No, I was always asking 'Is this true?' , and questioning certain statements etc in, e.g. confirmation classes, but was fobbed off with excuses such as there was not time atQuote
Ray: You spent half of your life going to church: baptised, attended confirmation, read the Bible, prayed--and this is all you got out of it? "an unnecessary distraction"?
that moment to go into all that. I was not old enough at the time and had been brought up to be polite, so did not know how to pursue the question.
I married in Church, but since the violence from my ex began four days later, 4,000 miles from home, my already understood knowledge that although God was a good force, it did not actually do anything, I did not bother to do any praying. The idea of God became a more distant force.
When it came to christening my sons, I still had not heard enough about non-belief to question it and in any case, it was the thing to do.
[quoteLooks to me like you not only skipped all those science labs--you apparently skipped those Christian education classes in church as well . . . [/quote]
That is such a silly, immature, and snarky kind of remark that I certainly shall not bother to respond.