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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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    What kind of home did you grow up in?

    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

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

    We discussed politics and religion pretty regularly.....more politics than religion. I was never told what to believe but I was always asked to substantiate whatever position I took.

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

    -I was told what to believe religiously and politically, and we never/rarely discussed these topics beyond that.

    Pretty much any questioning of the topic was Satan's work...
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    Re: What kind of home did you grow up in?

    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.

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

    we talked politics and religion sometimes, but i wasn't told what to believe.

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

    None of them really apply. We seldom discussed religion, but would periodically discuss politics. Mostly it was, "Get your damn feet off the dining room table or I am going to knock you into next week, you heathen!!" or "Dinner is at 6--I better not see you before 5:55"

    Seriously, we seldom discussed religion at all, but when my dad got involved with a union and started holding positions in it, I could have done without the politics, not that we ever agreed on them.

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

    grandfather told me about god and some prayers and parents didnt create an influence on my political tendencies although we have same opinions
    l chose what to believe religiously or politically by myself
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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
    I was raised in the '50s. Like many households in that decade, religion wasn't discussed (holy rolers were those traveling evangelists in tents) - going to church on Sundays was just part of life. My family never discussed politics. They were not very current event oriented. My mother never watched the news; I don't recall anyone in my family ever voting. People just went about their lives, cleaning house, riding bikes, going to school, going to work. (Think Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie & Harriet...no religion or politics)

    Consequently, I grew up to be quite an independent thinker in religious and political matters. I watch the news constantly and am very interested in politics. I am an independent and am not affiliated with either of the major parties. I never vote for anyone because he has a D or R by his name. I judge each person on his/her own merits. I am open to different religions, seeing some good and some bad in many of them.

    The good part is...people like me are among the least likely to be taken in by cult leaders or any supposed leader of any group. And we are not likely to hate on any group in particular, without direct reason for it. The bad part is....I am not grounded firmly in any one way of thinking, which can be confusing and maybe leave me a little shaky in bad times since I don't have a learned ritual to automatically fall back on.

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

    My parents brought me to a Community Christian church for Sunday school when I was ~6, to give me some exposure to Christianity. ~8 I realized that people were not speaking metaphorically (even the adults) and asked not to return.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    My parents brought me to a Community Christian church for Sunday school when I was ~6, to give me some exposure to Christianity. ~8 I realized that people were not speaking metaphorically (even the adults) and asked not to return.
    I have 4 siblings only the eldest was babtized as my parents felt after the first that we should decide on baptism or not. Was asked and openly encouraged to go to sunday school but not forced, I declined. Religion and politics were and still are a common topic at my parents house, they freely state their opinions often passionately but they have never tried to "force" anyone to their beliefs/opinions or held it against anyone who did not hold the same opinions as themselves except for a few rare cases of very extreme views. Even then they could seperate someones opinions on one subject from the person as a whole.
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