whether you are christian, jewish, muslim...etc........if you grew up in tibet do yout hink you would be buddhist? ifyou grew up in the south would you be southern baptist?
do you think where you grew up and how you were raised dictated your religion......or do you really believe that no matter if you lived in africa or tibet or california you would be the same religion?
i think environment and experience really do dictate religion......unfortuntaely that is why everyone thinks their religion is correct. i dont think its bad necessarily...only bad if it makes you judge others
Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:36 PM on Jul. 21, 2009
In the US we are exposed to many other cultures and religions so many people don't up with the same religion they grow up with. In other parts of the world everyone you know would have the same religion as you. Or you wouldn't associate with people of different faiths. We have a very unique culture in this country. I do think in many parts of the world the vast majority of people stay with the religion they are raised in.
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Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:58 PM on Jul. 21, 2009
It would depend. For example if I were born in Tibet I would probably be a Buddhist because Buddhism is so completely interwoven into their culture (less overtly now of course) and there have been so few foreigners that religion isn't often considered as something to choose in most of Tibet, & many other places in the world that haven't been plagued by missionaries. It is more something you do or don't do to varying degrees. However, if I had been raised in some other area in which religions were diverse I am sure I would be on the same path I am now. I can say with some certainty that had I been raised in the South, I would not be a Southern Baptist. I don't think where you live dictates your religion in all cases, but it does in some & heavily influences it in some places, while only having a small influence in others..
Answer by nysa00 at 2:05 PM on Jul. 21, 2009
I think partly you are correct. My parents were very open minded & taught us about ALL religions. We went to every church & temple out there. Hinduism stuck w/ me, as it did my mother & father. although, my sister chose the path of Christianity on her own. My mother used to take her to church Sunday morning, then take me to the Hare Krishna temple Sunday night. Had my parents NOT been so open minded, i may not have found a path that suits me. So, i DO think environment can have a huge impact on your choice of religion. Environment is stronger than willpower, whether we want to believe that or not.
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