Religious moments from childhood?
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|Fri, 04-17-2009 - 12:03pm|
Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!
Now for my first "real" post, I guess :) I know from reading that the people on this board come from many different backgrounds; grew up in a strict religious household, grew up in a somewhat religious household, had an event happen that prompted them to give up religion...you get the idea! There are many more circumstances that I could not possibly list here. Whatever our background, though, I'm sure we all have a weird/funny story to tell about religious experiences as a child. I'll kick things off with my list:
1) I used to love sleeping over at my cousins' house. Their mom is my mom's sister, but the family chose to follow my uncle's religion (Baptist). Every night before bed, there would be a reading from the bible and sometimes one from a religious magazine. The kids were EXPECTED to attend church on Sunday no matter what. No exceptions! When I slept over I thought it was kind of odd, but to each their own I guess...
2) When I was 14-16, I taught Sunday School to 3-year olds. I loved it, but as I recall, most of our time was spent playing with toys (i.e. I brought in a tub of water and some floating toys when we were talking about Noah's Ark) or eating snacks. Hey, we all had fun, and what are 3 year olds going to learn anyway?
3) The aunt from the same family as before ALWAYS sends out greeting cards with religious verses in them. It's sort of a joke between my father and I that when we see a card, we say "Oh, that one must be from Aunt __ and Uncle __!".
Anyone else have any funny stories?