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I Am Struggling With Religion

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    A Bisexual Catholic

    In a way, I contradict myself, but I know there are other people who contradict themselves more than me. Just recently, I heard in the news that there is a new archbishop in an archdiocese and he supports Prop 8, "gay marriage should be illegal." And so many people are hating him...
    YamiNoSukai YamiNoSukai 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2012

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    Different Religion

    i'm having a bible study to satisfy my curiosity. I attended different chuches and got some beliefs from them. I'm also asking some questions here in EP for those I can't answer.   and now, I'm totally confuse.. it's like having various beliefs from different...
    dazzlingeyes dazzlingeyes 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2010

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    Thoughts

    listening to mustard seed by kidneythieves, a band i highly enjoy. i find this song highly relevant to my thoughts on religion right now.    I would include the Youtube link on here if I could, but I don't know how properly.  i remember posting a comment on a song meanings...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F Jun 15, 2012

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    My Religion

    I'm currently a sophomore in college and I'm majoring in English with a minor in philosophy, possibly a minor in ASL, and a minor in religious studies. Due to my minor, I get to study many religions and their beliefs. I grew up a Christian. I was a Christian for 15 years until...
    SoulFeast SoulFeast 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 19, 2012

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    I'm Lost & Need Spiritual Guidance

    I'm trying to live in Christ. I turned my life over to him last year. I was in foster care almost all of my life & was FORCED against my will, by the foster mom, to be a member of this cult that makes it seem as if Christianity is of the devil, & they hate Jesus. They believe...
    otad12 otad12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2013

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    Lost

    I was raised southern Baptist, fir and brimstone. After the death of my father I feel empty, unsure turned away from it all and have been leading a very crazy lifestyle now . I mean heck I do things on here I used to think were terrible. Exhibitionism, voyuerism , sex and drugs...
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Modern Day Miracles

    "You performed miraculous sign and wonders in Egypt and have continued them to this day, both in Israel and among all mankind, and have gained the renown that is still yours." Jeremiah 32:20   There are many miracles that are written of in the bible. events so amazing and...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 3, 2012

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    I Just Don't Know

    My dad is a pastor. So I've been raised in a super Christian environment. I yearn for those long ago days, when I was happy.I can barely remember them now, but there are some things I can remember. I can remember childish delight and a firm belief in Christianity.But now. I do...
    eris39 eris39 16-17, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    A Letter To The Church

    "So do not become proud, but stand in awe." Romans 11:20 Jesus Christ was never afraid to speak the truth but he always spoke it in love: he was the quintisential role model of firmness that was tempered at all times with a never ending desire for the end result to be one of...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2012

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    Religion Is Suffocating Me

    The older I get, the more stifling I find religion. I was raised in the church (United Methodist), but drifted away during my teenage and college years. I came back to faith in my mid-twenties when I met the woman who was to become my wife. For the next decade I was on fire...
    EducationFreak EducationFreak 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Why Christianize?

    I was brought up an atheist but never was one. I have studied and taught Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam at university. I have lived with a spirit guide for 27 years. In the last 7 I have recognised him as Jesus Christ. But very little I see in...
    prasantananda prasantananda 41-45 3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    Confused...

    I've been raised a muslim since I was young. I deeply respect the religion and have no problems with it whatsoever. I just don't feel as though religion is for me sometimes. The older I get, and the more I think about it, I question more and more whether there is a God or not...
    kiaamour kiaamour 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2012

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    Fear?

    I was raised Catholic. I attended a Catholic school from Kindergarten until sixth grade. Although, my family classifies themselves as Catholic none of them are practicing. I'm not even sure if we say a prayer before Thanksgiving dinner, kind of not practicing. Growing up I've...
    lovexmetal lovexmetal 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    It Bothers Me

    For years its been a continuous source of worry. At some point I need to sort out my religious beliefs, I need to 'make a stand' one way or another. I dont mean classify myself into a particular religious category but just figure out what my beliefs are. My mother has very firm...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2008

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    Thoughts

    I had always been raised in a Christian household. I used to believe in it so strongly; I used to try to convert people. And now, I don't know. My Christian lifestyle certainly has degraded for the past several years. But it had never been quite strong in the first place. There...
    GenineFilS GenineFilS 18-21, F 4 Responses May 20, 2012

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    I Am Losing Faith.. Things Are Just Going Wrong ,, I Pray Things Will Turn Around But Nothing

    I Remember it starting ,, with my early childhood,we lived so happy and free.. There Wasnt A Care I Had In The World, My Mom And Dad Tried Very Hard To Support Us ... And Put Food On The Table.. My Dad Was Always A Man That Was Difficult To Please .. Nomatter how hard you...
    kjhoward kjhoward 41-45 4 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Just Confused

    I have no idea what to believe. I think I believe in God, but I'm not sure. Sometimes I say "no way" and some days I think "maybe He exists". I definitely consider myself Agnostic. Hopefully talking to different clergy members will help, but I have a feeling it may just confuse...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787 70+, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2011

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    Your Last Day On Earth

    "We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon." -Unknown   It is very easy to get caught up in the drama of our everyday lives and everyday problems and forget what is really important. I keep thinking about all the "stuff" we hold onto that is...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 6, 2012

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    I Dont Know Which Path To Chose..

    after a very tough year and some help from some very religious friends i feel like they have led me to christianity - i feel so comforted by God and the words from the biblebut then when i wear my cross necklace or defend religion my friends and even my family (except my mum...
    Borlasian95 Borlasian95 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    I Need Some Serious Help

    I was raised Christian- Baptist. I'm actually 11 at the time. I don't want a "You're only 11. You've been brainwashed. Your parents need to take you to church." I'm 11, yes, but that doesn't mean I can't think for myself.  I think I've been to church about 30 times in my...
    RachelUndecided RachelUndecided 18-21 2 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Dont Really Have A Religion, But Still Struggling

    God needs to sort out his followers. People get something from the bible or the qur'an or any other religious book and they twist it around to suit them. I hate people who think there so ******* religious and then go and do stuff that there not meant to do. My dad considers...
    ForeverOnABoat ForeverOnABoat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2011

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    Where Is God?

    All the good that I see done for people is done by people.  Same with the bad.  Nature will come along with a catastrophy and people will step up and help each other out.  People will also take advantage of others, stealing raping, killing, etc.  How many...
    Raving12 Raving12 41-45, F 15 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    Consequences

    "Obey God and leave the consequences to Him." -Charles StanleySometimes we get very caught up in trying to forecast what will happen in our life and are consumed with thoughts like, "If I do this then this might happen," or, "Well what happens if I do this instead?" We drive...
    girl4god girl4god 36-40, F Mar 5, 2012

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    I Hope This May Help Some.

     Awakening to Unconditional Love   Wake up my people. Let your light shine. Be hope when there is none. Be Love when you feel none. Be a beacon of light in the coming darkness. Let my light shine. I love you. Feel your true nature within you. Let it shine for everyone...
    soulfireRW soulfireRW 31-35 6 Responses May 27, 2008

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    Confusion Or Just Plain Lost..

    I have been raised Catholic since I was little. My grandparents took me in as an infant and I had to live in a strict-Catholic household. I went to a public school then transferred to a private elementary and went to a private high school..I am just soo confused now about the...
    xpetiteetoilex xpetiteetoilex 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2012

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    I'M Not Lost But I See Where I'M Going.

    I am Asian and was born a Christian in the US, my parents raised me well and treat me well but after learning about the ways of Heaven in the Bible and the ridicule of people in this world, I slowly stopped having the desire to go to the Heavens anymore. I don't want to go to a...
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    Don't Have One Actually..

    but I don't know.. on the one hand I don't believe in stuff like hell and heaven, but on the other hand I suddenly find myself talking to dead people. Hmm.. weird I know
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 12, 2007

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    coliver222 coliver222 46-50, F Aug 8

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    Here I am again complaining about being gay. Here I am again feeling like absolute ****. Here I am again wanting to die and end it all. Why do I like my own gender? Why do I find...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 5

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    The only reason religion still exists is because people are indoctrinated and don't question things they were told as children .Actual physical or sexual abuse carry scars over...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    Religious crap gets rammed down the throats of millions of innocent kids the world over, from all religions. It is the worst kind of mental child abuse and many of them turn into...
    uknudy uknudy 66-70, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I've had life changing surgeries, and have been out of the workforce for many years. I've been physically ill growing up. One should think that all of those experiences should make...
    hopefulcarebear hopefulcarebear 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I hate emotions, they are complicated and i never know how to handle them. hell i dont even know what to call teh feeling most of the time. I know i am feeling, just dont know what...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Aug 6

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    Here's my story... Read it or not. I don't care. I'm gay but I'm also Christian and well that mixes as well as water mixes with oil. Especially when you have hard core Christian...
    kp4w kp4w 18-21, M 7 Responses Aug 9

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    Being gay is not fun to me. I'm Muslim and I'm proud thank god but being gay has caused me nothing but troubles and misery. I wish I had a boyfriend but at the same time I hate the...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Sometimes I wish I wasn't gay. There's nothing wrong with being gay but it's just hard I've recently been coming out of the closet but I haven't to my parents kus they don't...
    Vaughn37 Vaughn37 18-21, M Aug 16

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    I found out that I was gay in the middle of my teen years and feel comfortable with it, but it's been hard being myself because I haven't come out to my dad yet or my family...
    jamie1292 jamie1292 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    This stepmother thing never gets easier. I appreciate that there is a place for me to vent without someone invalidating my feelings. I have been a childless stepmom for 12 years...
    ellieedge ellieedge 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    So lately I have been working a lot on forgiveness. Forgivingthe person involved, fending off resentment, and most importantly, forgiving myself. Even though I feel like I have...
    justkeepswimming89 justkeepswimming89 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Homosexuals are EVIL! no offense but think of all the evil things we do! God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve! Repent before it's too late! I NEVER liked the gay life style...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 3

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    People always ask me.. "Why did you choose to be gay?" I would always reply "I didn't choose to be gay, if I could, why would I choose all this taunting and teasing?"
    austintsnelson austintsnelson 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 4

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    My head is a mess. I think I can't do this anymore, but then I think well I have to. By this, I mean life. I've felt this way before, a long time ago, but that came in surges...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Need to find new inspiration as my creativity is noticeably waning. I have been too structured as of late, and I need to rediscover my impulsive side.
    BarefootBliss BarefootBliss 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    There is a children's summer camp I volunteered at for a week to put down as a reference for a school program. It was one of those fundamentalist Christian ones. They have kids...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 12 Responses Aug 7

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    I Am An Atheist This is a warning if you get involved in this group you might be kicked out because they will think you are a spammer, so a lot of them will go to your page and...
    nonatheisrgroupie nonatheisrgroupie 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I followed Christianity myself, I never used to mind those little religious booklets Christians gave out to everyone and their mama but now I find them somewhat bothersome and...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    We just simply assumed it would be a beach leisure/activities with our son in addition to a life time opportunity to check out this very little natural beauty in advance of...
    Alvera964pn Alvera964pn 31-35, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Shout out to my curvy sisters! You are gorgeous! there's a reason the classic artists paint women with extra curves. A shout out to those struggling with weight, whether it's...
    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm struggling with anxiety constantly. Going to work, social occasions, any new at all. My fear goes into overdrive and makes me physically ill. I don't know what to do.
    DarkStrongandsilent DarkStrongandsilent 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I am 26 and have been with my man for 2 years. We live together but he is still married. I love him with all my heart we are honestly the perfect fit. We work in the same...
    water4elephants water4elephants 26-30, F 3 Responses