I know many of you grow up learning about your religion, but was there ever a point you went out and looked on your own?
I did. I appreciate my parents teaching me, but I had to learn for myself as I got older.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:10 AM on Nov. 17, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
I think every child raised in a Christian home must do that. Otherwise they are just practicing their parents faith and often that's not enough in hard times. I believe my 14 year old maybe going through a bit of this herself. She is asking hard questions, questioning the "rules" or the "doing" side of Christianity. You know why is ....wrong? Why does God allow .....to happen. It's a healthy process but hard to watch as a parent.
Answer by teamquinn at 1:54 AM on Nov. 17, 2009
It is only natural for you to want to walk outside the box of the religion that you were brought up in... I was brought up in a Lutheran home, church/Sunday school/ bible classes the whole shot, but after moving out on my own I put religion on the back burner for many yrs, then my children came along and I started right where I left off in the same Lutheran church. But as my children got older, the whole of religion to me wasn't clicking... different demons, studying harder, different christian secs, nothings fit ... so I stepped outside the box and started reading, searching, and found what I am today... It isn't harmful to want to look, to learn of others, in many cases the person looking becomes stronger within their own faith, and is more knowledgeable of others... I just choose not to return to the Christian faith...
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