Is your true nature affiliated with a religion?

It can be assumed that an infant is born in its pure state, unconditioned by any influences. Throughout life ones true nature does not change, but the true nature is tainted by the mental conditioning from the parents, the culture one is born into, education and an infinity of other mental impressions and concepts... show more It can be assumed that an infant is born in its pure state, unconditioned by any influences. Throughout life ones true nature does not change, but the true nature is tainted by the mental conditioning from the parents, the culture one is born into, education and an infinity of other mental impressions and concepts placed upon it. Leaving parental, cultural and other mental influences out of the equation is our true untainted nature affiliated with a religion? Or is our true nature the natural state, which is pure, free and unbound by religious concepts that obscure our true identity?
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