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I Am Agnostic

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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. And for a moment, I'm scared. I'll gasp. I'll cringe. I'll choke. My thoughts have halted on one particular thing that no one dares to...
    ImAlwaysSoTired ImAlwaysSoTired 13-15, F Dec 17, 2013

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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 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 Mar 13

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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 that some guy I can't see is sitting up in the sky judging everyone based on who-knows-what, as it is different in every...
    LOoley2 LOoley2 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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. I've seen too many contradictions, too much doubt, hatred, and deception through it. It doesn't make sense to me. My "religion" is...
    Poker4Life Poker4Life 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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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 sacrifice ourselves and to follow higher laws without questioning them. I thought I did rebel around 17y old, I stopped to go to church, I put god...
    dalessa dalessa 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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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 god and he is everywhere what is the point in going to a place of worship just to talk to him or her. If this all knowing...
    iggyboi06 iggyboi06 26-30, M Nov 27, 2013

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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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    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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    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 13 Responses Oct 24, 2007

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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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    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 declare what we suspect or what we think is probable, but all of that is ultimately a guess, an opinion. Agnosticism is...
    LoftyDreamer LoftyDreamer 22-25, M 7 Responses May 17, 2013

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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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    Not Preaching - Honest...

    I am widely read in many religious doctrines, have spoken in depth with people of many religions but never found a deity. I have found spirit and soul but nothing more. On the other hand I know there is something as yet unexplained... it is nothing I can have faith in because I...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 46-50, M Dec 2, 2013

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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 About Agnosticism I Am Free. :)
    agirlnamednancy agirlnamednancy 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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 not need a reason because that's how life is.
    blahblahlaine blahblahlaine 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 of two children under the age of 5.  I am married to my best friend, my husband of 7 years.  He works in construction, attends school...
    photogness photogness 31-35 8 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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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 relying on God and scripture and the other is thinking for yourself and others. I've also been very apathetic lately where I don't really care...
    apathyiswinning apathyiswinning 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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 2 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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 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 there was light, time, space and everything else. Correct me if I'm wrong, isn't that called MAGIC?!? Since when did scientists...
    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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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?
    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 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 16-17, M Feb 19

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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. This leaves me begging to know more about 'God' and less about religion. problem is, the more I talk to christians the less convinced...
    smooks smooks 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 12, 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 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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    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 Sunday despite the fact that I could not have been aware of what was happening. Such was my life, going to church every Sunday and...
    madhay madhay 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Childfree And No Religion- Double No No

    My parents have had little education and are very traditional and religious. They only talk of me fulfilling their life script- to try to make lots of money and get married. I don't care for either. I can't move out until I get married to someone from my ethnicity who is...
    Sarah198 Sarah198 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8, 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 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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    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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    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, I must assume it doesn't exist. Yes, there are lots of things in this world that I haven't physically seen, but there is evidence...
    JohnnyRockIt JohnnyRockIt 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 6

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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 as a foundation. I've been highly involved in all aspects of the church and have even been a pastor. I began to ask myself...
    Kindasorta Kindasorta 56-60, M 7 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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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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    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 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 push your religion on me. .-.
    foolishlylovingthee foolishlylovingthee 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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 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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    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 I refuse to devote my life to reaching them when they could not be real, and I could be helping people, animals, and our world in general...
    PersianPeasant PersianPeasant 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 7

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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 dumbfounded. I'm simply not interested in being bashed about how I am "making a huge mistake and Ill eventually realize I was wrong". I respect...
    PinkDolphins PinkDolphins 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am not sure who I am anymore. Agnostic seems the be the closest description for me, yet, I don't feel it is quite right. I have always not liked being in the gray area, and being...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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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 2 Responses Mar 25

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    No one can ever really know what is the truth. I believe we can eliminate certain things though. Of course, I don't think there's a higher power. Afterlife? Maybe. But my ideas...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    So I read a story today in which a girl claimed that she was an agnostic atheist, and that it's possible to be an agnostic christian, or agnostic catholic, etc. etc. Atheism is the...