Religion was involved with many things in a person’s life. It affects things like social status, relationships, the economy, culture, and politics. The complex ideas of religion and politics have shaped societies. The Puritans have set their goal to make their society and way of living connected to God in every way, shape, and form. In the seventeenth century this standard to keep God by your side has deeply affected politics and lawmaking, and has even caused some people to be continuously persecuted. From the strength of their religious beliefs stemmed these radical ideas, which deeply affected lives in the 17th century. Though these ideas were a way of life at one point in time, if these ideas were applied to our government today the
The greatest thing about growing up is being able to form your own mind. You are able to frame your own worldviews and decide what values are the most important to you. Though some of these values and beliefs may have been pushed on you at first, for some people you are given a choice of accepting them. As someone who grew up in a very Christian family, most Sunday mornings were being dropped off at Sunday school and reading bible stories. Life was lived by what was put forth by the bible, and what was deemed acceptable thereof. For myself, by the time pre-teens hit, so did the rebellious side. There was no longer an interest in being told how to live and what was right and wrong base off of a religion. Later in life I would
The start of 9th grade was hard for me because of incidents in my family but it helped making me who I am and that's all that matter. I made new friends who helped me where some of my other friends couldn't and allowed me to be the real me as long as I was happy and they supported me through it all.
I started making new friends, such as Veronica Cadieu, and decided to give my fourth grade love another shot. Fifth grade was full of drama, and there was no time for a serious relationship so that did not last long. Before I knew it, 6th grade was approaching! At this time my best friend was Sydney Whitten and an editing app called Picnic. This was the year I really started to focus on my grades and try to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. A friend of mine, Luke Lockart, and I shared the same career path, or so we thought, and went a little to overboard with planning our futures. We made business cards and slogans, mine was Kerstan Troyer the American Lawyer, and we even planned to live in New York together and start a business. 7th grade is a time I am not the fondest of. This is when I became boy crazy. Especially over one boy who will remain unmentioned. Also, this was the year I got to play on my first school basketball team! I loved basketball and all the best friends I made along with the
Growing up I was always told religion was false and that I was above my friends who were Christians because I believed in science. My mom was raised by Catholics, but when she graduated High School, she vowed to never be religious again. My father enjoyed feeling more elite over the “religious plebeians” that worked for him. I remember having an argument with Victoria Henderson in 3rd grade because I believed in The Big Bang and she was a creationist. Everyone took Victoria’s side, and I learned it was better to just not talk about religion. In high school, I began reaching out of my comfort zone, and also questioning what my parents had ingrained on me as a person. My first religious experience was dating a boy named Luis who was Catholic, as my mother was raised. He was only allowed to date Catholic girls, so I
The biblical creed and doctrine in which my core religious beliefs are founded upon originates from the message of the Gospel of the good news of Jesus Christ, which is rooted in the significance of the life of Jesus Christ. In Scripture, doctrine refers to the entire body of essential theological truths that define and describe the message of our soon coming King's core beliefs. For instance, the word of God declares, “Those who accept Jesus Christ will live for eternity with him after they die”(John 11:25, 26; 2 Corinthians 5:6). Further clarification of the word states, "Christians will be raised from the dead when Jesus returns" (1 Thessalonians 4:14-17), and lastly, "God will create a new heaven and a new earth" (2Peter 3:13). Specifically,
When I was growing up, religion was around me but I didn’t really pay too much mind to it. I would go to church rarely, a couple of times with my grandma and sometimes with my dad. My mom didn’t care about
I hold the opinion that people are represented by their actions and core beliefs. So, in accordance with that, here are a few of the things I do and a couple of my beliefs that I believe describe me best. First and foremost, I like to be there for others. Everything from giving them life advice to helping them move, I want to help people. If someone looks like they are having bad day, I attempt to go out of my way to make them smile. In the same way, I love being able to spend my time volunteering through the groups I’m in. There is a sense of joy a person can only gain from helping others. I enjoy hanging being with my fellow band members as well. I, along with the other officers and upperclassmen in the band, attempt to make the band a family. I reach out to all of the new
I believe that my siblings conformed to the idea of being Catholics. That fueled the fire for me to be expressive about the doubts I had in this religion. I began to just say that I was an atheist and around this age there is a large portion of teenagers that are trying to rebel against their parents. I was invested in proving that I was right and that everyone should be able to see what I believe or why I believe it. As I got older I became more humble about my views and what I believed in, I stopped being so upfront about what I thought was right or wrong. One of the main reasons was that it was brought to my attention that everyone has their own personal reasons for what they believe in and just because I don’t agree with it doesn’t mean I shouldn’t respect it. A break through moment was when I had a conversation with my sister about God and the concept of him watching over everyone, and she told me that she believed in God because it was reassurance, she needed to believe that there was something beyond her and that she wasn’t entirely alone in this world. I understood what she was saying and at that point I respected her views. I also realized that in this point of my life I can’t be at peace with that. I’ve struggled with a lot of things in my life and it just wasn’t logical to me it still really isn’t clear to me. I continue to venture out and inform myself about different religions and
In sixth grade, I still had trouble making friends but I made three good friends that understand that I am different. But in seventh grade that all changed. I experienced bullying, mostly by one boy, but this case was different because the school staff did not put a stop to it and I thought that the only way to get their attention was to say that I was going to hurt myself. Of course, I got their attention THEN and was sent to a psychologist who diagnosed me with Asperger's Syndrome. So that year ended and
Suddenly I had lots of nice friends. One friend in particular, changed my life. Everyday outside we would walk in the empty field area at school and talk. I could always count on her being there for me, after talking I realized that I should not care what people think of me. I loved myself and I suddenly did not care if other people did not think that way. The bullying still happened but I did not care I ignored it and it did not bother me as much. Every day I would be happy. I had still been good friends with some younger kids, but that did matter, it is a good thing in my opinion. 4th and 5th grade were awesome, I had the best years of my life. After realizing that I should have never let people treat me that way, I had turned into a positive and happy
While growing up and attempting discern my political positions, I have gradually realized that I am, without a doubt, a democrat. While my political beliefs do not necessarily always fall along party lines, in general I agree with the Democratic platform. There are many diverse reasons for my beliefs, and perhaps the best way to justify them to is go one by one through the major issues that define a person's political identity, stating, explaining, and justifying my opinion on each as I go. I will cover topics ranging from government size and control, to debt and deficit, to immigration, healthcare, and gay marriage. Along the way, I will show without a doubt why I, as a general rule, support the democratic ticket.
What religion am I? In my life, I have been told many things about my religion. My mother is a Roman Catholic, while my father is Jewish. I have learned about both religions, and I have tried to practice both as best I could, but I am now faced with the decision; which one am I?