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When you became religious what are some changes that you made in your life?

Asked by JenniferP (2103 points ) December 3rd, 2012

I made a lot of changes. One of the things that I am most proud of is that I gave up smoking. When you do things God’s way, your life improves. Now I have Asthma and I wonder how bad my breathing would be if I still smoked.

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Celtic_One's avatar

The biggest change for me was spending more time in prayer and reading the Bible.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

When I became a witch at around 14 yeas old, I began doing a lot more rituals and spells and spending time in nature. I stopped practicing in college but I still feel a connection to witchcraft, as a religion.

ragingloli's avatar

I built a shrine to the Dark Lord and started abducting toddlers from supermarkets for the weekly sacrifice ritual.

wundayatta's avatar

It took many years, but I finally learned that dance could get me out of my head and into my body. Music can do the same thing. Being in my body is good for my mental health. It makes me forget what a shit I am, as my father was often fond of reminding me.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I became a druid and started worshiping trees. It really helped my golf game. Before when I hit a ball into the trees, it disappeared. After, the trees redirected the ball towards the green. I kid you not.

gailcalled's avatar

I quit smoking without having found religion, and my life also improved.

augustlan's avatar

“When you do things God’s way, your life improves.” Perhaps for you, this is true. It’s definitely not universally so, though. In my own case, my life improved when I left organized religion behind. It improved again when I admitted to myself that I don’t believe in a god. My mind became clearer and less uncertain.

Mariah's avatar

Agreed with some of the sentiments above, respect for one’s body and mind and spirit are always going to improve your life, but are not concepts exclusive to religion. I am glad religion has helped you, though. Personally, I have made many such improvements to my life without it.

Incoherency_'s avatar

When I was a member of the Morwomen Church, I was one of the husbands of Zelda Bernstein-Bin-Laden.

One day I got home from work earlier than expected, and I found her in bed with 20 other guys, 10 of whom I didn’t recognize. ;-o

When we divorced, I was automatically excommunicated from the Church of Ladder Day Sluts. ;-)

Symbeline's avatar

@ragingloli You need a dark lord to abduct kids? man I been doin it rong then

JenniferP's avatar

There are some very interesting answers,

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@JenniferP Probably not what you expected.:)

JenniferP's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe No, not quite what I expected but they have a right to tell their experiences.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@JenniferP There’s some characters on here that will tell you exactly what’s on their minds. No matter how disturbing.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe He forgot to finish that with…such as myself. :)
waves hello, it’s been awhile

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir Hello, it has been a while. Waves back.:)

JenniferP's avatar

I know that some will say exactly what is on their minds but it isn’t as bad as it was over at Yahoo answers.

Symbeline's avatar

Yahoo Fucksack is moar liek it amirite?

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