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I Am An Agnostic

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    Agnostic, To Me

    I do not trust a book that was put together by man. I don't follow the crowd because the majority says it's right. I will never think I belong in hell for questioning the truth. I won't pretend to know what is or isn't outside of reality. I will not tell anyone else that they...
    beyondmyskin beyondmyskin 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Something I Can Get Behind

    Well, I started thinking about this because of another EP user who I have to say is quite respectful and that is refreshing. Although I know we don't have the same belief it is nice to know that I can have a decent conversation about it without it turning really ugly. I have...
    Veryrandomgirl8 Veryrandomgirl8 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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    Raising Religious Children By Stacking The Deck

    When religious parents raise their kids, many participate in what I like to call "deck-stacking" when it comes to spirituality. They expose their kids to a single, very specific belief system right from the start, and watch happily as their child develops closed-minded beliefs...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    My Loosing God Experience

    most people who find god, find god from a traumatic experience. I seem to have lost god with my traumatic experience. I always was an agnostic, but something happened to me a couple months ago that really made me more of an agnostic...slanting towards atheism. I do think I can...
    Sandhya60 Sandhya60 46-50 2 Responses Sep 2, 2011

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    The Cross To Bear!

    It seems I had posted my story in the wrong place as I have christians trying to resave me like some week old leftovers.....Hopefully here I can actually find support. Here is my story: It has been about a year and a half now since I have de-converted from Christianity. I still...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M May 4, 2012

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    The Elephant In The Room

    Before I tell my story, I'll put things into context.... I am a 23 year old male who works in a small town in Indiana. People are very conservative around here, many are religious. There are also lots of conservative republican types around here. As for me, I don't identify with...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 3 Responses May 2, 2013

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    I consider myself as a very open minded

    agnostic. Though I have no definite proof of a deity, I believe that every single one exists in some way. To the people who worship deities, I believe that deity exists for them. For myself? I have no proof nor any experience with anything on that level to put my faith in one...
    Lostintheden Lostintheden 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2014

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    The Bible

    Even though I respect what others may think and believe, I don't want to base my life in a book or a creed. I actually read the Bible, and I agree that the best lesson it teaches is that you must love thy neighbor as thyself. You don't have to believe in anything to apply that...
    davidlopezd davidlopezd 22-25, M Jul 31, 2013

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    I Am An Open Agnostic

    I think I have labeled myself as an open agnostic. I was raised in a protestant family and those are my foundations but through the years I have been investigating on religions, it is one of my favourite topics, and after weighing the pros and cons from my point of view. I got...
    markros markros 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    Glossary Of Believer Vs Skeptic Definitions

    believer phrase on the left, translation on the right "Blind faith"- ignorance "Eternal life"- dying as a legend "Heaven"- outside earth or heavens "Worship"- brainwash "Tithes & offerings"- buying into a scam "Lord"- title of whoever happens to be in charge at the moment...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response Sep 30, 2013

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    The battle has been between traditional

    relgion versus atheists with the atheists losing by a mile. All this time, agnostics have been quietly sitting on the sideline. It is time for agnostics to play an active role in the battle of beliefs. We can change the world for the better if we band together. Any one with me?
    Ardler333 Ardler333 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2014

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    canuckrider canuckrider 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    I'm fourteen. A few years ago i began to doubt

    my family's religion (Christian) and researching other faiths. Even do now i'm still researching, i have reached a very agnostic belief. The problem is that i have told my parents and they don't support me. My father says that agnostic people are just lazy and don't care about...
    MelodyBrancasnow MelodyBrancasnow 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Agnostic Mother, ??? Daughter

    So, my daughter is very lonely at 11 years old. The other day I had a phone conversation with a woman who happened to use religion to help guide parents in how to talk to their children. A couple of times I almost hung up on her. I've been agnostic for half my life and don't see...
    beyondmyskin beyondmyskin 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    Why "Do you believe in God?

    " is a Stupid Question I've heard people discuss this topic before, but I just thought I'd share my own experience here. The following scenario has been one of my biggest fears since I first began identifying myself as Agnostic: I'm surrounded by a group of close...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    Private Conflict

    Growing up in a religious community was difficult. My friends & their family members always spoke of how they could "feel the presence of The Spirit" in their lives. It's not that I didn't want to feel it, I just didn't. As people around me began using "the spirit" to make life...
    Robert1964 Robert1964 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    Sometimes It Makes Me Jealous But

    Sometimes I hear people talking about how they are praying for strength or guidance, and they have strong relationship with god that gets them through their troubles and I i feel kind of jealous. I used to believe in god, or at least I tried to or said I did. I think deep down I...
    starzzy31 starzzy31 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    I dont believe in anything,

    but Im open to a possibility that there maybe a god/s But if theres god/s, well fvck me :( I hope if god/s exists i hope they have empathy.
    wereuniverse wereuniverse 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 17

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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 1 Response Mar 25, 2014

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    Sharing My Story Again

    As some of you may recall I just shared my story a few days ago. But after unknown problems concerning log-in, my account was deleted by support and here I am, starting all over.I have been agnostic for a year now. I made the decision in July 2010, after I debated for 4 months as...
    rebelyell94 rebelyell94 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    How I Left Belief Behind

    I was raised going to church now and then as an Episcopal. In middle school I gravitated towards some more charismatic christian friends and began going to church with them. Then bam in high school I was "saved". I tried earnestly to follow Chrisitanity and beleive with my...
    jdaneal jdaneal 31-35 1 Response Oct 15, 2011

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    What I Know...and What I Don't Know....

    I don't know for certain if there is or isn't a god. I don't know how the Universe or mankind or anything really actually came to be. But I do know that we did not come from a ball of clay called "Adam". I do know that virgins do not have babies. I do know that science has shown...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    Per recommendation from a few mentors,

    I'm going to check out a Unitarian Universal church in my community next week. Just to be clear, a UU church is not like "church" in the traditional sense. These communities are typically made up of people from various backgrounds (both religious and non-religous), and are open...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 4, 2014

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    Being a skeptic during the holiday

    season… This time of year can be stressful for any atheist, agnostic, skeptic, etc. As a young agnostic living in the midwest, I certainly feel a lot of pressure when this season rolls around. While I consider myself to be relatively happy/secure in many of my beliefs, I can...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    "An agnostic is a person

    who believes that the existence of a greater power, such as a god, cannot be proven or disproved; therefore an agnostic wallows in the complexity of the existence of higher beings." The realization of knowing that “we cannot know everything” is the backbone of the agnostic...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Agnostic theist: I don't know

    if there is a god, but I believe in him. Agnostic atheist: I don't know if there is a god, therefore I don't believe in him. Idiot: I'm agnostic. I don't believe in God, but I'm not an atheist.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 4

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    Breaking Free

    I have considered myself to be an agnostic for well over a year now.  But last night I let my choice become public.  This evening I am relieved.... at the time I was terrified - so many of my friends and family have either chosen to ignore my views or cut me out of...
    AgnosticLady AgnosticLady 26-30 4 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    Spiritual Relapse And Progress

    Sometimes I relapse; I fall back into that closed-minded prison I was raised in as a kid. I grew up feeling that way- I was never free to think, feel, or act as I please. I was never a particularly rebellious child either. But I did always have lots of questions about the world...
    freethinker21 freethinker21 22-25, M Jun 24, 2013

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    Usually when I say this people just say I'm

    "the people that drink dr pepper on South Park." ._. BUTT YA IM AGNOSTIC! In other words I have no idea if god is real or not. I mean, ya there's scientific evidence to diss god... At the very least the creation of man and stuff. xP butt I think that certain religious beliefs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 4, 2014

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    Free

    I am now free. Free to make my own rules, based truly upon my own internal compass of right/wrong--on how I want to be treated and want to treat others. I love people very much--I try hard to tell and show these folks often what they mean to me and I adore helping others. It...
    Justcate Justcate 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    However, when I was tripping on shrooms I saw

    my own interpretation of heaven, and it was beautiful. I can say I'm a very open minded person now.
    BlackxCat BlackxCat 18-21, F Jun 24

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    The One In My Family

    Everyone in my family has their own faith to which they believe. I grew up Catholic and so was taught to be one. However, I was always questioning things even as I a child. I would ask why aren't dinosaurs mentioned in creationism and other things. It took many years for me to...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Aug 7, 2013

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    Closet Agnostic

    I was raised in a methodist church and even continued going after my parents stopped going to church when I was 13. I was always so sure that even when I didn't know what I believed I knew I believed in god. I thought I knew what was right and what was wrong without question...
    jordanbm2007 jordanbm2007 18-21 2 Responses Jan 19, 2011

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    I live in the Bible belt.

    My grandfather is a pastor and so is my husbands. Our families are very religious. I never worried about religion or what happens after I die til I had my children. I don't want to force my children into a religion because of fear like I was. My husband agrees and he is now...
    beekey0227 beekey0227 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30

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    I have been thinking about God lately.

    I was an ordained minister who switched from being Christian to the New Age Movement. Why? I got loads of static and persecution from fellow Christians, plus I became disenchanted with the Bible. I soon found things were much the same in the New Age camp. So eventually I...
    harridan harridan 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2014

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    I just don't know what to believe.

    I've been raised to believe in God, but when I just set my mind to it, I don't see how it is possible for him to exist. I cannot disprove his existence, but really want to be able to believe in him as well. Just the idea gives me good faith until I realize that he may not even...
    ShadyBrotha ShadyBrotha 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    I'M Agnostic In A Catholic Family.

    I'm 15 and I don't know one way or another whether a god exists or doesn't. My family is strongly Roman Catholic. I have various disagreements with the Church as a whole and the specific church I'm still forced to go to. I'm trying to convince my parents that its pointless for me...
    Master04465 Master04465 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Aug 11, 2014

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    Bi-Spiritual Orientation

    Up until my early teens, my beliefs were that of a child, which is not surprising being that I was indeed a child at that time. Regardless, God existed because everyone I loved and looked up to said "he" did, and thus would take care of me no matter what happened. As I...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    The Other Side'S Mantra

    "Pray for me." Their mantra--over and over and over again. Really?! Family, friends--you all know I am agnostic, but when you have your balls in a vice, or if in the absence of balls--you are stressed beyond belief, that is what you say to me? Repeatedly??? I respect you all...
    Justcate Justcate 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    If there is a biblical god,

    he is a wimp, an a-hole or someone no one could possibly understand. Be that as it may, he doesn't deserve the respect I could give him or just doesn't care. And as long as that's true, the only reason for me to possibly go to church is admiring the architecture and reading the...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M Feb 24

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    If I can name a thing I despise on the thought

    or concept of god, it is the alibism... "I don't understand this, well it's got to be a divine element/intervention." George Carlin once said: "God is the last frontier of a man with no answers." and I think he couldn't be correct more. This phenomenon makes people idle if not...
    KimKarlsson KimKarlsson 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes it all just feels like a lie really, like all of these beliefs just hide an even bigger truth. I'm tired of being agnostic, I wanna believe in something but it's hard
    Dollyx10 Dollyx10 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Scientific proof of "god" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQVm8RokoBA&sns=em Interesting video, hope you enjoy.
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I liked this picture, very true.
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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