I see many people that say they were raised a certain religion. Some remain within that religion, others change as they get older. I am wondering, when you were old enough to understand your religion, do you feel it already was a part of you from the time you were born? In other words, do you think your faith runs through you and you would have found your religion regardless of how you were raised?
I was raisded Christian. But from a very early age, my mind and heart did not sit well with it. Within me, somewhere deep, I KNEW I was not a worshipper of any God. From an early age, I was drawn to the trees and the sky and the stars. I felt my peace in the wind in the trees and grass. I remember sitting in my bedroom, looking out and hearing the wind, and just feeling such an utter peace unlike any other.
I think it is within me to have the beliefs that I do...regardless of what others try to tell me to believe. How about you?
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Answer by Princessofscots at 1:12 PM on Aug. 26, 2009
I am a Christian. My religious herritage is like a chain, only broken and then fixed. My great-grandparents, grandparents and parents were all Christian of a certain denomination. My parent however, got badly hurt in a church split and would not even consider going to another denomination. I was around 8. When I was almost 15 I came to the same denomination and to Christ as my savior. I came not out of deep study or fear of hell, but was drawn by the genuine love of the people which in turn pointed my to the love and grace of God. I am now in a different denomination but still a born again Christian. About 5 years ago both of my parents came back to faith in Christ and to another church in our family denomination.
So I would say that I was born into a religious community but came to faith as a teen.
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