Are you now the same religious/lack of religious /"belief" system of your parents?

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My father and mother were both Jewish. My father was raised Conservative, my mother barely Reform.

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Enlighten

Sydney, Australia

#22 Apr 27, 2014
skinny bones taco wrote:
Hi, raised Catholic, left the church when I came of age and never set foot in one again except for funerals and a few weddings.it's now 36 years later and i'm back in church, found something that few are ever given in this world, faith , yes, blind faith because I could no longer accept the teachings of the everyday world.and now I live with hope and peace and that blind faith is now reality, as though my eyes have been opened for the first time..
Not preaching to anyone out
there, just saying, try it, you might like it.
Your blind faith is misguided and the religion you are following will take you into darkness and consume your soul in black embers. You worship Amen from the underworld of darkness which is interwoven within the religious text. Your blind belief is not an excuse for your saving grace by the living creator. Ask yourself these questions for a faith to be true why worship statues of a Jesus Christ and Virgin Mary in church. Idols are forbidden. The was no J 500 years ago, Iesus. Greek translation adds an s for male name. So Iesu, translated back to hebrew Yeshu. How many lies of belief are you willing to accept as truth without seeing.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#23 Apr 27, 2014
skinny bones taco wrote:
Hi, raised Catholic, left the church when I came of age and never set foot in one again except for funerals and a few weddings.it's now 36 years later and i'm back in church, found something that few are ever given in this world, faith , yes, blind faith because I could no longer accept the teachings of the everyday world.and now I live with hope and peace and that blind faith is now reality, as though my eyes have been opened for the first time..
Not preaching to anyone out
there, just saying, try it, you might like it.
If it makes you happy, fine. None of my concern. As for me, been there, done that, checked off the box and moved on. That is what works for me.

Since: Mar 14

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#24 Apr 27, 2014
Just amazed that anyone would condemn me for returning to my roots. It's ok.
I've found something and I will never let it go.

This thread gives an idea of the direction which all of us took after coming of age and years on in thier lives.leave it at that, I'm not picking on anyone , you eat what you like and likewise for me.now isn't that America.
EdSed

Wishaw, UK

#25 Apr 27, 2014
skinny bones taco wrote:
....now isn't that America.
Sounds more like avoiding issues to me. As one Christian put it "religion saves you from having to think"!

Freedom of and from religion is what the USA should be about, hopefully. That and appreciation for critical thinking. USAmericans subjecting religious beliefs to the same scrutiny as any others would be a better example to the world.

If you're RC perhaps you can get the Vatican to reform its banking practices; hand over paedophile clergy, be less hierarchical and responsive and far more accountable to their members.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecul...
Either that or accept some degree of guilt by association.

Still, if people keep religion out of politics and avoid prejudice like this..
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...
http://www.gallup.com/poll/155285/atheists-mu...
that would be some common ground.

I hope my comments are welcome though we disagree.

Religion = superstition
Amused

Lowell, MA

#26 Apr 27, 2014
skinny bones taco wrote:
Just amazed that anyone would condemn me for returning to my roots. It's ok.
I've found something and I will never let it go.
This thread gives an idea of the direction which all of us took after coming of age and years on in thier lives.leave it at that, I'm not picking on anyone , you eat what you like and likewise for me.now isn't that America.
What, exactly did you read in my reply that was in any way a condemnation? I said if that works for you,good for you. To my mind, that's hardly an attack!

The I said your choice is none of my business. Again, if that's your idea of condemnation, we are not working from the same dictionary.

Then I said, It isn't anything I would be interested in. That's a statement about me, not about you. Again,why do you feel 'condemned' by my statement about what works for me?

Since: Jul 09

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#27 Apr 27, 2014
skinny bones taco wrote:
Just amazed that anyone would condemn me for returning to my roots. It's ok.
I've found something and I will never let it go.
This thread gives an idea of the direction which all of us took after coming of age and years on in thier lives.leave it at that, I'm not picking on anyone , you eat what you like and likewise for me.now isn't that America.
It is a comfortable delusion

an expensive exercise, an immoral position, antisocial, poor culture and thoughtless

but

your decision
oneworld

Den Helder, Netherlands

#28 Apr 28, 2014
skinny bones taco wrote:
Just amazed that anyone would condemn me for returning to my roots. It's ok.
I've found something and I will never let it go.
This thread gives an idea of the direction which all of us took after coming of age and years on in thier lives.leave it at that, I'm not picking on anyone , you eat what you like and likewise for me.now isn't that America.
Free choice as you point out.

But nobody get's it.
Apart from the Obvious misgivings:
Given that their is no sotoriology in the RC what is it that you hope to gain from it apart from a comfortable familiar old blanket?

“My hand is over my crotch.”

Since: Jan 10

It's time to put it to use

#29 Apr 28, 2014
P_Smith wrote:
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Regular violence, occasional blood (e.g. if I was attacked by bullies at it was reported, they would hit *me* for "embarrassing them"). Sexual touching of my sister at least once, and possibly her kids (a shotgun wedding after she got pregnant). Racism, road rage, a few others. The old woman "worked" at a christian charity (read: didn't do much, took home an "honorarium" and took food intended for the food bank). The old man was heavily into porn.
I haven't talked to them since I left Canada in 2001, not even an obituary check to see if they are dead (both would be 80+ now, one a chain smoker). Don't know, don't care. My brother says he's an atheist, but caves under to them like a sandcastle under your foot. If I called him and gave him my phone number and said "Don't give it to them", they would be calling me five minutes later.
Now when you say racism, do you mean that you are a minority affected by racism or that you saw racism against minorities.
Thinking

Shaftesbury, UK

#30 Apr 28, 2014
I've never tried being ****ed by a priest or being a suicide bomber. For good reasons.
skinny bones taco wrote:
Not preaching to anyone out
there, just saying, try it, you might like it.
Amused

Lowell, MA

#31 Apr 29, 2014
Hmm. Our theist poster hasn't returned to explain his persecution claims. I guess wishing people well is persecution if you also say that you don't agree with them. I would say I'm surprised, but that would be lying.

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