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I Am Agnostic

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    Religion's good and all

    but I feel that it's only a guideline to live life. I'm surrounded by Christians and I've heard some really touching stories from people who've found God and changed their lives for the better. I'm happy for them. (: For my case, I just cannot fathom the thought of "oh..use me...
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    From Christian to Agnostic

    For the past few years I've been contemplating God. I've always read the bible and tried to understand but the more I look at the world, the more I come to believe that it isn't just man who evolves, but God as well. I do not know if he exists, but I cannot say he doesn't either...
    Xorias Xorias 19-21 2 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    Oh How Naive I Was As A Child

    I was raised Christian (not sure which denomination). In fact, my entire family is Christian except for one cousin. He is atheist. I was also homeschooled, so my only influence for any of my opinions were my parents. In fact, they still get mad at me and my sister if we disagree...
    charlesrook charlesrook 18-21 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Agnostic

    Because there's apparently a rumour going around that I'm some sort of religious nut, it's high time I posted something here. I'm an agnostic who's considering converting to atheism. It's hard to disprove the existence of God, since God is a concept with no measurable attributes...
    cyberkitty cyberkitty 18-21 4 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I love that South Park episode with the

    agnostic family. It goes: "In this house you will only drink agnostic beverages: Dr. Pepper and Diet Dr. Pepper. Because what flavor is it? It is neither Root Beer nor Cola. Nobody is sure what flavor it is and nobody can be sure." ~South Park Hilarious! Incidentally, Dr...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I'm agnostic because i feel

    that there is no way that i can prove or disprove that god exists. Plus every one has different perspectives any way so why argue any direction. I feel that we should just say i don't know and live life till we die to figure it out
    Imadesk Imadesk 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Back To The Drawing Board

    I was agnostic my whole life pretty much with intermittent bouts of Christianity and a heap of love for Catholicism for a few years. It was a true love for me. Now I have fallen out of love with my religion and even the idea of a creator. I can't commit to the possibility of...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    I was tortured by religion.

    I was taught to believe that anything I said and did was wrong and there was only one path I was allowed to take. When I was young it drove me crazy. I would pray for hours and hours begging for forgiveness for sins I couldn't even pinpoint myself. I was constantly criticizing...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F 4 Responses May 29

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    I wish I believed in the Bible stories I learned

    as a kid, because I would be at peace with more things in my life if I did. I think the Bible is simply a book of made up stories or morals written to keep us all in line. I attended a Baptist church until I was twelve. My parents made sure I got a strong, moral foundation our...
    quidproquonaif quidproquonaif 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Religion: the Opitate of the Masses.

    Religion, organized religion, has nothing to do with God. It is a form of control. At its core, there is no difference between the Nazi cult, and fundamental Christianity, or Islam, or any other mass religion out there. Sure, the teachings and objectives of these religions...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 15 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    The opposite of religion is atheism,

    but the opposite of religious arrogance, is agnosticism. Agnosticism is coming to terms with the imminent fact, that one still doesn't actually know the true origins of the universe and life. It does not concern itself with the perpetual rantings of monotheism, led on by the...
    EthanFisher EthanFisher 16-17 4 Responses Aug 16

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    It has taken a while to actually identify this

    way. I've been trying for a long time to hold onto faith, but I think I just need to be honest. I've been a Christian since I was 13, the formative years, I'll never be able to get some of the negative things out of my mind, fear and anxiety of damnation, an all-seeing judging...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 28

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    Ignorant Agnostic

    As even a preschooler I didn't buy into the whole God thing. To me it was patently obvious some people were foam at the mouth insane over what to me seemed a fairy tale, while others had their doubts and mixed feelings about religion and God. I saw almost nothing attractive about...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 6 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    This may help people understand

    why some people feel this way about a particular subject: God. ...Now that I have already lost a handful of readers, let's continue with one of the points I am trying to make: too many of us are so unwilling to listen to other people's opinions yet, at the same time, want...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I was raised Christian.

    I always struggled with belief in the unseen though. And that's why I became agnostic about a year and a half ago. The church didn't hurt me. Rather, it became uncomfortable listening to ppl talk about how great god is and I never felt the Holy Spirit or the other things they...
    misskp misskp 22-25, F Jun 18

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    Random thought: Funny how every time a rapper

    dies people draw them with wings because they go to heaven. Seems like everyone gets in. I mean this people brag about the crimes they commit. Society is messed up. I wonder if they will draw me wings too and say in in heaven you know being Agnostic and all. People don't even...
    peoplesHere peoplesHere 26-30, F 1 Response May 22

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    I need help. My parents

    and my whole family are catholic. We've all grown up that way. I just don't know if that's completely where my heart is. I want to be Christian, and I want to believe in God I just don't see any logic behind it. I'm not completely atheist, I'm agnostic in my opinion, but I don't...
    Swagaliciousk Swagaliciousk 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I am the only one in my large family

    that does not believe in god. It took some of them a long time to accept it and stop trying to win me over. My mom occasionally still makes comments about turning to god for help with my depression and I find that to be rather irritating.
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Is an agnostic a failed atheist,

    or a religious person who can't take a leap of faith? I've never been able to commit fully to either side of the debate. I certainly don't believe everything in any religious book is 100% truth. So I'm leaning towards atheism, but I can't dismiss the idea that a divine...
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 31

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    I'm not sure if a higher power exists

    or not, regardless of how people across the globe refer to it. Part of me thinks it does, because there has to be a reason how we came into existence. Part of me wonders if spirituality, religion, and science are little bits and pieces of a complex origin. I don't want to limit...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I Am Agnostic, Not Atheist And Not Confused!

    It seems being agnostic is the one and only theological stance that people still widely assume is a fair target. Telling people you are agnostic is often like painting a bull's eye on yourself. Evangelical New Atheists consider religion the root of all evil and insist that either...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 10 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    I'm agnostic. I believe

    that there is a higher power, I just don't know who or what that is.
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jun 18

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    Tired Of Being Called An Athiest.

    I am not an Athiest. I think being Athiest is just as unfounded as being religious. I am Agnostic. I acknowledge that there could be a God(dess) or several. But I admit there's no real way of knowing for sure. Who are we to decide that there is a god, or that there isn't one...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    I did not grow up thinking

    that a god exists There was no need I was too busy watching the flowers bloom, Studying ant movements, Absorbing the sun's wealth of light into my skin, Feeling gritty sand under my feet. I did not grow up thinking that I was a sinner There was no need I played, I studied, I...
    Kajette Kajette 22-25 Jun 1

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    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Some conversations I have with religious

    folks/Christians go like this in the beginning: Person: "So what Are you then?" Me: "Mostly Agnostic..." Person: "That's just another way of saying Atheist." Some conversations between two religious folks/Christians go like this: Person 1: "I believe in our Lord and Savior...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 4 Responses May 20

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    Although I'm not from a religious family,

    I was sent to a school in my childhood where religion was a key factor. Pray every morning, pray during assemblies, songs about Jesus, all of that etc. I was even sent to Sunday school, and looking back now, I don't know why as neither of my parents are religious. However...
    xSundip xSundip 18-21, M Aug 17

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    I love religion in a cultural sense.

    I am a scientist and therefore like to think on logical terms, but I do question if there really is a god or not. Anything is possible right? I wish I could only find proof. And if one god exists, why not all of them together? I don't like to completely shut out the idea cause I...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    And Proud to Say It

    i used to say i was an aethiest aswell, until i found out wat the word actually ment, and that there was another word (agnostic) that explained how i felt much better. i think that 100% being against religen is jst as moronic as being 100% for religen.  i believe in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 8, 2007

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    I hadn't thought of this

    before until today but maybe I should try it?: For the children I gave birth to out of wedlock ~~ For the times I lived with a male without being married ~~ For the times I lost my job or quit ~~ For the time I stopped attending high school and couldn't attend college anymore...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 2 Responses May 19

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    The greatest best-seller of all time.

    It has captivated and entranced, repulsed and exasperated billions. The most profound fairy-tale, an endless scroll of allegories, and deepest metaphors ripe off its pages.....the Bible. Best book ever. I would honestly read it as a curious devoured of texts, more out of a...
    MalumGreal MalumGreal 18-21 2 Responses a week ago

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    Problems With Religion

    I used to say I was atheist.  How easy it is to say that you do not believe in anything, that you are free from religion and all of its splendor.  You have nothing to fear, nothing to have to worship.  You had nothing, in a very literal sense.  So then I began...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 32 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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    Ignorant Wisdom: The Heart Of Agnosticism

    Socrates said, "True wisdom is knowing you don't know" to which I would add accepting our ignorance is how we really come to know anything. If nothing else we can always be certain of our uncertainty and, therefore, our ignorance. It is the source of whatever humility, creativity...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    While I had been a skeptic almost my entire

    life, I really didn't take the time to "figure out" my spirituality until I was about 20. I started reading about all major world religions; Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. I carefully compared beliefs systems and thought about how they overlapped and...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M Mar 27

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    I respect everyone's values

    and beliefs. I hope you can respect mine. Lets be adults about this.
    13tides31 13tides31 18-21, M Feb 23

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    Not Positive And Proud Of It.

    I've never really defined myself in any religion before, but my beliefs fall closely enough to Agnosticism I think to share in this group. Personally, I don't really have any will to define myself to a certain religion. I have studied alot of different religions, and to me...
    applekai13 applekai13 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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    Something Is Missing In My Life But...

    Something is missing in my life but… What evidence are religions really based on? I would like to believe in something, but on what basis am I to choose? Since none of the competing religions can provide evidence that convinces me of their veracity, my...
    stingrey stingrey 41-45, M 19 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Why I Am Agnostic

    Ultimately I am just a tiny organism on a tiny planet in a typical galaxy in what may be one of an infinite number of universes within the multiverse. My perception of this universe is shockingly limited and confined to one tiny little sphere so it is impossible for me to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    I didn't realize till recently

    that the word for what I am is Agnostic. My whole family are Christians except my husband and I. My sister one time said I don't believe in anything and that's not totally true. I know what I have seen, heard or felt is true and what I cannot prove is something I just don't give...
    Kellroy Kellroy 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am confused as how to identify myself,

    when you say you're agnostic people identify that with atheism. I don't, completely align with atheism, I really don't like it in general at all! They say their way is the right way and that is that, final!
    jeanettedeN jeanettedeN 36-40 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Secular Humanist

    I believe in people.. I believe we have the power to make change, so I don't expect anyone to save the world or each other but ourselves. Is that so bad?
    Flutter Flutter 21-25, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2007

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    I Don't Care

    The title says it all... I really don't care. No, seriously, I really don't. I went to a catholic school when I was younger, and I can't ever pretend that this was a bad experience that traumatized me. It was actually mostly a very positive influence on my life. But it had...
    NoBullshit NoBullshit 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    I've been around religion (specifically

    Christianity) almost my whole life. None of my family is religious but I've had multiple friends with Christian families, and I went to Boys' Brigade as a kid. I think about things logically, but I'm very open-minded and philosophical at the same time. I truly believe in the...
    RoloWarrior RoloWarrior 18-21, M Feb 28

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    I'll be honest, I was raised very Catholic; but,

    it was like torture. I say that because at CCD they used to lock is in dark rooms and scream at us about how we were horrible people and were going to go to hell if we didn't change our ways... Now, I was always very well-behaved as a child despite the abuse and all I was...
    RoseWithManyThorns RoseWithManyThorns 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28

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    I don't know anything,

    the more knowledge I gain, the less I know. And I probably won't know anything till the day I die. I haven't yet found nor am I searching for a purpose in life. It feels like absolute freedom when everything is possible. Yet it makes me sad, but why?
    Scottie1914 Scottie1914 22-25 1 Response Mar 19

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    Political Reasons

    I am agnostic not only for personal reasons but also for political reasons.  Looking at this world around me and seeing how much bigotry, hate, violence and injustice occurs because of such strong conviction in religious faith makes me realize that who are we kidding to say...
    reidalie reidalie 16-18, F 14 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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    Chased From The Church

    My abuser was an official at my family church when I was a child. For about seven years he had inappropriate sexual contact with me, even managing to come on a couple of four week family holidays. He was a man of deep faith and had a very strong connection with his god. His...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 11 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    "I Am The Wisest Man Alive Because I Know One Thing, And That Is That I Know Nothing." - Socrates

    ...I don't doubt the possibility of a significantly more advanced being or beings being responsible for our existence, but when I consider the vastness of the universe, what could potentially be out there, and what little we actually know about it on this spec of a planet among...
    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    I was born into the Catholic faith,

    I grew up afraid of doing anything wrong because God would punish me, well, his punishment came at the age of six because I became a victim of sexual abuse by family members and family "friends" I could never understand why God did not love me and what I had done wrong to...
    2xnomore 2xnomore 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    This Might Be Controversial.

    I am agnostic, another way of putting it would be on the fence I suppose.  Is there a God? The most honest answer I can give to that question is I don't care. There I said it, I don't care. At this point it wouldn't matter anyway. There are those that would deny his...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses May 8, 2009

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    I believe there is some higher power

    but i dont really know what to call it ya know?
    NicoleAnn96 NicoleAnn96 18-21, F May 9

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    I belive in god but don't think of god

    as a person looking down on us. God to me is whats responsible for us being here. Chemical reactions, Big Bang, aliens, etc or maybe a guy don't know. But I have died before and I was in open space could not feel anything around me and it was darker then a crap. Then I told god...
    crookedjay crookedjay 26-30, M May 17

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    True Wisdom Is Knowing You Don't Know

    It was Socrates who said, "True wisdom is knowing you don't know." My awareness of my ignorance is the source of whatever humility, creativity, and free will I might possess. Ironically, without it I would be lost and the more ignorant I know myself to be the wiser I become. I...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 20 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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