My parents and and aunts and uncles are all Christians, their parents are Christians, so naturally I grew up in a very Bible-and-church-centered environment. I got saved when I was about 4 years old, and I've very slowly but steadily been growing closer to God ever since then.Sounds like you've been brainwashed. Ever consider thinking for yourself?
This why I am against religion. It doesn't accept individuality. I'm not hating on people that are religious - I just don't like the idea of it.
I was raised in christian family.. But after a few changes in life and suffering from severe depression, I've discovered that I could think logically and live life without following any religion. I still believe in the possibility of a god, because you can not disprove or prove he exists.
This is where I disagree,many people believe religion is a type of brainwash, and that it destroys people as their person, but this is not the case. Believe it or not, I used to think precisely like this after going through depression in the 6th grade, but a few years after that, I quickly discovered my mistake. The purpose of religion, or, you don't even have to call it religion, you may call it worship, spirituallity, or even to some sciencey guys, "Presence theories", not that I agree are just theories, anyway, the purpose was for us people to know the one who created us, so that we are not alone, and for us to know that that one loves us, and doesn't want us to die. God sent his only child to save the world from darkness and death, he loved us so much, so that we did not have to die, but have eternal life in the grace of God, and it's not earned by a magic prayer, certain quality in life, or a following instruction to what to do each and every day, this is how Christianity is different from every other religion out there, for you don't earn your way to heaven just by following the rules, you just need to have faith, and to recognize God is in your life, and that's it. What's great about it, is that if you have felt you have fallen short or screwed up, you can pray for forgiveness from your sin, and He will ever forget them "From East is to the West". I'm doing this to prove that you are wrong, I am only saying this to show the other viewpoint, please take into consideration. Thank you for reading.