My Family Tradition

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I was born into a Buddhist family. I was raised more than half of my life in a Buddhist family, and my parents were extremely religious. Buddhism has a tremendous contribution to the Thai culture; it is part of the Thais identity. To me, some of these practices never make sense. Therefore, I do not like the idea of this belief. For example, when people sinned, they often go to the temple and offer to monks so that their sin could be forgiven. I do not believe that you could buy your way into heaven or that your sin could easily be forgiven through bribery. Also, I was never able to find peace or happiness with this religion. These are few reasons why I did not follow my family tradition or consider myself a Buddhist.
I had a rough childhood, so I always wanted something more than just being able to go to haven; I wanted to be love. I grew up in a broken home full of violence and destruction. My father was abusive to my mother, which causes her to leave us when I was only three years old. Couple days after, my brother and I ended up living with our grandmother, while no one knows where my father went. My brother became
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McGrath describes faith as more than just believing that God exists, but it is about trusting in Him (McGrath 3). We all can say that God is real but what about our action? God is our father, savior, and protector; he would not allow us to bear what we cannot. I often take problems into my own hands because I forgot that God is there for me. My faith in him was so little that I allow myself to stress over things I have no control over. I verse that often come up in my head when I think of ‘faith’ is Nahum 1:7, “the Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and he knows those who trust in him.” This verse illustrates that God will protect and help those who have faith in him because he loves us; he changed my life with his love. No matter how many times I took the wrong path, He will always call me back to

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