‘A religious upbringing leads people to believe in god’?

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  • ‘A religious upbringing leads people to believe in god’?


Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 09:50
No. Most other atheists I know came from very religious families.
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Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 09:48
‘A religious upbringing leads people to believe in god’ wrong... ‘A religious upbringing brainwashes people to believe in god’ true
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Answer #3 | 14/01 2014 09:49
it actually does because most people who are Christians or Muslims actually are raised up to believe in that religion and that God. Upbringing is a important factor in believing in a religion. A ideology which is presented to someone at a young age sticks easier to that person especially if its brought by their parents and carers because its a survival mechanism to believe and follow your parents ( most parented organisms show this to an degree).
Answer #4 | 14/01 2014 09:47
Freedom of choice. There are many pastor's kids who have rejected God even though they daily were exposed to the living out of unconditional love.
Answer #5 | 14/01 2014 09:47
Not always.
Answer #6 | 14/01 2014 09:45
Well sure it does. For instance, if everyone on this board had been born in Iran rather than America, we'd all be praising Allah right now, and be non the wiser that we were brainwashed.
Answer #7 | 14/01 2014 09:47
One's upbringing plays a large part in what belief system they automatically adopt. That would seem to be common sense. If all you ever knew or heard from the people around you and those you trusted was that invisible leprechauns ruled the world, what do you think you'd believe?
Answer #8 | 14/01 2014 09:49
Well, to an extent of course. I was raised as a christian and so was one for many years. It was just my own desire to learn as much about it as I could that started uncovering all the inconsistencies and impossibilities. If I had been one of those people that was just content with going off whatever the preacher said Sunday mornings and not doing any of my own research I'd probably still be there. It's much harder to shake a belief that you've been scared/tricked/forced into believing from a young age, so many people just stay with it. It's also much less likely that someone without a religious upbringing, who was taught to think rationally, would gravitate towards religion later in life. So rare in fact that when it does happen it's basically the exception that proves the rule.
Answer #9 | 14/01 2014 09:45
False. The vast majority of atheists I've met were raised with a particular religion.
Answer #10 | 14/01 2014 10:05
Well, when you consider that people believe in the particular god they were told existed (Islamic, Christian, Hindu, or etc)...this correlation is hard to ignore. However, people do seem to be able to mentality rationalize this in order to protect their own religious belief. Sometimes they say 'this is true for me. That's true for them'. NONSENSE. Imagine that everyone in the Middle East believed the moon was made of gold because of what they were told growing up, and that everyone in Europe believed it was made of pure silver also because this is what they were taught, and everyone in America believed it was made of steel because of what they were told growing up. It doesn't make any sense to say 'this is the truth to me. And that is the truth to them.' Everyone would hopefully be able to see the sheer absurdity of people only believing in what they are told without knowing whether or not it's true. What would make the most sense is to doubt these claims and establish truth!
Answer #11 | 14/01 2014 10:11
In some ways, I think it does. I was brought up within a Roman Catholic family (not strictly religious though) and it does make me believe that there is a God. Whilst you're with your religious family/friends etc you fall into a habit of believing, you don't really question it, it just makes sense to you. It's automatic. Things presented at a young age stick to you. Upbringing is significant. However, when you get to the point when you really start questioning your religion, when you're older, you have other ideas of your own. No one can stop your mind from doubting about things. There are a lot of atheists from religious upbringings. It depends on the person. And overall, it's experiences that make you really think about it. For example when I was in Secondary school (highschool in America, I think?) we had a really interesting, detailed lesson on the Big Bang Theory and the creation of the Universe. It made a lot of sense because there was back up on it - factual stuff. And that made me consider things.
Answer #12 | 14/01 2014 09:54
In my case, it was the lack of answers in the secular humanist world. I had no religious upbringing. (Being generous) my parents were cafeteria catholics. Reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis helped. I had no need for weird touchy-feely religion. I needed to get there by logic and reason... Hence, my Yahoo® name.
Answer #13 | 14/01 2014 09:50
i grew up in an italian catholic family. we lived across the street from a church and observed all holy days of obligation. we all went to confession, had our first holy communion and were all confirmed in the catholic church. sadly for the church, i read a few history books and also SEE how active they are in politics and don't pay taxes, how they enabled child molesters and how they lie in order to frighten old poeple into being more involved in their cult. the result of my 'religious' upbringing is that i'm very close to all out atheism...
Answer #14 | 14/01 2014 09:49
Answer #15 | 14/01 2014 09:50
What you are saying (not asking) is ‘A person who is indoctrinated to believe in God will believe in God. How can a balanced answer be given to an unbalanced speech?

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