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Zealizabeth October 19th, 2013 11:30pm

Are you a follower of the same religion you grew up with(assuming you grew up in a religious house) or have you changed religions altogether?

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Cole12 ...
10/19/13 5:29 pm

Christian to agnostic-atheist. I find myself leaning more towards complete atheism each day.

susanr Colorado
10/19/13 5:21 pm

Grew up nominally Episcopalian; but I've been atheist for decades.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:14 pm

Don't be angry.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:17 pm

All being nary does is negatively affect you.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:17 pm

Nary? Really autocucumber? ANGRY.

wiildkat Propertarian
10/19/13 5:10 pm

Mormon to truly converting Mormon. I'm still in the process of being spiritually converted.

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TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 5:12 pm

You are awesome!!!!!

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:15 pm

Really wiildkat? Good for you!

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/19/13 5:03 pm

I grew up in a nominally Christian home (Lutheran), but didn't become a real Christian until college.

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Jack14 Massachusetts
10/19/13 4:58 pm

Catholic to atheist.

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thebob Medford Oregon
10/19/13 4:57 pm

Episcopalian to Spiritualist. I do like many of the teachings from the Bible. But some of the teachings make no sense.

curly
10/19/13 4:59 pm

What is spiritualism? I'm not familiar with the term.

cass95 Jesus 2021
10/19/13 4:55 pm

Catholic to Nondenominational Christian

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kelsey498 Colorado
10/19/13 4:51 pm

Lutheran to United Methodist to atheist.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/19/13 4:44 pm

Technically the same, but as a 3 year old I held agnostic views which didn't change until sometime after I was 5.

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RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 4:45 pm

...and that's when you realized Santa was real?!

Ok, that was messed up, but I had to throw that one out there.

curly
10/19/13 4:45 pm

Haha wow dude, that is very specific.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 4:44 pm

Was that part of the package when you met your (now) wife?

When are you going to Brazil?

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 4:46 pm

I didn't convert until 6 years after meeting my wife. It wasn't part of the agreement. It was solely my choice. I'm not planning a trip to Brazil, but may in 2 years.

curly
10/19/13 4:48 pm

Ahhh, I see. I was going to ask why the conversion, okie. Was it a flirt to convert scenario? ;)

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 4:50 pm

Huh. Pretty cool. My dad was raised Baptist and married a woman from a (huge) Mormon family.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 4:50 pm

Ha ha curly. No. No flirt to convert. She got okie fever and couldn't be cured another way. :-)

curly
10/19/13 4:55 pm

Did either your dad or mom convert, RJ? I find couples with different religious views interesting. I would have a really hard time with myself.

RJ1969 SoCal
10/19/13 5:13 pm

No, both abandoned their respective churches. But they both encouraged my religious education, and I am thankful for that. They always asked me when I would ask them...well, what do you think?

curly
10/19/13 4:42 pm

Same religion, Christianity. But I grew up Lutheran then got really involved in a Pentecostal-esque evangelical church in college. They were exciting, and passionate, but inconsistent. Some stuff didn't make sense to me. So I'm back to Lutheranism :)

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 4:41 pm

Raised as a Pentecostal Christian. Now I am an atheist.

curly
10/19/13 4:44 pm

Bummer bro. Pentecostalism doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, either.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 4:47 pm

Gods and the supernatural don't make a whole lot of sense to me anymore. I lost my after an earnest search for truth. I did find the truth, just not as I expected it to be.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 4:49 pm

One of the funniest things I've ever seen happened in a Pentecostal church. If you're a 15 year old boy and you've never seen "speaking in tongues" before, it can be very entertaining.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 4:51 pm

Every once in a great while I feel a mild urge to take Okie off ignore. Never long enough to go through with it, though.

curly
10/19/13 4:51 pm

Hmm, well if you ever get the itch to search again, feel free to shoot me a comment I'll gladly help however I can.

curly
10/19/13 4:52 pm

Haha,, this is true okie, this is true. Quite the spectacle.

citethesource Socialist and Atheist
10/19/13 4:54 pm

I'm always on a search for truth. But, the possibility of gods being real has reached such an vanishingly small possibility that further searching in that direction is a waste of time. Unless radical new evidence is introduced, of course.

Congressman Louisiana
10/19/13 4:39 pm

Born/Raised Roman Catholic. In my early years of high school I transitioned into agnosticism. Now I'm agnostic with atheist tendencies.

dyousif Rhode Island
10/19/13 4:38 pm

Still Roman Catholic.

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Liberty 4,032,064
10/19/13 4:37 pm

I grew up Methodist, now I'm Baptist.

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osouless Whats Next
10/19/13 4:36 pm

Raised Roman Catholic. Am now Atheist.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/19/13 4:34 pm

I was raised Methodist. Now I'm atheist

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/19/13 4:37 pm

You're getting more and more awesome. ;)

Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/19/13 4:45 pm

Why thank you :)

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/19/13 4:33 pm

I have always been an atheist.

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curly
10/19/13 4:58 pm

Are your parents atheists? Just curious.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
10/19/13 5:05 pm

Nope. Both of my parents and both step-parents hold religious beliefs of some kind.