10 months ago
Last edited at 9:12PM on 5/21/2013
i told my mom im agnotstic she fliped i said if you dont like it then you change. she got mad and grounded me but then we had a disscosuion about it and it went pretty smooth yet she doesnt really aprove but idc if they dont like it then tell them tough luck its their your life
religion is personal matter-you have been born in a family following a certain religion which is not in your hand but to change to certain other religion if you are well satisfied -is within your wisdom
then they aren't really parents, there are kids that 'couch surf' and travel from friends house to friends house and sleep on their couch because their parents don't approve of them, religion is a choice and they have no right or power to make you believe in certain religion
During the next church service, when everybody is required to stand, you do so....On your head. If you have trouble balancing, have someone hold your legs. If questioned about this, say "God told me to, as a way of testing my faith." If you cause your parents great embarrassment then congratulations! You passed THAT test. The next test....
Well, your parents won't listen because scripture is pretty clear about it. Jesus says I am the way, the truth and the life. Many people in scriptures followed different religions. It's nothing new. But, when your parents love God and if they have a personal relationship with Him, nothing can take that away from them. But, we all have a free will and no one can force you to believe. They will be disappointed but they can't do anything but trust God with your life.
10 months ago
Last edited at 2:13AM on 5/22/2013
Whichever religion you follow, you will still live your life and die in the end. And now let me quote a Sanskrit line from Rig Veda. Rig Veda was written in Vedic age by Vedic learned peoples. The line is - Ekam Sat Viptra Bahudha Vadanti It means - Truth is one, though the sages may know it as many God is one, though different religions may approach him differently Call him Shiv, Vishnu, Allah, Jesus or any other form of God tat you believe in Our paths may be different, our destination is the same
10 months ago
Last edited at 5:41AM on 5/22/2013
Your parents are raising you the best way they know how. They are training you up to be like them, and to believe what they believe. That is what binds families, and builds families, and makes them strong. And they knew all along that one day, you would start to be influenced by other ideas , and begin to question the ways your family does things. This will come as no surprise to them. They're probably already observing the changes in your thinking, so, my advise is to include them in your new discoveries, explain to them exactly why you're questioning whatever it is, remember you're younger than them , so you must do your research first to earn the respect of your listeners. Then please invite conversation by asking them a question about what they think. I said all of that because some people might get the idea that their family would not understand or allow discussions, and they wouldn't try to explain their side and include their family, Some might avoid conflict by avoiding honesty,. and Some might turn away from their family rather than try. This way would not be as good as having honest, open discussions with people who love you, and to include them in your evolving thinking, so that they may evolve too, or at least understand you better. it is a huge thing in life to be both loved AND understood :). And honesty is so important especially when it comes to families. I wish you and your family togetherness and love, bye!
Your Changing your Religion? You should post a YouTube video telling us about your journey.. & the answer to your question is, your born in this life to worship your own faith that you choose but do not hurt your parents by telling them. Take some time practice your belief in private & when you are ready and moved out of their house tell them then so they wouldn't threaten you..
Well, when I told my mom it went something like this. "Son, come pray with me." "Yeah... I don't believe in all that stuff." What followed was a nice long silence followed by a month of going to services and being forced to join in prayer. But during that month I slept through, and did homework during, every single service and prayer. After that she finally quit and left me to my... Antitheism?