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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

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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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    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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    alimawani alimawani 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 11, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm confused about my sexuality when it comes to love because I think I'm bi, I know for sure I like woman. It's the guys I'm not sure I'm attracted to. I have a bf of 6 years and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I am really confused about my gender Right i would like to start of by saying my sex is male but i don't feel at all like a male. I act like a normal male around my family as i...
    Ashlleigh Ashlleigh 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    At the beginning I would like to apologize for the long post I'm about to write, and for any mistakes (English isn't my first language you see) I'm going to make, writing this. I...
    Junderbalt Junderbalt 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am confused about my *sexual identity* actually but couldn't find that group..... Sometimes I find myself attracted to men - atleast, people over the Internet who claim to be men...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    As a little kid, I hated dresses and I always played with those Tonka trucks instead of barbie dolls. I would always play as a boy in games with friends, and when we played "Family...
    SamanthaJC SamanthaJC 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    In the last week I have been so confused about my gender. I mean, I like being feminine but I hate having a /girls body/. I gate having curves, a chest and a girly face. I mean. I...
    InfiniteHigh1 InfiniteHigh1 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Yeah...I have posted here a lot - probably more than I should... But, I'm confused about my relationship.^^^ She doesn't like me. I don't know if I like her. When she's here, I...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 8

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    I didn't know a better experience to post this under. I'm just super confused about my identity, and I feel like a lot of the time I wear different masks for different people? I...
    Caleb54 Caleb54 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I think that if you want to call urself a part of a religion, actually be a part of that religion. People always say they are christian but sin till the sun dies out. I never...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 3

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    It's simply who I am, but believe me when I say I'm not one of those people that shove their religion and beliefs down your throat. I have respect for everyone and their beliefs, I...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I think I may be bi. I find tons of girls super cute, and the thought of being in a relationship with a girl isn't weird. It's the same with guys. I've been around the lgbtq...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    recently my bf broke up with me. His reasons were that it seems that I love my friends more than him. That is so wrong and I keep trying to show him that I still want him. He says...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I dress like a guy and act like one but yet I'm a girl.... I'm confused... why do I act and dress like aboy... I like it... but confused
    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    Yes I am! I was always using my brain to make my progress through my life but lately I found out, that didn't work. Now that I allowed my heart to have a saying, it drove me nuts...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    There is this guy who is like my best friend but isn't at the same time. However, I am really not sure how I feel about him. Like half of me is saying yeah I like you a lot and you...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am confused over how I feel about a friend I once had not too long ago. She and I never met in person but We became very close we would talk over the phone ever night and we...
    Landstrom11 Landstrom11 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Almost a year ago,my crush rejected me. I accepted it and we continued being friends,now we progressed from friends to very good friends. I accepted the rejection,of course I was...
    ellen183 ellen183 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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