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I don't know if this counts, but...
I went to Disney World with my dance/performing arts group, and as we passed the Epcot Center for the first time, my friend Katie aid "look! Epcot!" well, I misheard her. I thought she said "look! it's God!" so until we went back a few days later, I kept pondering how odd it was that someone's idea of God was displayed so prominently in Disney World.

Elisa
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when I was really little I had a dream about willie wonka (gene wilder) being up in the clouds. He was making lots of puppets and sent them down to earth, they became people. I had for years after that thought that willie wonka was God. When I told my parents that they just laughed at me, that shatterred my little kid world.

cara
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i used to beleive that mary mother of god, each year on christmas give a birth to a new jesus and sometimes i wondered maybe this year she would give birth to a girl.
(sorry mary)

m t a a
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When I asked my mother what God looked like, she said something along the lines of, "Nobody really knows. He is a giant Being."
I didn't know what the word "being" meant because I was so young, so I thought she had said he was a "giant bean." So for a few years of my early childhood I would picture God as an enormous white lima bean.

Anon
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My parents were very religious and when I was young would travel all over Texas to religious conventions. One year at a convention there was a reenactment of Jesus' baptism and crucifixion. I was horrified that no one was helping Jesus, and even more horrified when I surmised that WE were the evil Romans who were killing Jesus. I cried but never said anything to anyone because there was so many people there I thought they would kill me too. Years later I realized it was just a play when I learned that Jerusalem was nowhere near San Antonio..

rbp
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When I was a child, about 6 years old, I went to Sunday School each and every Sunday. It was Christmastime and that meant recreating the manger scene of Christ's birth. The teacher went around the classroom, recruiting volunteers for parts in the scene. "Who would like to be a shepard?" I immediately raised my hand. "OK, c'mon up...." I ran up with joy and took my place on the scene. I went up and laid down on the floor and curled up. The class, including the teacher, roared. I thought I was playing the part of a shepard ~ a German Shepard dog!

Dominic
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I used to believe that Jews, Christians and Muslims were just another group of Christians like Catholics, Baptists, etc. And I used to think that Muhammad Ali and Moses were the same person, and that's why he was so popular.

Heidi
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I used to believe that the Holy Trinity was Dad, God and Santa Claus!

Cathy P.
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When I was small I visited some family member's grave in the cemetery with my grandma. At the entrance of the cemetery there was a cross. I asked my grandma, to whom does that cross belong, because I thought it's someone's grave. She answered that it belongs to Jesus. I was so proud that Jesus was buried in my hometown.

Annie
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I used to think that the paparazzi and the pope were the same thing. Whenever I heard that some actor/actress had the paparazzi hiding in their bushes, I used to think it was an old Catholic priest hiding and taking pictures! This confused me because he's so holy and I thought it wasn't very nice for such a holy man to be invading peoples privacy like that!

Toni
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Heaven was up and Hell was down- that's what they told me. So I often would get down on the floor, put my face into the carpet, and yell at the floor in my bedroom, "I hate you!" because I thought I'd show off to God how much I hated the Devil. I'm sure my Mom was traumatized that her six year old was so hateful!

Brandy
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when i was a little girl i thought God looked like my grandma and dressed like the statue of liberty.

Anon
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I used to believe that when they said the communion was the body of chirst that they literally had Jesus' body in the back and that they were serving it to people.

Anon
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The Adam and Eve story confused me a bit. I was pretty sure that if we all came from the same two people then we were inbred.

Lilly
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When I was maybe 7 or 8, I used to try and imagine how big God actually was. I would try and "logically" figure out his size based on the size of cities and states. Like his hand had to be as big as California.

Dawn
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I used to believe that God and Mother Nature were married.

Anon
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i used to believe that I could contact god by tying a letter to a helium balloon and letting it go in my backyard.

Anon
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I used to think that a Mormons were an alien race from a fifties sci-fi film.

Katherine
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When I was little, there's was a carved portrait of St. Martin de Porres on a particular wall in my room. I used to think that the guy in the carved portrait was actually what God looked like. So, to me, God was a black man wearing white robes. However, I had a kid's Bible of the white Jesus variety (to those who still don't know: Jesus was a Middle Eastern man, what with being a Palestinian Jew and all) so I thought Jesus and all other characters from the Bible were actually legitimately pink people with funny noses. Thus, the Holy Trinity: black God, pink Jesus, and a white dove for the Holy Spirit.

Anon
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I used to believe that God, Jesus and Santa were the same person. I was really happy when my parents told me that Santa didn't exist, because I thought I wouldn't have to go to church anymore.

Anon
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