So in my last disscussion 'Evils' of AD&D, we touched on some issues that I am curious about ('and now for something completely different').
Has playing D&D (PnP or computer) had some influence as to your REAL LIFE religious curiosity. I won't specifically include any religion within the poll (and that includes atheism and agnosticism as they are certainly legitimate choices as well) as the choice does not really matter, the influence, (or not) is what does. This could also include influencing one NOT to have an interest in religion as well.
In my own instance, it is hard to say if one choice had an influence on another, but in general I think that over time interests and experiences build upon themselves to shape what we prefer.
Having some age on the forum gives me the chance to say I investigated, joined in, followed, and studied quite a few religions, both Left Hand and Right Hand paths.
I know that D&D led me to interests in college, minoring in medieval history. That in turn got me to exploring the catholic church as my studies into medieval church and state and love of rituals led there.
After a while that led to becoming a non practicing catholic and then on to Left hand paths and alternate new age (some white hand stuff there). It also led to a general returning or leaving to something previously followed. Eastern religions got a fair shake as well.
Nothing quite had the Umph like fantasy divine stuff( wouldn't THAT be something). Is that it?
Everything pretty much left me sitting right in the middle now, taking a little of this and a little of that and making my own combination of beliefs.
Still, sitting in the middle still leaves something to be desired, something that nothing explored yet to date has quite supplied. Maybe it will come to me, the internet has certainly given the keys (if not made it more difficult at the same time)
I only ask that everyone be respectful here as I believe all religions have something beneficial to offer (fingers crossed-we always have the OVERLORDS (admins).Remember, it is not about WHAT you believe or think is right, but were you INFLUENCED
My first poll so take it easy, hehheh
Poll is anonymous due to the sensitive nature.