Religious people if you had the chance to leave.....would you ?

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Doing this for class work , to all people apart of any religion (christianity , judaism , Islam , buddhism etc) if you had the chance to leave your religion would you drop it or carry on through with it

Ignoring what your parents or friends think (and ignoring if your parents will be pissed or not)

Also say why pls , whatever you choose
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Any particular reason

(you don't have to tell me if you don't want to)
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ah ok i got it , thank you
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na keeps me going through hard times and gives me purpose
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I feel like most religious people do have the chance to leave their religion, most of the time?
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I should hope all religious people have the freedom to leave their religion if they so wish.
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(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
I feel like most religious people do have the chance to leave their religion, most of the time?
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(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
I feel like most religious people do have the chance to leave their religion, most of the time?
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I should hope all religious people have the freedom to leave their religion if they so wish.
I don't think its that simple sometimes , then again it depends on how strict family is i think
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this is dumb. you're still jewish if you leave Judaism.
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Why would a religious person wanna leave?
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I don't think you have any conscious choice regarding your beliefs.
(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
I feel like most religious people do have the chance to leave their religion, most of the time?
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I don't think its that simple sometimes , then again it depends on how strict family is i think
Of course it's a generalisation, but then you're generalising with your question as well, which makes it sound as if people very rarely have the choice to leave their religion.
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No, if you want to leave then leave but if you believe in it then stay. Simple
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the whole question doesnt make sense.
if i was religious and i didnt like it anymore, i have left the religion regardless of what i say outloud. so to ask if a religious person gets a chance to leave doesnt make sense because they always have a chance to leave when they change their mind
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I don't think you have any conscious choice regarding your beliefs.
Funny, one of my teachers gave that reply when I asked her why she was an atheist. First time I'd ever heard that perspective.
While I may be influenced by possibly illogical factors, I definitely choose and subscribe to my beliefs consciously.
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Ok. I think I have a choice in what material I consume to influence my beliefs, while the actual belief-forming mechanisms act subconsciously. Like I couldn't just consciously chose to believe the continent of Africa no longer exists.
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Funny, one of my teachers gave that reply when I asked her why she was an atheist. First time I'd ever heard that perspective.
While I may be influenced by possibly illogical factors, I definitely choose and subscribe to my beliefs consciously.
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Doing this for class work , to all people apart of any religion (christianity , judaism , Islam , buddhism etc) if you had the chance to leave your religion would you drop it or carry on through with it

Ignoring what your parents or friends think (and ignoring if your parents will be pissed or not)

Also say why pls , whatever you choose
Nope. I converted of my own free will, not to please anyone else.
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I'm not sure who exactly fits under your view of 'religious people' but I would imagine that a person who is really invested in their religion would not want to leave anyway unless it was a matter of force. Also, if they were being forced then were they religious in the first place?

There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path [al-Baqarah 2:256].
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Ok. I think I have a choice in what material I consume to influence my beliefs, while the actual belief-forming mechanisms act subconsciously. Like I couldn't just consciously chose to believe the continent of Africa no longer exists.
I suppose one could say that things which influence our beliefs can do so subconsciously, but on the other hand you can (and should) bring those things up to the conscious level frequently and ensure they are compatible with your reasoning.
But you couldn't subconsciously say that Africa no longer exists, either.
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I don't think you have any conscious choice regarding your beliefs.
I'm unconvinced of that. I feel like a lot of people believe what they want to, especially when it comes to the effects that their lives have on the world.

But let's take as a premise that people have no conscious control over their beliefs. I see religion as the outward forms that people carry out when they believe something or people expect them to believe a certain thing. There are plenty of people who are part of religions but who don't actually believe in them. Just as more and more people are identifying as ''spiritual but not religious'', it seems possible that there are plenty who are religious but not spiritual.
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