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I Am An Agnostic

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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

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    B. One Who Is Skeptical About The Existence Of God But Does Not Profess True Atheism.

    Perhaps I hesitate only due to the fact that I am now fifty-three years old. I once believed so strongly and now all that makes sense is the big bang!. I feel a deep sense of loss and betrayal and at the same time regret. Regret that I lived all my life until now believing in a...
    irishlass7 irishlass7 51-55 May 19, 2012

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    I Am An Agnostic

    My story is probably pretty typical for those that have "lost" their faith.   Though I look at it in a different light, in that I finally had my eyes opened to the truth.   I was raised in a Christian home outside of Lowell, MI.   My father is the son of a Baptist preacher...
    drr9827 drr9827 31-35 2 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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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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    Finally, I Know Who I Am...kindof =)

    I went to a private Catholic school from K-8. It was my mothers wish, and after she died (suicide) when I was 5 yrs old, my father found the finances, no matter what, to send me to that kind of school. I knew early on something didn't feel right. Actually, everything about the...
    EverSearching EverSearching 36-40, F Apr 29, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm Open

    I'm open to all types of religion, your beliefs are your own, afterall.  But I've never understood organized religion.  Maybe it's because my parents never took me to church, but I've never, ever trusted a preacher or the members.  Hypocrit was the big word of my...
    KrisK KrisK 36-40, F Apr 25, 2008

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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 18-21, M Jul 31, 2013

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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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    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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    Lifelong Agnostic

    I was raised in a small, very conservative Michigan town to a large extended family of Christians, and from a very young age was pressured from every angle to become a Christian as well, but try as I might, I just couldn't force myself to believe. I wholeheartedly wanted myself...
    anjely999 anjely999 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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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 Cant' Say That There Is No God

    But at the same time, I see no proof that there is.  I was talking to someone at work one time and he could not believe that I didn't know if God existed or not.  I told him I don't see any proof that convinces me.  He said, do I see that tree, I said yes, he...
    Ray1962 Ray1962 46-50, M Dec 26, 2008

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    Holding On to My Own Values

    When I was a teen, I was so sure in my spiritual beliefs.  I "knew" what guided me, what guided others, and such.  But, of course, as I got older I questioned my beliefs.  I searched for years.  I compromised with my partner on his beliefs. ...
    Montanamiss Montanamiss 31-35, F Aug 26, 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 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 12, 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25, 2013

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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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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    Recent Change

    There was a time I used to believe in God. I used to believe there was an almighty being out there. But over the last few years, that belief has worn away. So many questions have come up. So many doubts. But I used to think God existed because I was told he was. Now that I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    Pretty Sure I Don't Believe

    I am an agnostic, I am not sure whether or not I believe. I was not brought up to believe in any religion, in accordance with this I have never been baptised.  My family have held the belief that a person should make their own mind up. I would never tell a person their God...
    eventually eventually 31-35, F 3 Responses May 12, 2009

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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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    Always Uncertain

    I was like many others who grew up in a suburban American culture, where my parents instilled their Christian faith on me. They had me attend church, Sunday school, vacation bible study in the summers, and youth group in high school as well as participate in profession of faith...
    Belinda Belinda 26-30, F Dec 1, 2012

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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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    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 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 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    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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    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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    The Capes Of Religion

    No offense to the christians, as we all have a right to what we believe. But really how dare the religious look down on the people who actually use their heads to honestly challenge the credibility of faith. What is having faith suppose to mean anyway? As I ask christians this...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    Strong Agnostic

    I am closeted (strong) agnostic, while at home. I was raised in the Lutheran church, and always took it for granted that there was a God. Church was not optional in my family, it was the one thing we all did together every week, no matter what else we had going on. When I was 10...
    Alleine Alleine 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2011

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    Please Help Me!!!

     I am in serious need of help.On September 18th 2009 i had a court date to fight for custody of my 4 year old daughter.It turned into a religious prosecution, i was judged by the fact that i have tattoos and the fact that i do not believe in God.My mothers religion was also...
    InNeedofSupport InNeedofSupport 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2009

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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 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Cotton Candy Anyone?

    I'm agnostic but I am not hard at all on discrediting religion or anything else for that matter for there are so many takes on any one given topic - hence the over 30,000 denominations in christianity alone. How can God be so absolute if we can pick and choose and make for us a...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M May 13, 2012

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    It Was Me!

    I have no trouble taking credit for and blame for the things that hapen in my life.  I understand that my life is the result of what I have manifested.  I will not lay blame or credit for my misfortunes or  good experiences on the shoulders of some invisible all...
    RighteousGirl RighteousGirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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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 3 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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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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    So Many Questions

    I bellieve it all started when I was about 13.  I went to a Catholic church service with my sister and started to ask the priest some questions.  Perhaps he didn't take me seriously but his generic answer to my questions seem to be "when you have faith you don't...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 21, 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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    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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    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...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I do not understand religion. I'm agnostic about my atheism. Yet I'm just as agnostic about my lack of a belief in Zeus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and celestial teapots...
    seitanist seitanist 22-25, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah I am, I'd like to point out what that means to me, No that doesn't mean I'm perfect, that doesn't mean I go around bashing the bible on people's heads So many people have...
    WolfNightV4X1 WolfNightV4X1 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    1. I like chocolate 2. I’m a bit psychic 3. I’ve never worn high heels, I’m more of a sneakers and flats girls 4. My favourite subject is English 5. I do home-based online...
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 26

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    Hello! I'm an agnostic atheist. I was raised in a Christian household. Very very very devout. I read the Bible, went to church, believed in it for a little while then I noticed...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 35 Responses Mar 28

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    I am basically just an agnostic. I guess I don't necessarily not believe in heaven but I don't think it's very likely to exist
    Rebecca12K Rebecca12K 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I am not what you would consider a "religious person" I do have a faith in something larger then all of us, commonly known as god. I also believe that with out teaching some kind...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T Apr 2

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    My sister inspired me to be an organ donor. She died at age 12 in a car accident. Mom and Dad chose to donate her lungs, kidneys, heart, eyes even. Recently, and for the first...
    LittleLilly7 LittleLilly7 31-35, F Apr 2

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    It's a scary thing to admit out loud. I imagine some bearded guy at a gate writing my name down, or crossing it out, in front of a gate and saying "well then, you don't get in...
    TomorrowIsNew TomorrowIsNew 41-45 2 Responses Apr 4

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