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My unexpected gift

            â€œEach religion, by the help of more or less myth which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.” George Santayana. By age seven I had already been introduced to two of the most known religions in my home country. Religion in my family is considered the peace with our destiny. The only problem is that they haven’t been able to decide which religion they want to follow. In the few years I have lived, I have been introduced to over 5 religions. This assignment gave the chance to be introduced to what it seems the one for me.
             I decided to interact with Christians because it was the only religion that I hadn’t been introduced to. My parents introduced me to Catholic Church. My grandmother showed me what it was like to be a Jehovah Witness. My aunts decided I should learn and join their church of Mormons. My cousins and friends tried to get to my head with Jewish beliefs. None of these religions were what my heart thought was right. I never thought I was going to find the one religion for me, specially this way. .
             First, I had heard a lot of good comments about Mel Gibson’s movie. I thought it was going to be a good idea to go give it a try to see if it could help me understand religion a little bit more. I don’t think I changed a whole lot after I watched the movie, and maybe this is due to the fact that it was in my head that I was not going to fall for anything. The movie is very touching; it is about the last twelve hours of Jesus, our savior according to Catholic and Christians. My expectations of the movie were very low because I didn’t think that a movie could actually make you think about the way you live your life, or the way you think about religion like everybody I had talked to about the movie had said. But it proved me wrong; a movie like this can make you realize many things.

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