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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    A short while ago my boyfriend was sending dirty messages to one of his female 'friends'. It turns out it was him sending those messages and she was just brushing it off, not...
    RedPizza RedPizza 18-21, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My husband and I have been trying for a baby for a few years. He is a cancer survivor and our difficulties in conceiving are related to his previous treatments. We had gotten...
    perfectlyimperfect2 perfectlyimperfect2 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 25

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    as I read so many other stories I become more and more confused about how I feel inside about my gender. I am male by birth, but I don't feel entirely male. of course I don't feel...
    Freja14 Freja14 31-35, T 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I've been married for 11 years and have one child with my wife. Since the beginning of our marriage I saw red flags. She wouldn't let me hug her, hold her and even touch her...
    raso88 raso88 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 23

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    so one of my closest friends has just told me he's in love with me. thing is, I love him just as a friend, but I'm scared that after I friendzone him we'll lose our friendship, and...
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 24

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    I been very confused about my so called relationship. i am not happy because i feel like i am unloved and unappreciated. what makes matters worse is that i am afraid to open up my...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have decided to stop watching the news and stay away from media. Hearing about the three Muslims killed over religion by an atheist terrorist (not a parking dispute) is beyond...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I am currently in that stage where I have literally no idea what the hell is going on in my mind and heart. I'll try and make this pretty short. Just to say this is going to be...
    themuffintitan themuffintitan 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Just warning, this might get slightly long. So, I am a 13 year old girl. (Please don't judge me by my age). I have always been kind of "boyish" or however you want to call it. I...
    Wildheart919 Wildheart919 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    There is no easy way to explain the confusion I have right now. I've been very lucky to be able to "escape" to Hawaii for the week and get away from all the stress and things...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I wouldn't go as to call it a relationship. I don't know what I should call it. But I need urgent help. There is this girl that I love. We'll call her Cheese. I met her in my gym...
    shecancareless shecancareless 22-25, F Feb 8

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    Sexy time letdown! I would love to have a bit of perspective on something. I’m in a great, long term relationship with a good guy, and try hard to keep things fun. I trust him...
    Clumsycanadiangirl Clumsycanadiangirl 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 15

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    Sooo... I'm in a relationship right now and I guess I am very happy. He makes me smile, he cares about me, always protects me... However I don't know why, but I feel confused. It...
    maybereallyconfused maybereallyconfused 18-21, F Feb 15

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    Does anyone else have a person where you have lots in common, and you get along fantastically, and you can talk and talk and agree on most everything, but as soon as you two are...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F Feb 13

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    I'm really not sure about anything that has to do with my gender rn, I feel differently everyday, but then other days I feel like nothing gender wise at all. Genderfluid? Nonbinary...
    erin7300 erin7300 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    It doesn't matter what I'm doing, sitting in class, zoning out, or playing the piano. I sometimes just get confused as to why I am there in that moment and frankly what the point...
    Kgurl1177 Kgurl1177 16-17, F Feb 16

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    I just broke up with my boyfriend because I'm not over my ex. My ex has a girlfriend. But I don't feel like I did the right thing because I want to be with my boyfriend and like...
    brokengirl2394 brokengirl2394 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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