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12. Not Going to Church
Chris has been going to church every Sunday
he was four years old. His parents were
religious and wanted Chris to follow in their
. His dad was a pastor, and his mom
a choir leader. Chris always felt like he
in the middle. He didn't particularly love or
Chris learned about other religions in his
class. He learned about Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and
. After learning about other religions, Chris wanted to
to Buddhism. He felt like he could relate
it better. One Sunday, he told his parents
was not going to church. They were shocked
angry. They told him that if he did
go to church, they would take away all
from him. Chris was okay with that. He
his parents his cell phone, video game console,
When his parents came back from church,
wanted to have a long conversation with Chris.
told them why he didn't want to go
church anymore. He explained what Buddhism was, and
he wanted to convert. His parents tried to
him that Christianity was better. It was useless.
made his decision.