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Old 01-05-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Have you converted from one religion to another more than once in your life?
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Old 01-05-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Country of BIGOTS and HATERS
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i have been told I am not allowed to do that..nor am I allowed to identify myself as a compilation / blend of various religious / non-religious elements...

"They" demand my religion fit neatly in a box an be readily identifiable wile meeting the community's standards..
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Old 01-05-2018, 04:58 PM
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Location: Colorado Springs
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Yes. Grew up a Methodist on my mother's side. Converted to a Catholic (on my father's side). And finally converted to being Buddhist.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Believe me, once was enough.
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Nope. Christian to atheist. I am good.
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Old 01-05-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: China
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I think it shows that whoever changes religion more than once (from what their parents believed) will be the one who is actually thinking about and considering their beliefs.

Rather than just accepting what others have told us to believe, that must be good for determining what it is we, ourselves, really believe - whether it is aother orthodox religion or something else.
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Old 01-05-2018, 09:04 PM
Status: "A subtle racist is still a racist" (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think it shows that whoever changes religion more than once (from what their parents believed) will be the one who is actually thinking about and considering their beliefs.

Rather than just accepting what others have told us to believe, that must be good for determining what it is we, ourselves, really believe - whether it is aother orthodox religion or something else.
Bingo! We have a winner!
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Old 01-06-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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Nope. I was a pagan and then I got saved.
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Old 01-06-2018, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I've officially changed religions once (from Christianity to Judaism).
I bounced around several Christian denominations and "tried" several other religions prior to my conversion.
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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I think it shows that whoever changes religion more than once (from what their parents believed) will be the one who is actually thinking about and considering their beliefs.

Rather than just accepting what others have told us to believe, that must be good for determining what it is we, ourselves, really believe - whether it is another orthodox religion or something else.
Yeah, but what if a person is born into Religion A and stays there, and another person is born into Religion B and converts to Religion A? To me, you're saying that "thinking about" one's beliefs should logically result in changing them. The person who was born into Religion A and stayed there didn't necessarily "just accept what others told him to believe." That kind of rationale has never made sense to me, because it seems to be assuming that the person who converts is inherently a deeper thinker and less likely to have been "brainwashed" than the person who doesn't. Isn't it the end result that matters?

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