Jaime - posted on 01/25/2012 ( 110 moms have responded )
probably not the best community to post anything about religion or politics in, but anyway...
so my great grandmother and i had a discussion the other night about religion. she identifies as Christian but myself? not so much. it's not that i don't believe in Christianity itself, it's just that i don't believe in the people who claim to be Christians. i'm not very religious in the sense that i would ever go to church or communion or fellowship, whatever a given religion calls the coming together of its members, but i consider myself fairly spiritual in that i believe in a higher power and i believe in being a good person just for the sake of being good to others. when i attempted to explain this to my great grandma, she got a little upset, as to be expected since she was raised Southern Baptist and has for some reason always thought i was so very religious and that i loved going to church and all that, when i didn't. i'm just not a people person and i don't click with the people who have been born and raised Southern Baptist like my great grandma and that go to the churches around here.
my husband was raised Pentacostal and it's easier to talk to them in this area, but i'm still not religious and sometimes it seems to upset my husband that i occasionally scoff at certain religious customs, but we usually don't bother talking about it.
anyway, the reason for this rant is mainly to ask, are your beliefs different from your family's (be it parents, grandparents, or even significant other or children) and if so, how have you handled these differences?