Hey Everyone,

After just commenting on the 'Religion as Child Abuse' thread by Fredski, I wondered what your opinions were on how much control we have over choosing our own beliefs.  Obviously we're all products of our culture and upbringing, but I wonder what it is that makes some people have an 'Ah ha!' moment to change their belief. 

I was raised with no religion, other than at school, so I didn't really have a moment of realisation with religion, but I did start to dabble a bit with mystical energy in my younger days.  I soon dropped it though, when I realised it wasn't scientifically proven. 

What do you guys think?