Day 4: Discuss your views on religion

For as long as I can remember I’ve always believed in God. I was brought up in the Christian faith, went to church every Sunday, was baptised & started to receive holy communion from the age of 10.

It was only as I got older that I started to have a lot of questions regarding the hegemonic struggle between the various religions and how some cases have resulted in wars. I believe myself to have had a very informed and culturally aware upbringing, as growing up in London ensured that I had many friends from an abundance of backgrounds. This evidently equipped me with background knowledge on the different religions that existed. It was at this point when I started to draw comparisons between the different sects and faiths which all seemed to share the same basic structure, to me this felt like much more of a coincidence.

To cut a long story short, I believe in God but I do not believe in religion. Religion is a man-made concept, that over the years has been used to divide and conquer, God is love not war. So although, I may still base my faith on Christian values and morals, I refuse to let labels become a barrier to peace, love & harmony.

Adina

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Just a regular 22 year old trying to find my place in the word. Currently suffering from a severe case of wanderlust which my budget doesn't accommodate for.

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