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Should people be allowed to change their religion that they're born , freely?
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cheyenne99
Mar 24, 2009
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sandifromlargo
Mar 24, 2009
2 convinced
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When you are living as an adult on your own you can change whatever you want about yourself. IF you are still a teenager living under the roof of your Mother and Father, you should be respectful and follow the course they have laid out for you. Obedience works best and you know that when you hit the age of consent, your preferences will be the rule for your life. This includes spiritual matters as well as emotional and physical.

 
jonjax71
Mar 24, 2009
1 convinced
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I am not sure if the debate creator wants to know if a person should be allowed to change the faith-religion that their parents follow consequently they "inherited" by being born or if a person should be allowed to change belief systems-religion from one to another.

Either way the answer if but of course they should be allowed however the latter would be much easier than the former

 
vancam
Mar 24, 2009
1 convinced
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I don't see why not. I enjoy differing films and books all the time whilst suspending my disbelief to enjoy fantastical stories.

 
helpme
Mar 24, 2009
1 convinced
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I should hope so!

 
verya
Mar 24, 2009
1 convinced
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I HAVE changed my religion from the one I was born in, and I feel very much better about myself now that I did. I'm the master of my life and my mind, and I'm not going to believe something just because someone tells me to.

 
thales
Mar 25, 2009
1 convinced
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Rebuttal to: unlabled00 Show

Oh my God--I can't believe you're defending kodiak's rigid, hostile, borderline-xenophobic views. You're BOTH enemies of personal freedom!!!!

Mean old freedom-of-religion-hating Canadians, the lot of you....

 
xoangieexo
Mar 25, 2009
0 convinced
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What if you were born into a religion of cannibalism (extreme example). It's not your fault you were born into that family... you are in control of what you believe and no one should tell you what to think.

 
istronglydisagree
Mar 25, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: blackkodiak Show

excuse me for not respecting your opionion but that is about the the most inepet thing i'v ever heard i was born an athiast but i converted to christian because i did not belive in athiasisim and frankley neither did my parents having a religion you don't really belive is like not having one it's an empty commitment with no meaning

 
aliencandycane
Mar 26, 2009
0 convinced
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Yes. Everyone has the right to their own beliefs. But people should be sure that they really want to change.

 
feefee123
Apr 13, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: blackkodiak Show

ew you're nasty, and mildly wrong, if I may add.

 
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blackkodiak
Mar 24, 2009
2 convinced
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Absolutely not. A person should have their religion assigned to them by way of their family and then feverently champion it at the expense of all others. The notion of being able to "change" your religion is distasteful and a sign of a fickle uncommitted mind.

 
frankiej4189
Mar 24, 2009
1 convinced
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People should be allowed to change their religion once. And that is a mandatory change to the religion of Rhinoism. After a person converts to the Rhino God, they should be forbidden to change their religion because there is obviously no reason to even consider changing a Rhinoist's beliefs.

This debate is DOA.

 
jonjax71
Mar 24, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: sandifromlargo Show

I always respected my parents and elders yet when it came to spirtual matters I felt compelled to be the master of my destiny-the captain of my ship which is why while still living at home when I was 15 years old i told my parents who were Southern Rock of Ages Baptists-but not fanaticals and who took me and my kid sister to chuch on Sundays, we didn't like it but we liked the fooot stompin'-tambourine shakin' gospel we'd sing after service, that i was leaving the church and becoming a member of the Nation of Islam-at that time(1966) still under the leadership of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad. I was a member of the NOI for almost 4 years then I learned of the hypocrisy that El Hajj-Malcolm X warned us about. I then converted to universal Islam like Elijah's own son did and Malcolm X had done as well. After a cupla years of that I changed faiths again-this was the early 70s and I had met my wife who introduced me to Rastafariasm and the related B'hai Faith. After we wed in 1974 we both studued world religions and the history of them, the more we learned over the next few years the more we were both conivinced that organizied religions created by men were all faulty and not worthy of our following so we became non religious or god believers. We stil continue to study and read about religions, its implications-pros and cons as we do for other "new thoughts" philosphies of theology and science.

By the way, my parents supported my decision to leave the Baptists and join the NOI, my parents liked the social policies of the NOI but warned me of the fallacies of some of their beliefs because they were not universal Islam followers, they proved to be correect. My sister became a member of the B'hai faith a few years after I became a NOI and she still is as his her husband. The B'hai faith is very humanistic and in touch with the cosmos and nature.

 
unlabled00
Mar 25, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: istronglydisagree Show

WEEEWAAAAHWEEEEWAAAAH

Oh my GOSH my SARC-O-METER is showing RECORD HIGH LEVELS of SARCASM coming from kodiak

 
unlabled00
Mar 25, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: thales Show

Yer darn tootin' aiyam. No one but the parents should have ANY say in what religion their child follows. NO ONE. That would be plain stupid.
Bah humbug to the lot of ye.

 
blackkodiak
Mar 26, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: istronglydisagree Show

You have failed to appreciate subtle sarcasm.

And you write like a child.

 
blackkodiak
Mar 26, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: thales Show

Borderline?

 
undeniabledilemma
Apr 13, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: istronglydisagree Show

I strongly suspect that 'istronglydisagree' is not really a Christian at all. In fact I very very strongly suspect that he isn't even a real person, instead the name is a fake one and one of the atheists on the board acts out this fictional Christians writings so as to make Christians look stupid. In fact I would wager a great amount of money on it. There are no Christians who speak as this person does. His language and writing ability are so terrible that even 3rd graders have better spelling and grammar. Superfrog has better writing than this. It is clear this is just a puppet account for someone who feels that Christians are stupid and therefore this will help that person prove their point. It is a sad trick and not a very good one, I highly suggest that no one respond to 'istronglydisagree' as there really is no way for this to be a real person unless they are truly mentally handicapped.

Kodiak was obviously being sarcastic and the other writer noted this 'debate' was DOA. I completely agree. What a stupid question to ask. I think I will start a debate "should people be allowed to become older or should they be allowed to keep their same age as time passes?". Seriously. How pathetic.

As for 'istronglydisagree' no one listen to this imposter. I guarantee if I ask him or her basic questions about Christianity they will not be able to provide decent answers. This is because they aren't a Christian but someone pretending to be one. How pathetic.

 
unlabled00
Apr 14, 2009
0 convinced
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Rebuttal to: feefee123 Show

For the love of all thats holy people... you need to turn your sarcasm detectors on.

 


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