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I Am Agnostic

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    Growing Up I Was Raised Catholic. Attending Catechism Classes And Church Every Sunday But Not Agreeing With Their Beliefs Made Me Feel Trapped. Now That I'm Older And Have Learned...
    agirlnamednancy agirlnamednancy 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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...
    applekai13 applekai13 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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    I absolutley hate it when people try snd push their religion on to me. Especially Christianity. I am a very Open minded person and listen to what you have to say, but please don't...
    foolishlylovingthee foolishlylovingthee 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I've been a christian all of my life. Until recently I haven't been reading the bible and not going to church as often. I dunno I feel like i'm on a balance beam. One side is...
    apathyiswinning apathyiswinning 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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...
    stingrey stingrey 41-45, M 19 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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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...
    Syzygy11 Syzygy11 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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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...
    AzaleaElise AzaleaElise 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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. ...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 32 Responses Sep 6, 2007

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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...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 28

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    I've been raised in a catholic family, I have been a good girl because of the fear of not being worth of god's love. I have been taught life is not joy nor fun, we have to...
    dalessa dalessa 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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...
    NoBullshit NoBullshit 41-45, M 6 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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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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    Yet I'm stuck going to a catholic school, where I get bullied
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 8, 2007

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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...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 6 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses May 8, 2009

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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...
    RoloWarrior RoloWarrior 18-21, M Feb 28

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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...
    jeanettedeN jeanettedeN 36-40 2 Responses Mar 20

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 31, 2009

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    Let'S Be Honest - You don't KNOW and I don't KNOW. To claim with certainty that there is something is arrogant and to claim with certainty there is nothing is arrogant. We can...
    LoftyDreamer LoftyDreamer 22-25, M 7 Responses May 17, 2013

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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...
    charlesrook charlesrook 18-21 3 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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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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    My first experience at church was when I was two days old. Obviously, I don't remember what occurred then, but even so, my mother insisted- and still insists- that I attend every...
    madhay madhay 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I get confused while thinking thoughts of life and death. Then I ponder for a while longer, Digging deeper into my curiosity no matter what consequences I may face. Then I pause...
    ImAlwaysSoTired ImAlwaysSoTired 13-15, F Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    SpilledSecrets SpilledSecrets 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    When I decline your invitation to church it isn't personal. Also when you question the fact that I don't attend church and I simply tell you "no particular reason", don't look so...
    PinkDolphins PinkDolphins 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    Because I believe I'm too small to fathom something as big as God when I don't even know what goes past molecules and our neighboring galaxies. I hope God and heaven are real, but...
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I Respect You Respect Me - I started to question religion theology when I was in high school after reading books I came to find that one has no need for religion. if you believe in...
    iggyboi06 iggyboi06 26-30, M Nov 27, 2013

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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...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M Mar 27

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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...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 20 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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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...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 3 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I am agnostic. I don't believe, nor do I disbelieve in any higher form or deity. Most people find this hard to fathom. I am a factual person. Until I see, feel, and hear something...
    JohnnyRockIt JohnnyRockIt 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 6

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    I Just Don'T Understand Religion - Honestly, a part of me wishes that I could follow some religion and be content with it. For many people, it does wonders, but I just can't do it...
    Poker4Life Poker4Life 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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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...
    DanaScottie DanaScottie 22-25 1 Response Mar 19

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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...
    ChasingNovelty ChasingNovelty 16-17, M Feb 19

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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...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    I have been a christian all my life and I believe a big part of me still is. however I have recently been asking a lot of questions about myself , religion and the world as a whole...
    smooks smooks 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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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...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M 11 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    A Lifetime Of Depression - Read my biography dont want to write a long story and make everyone depressed. Also very angry at injustices done to me.
    bleakraven bleakraven 36-40, M Oct 31, 2013

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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...
    Astrellen Astrellen 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 27

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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...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 15 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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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...
    wuliheron wuliheron 51-55 10 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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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...
    Xorias Xorias 19-21 2 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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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...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F Mar 13

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    I'm Not Sure Exactly How To Explain To People What It Means To Be Agnostic.. Any Ideas?
    agirlnamednancy agirlnamednancy 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Migrated To Atheism - Over the past six years I have done a lot of research in religious studies. Having been a christian for most of the time previous to my studies, I have that...
    Kindasorta Kindasorta 56-60, M 7 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Leaving The "fold" Of Christianity - My story is long & complicated, as I'm sure most are.  So, I will try to keep it brief, yet informative. I am a 31 year old SAHM...
    photogness photogness 31-35 8 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    I Want To Believe... - I just wish I knew for a fact whether there was or was not a god. I'm a person that needs evidence, needs proof. Therefore, it seems silly to me to believe...
    LOoley2 LOoley2 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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    I believe in humanity, and that we are our own being for only we have the power to change our lives and if we don't, I do not question anything as it's not within my power. I do...
    blahblahlaine blahblahlaine 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I believe in the Big Bang but when you ask "what caused it?" Most scientists say "nothing. It just happened!". So there was a Big Bang (prob more of a woosh noise) and suddenly...
    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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