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My thoughts? matfriend - 01/05/2004 09:34:51 AM

I mean, I think it would make so much more sense if I had been brought up being told about all the options, and always being able to ask for more information about various religions, and then, when mature and sensible enough, I could make a decision that would affect the rest of my life.
This (above) sums up my childhood.
I've got parents from different religions (Lutheran and Muslim). My parents didn't want to choose my or my siblings religion, so they said that it's up to us to decide what we want to believe in.

And frankly, I don't see the point with baptism, confirmation and other religious rituals done by children. All religious rituals should be about grown-up people declaring their faith, not about children.



Confused but on a higher level

I was young and needed the money - Ironclad

Me? Shy?




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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