Christianity would have become a mythology centuries ago.
The reason children of ministers and pastors are the worst kids is because their parents impose very strict limitations on them, and of course they are rebelling.
Answer by beeky at 9:43 AM on May. 10, 2009
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