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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 172 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 12 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    My brother is Islamic.

    One day I was reading his Qur'an and I can upon a page that said "... and they shall be throw into the hellfire with the Jews and the Christians...". Why does religion have to be so cruel, depriving and judgemental. I also seem to notice that people that are religious seem to be...
    Waffl3s Waffl3s 13-15, F 2 Responses May 30

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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

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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

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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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    **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 1 Response 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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    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 3 Responses May 1, 2010

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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 5 Responses May 23, 2009

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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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F Mar 18

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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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    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 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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 6 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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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 3 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    GOD hates religion. He loves worship. GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    The world is falling apart because of your devious minds and your narrow and orthodoxical mind and yet you still say "where is God? Why isn't he fixing anything?" God gave us free...
    MoonMusicLover22 MoonMusicLover22 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Yes he's CRUEL!!!!! He's EVIL! He wants all of us to die. Why would god create such evil thing as death? I believe he has a dark side and he wants us to suffer. I'm suffering and I...
    Abdulaziz94 Abdulaziz94 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which...
    shinjorai shinjorai 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I am on a journey. I came from a dark place, my life was full of **** and lust. It took a shattering event for me to accept my weakness and change. I am only 100 days into my...
    Dlgadlga Dlgadlga 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I know that God exists. I can only speak for myself and I have living proof every single day that he is a live- not that I would need proof because my love for him is so strong...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I'm 14 and I've been a Christian all my life but I'm realizing that I don't really think that's he's logical and now I believe in the Big Bang theory but my parents don't know...
    Sgthunter99 Sgthunter99 26-30 Aug 8

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    It's such a sensitive subject to me, only because I use to have such a strong relationship with him in the past and it all went down hill once I openly started drinking again and...
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/I-Am-Muslim/4694417 here is my experience ?i want to get some feedback thank you reply on the experience
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    And I look forward to the day I can ask him everything.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I really need some Christian friends on this, I need to talk about this I can't sleep.
    angelicahcah angelicahcah 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    everybody believes god, but sometimes, its hard to understand him edit: this text only for those believe something. others dont offend pls. no arguing.if you dont believe...
    idunnowhttodo idunnowhttodo 22-25, F 34 Responses Jul 26

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    We've been cursed with minds that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 1 Response Aug 3

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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 2 days ago

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    With the blessings of my Lord, I am not at all flawed in my creation, not at insufficient to have someone rule over me (Who is also considered flawed in his creation), or to have...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Jul 27

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    I'd consider myself more Agnostic. But I can't stand when God and religion are brought into the work place. Just because you believe in God and all of His plans doesn't mean...
    nichollrb nichollrb 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I might actually start deleting all Atheist trolls' comments on my posts. (I encourage fellow Christians to do the same.) All that effort put into an insulting post.. all for...
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 28 Responses Jul 27

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    The story about my spirituality (warning: this might be a lot lol) When I Was Younger: I grew up in a protestant Christian home that was only strong until about I was 4. Then we...
    VeraRose VeraRose 13-15, F Aug 5

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    I guess this title is the best I could do with what I want to express. I'm not really questioning if God exists because I believe that he does, I'm just having trouble placing my...
    Tara28876 Tara28876 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    GOD hates religion. He loves worship. GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Jul 26

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    GOD hates religion. He loves worship. GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Jul 26

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    GOD hates religion. He loves worship. GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F Jul 26

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    GOD hates religion. He loves worship. GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    Really looking for some people to talk with about faith and god and religion in general. I have sort of lost my way and am very confused at the moment. I don't belong to a church...
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 43 Responses Jul 27

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    It's not a religion more so an inspiration that has gotten me further in life than anything else. I don't talk about it out loud but I'd like to post about it. I tried being...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I have a relationship with god but do not go to church, I don't believe in churches in this day and age, all they want is money.