Post # 107
DH and I are strongly in the Christian camp. We tend to not associate too strongly with any one particular denomination, however. I grew up Baptist, later going to a Presbyterian Church in America church. DH grew up in an Evangelical Free church, which we now attend.
We also both went to a Christian university, but were lucky enough that our college offered courses in world religions. So, we both got to study all the major world religions, and also studied agnosticism and atheism as well. I went through about a year or two where I seriously questioned my faith, but after a lot of reading, I ultimately went back to Christianity as my faith.
Post # 108
@OrchidsandCandles: I’m Catholic and my Fiance is Hindu.
Post # 109
I was raised in the protestant church, went to catholic school from grade school up to H.S. For may years I attended a Non-denomination church, but currently attend a Baptist church. All that so say mostly I identify with Christianity. However, I keep an open mind to other philosophies and theologies.
Post # 110
You’re totally right. @amw511s:
The Catholic Church wasn’t around till the 3rd century.
Infact the first “Christians” are closer to Messianic Jews than anything else (if you wanted to put a known religious name of today on them). Jews who had revelation of Jesus. And this was prominent until the 7th century or so when the Catholic Church’s prominence overshadowed them and drove them out.
OP: I grew up in a pretty non-religious home and DH grew up Catholic. Today I’m a fully devoted follower of Christ & so is DH. I personally don’t like term “Christian” b/c so many have no clue as to what that really means according to what they say they believe and tend to act/live/think/be VERY different than what a “Christian” or better yet disciple of Christ looks like or experiences. I’m overwhelming thankful for knowing Jesus and would hate to see where my life would be today if I hadn’t given my heart and life to him. (a few years ago I was VERY VERY VERY different… most don’t believe it)
Post # 111
removed for snark, as a sidenote Catholics trace the lineage of the Pope’s office back to Saint Peter the Apotsle
Post # 112
Correct, they do. The primary establishment of the Church didn’t occur until the 3rd century though when it became the “state religion” to try and unite “Christianity” and the Roman Empire.
Overall even the term “Christian” isn’t really found in the Bible, b/c those that were the early church were simple called followers of Christ & disciples…. only being called “Christians” by those who were slandering them. It’s still that all of the first disciples were Jewish who had revelation of Jesus.. still comparing teachings with the Tanakh and following the example of Christ… not “Catholic” or “Protestant” but if researched biblically and historically is closest to todays Messianic Judaism. =)
Post # 113
FI and I are both active Catholics
Post # 115
My husband & I are both Christians. 🙂
Post # 116
Im Muslim – was born and raised as one <3
Post # 117
My parents raised me with the basic set of morals but decided to let me choose what religion I wanted to follow. I’m an atheist. I’ve recently settled on this in the past year or so. Everything about it seemed right with my ideas and thoughts when I started reading some books that explained it further. My parents are accepting but my mom was a little shocked at first. I think she expected me to believe in something, anything. She thinks I’m a little cynical anyways, which I suppose I am. I like to think I’m just a realist. My little sister chose to be southern baptist. I think it’s interesting that we were both given a basic foundation and went two seperate ways. I want to raise my children the same way. I don’t think any religion should be forced on a person or introduced until they are of the age to think for themselves. My Fiance was raised southern baptist and would introduce himself as a christian but he doesn’t believe in organized religion.
Post # 118
I voted other – DH and I are both Bnai Noah. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noahidism
OP: DH and I both made a decision to be Bnai Noah. There is no conversion process but it was a decision we made. I was not raised in any religion and DH was raised catholic
Post # 119
Another Muslim here, born and raised! 🙂
Post # 120
I chose Christian, more specifically I am Pentecostal woot woot! Fi is Catholic.
Post # 121
I’m pretty much a deist. I think that there probably is a creator/higher power, but I have no belief in a personal god.