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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I don't know what to do with what I know about some things and I'm confused about it what to do when you don't know what to do about them see my problem is why do people have to be...
    jillloves16 jillloves16 16-17 Oct 13

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    Ok so here is the thing she is my best best friend and she is easy to talk to i mean conversations follows simply , she is goofy and a little wired kinda like me , she got bullied...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 20

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    I had a situation today with a person and I am confused about my feelings. This person happened to be my father. He has never thought I did anything right. He constantly fault...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm really confused about my relationship with Internet! Sometimes it works and sometimes, it does'nt!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 3 Responses Oct 12

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    he was a student where i work as a barista. he befriended my colleague on facebook so he could add me. i did. then we started dating..it was july 2013,he wants us to become...
    sheiszahra sheiszahra 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    This is the story of my life, from my earliest childhood memories to the age of majority (18). Today is October 2. 2014. I am a Norwegian male, so my English is not perfect. I'm...
    Dakris Dakris 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    So a few days ago my adopted father was snooping on my facebook, because he found out I was in a "relationship" with a 22 year old. So he was snooping on my Facebook cuz apparently...
    KATarinatillinghast KATarinatillinghast 16-17, F Oct 2

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    I'd like to start off by saying I met my boyfriend 6 years ago before he had any kids, him and I were just friends at the time. In that time he was seeing someone although he...
    SeniaV SeniaV 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    following up on my last post from yesterday, there are a few things I did leave out to get to the point of the history of my relationship and how I am feeling. Saturday night...
    SeniaV SeniaV 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I've been talking to this guy for about 2 weeks and in the heat of the moment he asked if we could start dating. After all was said and done I could tell he was unsure about what...
    LostBoy9236 LostBoy9236 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I have a boyfriend. Before I had a boyfriend, there were two guys interested in me. One guy A was very similar to me and experienced very similar things like I have. He lives in my...
    TwinklingFay TwinklingFay 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I have known him for about 4 months, but I had just recently gotten out of a 3-year relationship when we met. My ex was a great guy, but we both had some issues that we really...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F Oct 15

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    I've been with the same girl since I was sixteen (twenty now) - she's awesome, and she's absolutely my best friend... but I've been struggling with same-sex attraction and I don't...
    catachresis catachresis 18-21, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    For a long time I didn't mind being female, it never bothered me, nothing really did. Yet, after a few years happily nestled in the tumblr community and having quite a few non...
    ZakariHarish ZakariHarish 18-21 3 Responses Oct 18

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    Okay so it happened the other day I was laying with my boyfriend and all of a sudden all of my feelings for him just went away and I got this weird pain in my heart.. Like you know...
    Inspiredbydepression Inspiredbydepression 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 21

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    So lets make a long story short. I met this guy through a friend when I was 17 years old. We started off as friends then it slowly became more. We started to hang out a lot, but...
    lex13 lex13 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    i had been in a relationship for 2 years where i was cheated and played on. now i am in a new relationship but i am confused if he is sincere, he wants me to open up to him, tell...
    sheiszahra sheiszahra 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    I guess its just all been a blur. From the very beginning it was pretty much all arguments. Yet here we are after 1 1/2 years. There have been great times, then there have been...
    SiriusJT SiriusJT 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    anthony and i have been dating for a year and a half. we get along mostly but a few things that bothered me about him now make me want space more than ever. in fact, it makes me...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My parents have been strict about my life since I was born, but recently they have decided to be more lenient about my future so that I could be "happy". The problem is, I don't...
    CSophMBelv CSophMBelv 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    So me and my ex recently became friends. And I feel much better now. It's just I sometimes can't stop thinking about us as a couple. It's strange and heartbreaking not dating him...
    mayks3 mayks3 13-15, F Oct 3

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    hello im 15 and so is my boyfriend. we have been together for a year already. we are both happy to be together but we have one major issue. my mother won't let me see him and i'm...
    jessica7006524 jessica7006524 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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