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My Theory on Religion

Now, keep in mind I used to go to church every Sunday with my parents. I use to be Catholic, now I don't know what I am. I use to bring the Bible with me everyday to school and I use to be an alter boy (haha, but nothing ever happened to me, honestly). One day, I started to question my religion and told my parents I was too sick to go to church. Unfortunately, they didn't believe me after the second or third time. Of course, my punishment was to clean the house every Sunday, but that wasn't a big deal. It only took me a few minutes to clean the house. I still couldn't understand why I had to clean the house because it's supposed to be God's day of rest, right?

Well, one day I just threw the Bible down on the ground and said, "If there is a God, then show yourself!" Needless to say, I'm going to hell. Anyways, the transition occurred when I was going through Confirmation. I had already completed my First Communion and all my CCD classes, but apparently Confirmation was a big deal. It is a time when you have to solely devote yourself to Christ. However, I wasn't ready for that. I wanted to explore other religions.

I guess my exploration began with Christianity. At first, I thought all Protestants and Catholics were Christians, well I guess I was wrong. However, this religion was strange. It had people raising their hands, waving them back and forth in the air and speaking in tongue? It's when you're supposedly speaking to God. Either way, I faked it (again, I'm going to hell)! I also assume that everyone who says they've done this are faking it, too. Especially, on television! I get the biggest laughs when I see people fainting on television or getting off of their wheelchairs and then walking.

Anyways, I believe religion is just something there to explain the unknown. The Greeks made up gods, like Venus and Mars. The Indians worshiped the Sun God. I believe that we created God because we couldn't explain how we came into this world. Also, I believe religion depends on where you were born. For example, if you were born in China, then you would most likely believe in Buddhism. If your parents were Catholic and all your friends were Catholic and you were taught to be Catholic. Well, I guess you're Catholic. So, it really all depends on several factors like where you were born, how you were brought up and how much you are influenced by today's society. That's what I believe, but I could be wrong.

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