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March 2, 2008

What shall I believe in today?

Filed under: religion — akcb @ 3:49 am


I find this fascinating. Twenty-eight percent of Americans have left the religion in which they were raised for another religion or none at all, and if you factor in Protestants who left one sect for another, the number rises to 44%. How do you wake up one day and decide that everything you’ve believed in all your life and everything your parents believed in is wrong and you suddenly have a new set of beliefs and because your parents don’t believe the way you do now, they’re probably going to hell or similar? And now they believe you’re going to hell because you’ve left their particular brand of opiate.


  1. While this makes sense, I also am always partially stunned when I hear religion bandied about like that. People treat it as casually as if they’re changing designer clothes….yet they’re often claiming Absolute Truth (TM) with these religions and it seems ridiculous to say any of these changes are based on anything more than personal taste and whim.

    My father had been a Catholic priest in St. Louis for 36 years and my mom used to be a nun, so I grew up Catholic though dropped religion once I reached middle school, personally.

    Comment by johnhendel — March 2, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

  2. There are so many signs out there of the ‘end times’ as spoken about in the bible that it doesn’t seem like a good
    time to be giving up God to me. I think it’s time to give up “religion” and just follow the ‘pattern’ that the bible
    gives us to be saved. believe that Jesus is your saviour, repent, be baptized so that you recieve the gift of the
    Holy Spirit then live your life with faith and love. The New Testament is our only covenant now, The Old Testament
    laws are null and void…except as lessons for us. We are all sinners and only saved by the grace of God,
    the blood of His Son, Jesus!

    Comment by s.Kay — June 16, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

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