It is more often than not that children grow up with their parents' faith being taught to them. However, as you grow and learn, you decide for yourself what religious path to follow, if any. My father is baptized as a Catholic, but does not practice the religion, my mother was never baptized and doesn't follow a religion, and I was baptized as a Christian as a baby, but i am agnostic.
Because until youre 18 your patents are your legal guardians and you should listen to them. If they take you to church every Sunday because of whatever religion they are then go. It's not going to kill you(unless it's a punch drinking cult). When you turn 18 and move out you ate free to do what you want. I got taken to church for 18 years and I appreciate it. I can now smartly debate religious topics and can clear that religious catalogue on jeopardy.
I'm a CHRISTian & my parents are CHRIStians too, but I chose to follow JESUS, just as my parents had to make that same choice. Being a believer in the LORD JESUS CHRIST is a personal commitment, NOT hereditary. CHRISTianity is NOT a religion. It's a relationship with my SAVIOR.
well, my parents are christian and i was raised to be a christian. at one point, i felt like i was on fire for the religion and i did whatever i could to worship my idea. of course, that was during the summer of my sophomore year when i never went outside and did again. i went back to school, i realized the world i envisioned when i had that religion wasnt real and stopped feeling it. i found myself a girlfriend a year later and i gave religion another chance but after that i stopped. personally, im an atheist. my parents dont really influence my choice but i suppose thats because theyre really just the whole (if you would like to call them that) sunday-christians. i dont mean to offend them of course. and religion is not hereditary. it all depends on how you were raised and how you truly believe. i was raised as a christian but i gave myself the chance to become atheist. i cant stand it when people dont give themselves chances to believe something different than what their parents raised them to believe. but thats their choice i suppose.
I am not the same religion as my parents, and even though we may be brought up with the teachings of one religion, it is not something that is hereditary, as we always have the choice to covert to something else at a later time.
Some religions are closed to outsiders though, meaning that if one is not a member of a particular culture/group of people then one cannot (in most cases) join that religion. So there can be a heredity component, but not in the way that you mean.