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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 130 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i am very confused about my relationship with my boyfriend. i know that i shouldn't post about men too much but this is bothering me. i been on this dating site called plenty of...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Hi, this is my very first post. I just would like to share what i have been going through for the last month or so. First, backstory: I met this girl 4 years ago. She was 15, i...
    roobs108 roobs108 22-25, M Jan 3

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    I had always assumed that I was straight. I went to church and listened to my preacher on the issue, like a "good boy", as my mother once put it. I had been taught sexuality was a...
    super563 super563 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Or lack of for that matter. (This is pretty long, I'll summarize at the end) You see, I think I may be asexual or something of a similar variant. I have never once felt sexual...
    NimbusNimpy NimbusNimpy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I just got into this new relationship.. And I don't know how to handle it.. He's the same age as me which is weird because I like older guys better.. He doesn't have a job.. He has...
    LovingTheNewMe LovingTheNewMe 16-17, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    Looking back at when I was younger, I remember kissing a few girls & it never felt wrong to me but I never had a crush on a girl. I remember this one time where this boy and I were...
    MJay087 MJay087 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 5 years and we have been very happy. he is my best friend and frankly the kindest person i have ever dated . I know he will...
    Evolution7 Evolution7 26-30 1 Response Jan 16

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    hi everyone. i'm a 22 years old cisgender female. first of all, i apologyze for my english. lately i've been questioning my gender a lot. When i was a child (actually until I was14...
    finnien finnien 22-25, T 1 Response Jan 6

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    I think i am about to hurt the sweetest man i've ever met, we been together for 8 months now and he is just great and on top of that he a great father to his daughter too ( he have...
    InTheJungle InTheJungle 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I like a boy in my class he didn't he hurted me to the core , he made everone to tease me. I am trying hard to forget him. after making me to cry for a month now again he started...
    ineedsome12bewithme ineedsome12bewithme 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    The break up with the girl I was dating made me realized how confused I am, and I really don't know what to do with my life. I'm in college, pretty close to graduating, but I'm not...
    clixt clixt 22-25, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I feel unhappy in my marriage. We've been together since age 18. Mostly happy until a few years ago things started coming to a head. I feel as though I fell out of love. Although...
    sally7 sally7 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Ever since middle school I felt like I wasn't just attracted to guys but girls as well. I also lack sexual desire unless I've developed close romantic relations with them. But on...
    KimmiNinja KimmiNinja 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    am not confused i love girlsss bcuz they eat me good
    sexyloveles sexyloveles 18-21, F Jan 5

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    So confused. Why does it have to be that way
    Dotcom2 Dotcom2 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    So I mean we broke up. A while ago. And I've been ok. He keeps on giving lot's of things and he let me keep the laptop and just a couple of days ago he gave me a gameboy advanced...
    mkmoore mkmoore 16-17, F Jan 11

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    So if you've read stuff on my profile then you know I've been through seriously bad stuff. My friend asked, have you ever just sat down and cried? No I have not. I have added...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Wow.. I thought I had overcome so many things. I feel like I'm falling apart again. Can I be sad? I mean I don't think I can put on a tough act for long. Sometimes I don't even...
    SleepyRose22 SleepyRose22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I'm a 14 year old teen, I'm in a long distance relationship with a girl who self-harms, is depressed ect. We've been together for 3 months and I helped her get through stuff. I...
    duckydomas duckydomas 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is pretty deep for a first time post but I really need a way to vent about how I'm feeling about my husband. We had a bit of a fall out last June. Our daughter was living with...
    mrsbittersworth mrsbittersworth 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Is my boyfriend allowed to ask me to stop talking to a friend. Well I used to consider him a friend. He was till I realized he made me feel so inadequate around him and I'm sick of...
    CatLory CatLory 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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