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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

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    Jewish-Christian-Who Knows

    First let me start off by saying I do believe in God.  I was raised Jewish or somewhat Jewish, We really only went to the Temple on holidays (but to give my parents credit we lived in Germany and the closet temple was 2 hours away)and seemed like my parents really only spoke...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 20 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    One Will Be Taken The Other Left.

    This particular quote from revelations has got me thinking a lot as to it's meaning, I don't think it literally means there will be two men in a field where one will be taken and the other left behind, most would think of this as the apocalypse where those who have been saved are...
    TreeFingers TreeFingers 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    Hell Or Heaven

    Good morning,Last night I spent it reading about religions and weather if I will go to heaven or hell, So I was confused which religion is right ? and many question marks in my mind were swimming.It is not my first time to search for the reality of each religion I began searching...
    EWRLKN2434 EWRLKN2434 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Twisting Of The Word By False Ministers

    Ministers of Satan can transform themselves liken to an angle of light. Paul was a man that came against sin more than anyone in the bible. Ministers of Satan have twisted the word through the reading of the bible, especially Paul’s writing. They have twisted it so; they...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 8, 2010

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    Creating An Identity, And Losing Myself In The Process

    So I’m having a lot of unexplained anxiety, but when I think deep down I think there are a lot of explanations. I’m saying it’s unexplained because it’s not current anxiety, but I think there are just several things that are bothering me. I think this anxiety is actually...
    nicolembradley1 nicolembradley1 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 11, 2012

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    Wanderer in the Desert.

    If ever there were a time I could relate to the Hebrews.........it would be in this season of my life. All my life I was taught or rather preached to about the Christian faith, something didn't sit right with me. I couldn't figure it out and to this day I still don't know what it...
    Russiantsarina00 Russiantsarina00 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Prayer?

    If some you love is sick or hurt you are told to pray for them. If they do not get better your told it was gods will. So if god already has a predetermined plan what is the point of prayer? To me the only reason for religion is so the tyrants of the world can control the masses...
    Elaine3969 Elaine3969 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    Confusing Spiritual Journey

    I was raised Christian. In my early teens I got more involved in my faith. I went to church and bible study groups and i prayed. But when I started dating my boyfriend a couple years ago, I realized that the Chistian path was not at all right for me. To me, it is a fear based...
    herwatercolordreams herwatercolordreams 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2012

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    Please Help Me!!!

    Ok so I'd really like your help. I don't know what religion I am. My mother was raised as an episcapalian(don't know how to spell it). Ive been to church a couple of times when I was little but not on a regular basis. I do believe in god. I think that gay people should have the...
    LeftFingersCrossed123 LeftFingersCrossed123 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2011

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    alimawani alimawani 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 11, 2013

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    Casulty to My Depression

    I was once very observant and confident about my religion (orthodox Judaism).  For the first time in my life, I felt as if I belonged somewhere.  On sabbaths, I would stay with families in the community and eat meals with them.  I would go to synagogue.  We...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F 1 Response May 19, 2009

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    Just A Whirlwind Merry-go-round Life

    I was born and raised in a christian home, I got baptized against my better judgement at 16. Talk about transformation I tried to be "christian" but I got filled up with anger and hate. Fast forward to age 23, I have tried almost everything to seek out God I have read the bible I...
    Russiantsarina00 Russiantsarina00 22-25, F Sep 24, 2012

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    MY Story - Anybody Else Out There Like Me?

    Hi! Am Umundu (Well it is not my name actually but it will do for now). I was born in Mbale in the East of Uganda to two born-again Christians.Because of that I guess my parents are probably most peoples dream for parents - they have never fought in my midst , they ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 18, 2007

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    Am I Really An Atheist?

    I'm pretty sure I don't believe in God, but I don't have the same disdain for religion as I've seen in other atheists/agnostics. I actually find some religious teachings inspiring in a way and enjoy seeing others discover Christ or whatever. Is this because part of me still...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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    Religion In The View Of My Family...

    I was born and raised in a mildly religious muslim family. My father worked at a liquor store as well as at a computer engineering company and my mother was also an engineer. The ideaology of religion never really approached me or my siblings until i was at the age of about 9 or...
    SketchySkier SketchySkier 16-17 6 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    I Want To Believe In Something

    I was raised as a Christian, up through the point of confirmation when I was fourteen. My father's side of the family are all practicing, and relatively conservative (although not extreme) Catholics. However, I was raised by my mother in a pretty liberal Methodist church. I think...
    saltandvinegarchip saltandvinegarchip 18-21, F Jun 11, 2012

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    Faith? I'm Afraid I'm At The Shallow End Of The Gene Pool.

    I have been wondering about the concept of faith. Seems like many people have some of it, some more, some less. When I go around asking about it many people tell me they don’t believe in God, only in something supernatural, like energy, which keeps this **** running. It’s...
    Korovjev Korovjev 22-25 3 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    My Life Change Testimony

      M UST HAVE YOUR BIBLE TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE TESTIMONY.         I always wanted to get closer to God. I spent my resent years thinking of God and wanting to know God more, but I was still in sin. I was not out there doing drugs...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2009

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    Beware Of The Leaven Of The Phareese

    Leaven is a MENTAL AND MORAL CORRUPTION that infect others.In one passage he says( Luke 12:1 1In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware...
    savedbygrace savedbygrace 22-25, M Jan 21, 2012

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    The Golden Rule.

    One way or another all religions advocate this "as you would have others do unto you do ye also unto them". What makes it confusing is that it is easier to preach it than to practice it.
    will999 will999 61-65, M Jun 9, 2013

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    Don't Know What To Believe

    I grew up in foster homes and never attended church. i went through some bad things when i was a kid, and i used to pray for help, but i never got any results. i stopped believing in god after that. i'm living in a stable home now, and dont know what to believe. a good friend of...
    batgirl1573 batgirl1573 16-17 7 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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    Did God Save My Life Or...

    I am not a religious person, but I do have doubts sometimes. I wonder that if there was a God sending me a sign when I was supposed to die and didn't. This is a hard story for me to tell, I don't know why it is, I can tell you anything about me... but this is the hardest... When...
    justbelieve justbelieve 26-30, F 13 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Religiously Confused

    I always considered myself a good Muslim, I knew I wasn't very religious, but I still considered myself Muslim. I never really gave my religion much thought until this one day in religion class, where I live we take religion as a subject in school, I forget what we were talking...
    justtnevergrowup justtnevergrowup 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Indifferent->Muslim->Profoundly Confused

    I was brought up as a Muslim. I was pretty indifferent towards religion until I turned 17 that's when I started praying. After that I kind of was disgusted by organized religion. It always put me off. I am almost 21 now. I have read a lot on...
    ChiliCheeseFries ChiliCheeseFries 18-21 4 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    What Is It With Religion Already?

    I grew up in a very religious household nobody judged but it meant a lot to my Mom to have a relationship with God. As much as I believe in a higher power on my own choosing I still have doubts as to what I fully believe.  I don't follow scripture intently and I believe prayer...
    DrasticFantasticDiva DrasticFantasticDiva 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2011

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    Confused About Religion

    I was raised in a loving but semi strict SDA household and followed these teachings until I left home.  I found it hard to follow the teachings as I was busy working, travelling and socialising.  I've recently had my second child and the past few weeks have been...
    emrelgion emrelgion 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Kerfuffled

    I have been on a spiritual journey off and on for about 20 years. I grew up Southern Baptist, quickly realized it was way too conservative for me, branched out and started studying eastern religion. Became Wiccan for 6 years, then Agnostic, then Athiest for a short while, then...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 14, 2011

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    Anger

    (I have since gotten over my anger and fears and I have finally chosen to follow the path that is within my heart. I'll just leave this up because there might be someone else out there who feels confused or angry about religion and they might be able to relate. Thanks everyone...
    Metanoia Metanoia 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    It really upsets me! As a Christian, I don't thrust my beliefs in other peoples faces to avoid making people uncomfortable. I discuss it rationally when a situation arises. Yet it...
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    I'll be the first to admit that I mocked long distance relationships, I genuinely believed that they couldn't possibly exist and be real. Now I feel more confused than ever before...
    RebeccaLouise9541 RebeccaLouise9541 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    So, there's this guy in my class and it feels like I have a crush on him. I don't know what I like about him tho. He's funny. That's all. I don't know why my heart is choosing to...
    imsounknown imsounknown 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Long story short I am married and got caught texting another man... **** hit the fan since my H knows the guy and now life is upside down. I knew what I was doing was wrong but I...
    hbgirl24 hbgirl24 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I was with my boyfriend for four years, we broke up less than a month ago because he said he had feelings for someone else. About two weeks ago he came back to me saying he wants...
    Itslisa Itslisa 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 4

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    I recently started dating this guy who was persistent about having me around. He used to call me every morning and night. We both work so we see each other 2-3 times a wk. However...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    Not exactly confused but rather worried about him. I am proud to let the world know my boyfriend is a United States Marine but sometimes it feels like he doesn't let people know I...
    luisaacosta luisaacosta 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wanna harm for no reason at all, I could be having and amazing day then suddenly I need to cut. Im so confused, why does this happen?
    MatchIntoWater MatchIntoWater 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am feeling confused with my emotions towards my boyfriend. I'm very tired, and don't feel like typing a ton tonight, so long story short- I don't trust him. We haven't been...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I am so confused I love my Husband but I know he is toxic for me and he lies and sleeps with other people. I have proof of one person but not others. I feel it with all my being...
    mb1973 mb1973 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Ughhhh. SOS. Help me figure this one out. Got stories? Advice? Help out a confused 16 year-old girl. You'll earn good karma.
    IvyEstelle IvyEstelle 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I don't know what to do about loving and really hating my boyfriend at the same time. We are both very impulsive people who often rush into things but don't do anything half...
    UsuallyHappii UsuallyHappii 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am 21 years old while he's 28. I am single, he has a girlfriend. I think they were together for a long time and they already have a plan to marry this 2016. I know this because...
    august01 august01 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I've been in a relationship for about six months now. I honestly believe he doesn't care about me at all, though all of his friends swear otherwise. I really do like him but I feel...
    blueoracle blueoracle 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    One thing that is constantly on my mind right now is about my relationship. Straight to the point; We met a year ago, and it was the 3rd month of my foundation year. Honestly I had...
    bellatrixeslove bellatrixeslove 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Hey this is my first time writing any experience on here, but I guess I'm going to give it a try. I guess you can say everything started in sixth grade? Since this point in my life...
    ThisKidd ThisKidd 13-15, M Sep 4

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    I really need help and I don't know what to do with this relationship anymore. I have been with my boyfriend for more than a year now. He is in medical school and I'm working...
    TiffyQ723 TiffyQ723 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    I don't know where to start.... I have been with my boyfriend now for 2 years. We have problems, we aren't perfect....we fight and we have different interests. We use to talk about...
    Thetroubledperfectionist Thetroubledperfectionist 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been dating this guy for almost 4 years, I am 29 years old and gave my virginity to my boyfriend at 28 - as I wanted to give it to the person I'm going to spend the rest of my...
    charlenekleyn1 charlenekleyn1 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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