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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I always thought that religion is supposed to being people together. So far, al I saw is religions dividing people. Even people of the same religion but different branches are...
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    At least I think I am. I'm almost confused about being confused... I don't know if you can even call this a normal relationship but it sure makes a big impact on me and that counts...
    emilyymariee emilyymariee 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I've never been so confused about my feelings. I started seeing this guy about 2 months ago & he is the most genuine person I've ever met. I've never had someone care for me so...
    LeeC91 LeeC91 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27

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      Can a marriage truely be repaired after one party has cheated? Has anyone been through or going through this now a? My husband and I have been married for 6 years, we have...
    sammieejai123 sammieejai123 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 6

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    I'm not confused about whether I'm in a relationship, I am, but I'm confused about where things will go. In 2 months he'll be moving out of the country, going abroad to study with...
    LastBusHome LastBusHome 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm so confused about my gender and have been for a long time. I started putting my mom's stuff around 4 or 5, I battle the desire to dress all the time . Then growing up I liked...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Jul 11

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    I'm 16, a senior in my high school. I'm gay. And I have feelings for my straight friend but sometimes I am ignoring her. Because maybe i love her. Sometimes I hate her. After a few...
    RionWolf RionWolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm am so very confused about my gender. I was born in a male body. Grew up male, but started to crossdress at a young age 5ish, I'm now married 21 years to kids, I love my wife...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I'm new here. I'm sorta confused about my gender. Sometimes I can just be me but other times, my gender matters because the bathrooms and locker rooms are segregated and when I...
    thunderstruck14 thunderstruck14 18-21 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I'm quite confused about my gender. I was born female but some days I feel like being a girl and sone days I feel like being a boy (to the point of wearing wigs and talking in a...
    Areiaado Areiaado 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I remember in high school I fell so hard for boy who messed with my head. We had some kind of connection for two years. No we didn't date but I know what we did have was special...
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    You know something, this is gonna sound really like "seriously get over yourself and shut up" type of thing and like "get over it you're young!" etc etc but I don't really right...
    ThatAwkwardOne ThatAwkwardOne 13-15, M Jul 7

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    First I'm confused about this guy I like. He says he likes some other girl, but he's always flirting with me. Like yesterday we were playing spoons with a couple of my friends and...
    alexiaking13 alexiaking13 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I'm so confused and I wanna scream because I swear yesterday I was second guessing our relationship and now I don't second guess it at all but now I'm second guessing not second...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Background: I am married, we just celebrated our two-year wedding anniversary last week (have been together for almost 7 years though, and living together almost all of that time...
    peachy127 peachy127 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    This is sort of getting out of hand. I can't control it any longer. It seems that my efforts to appear as normal and okay as can be are... failing. Never in my entire life have I...
    minecrafter4343 minecrafter4343 13-15, T a week ago

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    Suppose I said the following; what would you think? I’m wondering if I really like this guy more than I’ve let myself realize. I know he’s really into me. But I’ve been...
    patjemison patjemison 46-50 1 Response Jun 26

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    my bf loves me like crazy and i have known him since 7 to 8 years i dont even remember. i was just a flirt and 15 and he grew serious. he loves me a lot and puts up with me and my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I have been with my boyfriend on and off for about 7 years now. I just moved to the state he lives in for the second time in our 7 yr span and things just aren't getting better. We...
    elleon88 elleon88 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I was born a female. Sometimes I feel like a girl, other times like a boy. But I mostly feel like a guy. I like to dress in clothes that hides my gender, I feel uncomfortable...
    faithandfree faithandfree 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am a 17 year old guy, i am gay but nobody knows about it. I have a really close friend, he is the best friend i have ever had in my life. We have a awesome friendship, we tell...
    ConfusedOT ConfusedOT 18-21, M 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I am a Girl biologically and I have always liked wearing dresses and painting my nails and doing my makeup. but recently when I do those thing it feels like I'm faking it feels...
    confusedLGBTteen confusedLGBTteen 13-15 4 Responses Jul 14

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