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Well generally you do have a mind of your own Red_Fox - 30/04/2004 06:02:19 PM

My parents took me to a "Christian church" growing up where I mostly ate glazed donuts and goofed off in Sunday school.(They didn't even grade me. Why would I pay attention?) Seriously the church did not instill a whole lot of doctrine in me. My faith is mine and not because of a minister. I'm currently a Presbyterian as I went to a Presbyterean Church and I agree with the preacher's philosophy on religion. Which is basically what Matt Damon said in Dogma. You just have to have faith in something. Religion is on its way out I fear. Religions used to do all the explaining. Now science does. Churhces used to serve as community centers and the education centers for the villages. Now thats public schools and colleges. Pretty much from here on out its cults and reinterpretations of existing religions. No one is forced into a religion (unless its a cult) and even then I'd like to think most people can figure out what's right for them. I am a Christian, and will probably remain one thanks largely to my upbringing, but mostly because I decided to be one myself.


Clear as winter ice; This is your paradise.

-=Red Fox=-




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Why are we not given a choice about religion? - 30/04/2004 04:10:38 PM 233 Views
you have many choices. - 30/04/2004 04:14:10 PM 20 Views
Everyone can change, its just a matter of being open to change - 30/04/2004 04:14:39 PM 22 Views
I'm not saying necessarily that I want to change - 30/04/2004 04:17:32 PM 13 Views
All religions basically say the same thing, anyway - 30/04/2004 04:26:21 PM 17 Views
Wow, I think thats really off... - 30/04/2004 04:22:36 PM 30 Views
Because Parents do what they think is best for us... - 30/04/2004 04:24:37 PM 29 Views
I chose - 30/04/2004 04:41:40 PM 25 Views
I agree. - 30/04/2004 10:09:20 PM 7 Views
Well, yeah, there lies the paradox. - 30/04/2004 05:08:45 PM 19 Views
I've always agreed with you! - 30/04/2004 05:11:57 PM 10 Views
I AM the exception - 30/04/2004 05:23:06 PM 10 Views
Re: Why are we not given a choice about religion? - 30/04/2004 05:23:20 PM 10 Views
Don't flame me - 30/04/2004 05:43:30 PM 18 Views
You used your choice when you chose your parents - 30/04/2004 05:44:13 PM 23 Views
chose my parents? *NM* - 30/04/2004 05:56:50 PM 6 Views
Ignore the irrational spiritualist. - 01/05/2004 04:52:30 AM 13 Views
Re: Ignore the irrational spiritualist. - 01/05/2004 06:58:48 PM 7 Views
Re: chose my parents? - 01/05/2004 06:57:05 PM 8 Views
You're a spiritualist? *NM* - 30/04/2004 08:08:35 PM 3 Views
i totaly agree with you - 30/04/2004 05:45:08 PM 11 Views
I beg to differ - 30/04/2004 05:59:53 PM 35 Views
very good points.. - 30/04/2004 07:55:14 PM 11 Views
Well generally you do have a mind of your own - 30/04/2004 06:02:19 PM 11 Views
Mainly for one reason - 30/04/2004 06:18:24 PM 7 Views
completely different here - 30/04/2004 06:44:40 PM 8 Views
Best comment on it? - 30/04/2004 07:42:46 PM 13 Views
Interesting, but . . . well, let's discuss. - 30/04/2004 10:06:59 PM 12 Views
That is the way religion works. - 30/04/2004 10:11:43 PM 18 Views
That's the way ALL ideologies work, really. - 01/05/2004 05:11:17 AM 10 Views
There is only one real choice - 30/04/2004 10:54:55 PM 7 Views
We are given a choice - 01/05/2004 12:15:59 AM 10 Views
And yet, nevertheless, 80% of people share their parents' religion. *NM* - 01/05/2004 04:53:00 AM 4 Views
Because it is easier - 01/05/2004 09:44:07 AM 7 Views
Nah... because that's the way human psychology works. - 01/05/2004 02:23:00 PM 6 Views
You are. - 01/05/2004 08:07:24 AM 11 Views
My thoughts? - 01/05/2004 09:34:51 AM 8 Views