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I Believe In God But Not Religion

This is a group for healthy debate, ex<x>pression & openmindedness on the topic of a power greater than us, & the belief w/o the practice of religion 298 People

    So Much Influence, Test Your Own Faith

    ./..... Lately I have met and become involved with at 4 or 5 people that are attempting to "invite" me to church... a coworker - christian - i think baptist my new boyfriends family - catholic a new acquiantence from my NA meeting - baptist... or born again...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    I had this dream where I'm in an unfamiliar

    classroom with old classmates. I'm sitting when of them approaches me and asks me to hand out tests to the other students. I take the tests from her and stand up, but when I do I realize I'm not wearing clothes, just an orange panty with a bath towel wrapped around me. I'm...
    Shagesa Shagesa 18-21, F Feb 20, 2014

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    Anybody Ready For A Cosmic Religion

    Albert Einstein said that he believed something smarter than all of us created everything. But he found it hard to believe in a personal God who answers prayers, rewards good, and punishes evil. He believed that because of the scientific laws of nature it was impossible to...
    tmajor tmajor 41-45, M 2 Responses May 1, 2010

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    to many idiots think they have all the answers

    and god speaks to them about the way thinks should be , agh. but AIN'T GOD
    laurabirdyfly laurabirdyfly 18-21, F Mar 18, 2014

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    My Belief

    I have so many beliefs of God it's rediculous, they all apply. God is time, we are Gods, God doesn't care, God doesn't have the time, so on and so forth. My biggest belief of mine is that we are Gods. One argument that God doens't exist is that if he did he would stop world...
    sheepey sheepey 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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    If God is benevolent,

    then why does he allow evil to exist? Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is God able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is God both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is God neither able nor willing...
    massica massica 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    Historical Origins Of Religion & God

    I've recently been doing some reading & watching documentaries about religious beliefs, mythology, folklore...basically the beliefs we've had about higher power, heaven, hell, Gods, angels...over centuries. This information just enlightened me more about where our beliefs today...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    Staying Sharp...

    well, I'm a strong believer in being able to discuss the 'religion' topic without judgement or close-mindedness.... However, it seems that I keep coming across people who consider themselves "open minded" when you also believe what they believe. LOL I'm not big on...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 4 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Questions.....

    Why does it seem like I have to label myself "christian, catholic, pagan" blah, blah,  blah..... I'm not judging anyone's religious beliefs, I'm just sayin, is there such a thing as not having to go into  a building and take someone's interpretation of a book...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 19, 2009

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    This will probably end up upsetting & offend

    some one. To those people, I would like to say: TO FREAKING BAD!!! This experience is My own person belief. You don't like it, I don't know what to tell You. Maybe stop reading. There is bound to be someone out there, who's experience You will like. This is not one of them...
    Ronin1369 Ronin1369 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2014

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    Columbine Tragedy and God

    Okay, so I was having a conversation with someone about religion and they put this out there: (mind you I believe but they are an atheist)... Since it's been 10 yrs since Colombine, why would "a God" have allowed that to happen? Now as open minded as I am, I had no...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 13 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    There Is Something Out There

    Great site. I grew up catholic, but it didn't stick. I always wanted to believe in god, heaven... an afterlife. Like everyone here. An afterlife? Eternity? According to my concept of eternity, that sounds terrifying! Right now I love yoga, so does that mean I get to do yoga...
    almoe almoe 31-35 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    **quarter Truths***

    On Religion … Exceptionally successful religions are those that require the least exception from their followers for them to feel exceptional. It takes no talent to don phylacteries. Rejecting dogma takes some effort, but wholeheartedly embracing it ... now that takes...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F Nov 19, 2009

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    Definitively

    Yep!! Since an early age, my parents tried making me be a catholic but I did not work for me. Despite having other views as a family, they still consider themselves Catholic. I, on the other hand could never again call myself Catholic or Christian or any other title. I am just me...
    aquaxx aquaxx 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 2, 2011

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    I'm Done With Religion.

    My entire life, I've had an inexplicable belief in God. For as long as I could remember, before my parents even spoke one word of religion to me. My whole childhood, however, was spent inside the confines of a conservative Christian church that promoted sexism, prejudice, and...
    tigerlily1921 tigerlily1921 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    hating god lately asking

    why life is such a ***** everythings about money why create a world like this it all makes no sense
    waldorf186 waldorf186 51-55, M 1 Response May 28

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    I saw an experience section

    that said "I believe in God!" I wanted to click "me too..." but saw people raving on about specific biblical names and references limited to only those labeled under specific religions or "spiritualities." So I took it unto my own hands to express my own version. I believe in...
    Pathfinders Pathfinders 26-30 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    Religion is man's attempt to scientifically

    systemize faith. Even Jesus' plan is falling apart. If faith is reconcilable with science, it hasn't been accomplished yet. If creating a religion, stick around to maintain it at least. If a fallible human is going to try, they might as well wait until atheism 'wins' and then...
    DarkChristian DarkChristian 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    Religion: a Perversion of Spirituality

    I pretty much grew up in a Baptist church environment. If you're familiar with that, you know the tenants which they expect you to accept. I even got a BA degree from Howard Payne University with a major in the Bible and a minor in English. Part of that education is involved a...
    arthurme arthurme 66-70, M 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    God N the Human Experience....

    I still find it hard to talk to certain people in the "real world" about these things, it's always two sides to everything, right>? Some1 told me that I musta had a bad experience at church n that's why I don't believe in going or in the institution, I replied...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2009

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    It's true I do. I'd say I'm

    rather agnostic. There are so many religions and all people do is say that theirs is real and others are not. But some do pick and choose traits and characteristics of different belief systems and kudos to them. I think there is god or no I know there is God. But all the Allah...
    CRizma7 CRizma7 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    God Is Enough

    I dont think its about what we can get from God. Like we have a wish list or some bucket list and abracadabra - poof!!! God grants all our hearts desires. YES - He is faithful but not to fulfil ALL our every desire. I don't think God has any expectations of us to be rich...
    auntimama auntimama 46-50 2 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    Never Needed Organized Religion

    I was brought up in a household that was ostensibly Protestant but church had a very small part. As a child my parents sent me and my sister but never went themselves... And I liked singing, I liked being in the choir, but not much else about it. The sermons lays seemed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    God is every where people

    so talk to him!!!
    Skoph Skoph 31-35, F Apr 28

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    God And Not Religion

    I believe that this world would be better if people would look inside ALL the religions of the world and see that at the base of them all is LOVE. How many wars, how much blood shed, how much self hatred is spawned in the name of religion. There is a basic moral code that...
    k2k85 k2k85 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    'Lord lead me, guide me along the ways" Serving God in others has brought me lots of blessings. I believe God will always give us the grace to carry on and strength to move on as...
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    All my life, I grew up in the church. When I got older, though, I wanted to see what it felt like on the other side. The grass is always greener, right? No, not really. I found...
    xKhole xKhole 22-25, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Guys, i understand if you're creationists and don't believe in evolution. It's fine if you believe God literally designed us. But for the love of God and your own good, please don...
    CaptainGargoyle CaptainGargoyle 26-30, M 22 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    While ive had my struggles with understanding. I could never bring myself to deny the word of God aka the bible as infallible truth. I believe it was truly inspired by God and both...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I believe there is a God, but that there is also something greater.
    kelsodudeman kelsodudeman 18-21, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Play with fire and you get burnt! Live by the sword and you will die by the sword! To pounce around careless , ends you up in foolishness! All these sayings -- all have...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    the idea of a higher being is the understanding of life,not an individual
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Post 005 There are no red flags that pop up for me in Genesis Chapter 5 at all. Chapter 5 deals mainly with Adam and Eve's lineage through Seth until the birth of Noah, and that...
    DGA2000 DGA2000 61-65 1 day ago

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    I have never in my life seen more evidence of any single thing than God's existence and power, YHVH is the God of the Jews and Christians, and the Muslims call him something else...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I have seen enough to know of God's existence. I believe he is real 100%. But I do not agree with some of Christianity or some of the bible. Because they are man made. I don't...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Post 003 Just a note: I am going to start looking at passages from the bible for 2 main reasons. First, to show everyone I can what an evil and heinous entity god is and secondly...
    DGA2000 DGA2000 61-65 3 days ago

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    I believe God is taking care of me. I have seizures that were from an accident as a baby. I could have been killed. This is one way God took care and protected me.
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    I hate religion my self but I love Jesus Christ. Religion is a bunch of laws we can't keep, that's why we need a savior which is a relationship with God (not religion) something...
    arin19807 arin19807 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Its grown into a group that erodes. Let ceasar wreck everything. Because a book made by men is truth. Just like ceasars law books are truth.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Too much crap grows. Moronic crap. Jesus was love. But hate gays And send books around the world. But dont solve american problems. Unless its preventing gays wed...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Religion is a man made division of seperate ego's. God is the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer of all that is, was and is yet to be. God is not a person. God is a vibration which...
    justlovedhim justlovedhim 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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