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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 195 People

    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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    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 Aug 13

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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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    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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    **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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Im an atheist. The rest of my family are protesten. No one except one of my cousins know. I just feel like ive been screwed over so many times and have so many issues that god...
    PCOSstrength PCOSstrength 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 30

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    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?
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F Dec 12

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    I was baptized twice into two religions, however I do not follow these religions. I have studied religion & have my own set of beliefs open to change.
    sumone1somebody sumone1somebody 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Ok, people always ask me if I believe in god. I'm, not sure but my friends S, So, and R have very interesting opinions. S believes there is no god, that gods are of human...
    Sotanax Sotanax 13-15, F Dec 12

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    I've had so many experiences in my life to where God was what I relied on most. There was this time when I was in high school and my glasses had broken before my 2 year renewal...
    arianemariexx arianemariexx 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Write about your experienceBe strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you...
    willisca49 willisca49 61-65, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I claim that I don't believe in a God or some conscious transcendent force. But, I guess deep down I'm just angry with the world. It's almost like a parent abandoning a child and...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    I have been really blessed to have been raised in a home of two faiths, Judaism and Christianity.We celebrated the Holy Days of each parent,my mama who is in Heaven's light now...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I now see when I am worried, I many times act all happy and silly to cover the feelings, yet worrying sick! I see is my way to cope with the emotions! And not let them take over...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    This thread topic is basically saying you don't believe the bible exists LOL
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M Nov 22

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    Divine Faith Words devoid of ignorant emotion, life's only true devotion. Speak not from anger, sadness or despair, nor entertain the demon snare... Fear, anger, envy, greed, an...
    StunningPhoenix StunningPhoenix 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Just focus your eyes on Jesus. Avoid the destructions from the enemy because it will only make your life miserable.
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I'm not sure where my home is. I have a house that I live in however it's not a home. I go to my boyfriend's parents house and they are lovely to me. Their home is lovely however I...
    H717 H717 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I disagree with this. There are so many factors that affect how our minds work. A medical condition, a brain injury, and stress are a few examples.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Well, I believe he exists. That he is somewhere up there with his places that he labels as Heaven and Hell. But I certainly don't believe in him, look up to him, nor am I proud to...
    DyanWerewolf DyanWerewolf 18-21, M 11 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I love God but I will not consider myself to be a Christian or any of the other religions. Mostly because of how people use their religion in the wrong way. I truly do believe in...
    purplezebra14 purplezebra14 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    The Bible and Hypocrites I am a believer I believe the bible is the world of God Many people don't believe the Bible because it was written by a man so therefore what's in the...
    LilBigThinker LilBigThinker 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 1

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    There's a difference between respecting other religions and respecting the people who believe in other religions. As a Christian, I cannot in good conscience respect any religion...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    objective morality There’s something that doesn’t make sense to me about the morality of atheists, evolutionists, and/or those who don’t believe in a god or higher power. I...
    FutureisZERO FutureisZERO 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Injoy 1767: This post is dedicated to you, sweet Light Ambassador. Thank you!!! :)) "Kindness--the most valuable gift you will ever give someone." The Peace and Love Train "A...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    I strongly believe that organised religion is a terrible concept. Faith and belief in a deity does not require religious attendance to a man made building to recite man made...
    georgeorwell32 georgeorwell32 22-25, M Nov 24

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    This is something that gets made fun of mainly by atheist and it faith. A lot of them think faith is believing in something that's not there. We as Christians it's our trust in God...
    CarthOnasi CarthOnasi 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    OK LISTEN. I want EVERYONE To read this!!! Ok, so wether you believe in god or not. The nonbelievers and the believers need to stop trying to push their beliefs onto each other...
    RedMeansGo RedMeansGo 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 8

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    I believe in God. I believe he created the earth, and all of us on the earth, and that He loves us. I believe God sent His Son, Jesus, to save us from our sins. I believe He sent...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 25

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    CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS...THOSE WHO WHO ARE WILLING TO PRAY!!! I believe no matter how bleak a situation may get God is STILL in control! I firmly believe God hears our...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 7 Responses Nov 24