... What is the driving force behind your beliefs?
(other than childhood indoctrination- THAT I understand quite clearly)
Was there a 'Point of Arrival' or are your beliefs in constant motion, influenced by new information?
~To give a little background for those new to R&B, my family is comprised of many different religious paths ranging from Atheist (me), Pagan (generalizing- Its a broad spectrum), Messianic (3 of my siblings are 1/2 Jew), Fundamentalist Christian, Unitarian, Catholic, JW and Latter Day Saints... I come from a big family! :)
I am curious how people find their paths, since most of my family members have been raised as "Christians" of one denomination or another.
What about the religion you have chosen (not were indoctrinated with as a child, actually chosen) did you find the most comforting or appealing?
**Lets have fun & be civil please**
Answer by san78 at 7:07 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by AngelEyva at 7:08 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:11 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:20 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
I was raised Christian. I have studied other religions and tried quite a few out myself. I suppose I am a Buddhist, though I don't like labels. I like the peacefulness that it has brought me. I used to suffer from a lot of guilt and going over past hurts over and over and over. I never had any inner peace, I was very stressed out. I finally found freedom from all of that with the practices of eastern philosophy, mostly within Buddhism. I also agree with the idea of reincarnation and a universal energy.I like the idea of a deity, but I'm ok with the idea there may not be one. I most definitely do not believe in a personal God. Sometimes I feel pantheistic. I chose my path because of the peace it brings to me,the focus on kindness, and mindfulness, living for today and not worrying about the future or after we die and that we are all connected. I am always open to knew ideas.
Answer by Nsbgirl at 7:33 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 7:42 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Even as young child I didn't believe in god, O I believed that maybe there was more then one, because honestly how did one, created everything. But I didn't find my path until I was 11ish. I was doing a report on the Salem Witch Burnings.... So I went to the library and asked the woman for some books on witchcraft, not thinking to tell her I needed them about The Salem Witches.... The books she showed me opened my eyes WIDE... It was everything I believed in, & more... So I went home & told my family I was going to be come a witch... My first stepfather didn't like this idea at all. My mother a year later met a wiccan man, so then she turned, as did my brothers. =)
Answer by lilmoosesmom at 8:09 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
I found my beliefs probably the same as you found yours. It's what I believe in, it feels right, trying to deny what I believe to be true doesn't work. I spend a lot of time thinking, reading and listening to others and I always come back to my own beliefs about God. I did not grow up in a home that was very religious.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 8:16 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 8:39 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
Answer by soyousay at 8:42 AM on Aug. 31, 2010
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