kollision wrote:1. What were you born into?
2. What are you now?
3. What made you change? (if you did)
4. What are your ideas on religions in general?
1. Catholicism. My mom's family is Irish Catholic. My dad's side is not Catholic, but he went to church with us and eventually converted when I was a teen. My brothers and I went to Catholic school K through 12, went to church every Sunday and holy day, were in the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) for a few years, were confirmed, and so on. My first, middle, and confirmation names are Elizabeth Mary Bernadette.
2. I am an atheist and an agnostic and a humanist. I'm also quite interested in Buddhism.
3. I stopped believing in god when I was in my teens. I think some of my (bad) religion classes contributed, because they made me question what I was being taught in those classes, which led me to question all of it.
4. That would be a long answer. To sum it up, I think religion has its good and bad points. Some good points are that it seems to make some people happy and give them some hope and joy in their lives. Some people claim that it's only religion that keeps them in line, and though I'm not so sure I believe them, it's a good thing if it is true. Bad things are that fundamentalism in religion can discourage people from thinking about moral issues for themselves and can lead them to try to control other people's lives.