Originally posted by buckky
How lucky it is for someone to come from the womb of a Christian mother. Chances are that if you came out of a Hindhu mother you would become a Hindhu. Same with any other religious womb outside of being Christian. I know some people convert from the religion they were born into, but not many. Most stay with the comfort of what family and friends are. The sad ...[text shortened]... the others of similar mind. How I pity those that will Burn in Hell for not becoming Christian .
The black sheep syndrome is becoming more and more prevalent in our society than say 20-30 years ago where you could definatly say that most people became the same religions as their parents, but these days there is a genuine shift away from just following mum and dad. There are many factors for this not the least of which is 50% divorce rates. Young people are becoming more intelligent , and while they have respect for their parents, I reckon they figure that if 50% of families are splitting then maybe their parents brand of christianity is not the way to go. They may still choose chrsitianity, but I reckon they are CHOOSING more, rather than just blindly following (out of fear and rejection?) .
In my real life world surrounding me I would say that at least 25% if not 50% of people turn away from being christian precisely because their parents are. I did.I did consider christianity and even asked my dad about it and he just confirmed what I already suspected.
Whether this can be said the same of hindu society (some 750 million people) is hard to say. Perhaps rvsakhadeo could answer that one.
But in my culture , as in voting , young people are making more informed choices about their religion .
i suspect this trend will continue as the old '50's ways die out and people (and kids ) can make choices out of love and info rather than fear and lack of info.
Remember I was raised a hungarian where I would say that generally, when we came to australia we were about 20-30 years behind the rest of australia which was about 10 years behind europe and america (as a general geusstimate)