Whether you are Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Atheist, etc, o you believe as you do because it's what's expected of you by your family or society, or because you genuinely have those beliefs? At what point (age I guess) did it feel like "This is it, this is the one?"
Answer by Rhonda L. at 11:59 AM on Oct. 7, 2010
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Answer by momto2boys973 at 1:58 PM on Oct. 7, 2010
I came to my beliefs on my own. I was raised as a Lutheran. I was baptised, attended Sunday School, Confirmation Classes, and was confirmed when I was thirteen. I always questioned what I was being taught, and was never satisfied with the answers I was given. As an adult, I fervently tried to become more religious. I went to church by myself, prayed, tried to forge a bond, but it just wasn't there. I just couldn't make myself believe. I investigated other religions, was friends with several pagans and explored that for a while. I really enjoyed it, but felt like I was play-acting. I realized, finally, that I am Agnostic. I don't believe that there is a god, but since it isn't within my abilities to prove that something doesn't exist, Agnosticism seems the best explanation for my beliefs. Perhaps Humanism is a better name for what I believe in, though.
Answer by jsbenkert at 2:45 PM on Oct. 7, 2010