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Author Topic: Birth Religion and Current Religion.  (Read 11997 times)

Fausta

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Re: Birth Religion and Current Religion.
« Reply #90 on: January 08, 2013, 11:35:02 am »
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Does how you were raised, religion-wise, impact your current practices? How?

 
I was born to a locally quite typically secular, nominally Evangelic Lutheran Christian couple. By secular I mean that religion wasn't really talked about (now politics, that's different beast! :D: I grew up listening to political debates) and going to church happened at funerals, christenings and weddings. I think my mother took me to church once outside the aforementioned times, to a Christmas Carroll singing occasion. I thought more about religion (and ended up leaving Christianity in my mind at around seven, legally I left at 18) than my mother.

When I was a youngish teen, my father - who's family is Conservative Laestadians, a sect within Evangelic Lutheran Church of Finland, but he is one of the few of his siblings that left the sect - tried to talk me into going to Christmas church with him as I was spending Christmas with him. I sternly refused, there was an argument, my father told me that I should go if only to respect the religion of my forefathers and I told him that one doesn't need to go back that many centuries and the religion of my forefathers would honor quite different gods. Yeah, teen me. :D Anyway, I didn't have to go, not that time or after. Not that he goes to church either.

So, with secular background without any hostility expressed towards other religions, I didn't have any upbringing related hangups to clear when searching my own path(s) to follow. I'd say there's no impact on my current practices.

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Re: Birth Religion and Current Religion.
« Reply #91 on: January 08, 2013, 11:46:36 am »
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Does how you were raised, religion-wise, impact your current practices? How?

 
I was raised a Roman Cathlic, but felt I was being pulled to somthing better which I've fallen into druidry and love it. But I believe that all the gods and goddesses are real and are all there good or bad.
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Re: Birth Religion and Current Religion.
« Reply #92 on: January 08, 2013, 12:38:24 pm »
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Does how you were raised, religion-wise, impact your current practices? How?


Heh, what religious upbringing? :D: I tend to tell people that the only religious upbringing I got was my mother buying me big books of world mythology.

Until about 9th grade I went to sunday school at my mom's unitarian church. Not exactly a lot of firm religious grounding to be found there, and the 'cafeteria theology' that was often espoused always struck me as being a little bit off. I quit going as soon as mom would let me.

On the other hand, I was openly atheist in a bible belt elementary school, so you can imagine how well that went over.

To this day I'm still leery of any person or practice which claims direct contact or dialogue with a deity (I don't think you're bad people, I just think you're a bit crazy :whis:), which is probably why I eventually went with a reconstructionist practice.
That awkward moment when someone calls you a godless heathen. :hdsk:

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