I Believe In God, But Not Religion

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    I was raised as a Christian

    but I honestly can't say whole heartedly that I am a Christian. I believe in God but I don't really focus too much on religion. I believe that you should live life in the way you feel you were meant to. For me that means being kind, spreading love, encouraging peace and just...
    WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    Deism

    God: The universal creative force which is the source of the laws and designs found throughout Nature. Deism is knowledge of God based on the application of our reason on the designs/laws found throughout Nature. The designs presuppose a Designer. Deism is therefore a natural...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 20, 2013

    Every time I say that,

    people are like "huh?" It's like religion is some sort of prerequisite to believe in God...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    God, yes, religion NO...

    Raised Baptist, I noticed my mother and father never went to Church. They told me one day I would know why. I now know why. When I as 16, I noticed many that attended Church where very critical of others, in judging their "way of life". My sister, a very religious (as of today...
    conversejudson conversejudson
    56-60, M
    Oct 25, 2013
    ksbobmst ksbobmst
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I I believe he is real,

    but I don't believe any of the things that the bible says he has done. Like for example I believe humans where born through evolution, not Adam and Eve. I believe the universe was created by the Big Bang. I'm a very scientific person. I love science. Therefor I believe in...
    Likeomgitsdylan Likeomgitsdylan
    18-21
    Jul 9, 2015

    Just remember that when you feel worthless,

    you were once an infinite possibility of being created!!! God crafted you for a reason.. Go out and fulfill what calls to you!
    Maximilian12 Maximilian12
    18-21, M
    Dec 26, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=1IAhDGYlpqY I don't think I could say it any better than how he does in the video.
    Oldestof7 Oldestof7
    18-21, F
    Mar 3

    I believe in Father but I refuse to follow the

    rules or guidelines of any religion because I am following the path my Father made for me
    EmoGirl1237 EmoGirl1237
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    The rich are poor without God

    and the poor are rich with God .
    Yovanna Yovanna
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2014

    God

    I want to say tha t I really believe in God with all of my heart. But, The sad part is that I do not believe in religion. Almost all churches ,when I attended , felt like the serc=vice was too much of o ritual or even cult like. Noone goes to church anymore to worship. People...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2011

    All those people running around yelling

    that everyones else is going to hell and that god hates them ruined it for me. Do i believe in god yes. Have i read the bible, yes. Do i go to church, no. I just do what i feel is right and ask for forgiveness if i do something wrong. Where i go when i die is up to god
    TheWanderingWarrior TheWanderingWarrior
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014

    I went to church tonight

    for the first time in months. Bible study on Proverbs Ch 5,6 . Someone said any Christian who divorces and remarries is committing adultery . Basically said your going to hell. Well it got kinda heated. I do not know if I will go back. The first time I go in months and all they...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 2

    Only God Know's

    For alongtime. I misplaced my angry and pain on God for many years. Filled with such emtions I was unwilling to let God in. But after much struggle I have opened my heart to God. I know I have along way to go. But I am learning to deal with my emtions in a better way. And I know...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2012

    its really frustrating to see bow many people

    consider themseleves part of a religion and dont even know exactly what theyre religion teaches or dont fully belive in all theyre teachings.you are part of a religion in the moment when you fully believe in all the teachings of it.you cant just choose what you like and what you...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    There is a place called heaven This I can

    undoubtedly say Without any hesitation Of what this message conveys There are no words to describe it No visuals that can compare Such as roads of gold or gates that scroll Beyond Earth's hemisphere One night while I was sleeping My soul started to be raised Sitting up from...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 3

    The Face Of God

    I sent this to the group; I don'i believe in god; This is just an information story. The Face Of God Orlando Lujan Martinez IWA In The Young Lions captain Christian Diesel ( Marlon Brando...
    a1234poem a1234poem
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 24, 2010

    I Love God And God Loves Me! That'S All That Matters!

    I was raised in a strong catholic home by my maturnal grandmother. I had a very good childhood, but from the very start I knew chatholicism was not for me. My grandma was devoted to her catholic religion and had our home overflowing with saints and roseries. I remember when my...
    some1sDEZTINY some1sDEZTINY
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    I'm starting to believe

    that religions aren't just some belief systems used over centuries for man to manipulate each other with. What if there's a real war between good and not good?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    10 Responses Apr 15
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 16

    The River Analogy.

    Image a straight river. It has no bends, it does not curve but has running through it forever. All it would take is for a few loose pebbles somewhere along the river to eventually one day fork out into other rivers, and streams. The idea of religion started somewhere in the...
    zhangpe zhangpe
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Oct 5, 2008

    I believe in god, I don't worship it.

    I don't believe there is such a thing as religion, etc... like there's a god, but he/she/they doesn't/don't punish people, or reward people. they are living the eternity just like that.
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    Mar 3

    I Have Some Issues With Religion

    This is all just my opinion and I know not everyone that is religious acts this way so please don't attack me. I grew up in a Christian household and was forced to attend Church and Christian schools as a child and as a young adult. All it taught me was to be condescending...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Sep 6, 2010

    religion is so stupid.

    like in freaking Syria if you try and establish your religion over their, they will cut your head off. I'm telling you freaking Muslim's are crazy... no offense
    oliviatt oliviatt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    Born as a Muslim. Researched religions

    and started reading the Bible (to study for my uni lecture). I noticed that holy books don't contradict but religions do. Plus holy books confirm and complete each other. So yes I believe in God but not religion anymore. I have no religion, I have faith!
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    I'm more interested in the Norse gods

    but I'm open to anything. We are an atom of an atom of an atom of an atom in the multiverse. There is no point in talking about the odds of any person who think they know how everything was created. But here we are killing our selves.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Sep 26, 2015

    This is exactly me. Religion is a no-no

    for me. my relationship with God is what keeps me happy 🌾🌸🌿🌙🌌
    lunazteca lunazteca
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2014

    With Me

    I suffer from a rare but very painful disease. It is said tto be the most painful disease known. Its chronic regional pain syndrome. I joined a support group via the computer. And I posted a supportive comment to a member at rhe end I said God bless. I received a message almost...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2012

    i believe in God, but i won't put myself in any

    particular religion because i don't necessarily believe just one religion is the right one. maybe all of them are connected in some way . it's not like we were there when every thing was made. i also just got sick of people twisting the messages of the bible so they can justify...
    blusunblackmoon blusunblackmoon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    This is not quite accurate.

    I believe in Jesus.And I am part of the Church he sent the disciples to create. However, so often, people have convoluted the Church into a series of motions and actions, which is wrong. it is about faith
    Machina24 Machina24
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 8

    Be Who You Were Meant To Be!

    Why is it? When we are organized by our religions. Do we start to act in such ways? Does it become our duty to defend God to others? Is our  God so helpless? Or is it we? In such a fragile case of ego?  Can anyone ever hope to exalt the will of God? Is it God we defend...
    RenBean RenBean
    31-35, F
    11 Responses Dec 16, 2011

    So recently I've decided to write down what I

    believe to be true. that way it's not just in my head and hart. I haven't done it quite yet but I feel it's a good Idea. thoughts?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 12, 2014

    If you are an atheist born into a religious

    family; does that make your existence questionable? or evolutionary?
    Clarivoyance Clarivoyance
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

    I Don'T Believe In Religions

    I believe in God, but I don't believe in the God that was created by man. I think religion, church, preachers all that are just schemes. I don't believe in the bible. I think it's just a made up book. It's not the word of god. I hate when people try to cram their religious...
    dcaleb21 dcaleb21
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

    Believing in God is not about following a

    religion - it's about a relationship - it's about doing what you can to follow in the footsteps of Christ - as bad as we are, we are precious to God & following - as badly as we do - is still the relationship that God wants with us!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 6, 2015

    I don't belive this group name is

    even correct, There can't be such a thing "I believe in God, but not religion " If someone belives in a God then he has to belive in a religion, Religion is a way of life showed by God.
    blinkingstarblinking blinkingstarblinking
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    To think of god as a human form is ******* naive

    and so typical of the self obsessive human nature. The word god means Jack ****. Yes there is a higher spiritual power but it's form and actual state of existence are beyond our comprehension.
    brodieB78 brodieB78
    36-40, M
    Sep 22, 2014

    I watched Life of Pi recently

    and would like to quote Pi's father - "Religion leads to darkness". There is a God. I believe God is all one. But religion has got nothing to do with God. It's just a way of life.
    Venosha Venosha
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2015

    Mankind Constantly Abuses Religion

    i have a problem with religion because many people use God as a hustle. i know you've seen the preachers pushing church-goers to donate to the offering plate constantly while the preachers drive nice cadillacs and everything. or the priests that have sexually abused children...
    BornWarrior87 BornWarrior87
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Sep 18, 2011
    doordie44 doordie44
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015
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