We have all heard these terms throughout our lives.
Chances are we all have differing ideas on the meanings of these, and.
they all affect us in different ways. Since the beginning of time, people.
have been fighting for their beliefs and their religion. The many.
opinions of Americans, and the opportunity to express them, leads to a.
wide array of lifestyles, rituals, and beliefs. Nowadays, "religion”.
means many different things to Americans. This illustrates the freedom.
that Americans possess and the way that it shapes their differing.
opinions on the past, present, future, and the definitions of wrong and.
Religion affects us in the earliest years of our lives. Though.
children may not acquire knowledge of religion from their own.
viewpoints, they adopt religion based on their parents' beliefs and.
practices. For example, many children can start off their lives by being.
baptized or christened to a certain religion. This is the first step of the.
parents' influence on a child's religion. This sets the children off on a.
path that the parents have laid out for them. Another instance of.
parents affecting the childrens' religion is whether or not they go to.
church and what church they attend. Whatever the parents believe will.
carry on to their children at a young age because they trust their.
parents with their own well-being and trust them to show them right.
and wrong while they are too young to see it for themselves. If a.
child's family practices a certain religion, then that is what the child will.
know and will not wonder about the validity of it. If some children.
never celebrate Christmas, then the children will not know that there.
are any other options. The children will be used to that and will not feel.
as if they are missing out on something, at least not at a young age.
This is partly because they do not have much knowledge of the world.
outside their household but also because of the trust they have for.
their parents, that their parents will do the right things.