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February 21st, 2013, 06:41 AM
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What different religions are practiced by people in your whole extended family?

What about your RL friends and local community? Is there a mixture there?

Are you happy to be friends with people of other faiths to you or do you find it challenging and why?
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February 21st, 2013, 07:27 AM
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I love diversity in religious beliefs as long as noone is pushy.

My entire extended family on moms side are Mormon/LDS...have been for generations. My dad is LDS as well but his dad was atheist(was Baptist and his wife Lutheran but when she died of suicide he stopped believing in anything).

My good friend is spiritual but not of any particular belief although Id say she leans more toward Pagan ideas and thoughts. My other good friend is a Born again Christian and my other is Muslim. I have other friends who are LDS.

Dans side are mostly Christian, some practicing and some just by word when asked LOL.
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February 21st, 2013, 07:32 AM
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No one in my family practices anything. My FIL was raised Catholic but hasn't been to church on 40 years. My family has never gone to church.
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February 21st, 2013, 08:44 AM
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I have pagan friends of many paths and Christian friends of many paths.

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February 21st, 2013, 09:01 AM
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My extended family is protestant.. as in radically protestant.
My ex and I were Catholic and are still raising our children Catholic. And, I personally am moving farther and farther away from organized religion.

Most of my friends and family are some version of Christianity. Catholic or protestant... a few of my friends are Jewish and some are agnostic.

I never mind people with other religions, it is not my place to judge their path. And, their judgments of my path do not affect me.
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February 21st, 2013, 12:59 PM
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My mom's side of the family is Christian. My Grandmother was Roman Catholic actually growing up. My mom is born-again Christian, as her new beau is Christian, and they go to church and what-not. My one Aunt teaches in a Christian school and goes to church every Sunday, and I'm not sure about my other Aunt.

My dad believes in evolution, and has just being spiritually "aware" I think is the word I want to use Thanks to Dawn.

Chris's family I have noooo idea, no one ever talks about it.

Most of the friends on Facebook are Christians... Which is why I'm very, very careful about what I post. I've had one friend asked if I was Wiccan (I don't think I classify myself as anything yet) because of some of the pages I've liked. But she's open minded.

My best friend is spiritual and we have had many lengthy discussions about myself and my powers and his and what he's been through. He's amazing and I love it when he comes over and we have our talks.

Then there's you lovely ladies Some of which I have on Facebook, and I truly love seeing the different posts, and know I can like the pictures and not get judged

I don't have a problem with the diversity of religions, just don't like how pushy they can be and point fingers in who is the "right" religion and who isn't. But I keep to myself so it doesn't affect me much
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February 21st, 2013, 02:22 PM
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I more meant diversity of religion in your own friend and family circle. It was your post about your family that got me thinking Tasha.

Most of my family are C of E (Anglican) Christian which is a liberal form of Protestantism and quite passive. Some are more religious than others. Most are open-minded enough to not mind what I do, and a couple (my mum, aunt and Shaun's mum) are quite interested in it.

Friends wise I have two extremely good friends who are Catholic, plenty of friends who are C of E. My best friend at university was Muslim. I have also known Hindus, Buddhists, agnostics, atheists, Methodists and Spiritualists. Been very good friends with some of them!

Shaun is the only Pagan I know IRL and he calls himself Animist rather than Pagan.

I think it's the diversity of people I've met and spoken to, etc, that makes me believe all religions have a piece of the puzzle really. I enjoy talking to people about faiths and beliefs. But I don't have any friends or family who have ever judged me at any point on my journey, so for me it has always been a source of interest rather than stress/uncomfortableness.
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February 21st, 2013, 03:19 PM
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What different religions are practiced by people in your whole extended family? Multiple Christian Religions... nothing else that I know of.

What about your RL friends and local community? Is there a mixture there? Not really

Are you happy to be friends with people of other faiths to you or do you find it challenging and why? I do ok, as long as they don't try to "save me", or pressure me
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February 21st, 2013, 08:32 PM
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What different religions are practiced by people in your whole extended family? Mostly Lutheran. But we have a couple people that are Baptist, Catholic or even radical Christians who believe in Creationism and such.

What about your RL friends and local community? Is there a mixture there? Not really, mostly around here you either belong to the United Church of Christ or you're Lutheran. There are some Catholics and Baptists. Once in a while you run into Jehovah Witnesses but not as often as you'd think.

Are you happy to be friends with people of other faiths to you or do you find it challenging and why? I'm good with them having other faiths as long as they're not pushing it on me and wanting me to convert. I'm all for pepole believing what and who they want to. I just really don't like it when they're forcing or trying to force beliefs, especially on my kids.
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February 22nd, 2013, 12:43 AM
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Most of my extended family are mixed-spirituality, which is where I get it from. That said, there is also Roman Catholic, Anglican and Islamic in the mix. DH's family are pretty much all Roman Catholic.

Friends are a mix, Roman Catholic, Islamic, Atheist, Agnostic, Mixed-Spirituality, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Pagan, Wiccan. Community is generally an agnostic community with a few Wiccans and Pagans in the mix. I live in quite a unique area.

Having friends/family of others faiths does not phase me at all, unless they cross that line of respect for other's beliefs. In the end, not any single group of us can say we are definitely right, therefore, I find it very immature, disrespectful and conceited for someone to lecture someone else on the rights and wrongs of faith, and in the end, I have a sharp tongue, especially when I am finding someone offensive, so it's not a good combination. Fortunately, I tend not to gravitate towards people of that manner.
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February 24th, 2013, 12:43 PM
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Everyone is basically Christian. Not much diversty.
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