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  •  Reminds me of my own religious development (1+ / 0-)
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    and non-development.  Raised Catholic (baptized as a baby, something I am against for any religion--people should know what they're being brought into), remained so up to and including Confirmation, then soon left as I bacane aware of a lot of the rules and official church beliefs that I didn't agree with (and had not been told of in CCD or anywhere else).

    During most of my teen and college years I would probably have been recorded as a "none" if contacted by this survey; I went to Unitarian churches for a while, as that was the closest I wanted to be toward organized religion (especially after constantly hearing about political groups like the so-called Christian Coalition.)  Eventually I began going to a Lutheran church, where we are tolerant of a wide variety of views and tend to favor the helping others side of Christianity; on "culture war" issues my church either doesn't say much or often leans to the liberal side (this is in a heavily liberal, Democratic area.)  No rightist evangelism here.

    So I guess now I'm a liberal mainline Protestant, albeit one with a spotty record of participation.  But I wish surveys like this would do as many other polls do and distinguish between mainline and evangelical, or conservative and liberal Protestants; I don't care for being lumped in with the intolerance and idiocy of the fundamentalist right.

    37, MD-8 (MD-6 after 2012) resident, NOVA raised, Euro/Anglophile Democrat

    by Mike in MD on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 07:07:26 AM PDT

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