Reflection Of Religion: My Personal Aspects Of God

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An individuals’ conception of god is typically shaped by their familial structure and, I believe, people tend to not question the religion they are raised in. Usually, this does not happen until they hit puberty and start to denounce their parents’ value. No one is born with knowledge about a certain moral code, so those concepts are inherited through the teachings of a family. One is not born knowing that it is bad to hit someone just like how you are not born knowing a language. It seems to mostly be based on a faith or their environment. At some point the morals can change, but they are still not forgotten.
Growing up, my conceptions of god were constructed by my familial unit. I was raised in an evangelical, nondenominational Christian
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I believed that there was only one god with one way to follow the teachings, and that we were doing so the right way. Due to this, it is still very hard for me to be open to other ideals, even though I consider myself agnostic. I am open to discovering any other religion, yet not so open to following it since I still tend to look at them through the Christian lens. Once, I went to a Catholic mass with a friend but was not able to pay much attention due to the sermons being different from the ones I was raised attending. In the church I attended, most of the sermons were zealous and illustrated, meaning that they were at times acted out. But at the mass, the priest stood there, speaking in Latin and did not seem to engage with the audience. Later on, I took that friend to my church and she was put off by the large size and …show more content…
although I know the basis of Buddhism, Judaism and Hinduism. I know very little about Islam besides the information that parallels with Christianity and Judaism. Because of this, I would like to learn about the origins of each faith and how each faith influences or affects the other, such as why Buddhism became dominant in India when it was first founded. I am also interested about how each person from the different religion worldviews varies, particularly based on region. For example, does a Christian living in a large city up North look at the Bible differently from a southern Baptist from a small town? Is it interpreted the same way but not listened to as much depending on each? As well as that, I am curious as to how socioeconomic status affects someone’s views on religion. For example, people who are lower and middle class tend to be more religious, but I am not aware of how that sentiments reflect upon wealthier people. Overall, I would really like to learn about how and why people handle their religion as they do and why some might be drawn to one religion over the other. The answering of these questions might begin to change my conception of god since I would have a diverse knowledge of what god means to other people. Although I do not think I will place a personal importance into the concept of a god again, I would like to expand upon what I know about other’s viewpoints about

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