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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For the past year maybe, I've been learning more about my gender and sexuality and learning about those in general. I'm a confirmed pansexual, but I'm wary and confused about my...
    galaxyclockwork galaxyclockwork 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    Hello, I just want to have a piece of advise 'cause I'm really confused about my problem now. I'm a girl and I'm straight, I love boys, men but I've never had a boyfriend. I have a...
    ishi0000 ishi0000 18-21, F Jul 27

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    Ah, the age old question...at least in my case. My whole life I have struggled with this. I've been confused about my gender since I was little girl. Back then, I wanted to be...
    conflictedismymiddlename conflictedismymiddlename 16-17 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I used to be super confused about my sexual orientation. As a teen I feared I might be a lesbian. As a stronger supporter of the LGBT community I couldn't figure out why this...
    megmeg526 megmeg526 22-25, F a week ago

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    I am really confused about my studies, should I carry on , I dont know, I will have next semester soon but the thing is the fees, I dont know , It just too much and still two...
    rockfordseagull rockfordseagull 22-25, M Aug 4

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    well in the city i was born in and i live in and grew up in has many memories and there have been people i have hurt there... i still live there yes but i applied for a college...
    heeeeey heeeeey 16-17, F Aug 8

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    Not True. I was never Confused about my any Relationship. My Heart is Clean as Crystal. I could see through the other persons. My Soul as Pure as it could be as a humble Allah's...
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm so confused about my relationship ,or shall I say my past relationship..we have had our share of ups n downs ...like all couples..however here's where I'm lost at I have tried...
    crissyred33 crissyred33 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I am confused about where I am right now in my relationship , I know i gave it my all, but things have taken a sour turn and I know he loves me and I do love him, very much, the...
    OchreCurl OchreCurl 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im a girl who has feelings towards my bestfriend who is a girl too. Im inlove with her for a long time yet still not have gotten over it. We went different ways after I graduated...
    iFuckenLoveYou iFuckenLoveYou 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm a separated Mom of two kids..I have a boyfriend now, I'm a filipina and his Taiwanese.. he meet all my standards so I fall for him..only this one thing that still make me...
    mspokwang mspokwang 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I'm 21 and I "came out" (I don't know for sure what to classify myself as) a few days ago and have been feeling lost/depressed/alone/suicidal to a point, ever since. I was with my...
    sparkyj22 sparkyj22 18-21, F Aug 1

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    General information about my situation. I met this girl at a mutual friends birthday party. Her presence striked me because she was the only person in attendance I had not met...
    HalfGate HalfGate 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    Well again, I am inexperienced in love. I have been married before, but I don't think it was love. As for what qualities are the best in a man, another person put it nicely on here...
    stargirl84 stargirl84 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    it has been awhile since I have been on here but right now I really do feel like I need this site because I am so confused and keep praying about it but don't know the answers
    traci1212 traci1212 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    Hi guys:) I am definitely sure that you people out there will be able to assist me in the dilemma that I am currently experiencing!! So there is this guy he is really sweet we met...
    Qila02 Qila02 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Really haven't told anyone this so I really need some advice , long story short I think I am starting to like my best friend the problem is , is that she is a girl (obviously so am...
    mixedbreeddd mixedbreeddd 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Every time I think we're over, I realize I love him. Every time I think I love him, I realize we're over. "Confused" is an understatement.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    i have Heard my perents having sex and i thing that have done something with my sex life i am very confused even iam 35 and merried
    ag1111132 ag1111132 31-35, M Aug 3

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    I was born an XX. But, I don't know if that's me. I don't dress up. Period. I wear jeans and t-shirts on a daily basis. I play video games. I'd rather strap down my breasts than go...
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Aug 12

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    I wanna harm for no reason at all, I could be having and amazing day then suddenly I need to cut. Im so confused, why does this happen?
    MatchIntoWater MatchIntoWater 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am feeling confused with my emotions towards my boyfriend. I'm very tired, and don't feel like typing a ton tonight, so long story short- I don't trust him. We haven't been...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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