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As a Filipino-American, I was raised and culturally identify with Catholicism. Having grown up in Arizona, Guam and the Philippines — Christianity was the religion I was surrounded by and became intimately familiar with. Though a non-believer from an early age, I was curious about other faith traditions. So I declared Religious Studies my major in college and went on to study Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and so forth.