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Views in religion change throughout time; with education

I have doubts, and lots of them.

The Gospel at church today was all about Thomas and his doubts.

It’s not that I don’t believe Jesus died and rose from the dead.

I absolutely do. It’s just the details I’m a little less secure on.

I never thought I would get to this point.

I was super religious in junior high and through most of high school.

I horrified my older sister when I told her that I would never, ever in any circumstances have sex outside of marriage, and if I did, I would never use birth control — because that would be a double sin.

No matter how many times I heard from my teachers that staying close to the faith in college would be a challenge because of proximity to all sorts of religious views, I did not believe them.

No way would I ever miss Mass, or not wear my Miraculous Medal, or not be secure about communion being the real deal.

And then I got to college. Since I spent my first year at a community college, this is not your textbook tale of a freshman girl gone wild, away from rules for the first time.

My second year, I transferred schools and fell in with the dominant nondenominational group on campus, largely because they were the first people I met there.

That was where I first had my faith shaken in “Things That are Not Explicitly in the Bible” as a category.

These include purgatory, and a bunch to do with Mary.

Who knew Jesus wasn’t an only child, or that Mary wasn’t always a virgin and died like a regular person without all the glamorous assumption into heaven and coronation as queen of heaven bit?

I am not saying I believed all of this, but I certainly thought twice.

I’d like to say by now I have come to terms with the opposing things I have heard from others and through research, but that would be a lie.

I suppose the moral of my story here is for those out there who have doubts and aren’t sure they’re sold anymore on what they grew up believing.

This is a time for you to explore and find out for yourself what to believe.

Shop around; there are lots of places to worship on and off campus.

Find something that works for you.

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