Well a few months back my mom 'MADE' me get baptized. When i told her no many many times. This got me pissed of for quite a while. I don't care for christianity much because of there beliefs. But for a while i've been reading up on Buddhism, and it's a religion i agree with. I have for a while because it's not about worshiping something since there is no 'god' in buddhism. But i can't do anything because if i did my mom would be pissed and disapointed. now i don't care if she is disapointed but i just don't want to hear here complain about it. Because i know she will.Heh i usually don't give a damn about religion. But buddhism isn't like any of the other ones. I agree with a lot of stuff about it. So what should i do?
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Well, many eastern religions have similar qualities to Buddhism so saying it's not like any other ones isn't quite true. It's definitely much different from most Western religion. It's approach is more about self-improvement and becoming a better person than scriptures and set in stone rules that exist in many other religions. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Christianity or others don't have moral standards, because they do and they're very stringent, but maybe that's the problem.The idea is to free yourself from wordly concern and desire. It's a very practical philosophy for more than just religion since people who aren't constantly after the next new source of "joy" are more satisfied with the way their life is in the present and are generally more happy over all.I wouldn't consider myself Buddhist or any other religion, but it would apply more closely to me than any other religion. That doesn't mean I can't be a spiritual person, I just don't adhere to any strict teachings.
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You don't have to tell your mother that you are want to practice another religion. If I was you I'd just do my own thing without letting her know, it will save you a lot of grief.
"Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it"
I have a good friend who's Buddhist. I suggest you read up on the religion some more and decide whether or not you are serious enough to convert and be a true practicing Buddhist. Also, make sure that you aren't converting just to rebel against your mom.
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my mom is a the same way. shes devout catholic and cant really accept any other religion. im agnostic and i know she would flip if i told her. so i never told her. its really simple. dont let her find out.