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I Am Struggling With Religion

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    My sister told me about this website so I figured I'd give it a try since I cant sleep. I'm a soon to be 20 year old girl working as a cashier making minimum wage. I have been...
    AmberIrina AmberIrina 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    i dont know what to say i guess im numb and messed aup im so overweight i dont know how to live myself im am tired of life everyone is living life i feel like a freak i dont know...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Sep 2

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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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    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 4 Responses 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 2 Responses 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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    I hate this battle with bulimia. It's making it harder to recover. I just wanna be better :(
    KyleeNichole94 KyleeNichole94 18-21, F Sep 6

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    A night at Muhammad's Aisha lifted the Niqab over her head and shoulders. "Ah Aisha sweetling. I wondered which wife I was getting tonight. " His voice lowered playfully, " you...
    faerylight faerylight 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 Aug 26

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    I'm gay, friends and family know, I have a boyfriend, we live together, we're happy BUT I still find it hard when it comes to things like conversations in work. I always omit...
    rb1987 rb1987 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    So I'm not actually gay (I'm pan but whatever) but I'm scared to actually come out to my family. I mean, it's easier to tell friends or tell people online but when it comes to...
    Barakaflacka Barakaflacka 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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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 Aug 25

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    Memes: an internet atheists best friend. :P
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Fourth DimensionWhat does it mean to be truly enlightened. Wikipedia has dozens of definitions for the word enlightened, not a single one describing what I mean. So I assume...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 7

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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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    Magalyid72 Magalyid72 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    The Maldives has twenty-six purely natural atolls and handful of island groups on isolated reefs, all of which have been divided into 20-a person administrative divisions (twenty...
    Rileyrr1962 Rileyrr1962 31-35, M Aug 24

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 28

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    I sleep with stuffed animals and Blankie... It helps my Little Ones inside when they're scared and/or in pain or struggling with something or someone. If they feel harmed or...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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