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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 209 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    **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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    Related Experiences

    I was raised catholic...well not in a strict catholic manner...we frequently went to church. Before tucking me in I always said a prayer with my mother and at school we had...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Rules .. Rules .. RulesBack then, such an illustrative picture would interest me ... am I praying the right way or not? OMG what if I am not? I never really wondered, what...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 12 Responses Feb 5

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    God is great i love god,we all love god im not that religious but i believe that god is great.Just imagine he has created the whole world how great he is and i hope he forgives me...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    It's not too easy to prove or to disprove, there are convincing arguments both sides. Let me just say that no matter how you think of God you can never praise him enough, nor can...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It sure does feel that way. I've done everything right my whole life and it doesn't get you any further financially or socially or anything. After a while, you just stop caring...
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M Jan 28

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    He's the most awesome person ever. I mean, who could create complicated stuff like us with so much love and intelligence? Only He can.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I believe in God. I was raised in a very religious family. When I got older and out on my own I sought out my own answers as my ideas of faith and what religion is became more my...
    Cautiouslyr3ckless Cautiouslyr3ckless 41-45, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I dont know what the fck to believe anymore. Every religion has something good to teach and have good values. Iv prayed and talked to God and i only ask for little but it all seems...
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 47 Responses Feb 10

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    I believe in GOD but I don't believe in religion. See, this all started somewhere (life, the creation of the planets and the galaxy and universe and so on). Religion was created by...
    qjackson900 qjackson900 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I don't know why this experience is just "I believe in God but not religion!" God is in only three religions. You're religious. At any rate, spiritual to me is believing in the...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I do believe in God. But I want to become closer with my religion. I haven't been to church since I was in middle school (I'm 21 now). And that was due to the fact that I went...
    yngwildfree yngwildfree 18-21, F 18 Responses 6 days ago

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    not that I have my own religion it's that I believe what I wanna believe I hate religion! But basically I sorta kinda think the show xfiles is sorta real I believe aliens started...
    RatxInxAxCage RatxInxAxCage 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do I strongly believe in moderation,it's funny writing that because even though i strongly believe in it Im doing the complete opposite of that and I just realized that lol.. I...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Feb 2

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    All children of God! If you love the lord, then please read, This is truly important, this is about the books taken out of the King James bible, and modern bibles, false doctrines...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    All children of God! If you love the lord, then please read, This is truly important, this is about the books taken out of the King James bible, and modern bibles, false doctrines...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    "I'll tell you my sin, so you can sharpen your knives, " A women on her said this, what did I say to her? If God doesnt condemn you, then who will overrule his judgement? God is...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    God so loved the world, he gave his only son. While we were sinners. Don't forget that once, you and me never truly gave our lives to God, never truly followed. Some, like me...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    These are some quotes from scientists I want to share. Which is your favorite? "The laws of physics seem themselves to be a product of exceedingly ingenious design. There is for...
    Ahumblefollower Ahumblefollower 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think that's what is wrong in our world today every church to me in America puts God in a box. And I'm not going to do that. God is every where! The air we breath the colors we...
    kcauley kcauley 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    What Must I do to inherit Eternal Life? When asked this very question Jesus Responded: And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I want to believe in God, I mean I do I guess. I just don't know what the point to this life He has us living. I'm so depressed and I just want to die. I don't want to be living...
    tjscott88 tjscott88 26-30, F 11 Responses Jan 27

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    I firmly believe in God .Many people are judging me because i got pregnat before marrige.I know i should have waited but things happen .i believe God put this baby in my life for a...
    MommyLili MommyLili 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    The Old Cross and the New ALL UNANNOUNCED AND MOSTLY UNDETECTED there has come in modern times a new cross into popular evangelical circles. It is like the old cross, but...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    God created this world. God created us. God is all around us in the air we breathe, the trees and flowers, the sky and the beautiful world we live in. He may not be in any way...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    And the Goddess did speak and unto the masses did deliver two pages of Word documents written in the most impressive font of holiness. "These laws i have written that thou mayest...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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