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Agree or disagree: Religion is a matter of geography?

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Answer #1 | 24/07 2014 00:09
Not true. Simple example: - most people living in the region of Boston today are Christian - 500 years ago, no people living in that very same region were Christian If religion were a matter of geography, those people living in those different times who have the same geography would have the same religion (most of them, anyway). *On average* or "statistically", the primary influence on an individual's religion is that individual's **culture** - which is certainly influenced by geography but definitely not defined by geography. Another example: U.S. ambassador to India lives with his entire family in India. Both he and his wife are Christians born in the U.S. His children are born in India and raised as Christians and continue as Christians as adults. Even though those children have a geography that would indicate "Hindu" or "Muslim", their culture indicates "Christian" - and **that** is what most strongly influences their choice of religion as adults.
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Answer #2 | 23/07 2014 17:11
Agree.
Answer #3 | 23/07 2014 17:13
It can be yes, people often adapt the belief system of their ancestors. Doesn't have to be though that's why we have such a diverse world. People see mistakes in the old beliefs and search to find the correct understanding and then of course they change. Unless they live in a country so strict that to change your beliefs would mean your death.
Answer #4 | 23/07 2014 17:07
Disagree, there are Christians all over the world. Missionaries travel through out the whole world. Islam is mainly in the Middle East and North Africa. Christianity is dominant in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Russia, and some parts of Asia. The only places where it isn't dominant are North Africa, Middle East, and Asia(not Russia though) You don't believe me, please comment on what is wrong with my statement.
Answer #5 | 23/07 2014 17:15
To a large extent, yes. But not solely.
Answer #6 | 23/07 2014 17:08
i disagree any one can choose any religion they want
Answer #7 | 23/07 2014 17:09
Not true. Simple example: - most people living in the region of Boston today are Christian - 500 years ago, no people living in that very same region were Christian If religion were a matter of geography, those people living in those different times who have the same geography would have the same religion (most of them, anyway). *On average* or "statistically", the primary influence on an individual's religion is that individual's **culture** - which is certainly influenced by geography but definitely not defined by geography. Another example: U.S. ambassador to India lives with his entire family in India. Both he and his wife are Christians born in the U.S. His children are born in India and raised as Christians and continue as Christians as adults. Even though those children have a geography that would indicate "Hindu" or "Muslim", their culture indicates "Christian" - and **that** is what most strongly influences their choice of religion as adults.
Answer #8 | 23/07 2014 17:09
Agreed.
Answer #9 | 23/07 2014 17:00
Agree. Christianity is an American thing, Islam is mostly Arabic, etc. There may be out-liers, like people who leave one religion for another, but it is mostly based on what your parents taught you, and therefore is based upon whatever religious culture your country has inherited the most of.
Answer #10 | 23/07 2014 17:02
Agree.
Answer #11 | 23/07 2014 17:00
Originally, yes. But now with the spread of information, it's more personal preference, in the first world at least.
Answer #12 | 23/07 2014 16:59
It's mostly a function of geographical position of the person at birth.
Answer #13 | 23/07 2014 17:09
Nothing affects your life more than who your parents are and where you were born. Free will my hind end....
Answer #14 | 23/07 2014 17:54
Totally agree But wait.. Where do Satanists fit?
Answer #15 | 23/07 2014 17:02
For the most part yeah.
Answer #16 | 23/07 2014 16:57
disagree
Answer #17 | 24/07 2014 00:00
Agree. Christianity is an American thing, Islam is mostly Arabic, etc. There may be out-liers, like people who leave one religion for another, but it is mostly based on what your parents taught you, and therefore is based upon whatever religious culture your country has inherited the most of.
Answer #18 | 24/07 2014 00:15
To a large extent, yes. But not solely.
Answer #19 | 24/07 2014 00:13
It can be yes, people often adapt the belief system of their ancestors. Doesn't have to be though that's why we have such a diverse world. People see mistakes in the old beliefs and search to find the correct understanding and then of course they change. Unless they live in a country so strict that to change your beliefs would mean your death.
Answer #20 | 24/07 2014 00:07
Disagree, there are Christians all over the world. Missionaries travel through out the whole world. Islam is mainly in the Middle East and North Africa. Christianity is dominant in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Russia, and some parts of Asia. The only places where it isn't dominant are North Africa, Middle East, and Asia(not Russia though) You don't believe me, please comment on what is wrong with my statement.
Answer #21 | 23/07 2014 23:57
disagree
Answer #22 | 24/07 2014 00:08
i disagree any one can choose any religion they want
Answer #23 | 24/07 2014 00:54
Totally agree But wait.. Where do Satanists fit?
Answer #24 | 24/07 2014 00:02
For the most part yeah.
Answer #25 | 24/07 2014 00:09
Agreed.
Answer #26 | 24/07 2014 00:00
Originally, yes. But now with the spread of information, it's more personal preference, in the first world at least.
Answer #27 | 24/07 2014 00:02
Agree.
Answer #28 | 23/07 2014 23:59
It's mostly a function of geographical position of the person at birth.
Answer #29 | 24/07 2014 00:09
Nothing affects your life more than who your parents are and where you were born. Free will my hind end....
Answer #30 | 24/07 2014 00:11
Agree.

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