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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

    27 36.00%
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Ugh, the friend wasn't all that cute. Blossom was.
    Can you imagine their kids and what kind of parents they would be? Kids are a mess. It would freak out both of them.

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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.



    I hear you.

    I lost whatever belief that I may have had in 'God' abut the same time that I found out that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny was a pile of malarkey

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

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Neither of my parents was religious, so religion wasn't much of a discussion topic in our house. I grew up non-religious as well, though my parents did offer to take me to church if I wanted to see what it was like. I took them up on the offer a couple times but had no further interest in it.

    We didn't discuss politics a lot either. My mom is a die-hard liberal, and my dad was a republican (though he's not any more), so political discussions between the two of them more often than not became arguments. I wasn't told what to believe politically, but my political beliefs ended up kind of in between my two parents. As I got older and began getting interested in politics myself,
    I learned that my dad just didn't have much interest in discussing politics, and while my mom did, she was one of those people who gets offended very easily by people who disagree with her politically, so I learned to not discuss politics at home.



    I never discussed politics with any of my relatives when I was young and seldom do it now.

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

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


    I am 61. I am guessing that the era in which we were raised would have a bearing on what and how we were taught.

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

    We certainly never debated the issues, religiously or politically. I was expected to go to church and hold specific beliefs, but nobody ever tried to justify them to me. Likewise, politics was virtually never discussed.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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

    I was raised in a devoutly religious home, and although I was not overtly told what to believe, it was assumed that I would believe what my parents did. It worked until I was around 15 years old, then started asking questions about the things that made no sense to me. Our family never discussed politics at all, and I wasn't even interested in politics until I was in my late 20's. My current religious beliefs don't reflect my political stance for the most, because I base my religion on what works at a personal level, and I base my political stance on what makes sense at the collective level, regarding sustainability and stability of culture, and economics.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    There was no indoctrination in our home. My parents lived as they believed, and to dissect that into parts and parcels of belief would do them and their lives a serious injustice. They pointed out a path, but didn't require we adhere to it as we grew. They did show us the errors of our ways when that needed to be done, as parents should. The four of us cover the political spectrum in this country, and our religious beliefs vary.

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

    In politics, it was very "lively" at home. Dad was a Republican and Mom was a Democrat.
    Dad's glass was always half full and Mom's was always half empty.
    I chose to read the books my father read.

    As far as religion goes it was just as lively. My father was an Orthodox Christian and my mother was a Baptist. Even baptism became a challenge. I was christened as a baby and dunked as a teen.

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