Both parents Southern Baptist and very religious in their old age. One sister is also, the other not as religious. None of my three children are religious. One nephew is openly atheist (he's here on A|N).
My mother was a methodist and drug us to church.
My dad was church of Christ..he got a wild hair and drug us to his church (which was WAY worse than the methodist) but that didn't last long. Except for that short time when he had the religion weirdness going on,he never went to church, or discussed it.
I suspect my mother mostly went to church for a social outlet.
My dad was raised in a not too religious family, he now goes to a non-denominational church twice a week. My mother was raised in a strict catholic household, she now refers to herself as "spiritual," not religious.
My dad was raised Catholic in your typical Catholic family (total of 9 children from a mother who was of German-Irish descent and a father of Polish descent), went to Catholic school until he hit high school. My mom was also raised Catholic because she's from The Philippines. At this point in their lives, my mom rarely (once or twice every couple years?) attends mass but my dad refuses to join her. He's used the word "agnostic" with me, but I think he really means nondenominational...? He tells me that one day I will realize God is there for me. My mom's more upset about me not believing than he is, but she tries to hide it.
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