Reflection Paper IV

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Eric Hazenson Religion 200 04/22/08 Reflection Paper IV: Deepening Our  Beliefs in a Culture  of Religious  Pluralism
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Eric Hazenson Religion 200 04/22/08 Reflection Paper IV: Deepening Our Beliefs in a Culture of Religious Pluralism Many different people and experiences have combined to help shape, guide, and influence me in the beliefs that I now hold. Some of which occurred when I was younger but the most powerful have all happened since just before high school. I started going to Bible camp and Sunday school before beginning kindergarten where I first encountered the Bible and the core beliefs of the Christian faith. Growing up my family attended church on a regular basis two times a week, and volunteered often, however I never felt profoundly religious or even confident in the existence of God, or any supreme being. In fact, for a portion of time in elementary school I believed I was an Atheist. Going to church seemed a colossal waste of my time, boring, and I hated it. It was not until middle school that I truly started to believe in God and attend church of my own accord. While in high school, one of my friends was killed by a drunk driver in an accident and I struggled to cope with her loss. Since I was still more or less forced to go to church with my family I decided to give it a shot and maybe it would help. My pastor had heard about what had happened and asked to speak with me about it. We
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2008 for the course REL 200 taught by Professor Kleckley during the Fall '07 term at Augsburg.

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