Essay about The Church 's Morals And Beliefs

1653 Words Oct 5th, 2015 7 Pages
I vividly remember the first time I got on my knees to pray. I was four-years-old, and I was with my mom. She taught me the Lord’s Prayer, and after that she told me to repeat these words: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take” (Johnstone). The last part of the prayer is what my family always said which was “bless mommy and daddy, and everyone in the whole wide world. Amen.” Saying these prayers and going to church every Sunday became routine to me. As I got older I realized that my family strongly supported not only the Holy Bible, but the Baptist church’s morals and beliefs. I would definitely consider the church my family’s plausibility structure because it was their “social base” for their religious community (Berger 45). Whenever something went wrong in my life, they told me to go read a verse out of the Bible because there was always a story that applied to an individual’s situation. The problem with my family was that they possessed this mentality that they were right and everyone else was wrong. Unfortunately, I became accustomed to a majority of my family members hypocritical actions. I realized that society was the culprit for my family developing such beliefs about the world and even other religions. The United States is obviously a Christian-based nation because of the predisposed myths that Americans are exposed to on a daily basis such as America being a “chosen nation,…

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