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What are your family's religion beliefs? Do you follow the same religion or do you practice something else?
I'm Catholic but I won't shove my religion down your throat. I think people have the right to believe what ever they want and I'm a strong supporter of the secular state.
My mom's family is Catholic but for most them it's more of a cultural thing. My dad's family belong to different Protestant denominations and hate Catholicism. They accuse the Church of idolatry and heresy. The funny thing is that they are some of the most awful people I know.
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Everyone in my direct family is Baptist, except for my brother and his wife. They chose to be a completely different division of Christianity that I've never heard of, to be honest. It was his wife's decision to change. As for me, I never judge people for their belief's or shove them down their throat. Most of the people in my family are Catholic, my grandfather is Baptist, and I have (had) a friend who was an atheist, a long time ago.
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Almost all of them are non-religious. Only 4 of my aunts and uncles are Catholic because they converted when they married.
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Im catholic.. I wont try to convert people or talk about my belief.
I think its disrespectful if i do that and its kinda annoying if i do those
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Well my mom's parents are Catholic, and while they believe, I think they mainly only go to church for christmas and easter. Pretty much everyone on my dad's side is Episcopalian. I think its' pretty much the American branch of the Anglican church. Anyway, the only person who's pretty seriously religious on that side is my grandmother, who actually ended up marrying her preacher not too long ago. He's a really cool guy though, has lots of funny stories.
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my mother was into wiccan while i was growing up, i was adopted by my aunt and uncle though who were Christian Baptist.(what a total joke that was) I do not follow either of their beliefs. i don't believe in any religion really but if i had to compare my beliefs to something they would be closest to Buddhist minus the belief in a deity. (meditation, chi energy manipulation, reincarnation,) and i guess i have a little bit of influence from my mother because i do believe that the earth has a spirit, that we are all part of that spirit, add karma and the principle of yin and yang and that sums it up in a really rough around the edges sort of way.
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My family is all Catholic, as am I.
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My mother's family is Catholic. My father's family is Methodist largely. I alternated between both churches, but eventually I converted to Eastern Orthodoxy. It's pretty similar to Catholicism in a lot of ways, but Orthodox tend to view things along a spectrum rather than binaries in my experience. I guess that was my main attraction to it besides some historical issues. Here are some examples: 1.) Divorce is allowed, but frowned upon. 2.) There is no official view on birth control, but in general it is stressed you should eventually have a kid in a marriage. 3.) They are pretty staunchly pro-life, but are understanding of people's circumstances. For example, when Turkish troops invaded Cyprus in the 1970's, the Turks raped a lot of the Greek women there. The president and archbishop of Cyprus (same dude) offered the women free access to abortifacients should they have wanted them. There are personal aspects and practices of holiness I found attractive as well.

At any rate, I'll stop there. But that's why in general I wound up choosing a religion that no one in my family is a part of.
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Family is Christian, I think? My family's history with church is complicated and I never asked them.

I'm atheist, on the other hand.
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Rohzek wrote:

My mother's family is Catholic. My father's family is Methodist largely. I alternated between both churches, but eventually I converted to Eastern Orthodoxy. It's pretty similar to Catholicism in a lot of ways, but Orthodox tend to view things along a spectrum rather than binaries in my experience. I guess that was my main attraction to it besides some historical issues. Here are some examples: 1.) Divorce is allowed, but frowned upon. 2.) There is no official view on birth control, but in general it is stressed you should eventually have a kid in a marriage. 3.) They are pretty staunchly pro-life, but are understanding of people's circumstances. For example, when Turkish troops invaded Cyprus in the 1970's, the Turks raped a lot of the Greek women there. The president and archbishop of Cyprus (same dude) offered the women free access to abortifacients should they have wanted them. There are personal aspects and practices of holiness I found attractive as well.

At any rate, I'll stop there. But that's why in general I wound up choosing a religion that no one in my family is a part of.


I have great respect for Orthodoxy and I considered converting a few years ago.
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my family members follow hinduism/sanatan dharma. they mostly follow the rites and ritualistic way of the puranas. i'm not a very religious person. though i like the philosophy of gita, some upanishads etc and follow them and some religious philosophers from our religion. my parents have come to accept my decision though they were a little reluctant.
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My Biological dad is Atheist. My Bio-mom is whatever religion the guy is she's dating. My Bio-mom's family is a mix of Pentecostals and Methodist. I'm JUST a Christian. I hated living in a home were you had to be perfect because no one is. I left home when I was 18, and moved in with my pastor and his wife who I now call my Mom, and Dad. I don't clam a religion. I am of a faith. We don't have any set rules to follow or when to do something. We just love God, Jesus, and people. I found Love and so has my daughter who is one, and I am 23. Yes I am married and my husband is 20.
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Zoraprime wrote:

Family is Christian, I think? My family's history with church is complicated and I never asked them.

I'm atheist, on the other hand.


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Most of my dad's side is Catholic, and most of my mom's side is LDS.

I, for one, am not the religious type, and neither are my parents. They used to be, but now they're not. This was my own personal choice, as well.
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My family is Catholic an I was raised Catholic as well. I've been an Atheist for like 6 or 7 years now. I haven't told any of them, not sure how they'd react. Some of them might be a little upset, but nothing major.
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