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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 177 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    **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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i personally.... don't share your belief on quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    All others are pseudo religions. Only we will enter the Kingdom of Heaven and sit at God's right hand.
    mygodistheonlygod mygodistheonlygod 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    The rich are poor without God and the poor are rich with God .
    Yovanna Yovanna 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    religions are influenced by men, men are mperfect, so religions are Imperfect to. if anyone thinks he know the perfect Religion, tell me...
    Crown63 Crown63 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yesterday at the suggestion of an EP user, I read Psalm 11 and I did. I read the Notes too. I was so blessed that I would like to share it w/you all. This Psalm is about King...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I do not believe the bible is perfect. But I believe in God and He is perfect.
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I just wanted to say with all things going on in this world today do not be discouraged for god is in control and as long as you believe in him you shall be saved! Matthew 10:28 Do...
    nicolv32 nicolv32 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I believe that god is probability of any event occurring. He created the universe by chance, and controls matter, by using quantum physics. He controls the probability of the...
    alexmodlin alexmodlin 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    WOW.....that was an amazing feeling...I just felt God come on me and convict me of so much...my fears, my hurt, all the abandonment in my life....and I bald my eyes out...then He...
    SexyPayton SexyPayton 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    A man that will lead you to God and not to sin is always worth the wait
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    God if full of surprises :-)
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    What is the best gift that you receive from God?
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Some people may not like you but you don't have to please all of them. You only have to please God .
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Truly God heals a broken heart :-)
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    You may not understand his ways but trust His plans
    sunshinemae sunshinemae 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    Hypocritical posers. Liars. Social climbing cons. Hypocrits. Wait. Said that. Drat.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Most important thing is my personal relationship with Jesus ❤️
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    "Listen, here's what I think. I think that we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do.......By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    A different look at Mother Theresa.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    He helps me everyday not feel bad and recover from my sins a smile of hope
    lostgirlbree lostgirlbree 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 13

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    People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. -Soren Kierkegaard
    FullCircleO FullCircleO 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    This is proven to not be true. What about the mentally disturbed or the bad thoughts in your head. You never stop getting those.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I don't believe in any religion but I always feel someone has been watching me and I when I ask for help somehow he's always there
    xXJakeWhiteXx xXJakeWhiteXx 13-15, M 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I do I really do hate religion.why u may ask well(btw be4 we start this please this is the truth if u don't like it don't read any further than this u have been viewer discretion...
    ticklon ticklon 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    Love Peace Marriage Relationship Will all be victorious in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I will not tell you my name But I will tell you my age I am 23 years old If you and...
    broskidude broskidude 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    I do believe in God but I don't believe in religion.. I hope in not alone there
    TheKingWizard TheKingWizard 18-21, M 12 Responses Sep 6