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When I was little I thought the organ at church sounded so scary. I thought they were trying to summon monsters like Frankenstein so I would cry and that's why I stayed in another room as they played the organ

Anon
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My jew friend told me god was real , and i believed it

Anon
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I used to think everything was made by god.

H
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As long as I can think back, I have always imagined souls as transparently green, slightly fluorescent tennis bats on the inside of our bodies. I also imagined god as an old man made from the same material, who could suddenly appear everywhere.

SoulyII
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When I was 10 and watched Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince in theaters with Dad and my brother Shaan, when Snape said "No! He belongs to the Dark Lord!" I thought he was talking to Harry and I thought he meant that Dumbledore belongs to the Devil and is in hell.

Trisha Gaurav
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I used to think juice was called jewish

dumb germ
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After drinking the wine, our priest would kneel below the altar as usual. When I was five, I thought that the priest was "disappearing" under the table to spit the wine out because it tastes fuckin' horrible.
I also thought that the wine which is constantly spat everyday would help to deteriorate the church, and that this was the true meaning of christianity.

Christian Jiang
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I used to think that when you pray to god, he really would answer and you would hear it like a magical voice in your head. But every time I prayed, God never said anything back. I got upset. I thought he wasn't listening to me or I was a bad kid and that's why he wouldn't talk to me and everyone in the church would tell stories about how God changed their life and how prayer was so good for them and that just made it worse because I felt like the only one he wouldn't talk to. And since my mom told me that God knows everything, the only reason I thought God wasn't talking to me is because he already knew my future and I was going to be a bad person so he already didn't care for me and I was just destined for hell. Pretty dark huh? When I think back, i think maybe religion is just too extreme for children to really understand but then I'm an atheist so I still don't really get the point

Forsaken kid
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When I was 8 and having my first communion, my mom put a white veil on me and I protested, saying "But this is for marrying. I'm not getting married."
Mom said "You're marrying God." Now I realize she just mean that this would make me closer to god but at the time it sounded awful. I got so upset and started crying saying "I don't wanna marry God." I thought that first communion meant you really actually married God, and you never got to fall in love with anyone else.

A troubled romantic
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Due to hearing something wrong after asking a question (asking why god needed our tithes since he could poof some dollar bills into existence), for a long while I thought that after Jesus supposedly resurrected, he moved to new york and lived in some insanely expensive apartment. I had basically zero understanding of time or anything, so this made sense at the time- all I knew about Christianity was God made the universe, became Jesus, died and resurrected.

Jesus is totally a rich new yorker, 4 year old self. totally.
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