Posted Mon Mar 05, 2012 05:05 PM
What is your religion(if you have one) and do you have the same one you had as a child or have you switched?
Posted Mon Mar 05, 2012 05:41 PM
I'm an atheist, now.
My mother is a Catholic (not practicing) and my father is an atheist. He can recite a Mass in Latin, though. My parents never talked much about religion with me till I was an adult myself and already an atheist. I was baptized for the sake of my grandparents.
Out of habit, I do say "oh my god" now and then. And when a friend in trouble asks me to pray for him/her, I do pray. I don't believe, of course, but if they do, I respect it. I do find it weird when they ask an atheist to pray, but what wouldn't I do for a friend in need?
This post has been edited by alien2: Mon Mar 05, 2012 05:46 PM
Posted Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:14 PM
Posted Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:27 PM
It's odd... I used to go to church in shorts and t-shirt, I don't understand why you can't just go to church with whatever you're wearing. I still go to church sometimes, but not that often. Going to church is good, but not that important in the greater scheme of things, I think. What's more important how you live as a Catholic, or Christian, or whatever religion you have, and how you manifest yourself as a humanist.
My children know I'm Catholic, but they're not Catholics. I can only direct them with my moral compass right now, but they're free to explore other religions if they wish, or simply stay unaffiliated.
I don't change religions because I think one is just as good as the next, besides religion does become part of your culture if everyone around you shares it, and one can't change culture that easily, so I stick to the entire bagage.
ETA: I belong to the Theology of Liberation stream of Catholics, if you wonder why I don't sound too Catholic.
This post has been edited by Olive: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:30 PM
Posted Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:21 PM
Posted Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:48 PM
i havent gone to confession in a long time. my religion tells me some of what i do is sinful and i cant agree to those terms. perhaps im a conditional catholic.
Posted Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:13 AM
if there is a god, good, thanks for cows, theyre delicious.
if there isnt, good for us, glad someone invented the ipod.
either way i dont think about it, im not going to waste my life worrying about making god happy. and im not going to get all pissy and pouty if some people i dont know want to spend their sundays listening to some dude in black read to them.
just keep it to yourself please.
Posted Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:21 AM
I've gained strength from my beliefs , also a sense of honor and discipline that help define who I am .
No regrets at all .
Posted Fri Mar 09, 2012 08:35 AM
What I truly despise is seeing all those folks bow their heads on Sunday, then come out from church and throw a fucking into everyone that they can for the rest of the week.