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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 253 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    God is every where people

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

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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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    **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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Mar 18, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    ive managed to reach a state or sense of much more peacefulness, not complete peacefulness, but its enough to be able to cope with dealing with myself through life a bit better...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 1 Response May 3

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    The best part about individualism is that your entitled to your own opinion you don't have to agree, you don't even have to respect my beliefs you can write anything in comments it...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I read an article about Jimmy Carter's struggle with reconciling his religious beliefs and his personal experiences - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1379812/-Jimmy-Carter...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    I don't believe it exists. All religion is either disorganized or no one attends it. (Joking) :D I do tend to think though that whenever you get a collection of people together...
    JaxyBaine JaxyBaine 26-30, F 4 Responses May 7

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    Because when you release the ego, the energy that protects shields and centers around yourself, your aura creates a benevolent energy and gives it out to other beings thus filling...
    SpiritualStoner SpiritualStoner 16-17, M May 12

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    I Know The Way You Can Get I know the way you can get When you have not had a drink of Love: Your face hardens, Your sweet muscles cramp. Children become concerned About a...
    PrettyOldSoul PrettyOldSoul 41-45, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I know that God exists because the Jews exist and the world cares about what they say what things they do. We dont care about Persians, Egyptians and Mexicans as a world. The world...
    Sullan Sullan 36-40, M 3 Responses May 3

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    Have you found your other half? Do you believe in true love? Does true love really exist? I don't know. I haven't found it, so maybe that's why I'm a bit skeptical.
    Barbiedoll89 Barbiedoll89 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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    Evolution cant explain dna. Or bonding. Or orbits.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Apr 28

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    Life is simple and easy, do not add unnecessary negativity into your life. Steer clear of nonsense.
    aleydis aleydis 26-30, F 1 Response May 9

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    I have two topics to discuss. I will go towards the one I am more led to speak about. I know there is a lot of opposition regard religions and spirituality. I made the decision to...
    iLightBeing iLightBeing 26-30, F May 7

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    I don't have a problem with people believing in atheism, everyone has a right to believe in what they believe in however I do have a problem with SOME(note some, NOT all) atheists...
    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 6 Responses May 15

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    I am Jewish. I was raised in a non-orthodox Jewish home. Mom was Jewish; Dad was not. My mother enrolled my sister and I in an Orthodox Jewish preschool. Then public school, but...
    dwood20 dwood20 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    My belief system is kinda strange. I don't know if I am going against the father or the son with them though. First of all I identify as a Rastafari (Rastafarian) and try my best...
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I HATE GOD! What has God ever done for me? I’ve never killed anyone. I’ve never raped anyone. I’ve never robbed a bank or stolen a car. Yeah – I’ve hurt a few...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to be a firm believer in God when I was little but as I got older I just didn't see the point in believing anymore. Now I don't know whether I should believe in God or not...
    MarioT96 MarioT96 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    God is everything to me. Having a relationship with God doesn't mean all your problems go away, it just means you are stronger to face your struggles. I believe, that we are all...
    LorenFlower LorenFlower 18-21, F 8 Responses May 9

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    Wow has God worked in me. It's amazing how strong I've gotten. I know I am a strong person because I am a child of God, but it's because I actually have a relationship with Him...
    LorenFlower LorenFlower 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    There is hope for the helpless, rest for the weary, love for the broken ones. There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing he'll meet you where ever you are CRY OUT TO JESUS...
    izzygirl360 izzygirl360 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    I feel like if I walked into alot of churches that it will be how Eminem said in his song Rap God (what he thought would happen because at the time he was an alcoholic). That I...
    musicAndAnimeAreLove musicAndAnimeAreLove 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I Believe in God. but I do love you momma. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv2dpu29vkY Tiny Brown
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 7 Responses May 15