I was eight years old and babtised. I remember it clearly till this day , I'm 67.
No drugs hookers alcohal or religion problems here ive never even smoked pot.
Excuse me but pot is hardly a deterient from God. You are not experienced and therefore you don't know , but pot has been a blessing from God fo me.
You sound blessed right now really.
At 15 years old
I was 5 years old and living in Alaska when the big Alaskan earthquake hit on Good Friday. We just got back from Mass. I pretty much was a firm believer after that. Since then he has protected me from the Riots, fires, and mudslides in California, the tornadoes in the mid west, and now the hurricanes on the beach here in Southern Florida. Just don't ask me if I have a "Personal relationship with Jesus Christ". I will always answer, "Yes, and it's personal".
Ages ago, several times. He neither of them came in.
When I was 12. But I booted God out when I was 34. I retained the teachings of Jesus however (while at the same time discarding the obvious changes and additions put there at Constantine's order (and then more later). Jesus is not my messiah, but is a good friend. He never died on a cross, as anyone who understands his message knows. He does not worry about whether you will join him - whoever you are. He knows, as I know, and many others know, that you will join us when you choose to. the kingdom of heaven is within - it is HERE, NOW. (at hand)
You cannot force me to use fear against myself because I no longer live in fear. Jesus said, "Fear not", so I don't.
I did when I was in my late teens... But when I got "confirmed" as a member of His church, and I didn't feel a thing, I wondered if there was something wrong; and then when I moved away from home to a university town and felt the coldness of the clergy in the cathedral, I KNEW that there was something wrong.
So I resolved to look around for a more "real" relationship with "God"... and after sampling several religions and philosophies I found the niche that I felt was the truth I craved... an Ascension School! By that time it was 2003...
Yawn, I have more interest in my coffee table than I do in religious hokum
It was the exact same moment I accepted Visa and MasterCard into my wallet...
i cannot for i have accepted Athe, but i told myself i would dispel my biases to re-look into life.
When the church bribed me with cake and pie.
When I had extreme constipation.