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As a child I went to a prodestant church, but I used to tell people that I was a pedestrian.

Megan
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When I was younger and went to church the priest would always end with "peace be with you." Well I always thought he said "Please go away." I thought he was so rude, and hated the thought of going to church because of it.

Sam
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I used to believe, and very strongly and at a very young age, that only our particular Catholic Church parish of my German ancestors was the absolute only church which worshipped god in the right way. I was therefore appalled when my parents took me to another church in our smallish town when a German cousin was marrying a someone from the French/Irish Catholic parish. But then my eyes were opened and I came to realize that I had French ancestors too, so that was ok.... it was a few years later that things finally got straightened out with me concerning not only Catholics but all faiths.

Lynn
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I used to believe Nuns are a third gender, a cross between men and women:)

Anon
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i didnt used to realize that there were different religons. i just thought all churches were the same. i used to ask my mom why the heck we drove a half hour to church when there was one just down the street!

Audrey
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When I was four, our family had a young man from the church stay with us for a while. His name was Davy, and he used to make microwave popcorn for us.

One morning in Sunday School, our teacher was going over the creation story. "Who made the sky?" "God did!" "Who made the birds?" "God did!" Living in rural Kansas, she named things familiar to all of us. When she asked, "Who made the popcorn?" I shouted, "Davy does!"

Joe
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Of course our church had an organ. I thought the harder you pressed the keys, the louder it played. The easier you pressed the keys, the softer it played. To give it that warbling effect, I thought the organ player was wiggling his/her fingers on the keys.

Anon
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In my hometown, we had one Jewish temple. I was riding my bike around town one day when a dog started chasing me. I rode home as fast as I could and told my dad about it. He asked me where the dog was, and I told him it was by the Sherriff's station (which was over 2 miles away). I later learned that just because there's a big star on the front of a building doesn't make it a police station.

Josh
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I used to believe that Jehovah's Witnesses were 'Hovis Witnesses' who would force me to eat the hated Hovis brown bread.

Jan
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I remember hearing in church that we are all sinners and Jesus had to die to save us. I felt so bad and wracked my 7 yr old brain trying to remember what I had done that was so bad it killed Jesus.

Julianne
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when I was little my dad would drop my sister brother and I off at the church while he drove the van to pick people up. one morning we were just walking around the church and I saw this room where they kept all the offering money and I thought they were stealing from God

Michelle
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In church (we're Catholic) there's this part where the priest says, 'Lift up your heart' and we reply with, 'We lift them up to the Lord.' As I kid I'd always stand up on my toes and stick my chest out, trying to lift up my heart.

queeneve
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I went on a date once with a religious Jewish man. He told me that as a little boy, it never bothered him that he could eat only kosher food, and not, say, at McDonalds, because all the non-Jews who ate at McDonalds weren't allowed to eat kosher food. Fair is fair.

When he found out that HE was limited to kosher food and THEY could eat kosher AND non-kosher, he felt really cheated. (But he still keeps kosher.)

Sarah
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I went to a Catholic school as a kid and i usesd to think if you wernt catholic you were jewish

anyo
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I went to Catholic School as a child. I also knew that other kids in my neighborhood went to Public School. So, in my eyes there were 2 religions, Catholic and Public.

Andrea P.
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once i came home from church having learned about Thinking Before Lying. But i was convinced we had learned about Twinkies and Lions.

Mary
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i used to be scared of churches because i had dreams of being trapped in one, and i thought that people a part of the church would come out and take you away if you didint come every sunday.

Anon
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When I was little I thought that Catholic reffered to people who followed the Catholic faith, and Roman Catholic was a Catholic who dressed in historical clothing, such as armor, helmet, etc. I thought they drove chariots, like how an Amish person drives a buggy.

Rafaela
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When I was little to keep me from going to the bathroom during church sermons my grandmother told me the men who stood in the back had the job of spanking children who tried to go to the bathroom during the preaching. I didn't know they were just ushers and I believed this. One day I almost peed my dress. My grandma told me to go to the bathroom and I burst into tears. I didn't want a spanking! She had to drag me to the bathroom. Guess she realized telling me that wasn't the best thing to do...

Scared Of The Ushers
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Our grade 2 class did First Communion, and all the girls and boys walked down the aisle in church in pairs. I assumed that the boy I was partnered with was the one I was supposed to marry later on.

Anon
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