I was never curious about religion when I grew up. Granny had her fits now and then about going to church and do your prayers and all that stuff, but it never turned into a life style. Can’t say that we were raised to be Christians, more like we happened to be born Christians. There’s a difference between being something and actually practise.
I’ve always been taught to believe in myself first of all and I think that a lot of people turn to some invisible force when they lost that faith or when it’s not enough anymore. What I don’t like about a lot of religions is when they try to make OTHERS believe in the same thing. If you can “buy” any faith that easily, I don’t believe it’s real either. That’s why it’s so tough to have faith in yourself – no one can give it away to you in the shape of a book and you can’t study to reach that goal.
That’s why it’s easier to believe in someone or something else as a replacement.
– christa 2006-04-15 10:54 UTC