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When I first started school, one of my friends told me her family were Taoists. I asked her what that was and she said they believed that the Tao was all around us, all over us, and all inside us. For a little while after that, I used to take long baths to try to wash all the Tao off of me.
when i was small in primary school, in assemblies teachers used to talk about the holy bible. I used to think it had holes in, like a piece of holey cheese. I thought this for quite a long time until i actaully saw a bible. My family wern't religious, so i only saw an actual bible when i was about 8 years old
when I was smaller I used to believe that the people other than the ones in my family
lived in the church and boy was I surprised when my mum took me to some of their houses.
"Thanks be to God" in the liturgy, became "Thanks Peter God". Made sense.
I used to think that rosaries were like little radios so when you pray, your prayer would be picked up by
the steeple (which also has a cross) and then the prayer would be broadcasted
When my brother was in first grade, he was getting ready to attend his first CCD class. My mom wanted to make sure he knew some basics before he left so she asked him if he knew how to do the sign of the cross. He then put his two fingers up in a cross shape!!!
when i was little i used to think my pastor was some superholy like servant of God, which i guess they are in a way, a servant of God that is. but i though they were like all powerful like God, and lived at the church, and i was kinda scared of them until my family went to his house one time and i realized they're just normal people like the rest of us
At Catholic grade school in Chicago we used school time to prepare for our First Holy Communion. During this time, my best friend was sitting out on most of the activities, like confession, etc. When asked, she replied she was "Greek Orthodox". I knew she was Greek but had no idea a country could have their own religion. Why wasn't my family "Irish Orthodox"? Then a revelation...my family was actually Italian but didn't know it. We were "Roman Catholic" after all.
Actually - I had this belief up until I was 20...
You know those bumper stickers that say "My boss is a Jewish Carpenter"? Well, I could never figure out why there were so many carpenters in the world, but why it took so long to build things. I also couldn't figure out why they just didn't say, "I'm a carpenter". I also had thoughts of "Big deal! My boss is a sadistic workaholic!"
Boy I felt like an idiot when I figured it out!
In church, I used to believe that after the donations were made, the priest would go outside and hold the plate up, then a light would shine from the sky and beam it up from heaven. Then God would use the money to pay the angels for their services. I was afraid that if we didn't donate enough money, all the angels would go on strike and the Earth would spiral into chaos. I was an odd kid.
I used to believe until about the age of of 9 or so that the angels were actually singing in church. I was SO disappointed when I turned around one day and saw the choir! To tell the truth, I am still disappointed to this day!
when I was younger, I thought that only the good girls could become nones and I was always wondering what wrong did my mother in order not to be a none.....
I used to believe that there are angels anywhere. They were looking after the people and mentioning them wehre to go. The angels also smiled to the peole who were happy and they sit kalm together with the ones who were mourning. It made me very happy to know thatr they were there. And to be honest I did not lost this belive completely.
I used to believe that when in a mess, in church, not to follow correctly the orders of the priest in order to stand up, to sit, to kneel down..., that people followed carefully, was a serious sin.
I used to belive that bible's ate brains.
I was told that if your ever swore in church, as you walked out God would strike you with a bolt of lightning.
When I was young, I believed that God had written the Bible. I couldn't read at the time, so I thought that the Bible had the answer to every qestion in the world. Absolutely every one. Needless to say, I was horribly dissappointed when I learned how to read. It seemed to be entirely compromised of Somebody, who begat Someone Else, who begat Yet Another Someone....
There's a verse of scripture that says "Consider the lilies of the field. They sow not, neither do they spin". I always visualised these brightly colored daisy-like flowers spinning around like fans. I did not understand that verse at all...
When I was younger I always thought Holy Communion was chocolate buttons and that the priest wouldn't give it to the younger kids because he was so greedy. Even back then just before my Communion my brothers then informed me it was garlic bread. I was totally confused.
Having been a voracious reader since age 3, I was familiar with a variety of religious practices at an early age. But I didn't encounter Catholic-style Ash Wednesday until I was in 3rd or 4th grade. A girl in my (public school) classroom showed up with a dark spot on her forehead and a very nice dress on. I assumed that people were FINALLY being allowed to marry at a proper age in this country, and congratulated her on her wedding. She had no idea what the heck I was talking about. Then someone said it was because of Ash Wednesday, but could not explain it. I had to ask Mom about it when I got home to get the straight story. I had assumed that my very Catholic classmate was Hindu, and that she was now wearing a "tip" (the dot on the forehead) as she was now married!