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    How religious was/is your family, and how strict did they raise you?

    Mine is probably a mixture. My mum's a devout Christian, and I was raised going to church every Sunday, praying etc.. but she's not super strict with me in terms of what I wear,going out with friends, and other things like that.

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    My mum is pretty Christian so I went to Church every Sunday when I was younger, but as soon as I reached my teens my mum would ask me if I wanted to go and if I said "No" she wouldn't get mad
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    Yeah I was raised in a very religious household with nice conservative values. I wouldn't say that my parents are really strict (they don't beat me or anything like that) but they are very protective- for example, I need to tell them if I am going to a friend's house and they would ask me questions about if he is from a good family and whether his parents have any criminal records or drink alcohol and stuff like that, just to keep me safe, which I appreciate very much.
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    My upbringing was strongly anti religion, but my parents were still strict
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    not really...My grandma is a buddhist, she lives in the temple every so often now. but my mum only follow the tradition only just. we have a shrine for our late grandpa and shrine for the ''heavens'', not so much the buddha. we dont believe in a figure, we only believe that ''the sky'' is watching what we do. spiritual to say the least.
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    Neither of my parents were religious.

    I did go to a CoE boarding school meaning till the age of 13 I went to chapel every morning (Mon-Sun) but they weren't actually that religious either, it was more a tradition and assembly with some hymns.

    Then at secondary school we had a service in the cathedral once a month but that wasn't particularly religious either.
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    My mum (and dad before he passed) wasnt strict at all, didnt christen me or anything like that, we celebrated christmas but mum wasnt bothered at all when I became an atheist.
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    I was brought up in an Islamic upbringing. After my mum and dad split when I was ten my mum went less strict on me. My grandma and granddad are Hindu so my parents didn't adopt it from them.
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    Mine upbringing wasn't very religious, my dad is atheist and my mum is agnostic, so religion didn't feature much at home. However, I went to a religious primary school where I developed belief in God, but I started to question my belief in high school (which was also a religious school) and was atheist by the time I finished year 11.
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    (Original post by teenhorrorstory)
    How religious was/is your family, and how strict did they raise you?

    Mine is probably a mixture. My mum's a devout Christian, and I was raised going to church every Sunday, praying etc.. but she's not super strict with me in terms of what I wear,going out with friends, and other things like that.

    Curious about other experiences
    The central fact of my dad's life was to quit the Seventh Day Adventist Church, the only one of his family to do so. He brought me up completely without religion, as we discussed the blatant hypocrisies of his family with a mixture of pity, disdain, and guilt.

    I am still an atheist, but I have come to respect religion more, that is, when it is employed as a spiritual calling to change one's life and that of others for the better.
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    My mum's a devout Christian (brought up in the 60s in southern Spain which was quite religious then) and while she holds an odd mixture of conservative and liberal beliefs, my upbringing was relatively liberal. We would go to church every Sunday, but religion was never really discussed during the rest of the week. Now, neither my father, my 4 siblings, nor I are religious.
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    Let's say the only time I could meet with friends was during school
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    My family are all atheists so religion never played any part in my upbringing. My papa comes from a very strong Protestant background but he didn't follow it himself. My family were and still are very easy going and liberal. They weren't strict at all with me.

    I was never baptised or anything and we still celebrated Christmas but it had nothing to do with religion in our house. It was more for tradition than anything and still is to this day.
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    Strict, strict indeed. I think it's common for Asians to be 'forced' into continuing to follow religion. Personally, I love my religion. The only thing that bugs me is culture rules and regulations, which doesn't directly link to the religion itself. e.g. Not being allowed to date anyone who doesn't believe in, and doesn't follow your culture.
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    Both of my parents come from a strong Catholic background but since they moved away from home at a very young age they became less religious. So I wasn't brought up religiously. But when I learnt in nursery about religion I was the one interested in finding out more, reading bibles etc and my parents were fine with it. I always made them go to church with me too lol.
    But I was young&silly. :rolleyes: I'm an Atheist now
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    Quite a religious upbringing. Typical overprotective parents albeit with good intentions. Certain rules we had to follow used to annoy me as a child but as I grew older I could appreciate what they did and how it sort of developed me as a person.

    In terms of how religious I am now, although I do lack in some respects, overall I think I am quite religious.
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    Until I was about 10, I would say my upbringing wasn't too religious. The main religious things that my family observed were fasting and eating halal food. I remember one kid at school who had 'no religion' and I don't think I actually understood what this meant, having been brought up a theist (and being a bit dim). I hadn't really grasped the concept of religion - I used to think people were born/brought up into their religion, which kind of is the case for most people but not exactly. I ate haribos on two separate occasions (and got caught and told off by my mum :lol:) even though I knew they weren't allowed, but I suppose I didn't understand why, hence I gave into the temptations.

    So after a decade of my life, my parents decided to take a step backwards. During Ramadan we tended to pray five times a day (#RamadanMuslims). After one Ramadan, we extended this prayer routine into our everyday lives. My parents started doing other religious things too, and generally became more aware of religion. Over the following years, my upbringing had become quite religious. I remember thinking "omg life has a purpose now". It was no longer every day coming home from school to spend the evening on the sofa watching the Simpsons.
    After ~6 years, I came to my senses. However, until this day, my parents think it's necessary to wake up before sunrise and pray to a sky fairy
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    My family was not religious at all, but I was born/grew up in Israel, where Torah reading was mandatory in school and I was fiercly religious (though I didn't go synagoge or wear a kippa or anything like that) but only out of patriotism. So I don't know.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    My mum's a devout Christian (brought up in the 60s in southern Spain which was quite religious then) and while she holds an odd mixture of conservative and liberal beliefs, my upbringing was relatively liberal. We would go to church every Sunday, but religion was never really discussed during the rest of the week. Now, neither my father, my 4 siblings, nor I are religious.
    I always thought you were an ex-muslim for some reason
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    I always thought you were an ex-muslim for some reason
    Lol no :lol:
 
 
 
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