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  • I was told what to believe religiously and politically, and we never/rarely discussed these topics

    5 6.67%
  • I was told what to believe religiously and politically, and we often discussed these topics.

    4 5.33%
  • I was told what to believe religiously, but not politically, and we never/rarely discussed them

    8 10.67%
  • I was told what to believe religiously, but not politically, and we often discussed of these topics

    7 9.33%
  • I was told what to believe politically, but not religiously, and we never/rarely discussed them

    1 1.33%
  • I was told what to believe politically, but not religiously, and we often discussed these topics

    1 1.33%
  • I was not told what to believe religiously or politically and we never/rarely discussed these topics

    22 29.33%
  • I was not told what to believe religiously or politically and we often discussed these topics

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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    When Jor-El sent me to your planet, he told me, "Son, mind your own business".

    Fortunately I have a brother who does all sorts of good deeds as to spare me. I wasn't told what to do or think. I just use my powers as I see fit, like my X-ray vision to stare at women's tits through their blouses.
    I think youneed to change your avatar when you posts things like this. You are blowing the fantasy that you are Sheldon.

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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    Grew up roman catholic

    Was basically dragged to church, went through confession, and confirmation, and when I was about 12 stopped going to church.

    Politically my mother was not active and did not discuss politics
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    As a child in my house, we never talked politics or religion. I suppose that's why my parents felt it appropriate to give me some exposure to Christianity via Sunday school. I was pretty upset when I found out that the adults, not just the kids, believed in magic.
    My parents were quite open about it the only real exception was my mother has a real trouble with catholics. Her family used to be catholic but there was trouble between the local priest and her grandma so she moved and changed religions. My mother is still sore about what happened.

    *edit* Just realized this! My wife is catholic and is always complaining that my mom doesnt like her, not really true but it could explain why my mother is less than super warm with her.
    The main reason though is that my mom is partially deaf and my wife is a quiet speaker this tends to make my wife think she is being ignored when really my mom has no clue she is being talked to.
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by mindlessmind View Post
    Which of the following best describes the kind of home you were raised in?
    -I was told what to believe religiously and politically, and we never/rarely discussed these topics beyond that.
    -I was told what to believe religiously and politically, and we often discussed these topics.

    -I was told what to believe religiously, but not politically, and we never/rarely discussed these topics.
    -I was told what to believe religiously, but not politically, and we often discussed of these topics


    -I was told what to believe politically, but not religiously, and we never/rarely discussed these topics
    -I was told what to believe politically, but not religiously, and we often discussed these topics

    -I was not told what to believe religiously or politically and we never/rarely discussed these topics
    -I was not told what to believe religiously or politically and we often discussed these topics


    Next to the last one. Politics was never discussed in our house although I know my parents voted religiously. They let me free to form my own political believes even when I chose to back Eisenhower in 1956. Now remember I am talking Georgia here one of the homes of the yellow dog democrats. . Religious conversations, no again although for awhile I did go to church twice a month so I could play on its softball team. Now that is fast pitch.
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    They seemed mostly content with finding an "appropriate" place to raise kids and letting the neighbors and church do the work. So they told me what to believe (ended up rejecting most all of it), but there wasn't much discussion of it in the house. They just wanted to mostly watch tv and not bother with political rants or anything serious.

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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    None of those options fit, but the last is closest.

    We were not told to believe anything, but we were encouraged towards similar beliefs. Politics were discussed less often, at least recent politics (read: not history).

    I was homeschooled, so basically our place doubled as a classroom, in some ways.
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    I own the house I was raised in. 7 kids (I was the last), 2 foster brothers, and whoever was related or not who needed to stay somewhere for a while. Sure seemed big when I was a kid, now it is just me and my dog.....
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    I was a kid during the Carter years, it was easy to see what bad democratic leadership meant to a family living off a teacher's salary and a stove plant job.

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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    Where is the "None of the Above" option?

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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    I've actually been more involved in religion and politics than my parents and, in several ways, I've actually influenced them more than they have me. Our beliefs are similar though.

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