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  • I was born Christian.

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  • I was brought up Christian.

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  • I studied various religions, and Christianity appealed to me most.

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  • I had to check a religion box, and Christianity was the best choice.

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  • None of the above / Other

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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    i had no religion growing up... my pop had me baptized into the LDS when I was 9, but that meant nothing to me...religion meant nothing to me.
    church was just a place to dress up and be bored for a couple of hours ( thankfully we rarely attended)

    I started searching in my late 20's...for "something".. I didn't really know what i was looking for, but i felt a "need" for something.
    I had taken a few courses in college.. world religion, comparative theology, and communications ( professor was big into research on rhetorical theory and political theology)... and they kind of lit the path for me, as it were.

    from there, I dabbled in different denominations for a bit.. and found organized religion to be more about fellowship than anything else.
    the problem was, I wasn't looking for fellowship... I had fellowship out the ying-yang in other areas of my life and believed the religious aspect of my life was between me and God... it was personal thing, not a team sport.

    anyways, yeah.. I made my way to Christianity...my own brand of it anyways... and it works for me.

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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I was raised Christian, but have slowly became "not Christian" as I've aged. My family though has never really been evangelical Christians.

    I wanted to comment on this choice though:

    "I had to check a religion box, and Christianity was the best choice."

    It made me think about why all my paperwork when I enlisted in the Navy said "Catholic". The recruiter apparently checked that box for me because my mother had mentioned to him that "we" were Catholic (I was never really Catholic, although I do know a good deal about the beliefs). I guess it ties into the "born Christian" thing as well. There are still plenty of people who will state their religion as their family's religion, even if they know they are different. Now, some parents don't necessarily realize that their children have different beliefs than they do (I think my mother just considered Methodist, which was closer to what I was raised as and what I probably would have considered myself at the time had I really thought to label myself, was acceptable enough along with the teachings from her and my grandmother to consider us all Catholic, along with the fact that we were all baptized at birth).
    I think one of the really important lessons that we, as a culture, are slowly learning is that you don't need to check a box.
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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I was baptized Catholic. Come from a big German Catholic family on moms side. Dads side are all Methodist/Evangelical/Protestant English/Irish/Northern Euro denoms.



    That said I've been secular most my life by my own choice. Having a good education and smart parents meant I couldn't accept religion truly. I'm only "Officially Christian" because I use it to have sex with University of Texas college girls in my apartment. It works. Most women, completely contrary to what you'd think in their college years, if you line up a group of men and they're all wearing nice button down shirts, nice shoes, nice belt and slacks, the supposedly "Liberal" girls will still go straight to the one guy in jeans, a beat up plain T shirt and boots and a cross necklace. In the end stereotypes rule the day always and I've come to accept that truth and learned to manipulate it. Considering I just want sex with young college women at this stage in my life this epiphany has done wonders for me.
    If you lie to a girl about something she holds so dear like religion just to have sex with her, that's like rape dude. You'll sadly learn that kind of life leads only to death. Hopefully you'll learn before it destroys your life and your mind. The deeper you fall in the water, the closer you get to drowning. My prayers for you.

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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I was brought up in a Christian family, but at the age of 13 I was convicted by the Holy Ghost and could not rest or sleep until I gave myself to God and asked for Jesus' saving Grace in my life.

    In my college years I struggled with some doubts and uncertainties, and studied many other religions during that period, but I came back to Christianity; it was the only one that really rang true to me.

    Since then I've had to bury all my grandparents, half my Aunts and Uncles, my own parents and my best friend-like-a-brother. I've endured an unwanted divorce and single parenthood, had times of poverty and times of prosperity, times of joy and times of deep suffering.... and I continue in the faith. I am a flawed human being and my walk is imperfect at best, but I try to live by what I believe daily... not to be saved, but because in gratitude of Jesus' Grace I try to do what pleases my God, to do justice and practice mercy and charity and kindness. I work and eat my own bread in quiet and take care of those I can, and when someone is open to it I reach out and offer them The Word.

    I'm also nothing special. There are tens of millions more much like me, just quietly living the faith out as best they can and trusting in Jesus' Grace. You don't hear about us in the news very often; we rarely do or say anything newsworthy. We're the anonymous man that helps you change a tire and refuses to take anything for it; the quiet woman that fills trays of food for the poor at the Soup Kitchen; the youngster that hands you a pamphlet and invites you to attend their church with a smile; the nameless man in the background sawing boards when the news reports on a new project by Habitat For Humanity.

    Most of us are quiet folk who have no desire to force you to do things our way. We probably think it would be better if you did, and if you're open to talking about it we're willing to explain it, but we rarely push it on anyone who doesn't want to hear it.


    Well anyway that's my two bits...
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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    I don't enjoy killing innocent people enough to be a Muslim.
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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    How is one born a Christian? I thought the whole idea is choosing.
    Religion is not a choice when you are a child. You follow what your parents religion is. Most people do not look beyond how they were raised when it comes to religion.
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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    christianity chose them
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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    in fact christianity chose them .haha

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    christianity chose them
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

    no personal attack please
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    Re: Why did you choose to be Christian?

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    Why did you choose to be Christian?Knock it off, spud.
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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