So, I'll start this off with a little personal story and see what you think afterwards! My parents were both raised as catholics; dad went to a private catholic school for elementary & middle school, had church classes daily, and spent his whole Sunday at church with his family. My mom went to vacation bible school, sunday school, andher whole family went to church while she was in sunday school. When I was born my parents decided to let me choose my own religion and not force me to go to church with them. I explored catholicism, buddhism, unitarian universalism, church after church, found no place that was awesome, then gave up. My boyfriend's dad, I dont know what the hell happened to him, but he is the most devout methodist I know.His wife (boyfriends stepmom) doesn't have a job and volunteers EVERY DAY with her church. Volunteering is good, yeah, but holy shit. She should become a nun if she really cares that much hmy:. ANYWAYS, here's the thing. They shove their religion down my boyfriend's throat. The more they do it, the more and more he hates going to their church. They just recently signed him up for independent bible study with their pastor, starting thursday, and he has absolutely no say in it. Why do parents do this? Is is right that they force their children to join their religion at young ages and not let them look at other options on their own? Can it be considered brainwashing? I don't know. This seriously pisses me off beyond belief and it's not even me going to the place.