If someone was brought up in a controlled environment where information was filtered and they were given zero information about god, what would their belief/value system become?

Does god have a way of communicating with people or has he devolved the spiritual continuence on the parents of the child to bring said child up in said faith?

I wonder how many children who are brought up in faith A, sudenly denounce it and adopt faith B? The lack of wholescale movement to the 'one true god' suggests to me that god has no active involvement in which faith children are brought up in. This becomes an issue when we consider that children could burn in hell for eternity if they do not accept jesus. Why is god so devolved from the process?

Jesus could have a little chat with every child when they get to 5. He could introduce himself and explain about sin, redemtion and eternal life. Instead, he leaves this to mere mortals, many of whom dress up in sily costumes and insist that their congregation eat crackers and drink wine, not a child friendly activity.

The christian faith is dying. The Anglican church is mortally wounded by the inclusion of women and the pope is nothing more than a pimp. Does anyone still beileve in the salvation of jesus?

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Comment by Samantha J. on July 27, 2010 at 7:06am
Excellent point.

My mother put me into a public school, but had me take Sunday school classes to at least give me some type of foundation in religion. I was allowed to leave after I received my confirmation (XD) and that was only to appease my parents. For about three months I didn't care, I was still trying to figure out how I was going to achieve my career goal of choice at the time, when it was a FRIEND who invited me to her church. And prayed at lunch. And "witnessed" to me. And brought me into her youth group of craziness.

Without knowing what God is that little voice inside you is your conscience. Or yourself. But without an introduction a more likely story is that aliens created us. (Since you know nothing of deities in that environment. It goes to show people don't "come" to Jesus but are thrust into the arms of religion by a clergy.

Sadness.

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