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I Am Profoundly Confused About Religion

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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 6 Responses Jul 21, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 30, 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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    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 1 Response 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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    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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    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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    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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    alimawani alimawani 41-45, M Feb 11, 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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 21, 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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    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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    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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    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...
    thatgirlnobodynotices thatgirlnobodynotices 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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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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    Related Experiences

    Hey guys! I'm not confused about my religion, but if anyone wants to talk, or needs a prayer request about religion let me know! I'm a Christian, southern baptist. Anything at all...
    ssuummeerr2 ssuummeerr2 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i'm in quite a complicated situation so i'll explain from the very beginning. i'll change the names because i want this to stay confidential. i am a girl currently aged 17, and...
    e197x e197x 16-17 Mar 23

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    I am so confused about my ex. We've been separated for just over a year. I left him but I don't regret that decision. He was an alcoholic and it got to the point that he was...
    FreedomtoFly FreedomtoFly 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Really confused about my gender and feel all alone. I was born a boy however I have always been called gay or a sissy since childhood. I wonder if any guys are attracted to a...
    FemGayBottom FemGayBottom 26-30, T Apr 3

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    I really like this guy, but there are so many reason that I need to get over him; firstly he's not the same religion as me & younger than me, the boy all the girls love, i try to...
    Beatit12 Beatit12 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I use to like older guys but I think EP is making me change that. Too many keep acting sexual and it gets annoying . I liked older guy because I thought they where mature. I liked...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Confused confused. I know this is not a good idea. But i even think on marrying someone for visa and to just get far away from my family as soon as I turn 18.
    zhaneylhuv zhaneylhuv 16-17, F Apr 2

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    So a guy I've liked for a long time now wants to kiss me, but he doesnt want to have any commitment. He just wants to kiss me, period. I've never had my first kiss, and he said he...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I usually am,I dont know that I feel like writing all the nitty gritty details etc but Im confused at the moment about a situation..maybe im afraid of being honest with myself...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Am I Settling Or Is It Love? My bf & I have been together for 1.5 years now. We live together. We have a cat together. We've talked future marriage & children. For practically...
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 11

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    It all started six years ago. This girl and I became friends when we're on our senior year in high school but before, we barely talk to each other and we're not even that close...
    myheartscore myheartscore 22-25 Mar 30

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    boy, this is defiently an experiment for me.. putting my bussiness out in the open for the world to see.. haha here goes nothin.. well i am married for litttle over 3 years...
    brebsky brebsky 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    It's really not a relationship yet. He's my best friend and I feel all the wonderful emotional connections that come with a serious relationship. But I don't feel the physical...
    Madii144 Madii144 18-21 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I don't know why but lately I have been getting angry at the smallest thing. I don't want to talk to my parents(I'm not mad at them I honestly just don't know why I don't want to...
    rcola rcola 16-17, M Mar 31

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    Soooooo confused............................ Well i know i am not straight. I have this friend who is a girl and i love her. But i had a few bfs that i loved too. And that is not...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F Apr 2

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    I have been attracted to girls since I hit puberty. I have only had sexual relations with a few girls and they were either drunk or barely curious so it made it very uncomfortable...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm married but feel so single. My husband always ignores me. I feel like I don't exist. I'm so tired and confused!
    writer4ever writer4ever 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I met this guy a while ago and we started texting and flirting. We even hung out once. I catched feelings and so did he (as he told me) I even asked his bestfriend if it was true...
    unthinkablesoul unthinkablesoul 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I recently got a job. Some job fest was organized in my college and I participated in it thinking that I will learn something new. But, I got selected and got this job. It pays me...
    Simple4me Simple4me 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I was so much in love with him..I took good care of him and make sure that he feels happy...but when i discovered that he was cheating on me..I broke up with him ..then he came...
    musungu musungu 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I was once confident and outgoing with girls. Not that I was a player, but I could easily maintain a conversation with them and flirt every now and then. When I reached my freshman...
    NoPseudonym NoPseudonym 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I'm feeling tired about my life not moving forward. I'm rarely satisfied (if ever) on how things are going for me. My professional career is just a switch-and-bait situation; my...
    MrC88 MrC88 22-25, M 14 hrs ago

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    So here goes... I love my partner very much and we have been together for a couple of years. We've gotten to know each other quite well and we share many interests, not to mention...
    captaintera captaintera 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    So the guy thy I was having sex with now ha a child a lil new born baby and with his baby momma ? And I still feel like he love me because I ha left him and moved on but !! I came...
    Revelyn Revelyn 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have known this guy named Marcus for about 3 years. About 6-7 months ago we started talking after he broke up with his ex of 6 years who is also my friend and who introduced us...
    AzaleaT AzaleaT 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I'm straight.. At least I think I am. I like boys all I've ever dated was boys, but I have fantasies about girls. Some of my friends are lesbian & sometimes when they touch me or...
    lianx19 lianx19 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I've liked him on and off for 2 and a half years now. Recently something has changed. It's like I don't care about anyone else! I want him and only him and i'm willing to do...
    YeahThatsGreatIgnoreMe YeahThatsGreatIgnoreMe 26-30, F Mar 25

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    Honestly, I'm so unsure about my gender. I've started to really think about it, and I'm not completely happy with it... I'm pretty much baffled. I've never really felt like a "boy...
    quietbones quietbones 16-17 2 Responses Mar 25

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