More As a Teen

When I was a young child, I enjoyed going to church. I didn't know any different, so I just thought it was what everyone did. My grandfather was the minister of the church we went to, so half the time I think I just thought of it as going to see grandpa.

I didn't start questioning things until I was twelve or thirteen and started to look at other religions. When I decided I was agnostic, I told my mom I didn't want to go to church anymore and she threw a fit. She'd force me to memorize scripture and go to church every Sunday. Eventually my dad got involved (my parents are divorced) and told her I was old enough to make my own deicisons. So then I only had to go to church once a month. That lasted for about a year before I just stopped going all together (probably around age 16...when I declared myself an atheist).

I've never had the heart to tell my mom I think church is what made me question my religion. I've always asked a lot of questions, and in Sunday School that tended to get me into trouble. No one would even try to give me answers, so I started looking for myself.

the4thfury the4thfury
22-25, F
2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

it's odd how forced religion can either brainwash or force people to look elsewhere... good for you though to keep hold of yourself and not lose yourself to total religion...

What kind of questions did you have and have you found the answers yet??