For those that have changed religion...?

At what point in your life did you change your religion? Why did you choose to change your religion? How do you feel now that you have changed your religion?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Once I was married and felt save to be myself I changed my religion. I changed my religion because I did not believe the religion of my parents. Now that I have changed I really FREE and HAPPY

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I did it when I was 28...after some years of being thinking about it. I was working at that time, I had finished my university and I had started a master so everything "else" was ok but the religion was still missing so I decided to become the kind of woman I wanted to be. When I embraced islam of course most of things were very difficult to me but Allah has provided me with so much help and strenght...as my husband says to me, I reinvented my self, and that makes me feel so free, coz I really changed a lot. I look back and I see very different people being me...and this wont end here, I keep on striving for being a better muslim, every day...that is what we call Jihad, and is the most important jihad of all coz is against our own defects and weakness.

    I really feel so grateful and even happy for my past, at the end of the day every mistake I made had a purpose in my life and Ive got lessons from everything. So now I am here

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    I changed religion at age 13 that's when I started studying it anyway of course I have to wait until I'm 16 t o actually officially become a practising Jehovah's Witness it's a tough proses to go through when you are my age (14) but I know I will be with the truth soon.

    Hope this helped melody

  • 1 decade ago

    I changed religions in my early 20s. It basically happened because of a book I happened to come across that allowed me to discover that I was correct that my current religion did not feel quite right for me, but the one I was reading about did. I feel much happier now that I am not stuck with the dogma of my old religion anymore and can think for myself.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I changed my religion in my mid 20's, I chose to change because I did more research and investigation of other faiths, listened to my inner thoughts and feelings, went with my instincts and found Druidry, been a non practicer for many years, but it has always felt right, I am getting more involved now and I feel so much better inside and view the world differently, better. Blessings.

  • I changed religions as a teenager who loved to study the Bible. My family were Baptists, but I hadn't learned much about the Bible or serving God in the church. Religion was a Sunday thing, not a daily practice.

    I began to study the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses and learned more in a week than I had learned in years of attending church. I already knew from reading the King James Version that God's name was Jehovah, but it was only through studying with the Witnesses that I came to know Jehovah and his Son Jesus Christ on a personal level.

    I now feel that I have the truth and the best way of life.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I was Christian most of my life. I changed beliefs from Christian to pagan about seven years ago. I am 55 now.

    My study of scripture forced me to see contradictions and errors in it. I was forced to look at how we got the bible and could no longer say for absolute certainty that is was inspired.

    I did not want to leave Christianity, but admit that I feel much better. I am more at peace knowing that I no longer have to go out into the world and preach the gospel to every creature..

    BB

  • 1 decade ago

    Became a Christian at 20-21,

    Became an atheist at 37-38

    Both times it took thought, study, digging into different opinions, and trying to assess who and what I could trust.

    I'm currently convinced I've made the right choice, though some of the proferred, benefits of Christianity were difficult to put aside, since they were attractive, if true.

    But I'll go for truth even if uncomfortable, rather than a comforting myth.

    Me and Thomas Henry Huxley.

    " what profit it was to have stripped myself of the hopes and consolations of the mass of mankind? To which my only reply was and is... ­truth is better than much profit."

    We can only stand on what we honestly believe.

  • 1 decade ago

    i used to be christian when i was younger and by the age of say 10 i started exploring other religions that concentrated more on the earth and nature rather than God.

    Family reasons make me stop believing in God and i started practicing Wicca for about 4 years.

    i was really happy with that but i realized that it took alot of effort and time and i would love to do that but my life at the time did not permit.

    i stopped for about 2 or 3 years and now i am reading up on Buddhism. i seem to like it alot mm ore than any other religion bc it focuses on nature and making urself better and just a calm natural person. i now plan on pursuing Buddhism and hope to keep it up.

    i am a much more nature oriented person than separating religious qualities. and Buddhism teaches that.

  • 1 decade ago

    when I was in high school... that was in the early 90s... My best friend, a guy, and I were very big in the local baptist church and its youth group... he was a deacon...senior year in high school my friend came out of the closet and announced that he was gay...the pastor shunned him... they tried to tell him he was evil and that all he had to do was pretend he was something he wasnt and not act on his feelings... which meant being lonely all his life, without love... he went to the church hoping for support but instead got booted because he wasnt going to "repent"... at that point in time.... I decided I wasnt going to be a part of something that would treat someone like that..Case Closed... I am no longer Christian due to this... they are not an accepting group of people... and I am.

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