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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 156 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 30

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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'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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    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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    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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    **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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My mom and dad have always instilled in me the goodness and grace of God and I believe in him wholeheartedly. However, I've been exploring spirituality lately and feel like its...
    ayceofspades ayceofspades 18-21 Jul 10

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    I totally respect the catholic ethic as well as the Eastern philosiphies and of course the teachings of Mohamed but I believe organized religion is has been used to justify...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F Jul 1

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    Religion is for those too ignorant to understand science.
    NCGamerChick NCGamerChick 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Just today, i eould say tonight, God turned all my negative thoughts and worries and fears into a positive one, calmness and gratefulness were showered upon me. Have been depressed...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I believe in all of the bible and that God is totally loving, yet will judge everyone. I get confused when I think that God allowed certain people to be created that he knew would...
    lukem1005 lukem1005 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Here's one of many sick and demented quotes from god. 6) David's Punishment - Polygamy, Rape, Baby Killing, and God's "Forgiveness" (2 Samuel 12:11-14 NAB) Thus says the...
    Flangas Flangas 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    this is pretty much true!!!
    beca0a1 beca0a1 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I want to help people find who they are in Christ and what they stance might be in the spirit realm
    RebelStar24 RebelStar24 16-17, F Jun 27

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

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    “I remember the Chronicles of Angevil, that the Zombies will find the Ice Wall while the Fighters divide and defend and expel. I realized that the ice wall was and what the...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Back then, I used to resent my classmate for being extremely offensive when it came to the issue of Religion. He used to insult God. He used to preach about how God was just an...
    plutorus plutorus 16-17, M Jul 13

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    I wouldn't say I'm an athiest as most of the time I do believe in some form of God; though i believe him to not be how he is portrayed in The Bible. For example, more of a spirit...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Having just got very worked up reading a Twitter flame war on the subject (what can I say, I need a life), I'm going to try to explain the necessity of secularism in a way that...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Is Universalism / Universal Salvation Biblical? Answer: Universalism is the belief that everyone will be saved. There are many people today who hold to universal salvation and...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    I was born, which goes without saying, in Dobbs Ferry Hospital on May 27, 1955 and lived in the small town of Ardsley, New York. I am one of three children born to Mr. and Mrs...
    JollyRogerLVIII JollyRogerLVIII 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The Truth is found in everything. God is God. Religions do not define God and they do not dictate His existence. God is God and that is why to the Muslims He is known as Allah...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 Jun 26

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    I was a Christian for most of my childhood. During the last year of high school and for the next several years post graduation I fell into a deep depression. I couldn't figure out...
    HVVENEZIA HVVENEZIA 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I love and believe in god! So much I love him so so much I'm grateful! But sometimes I don't understand why?! Just why?! I guess my tiny human brain doesn't understand it with all...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    I believe in God, but not in the image painted by the religions of the world. I don't believe in the man who sits on a throne and is surrounded by singing beings. I don't believe...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Jul 1

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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 3 days ago

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    I really want to find a church where I would be accepted. I believe in god and I would love to go to a special place to worship him. The problem is I dont believe in hell, or the...
    edemylove edemylove 22-25, F 8 Responses Jun 30

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    I am not a strong believer in god but i do believe there is a higher being than us who helps people when we need it. People say if there was a god then why let so many people die...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jun 30

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    Today I worked up feeling blue. My heart is heavy. I just feel the weight is on my shoulders. It's not about no guy. Every time a woman writes about feeling sad, people...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Magnify Your God, Not Problems I have observed that every time I focus on problems (personal or world) by worrying about them, discussing them, thinking about them, sharing about...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know God, but I believe in him... He may know me, but I'm never sure if he believes in me. I guess that's why they call it faith, I have to BELIEVE that God believes in me...
    Liv4laffs Liv4laffs 18-21 6 Responses Jul 14

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    I do believe in God. But lately, things are too difficult for me to handle. Problems are always there and it bothers me. I've been crying and I prayed to God. I can't deal with...
    Gideon97 Gideon97 16-17, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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