This is related to the previous post. I'm trying to explore the same idea, but with a different type of investigation. So here's the question:
If you had been born to parents with an entirely different creed (set of beliefs), what would your creed look like now? What would it look like 10 or 15 years down the road? How would it have looked when you were growing up?
The reason we need to ask this question at so many different points is clearly because people alter their creeds over time, and frequently those changes reflect periodic realities (i.e. during the time when someone is a teenager they're more likely to rebel against their parents, etc.).
So, for those of you who have embraced the same creed as your parents, would you also have done so if it was a different creed? For those who rejected that creed, would you also have done so if it was a different creed? For those who have done both over time, or are some combination of embracing/rejecting, would you look the same today? Would the beliefs you had instilled as a child control? Would your personal journey to whatever your current creed have looked the same or different?
And that's the question. Imagine your parents had a different creed. How would your creed be different today, and why?
Oh lordy, trouble so hard
Don't nobody know my troubles but God