How religion has affected me.

Well first off I will say that I don’t believe in a religion. But religion has affected my life in many ways. We celebrate christmas every year. We don’t judge people by their beliefs and their religion. My father is/was a Lutheran. In Japan it is commonplace to burn a body of a lost one and to keep the bones in a box. I have participated in this ceremony once at age 11 for my great grandmother. I did not enjoy it as I considered it as desecrating the corpse but I had to do it because I respected my great grandmother. It wasn’t good, When it happened me and most people in the room were crying. I saw the bones get laid out onto a table and I cried more. Although it is a disturbing memory in my head it gave me an idea about japanese beliefs and religion. I went to a christian school in Singapore (S.I.S) and was forcefully made to believe in christianity at the school. (At least on the premises anyway) We read a chapter of the bible everyday and other various christian activities and practices. This experience has taught me many interesting things.