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 406 People

    I may have stopped going to church,

    but I will always believe. I stopped going because all it seemed to do was teach how to judge others; I'm not worthy of that, and never will be. All I see when I look at others is people. I like that about myself.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Dec 15, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    God is every where people

    so talk to him!!!
    Skoph Skoph
    36-40, F
    Apr 28, 2015

    I am caught in the middle of trying to live a

    Christ centered life and wanting to live a 20 year old tertiary life....It's really hard! Everyone in my youth seems to have their life together.
    Galahad0828 Galahad0828
    18-21, M
    Jan 8

    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

    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

    This is addressed to my fellow believed in

    Christ. Anyone else is still welcome to read. James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. Guys, believing in Yahweh is both a religion AND a...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair
    18-21, M
    Dec 17, 2015

    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
    Jul 5, 2015

    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

    How To Get In Heaven?

    1. God Loves You! The Bible says in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” God loves you more than you can ever imagine. 2. The Bad News All of us have done...
    euena143444 euena143444
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    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

    **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

    I believe in God have been saved

    since I was much younger (i.e. I believe that Jesus is the divine son of God who died and rose again for our sins). I cherish my relationship with God and consider it very important. Anyway my husband and I moved to a new city a couple years ago and I have become good friends...
    Basilandthyme Basilandthyme
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2015

    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

    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

    A God is like a flowing river

    and religion is a dam in it, blocking and controlling our perception of a God.
    QueenOfBrokenDreams QueenOfBrokenDreams
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    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

    I believe in God but not religion just to many

    church's run by man made rules. I not prayed for years or read the bible but I do truly believe. I think it's important to do something more about my belief in God.
    Leylandlad Leylandlad
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    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, 2015

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    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

    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

    Related Experiences

    Part 2 Second year is an interesting story. So much happened and yet so little. It started well, I returned to Uni and thanks to that final night out we’d all become friends...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 21
    I don't know why, but I'm asexual. And if you don't know what that means, it means I have no sexual desire. And I really think that's a sign from God not to get married.
    OmiB OmiB
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Apr 21
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION YOU CAN HAVE A PURE AND PASSIONATE RELATIONSHIP 1 Corinthians 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge...
    ganyoji ganyoji
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 21
    I've been a Christian all my life grown up in a Christian family shared my faith on campus with a Christian club, but everything changed at the beginning of this year. I heard a...
    dreww3 dreww3
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Not really a fan of him... i mean there could be a god you know and a satan like from paranormal hauntings, but that guy jesus that everyone talks about is just total bs now...
    Rokas2260 Rokas2260
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 20
    GREETINGS TO ALL FROM THE EVIL ONE. Well, that's what you believe, anyway. I hope during my time on EP that I have caused some of you to think about the things I have said...
    GeordanoBruno GeordanoBruno
    61-65, M
    1 Response Apr 20
    This is what I imagine a god would be thinking if one existed.
    KatieTreat KatieTreat
    51-55, T
    1 Response Apr 20
    People who are insistent usually have to learn the hard way. But with time they learn to back off.i dont mind entertaining the idea of hearing anyone's philosophies or...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 19
    TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them. Above...
    DaydreamingSleepwalker DaydreamingSleepwalker
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    This will be a long post but I hope you bear with because this is something that’s been eating at me for a while. I fell in love with the most amazing girl I’ve ever met. The...
    Tobey94 Tobey94
    18-21, M
    Apr 19
    I get asked every now and then as a Christian man how do I feel about being saved from hell, inheriting eternal life? My answer is although I am grateful and glad to be saved I'm...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed
    31-35, M
    11 Responses Apr 19
    I don't recall if I did the piece of it . I do remember that many months ago , I did explain to a girl , why good works and deeds are important . Her post was about salvation won't...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    Apr 19
    I just want to share something. One time I broke down lol, I was very upset with myself. I kept on saying.."God doesn't love me" it was my first time to cry like that because I...
    aDreamer27 aDreamer27
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 18
    If you were being killed because of your religion. Would you leave your religion to save your life?
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    37 Responses Apr 17
    Im so sorry that I don't believe in a common thing that others believe in
    Thenotsoshyone Thenotsoshyone
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    For me I never even cared what religion anyone is in, I'll still respect them dearly. What I don't like is when people force it upon you, I'm happy with who I am I know I'm a...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us. Pope Francis
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 16
    Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 16
    Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths. Muhammad Ali
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 16
    yeah. hahahaha! :p religion is just man made. I believe in God made. :D
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    Apr 16
    just stopped that say you're depressed! just praying and believe in God.
    jevineilonesia jevineilonesia
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I'm starting to believe that religions aren't just some belief systems used over centuries for man to manipulate each other with. What if there's a real war between good and not...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee
    70+, F
    10 Responses Apr 15
    please pray for god to repair all spiritual connections in me and please ask god to repair the damages my pineal gland suffered from and please ask god to revive me spiritually and...
    darkangellights darkangellights
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15
    please pray for god to repair all spiritual connections in me and please ask god to repair the damages my pineal gland suffered from and please ask god to revive me spiritually and...
    darkangellights darkangellights
    18-21, F
    Apr 15
    Not too long ago I was having one of those moments where just the thought of my dad tears me down. I had such a bad breakdown. I was sitting at the kitchen table and I happened to...
    OmiB OmiB
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 15
    God, I know you can hear what I'm saying. Please tell my dad that I'll be okay. And give him a hug for me. I love you both and hope to see you both when my time comes.
    OmiB OmiB
    16-17, M
    8 Responses Apr 15
    "How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see...
    anaseyes anaseyes
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 15
    It's true , everyone has a purpose in life, some become astronauts, some join the navy, some do banking, some move to a better country, some make a family, yet many give up on life...
    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
    Apr 14
    God, Please hug my Dad for me. I miss him so much. I Love you both.
    shyeil shyeil
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 13
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