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I Don't Understand the Bible

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Since I Started Reading It

    Before my wedding my mother gave me a Bible to read while we travel and my husband is out at work. I started reading it after we got back from our honeymoon, and I admit getting some help online translating some passages, but the more i read it the more absurd it seems. Some of...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

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    Psalm 119

    The unnamed writer in Psalm 119 provides a bible believer with much needed encouragement in our current dark times. Please consider the following:  99 I have more insight than all my teachers,        for I meditate on your statutes.  10...
    ezekiel33 ezekiel33 31-35 3 Responses Aug 20, 2009

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    Sexist Ways Of God

    I feel absolutely terrible for posting this story. I do! I might get my head bit off. And it may seem like I'm Speaking FOR God as in who He is how He acts. But this is MY point-of-view, and things I've had TONS of trouble with over the past three years. God seems to give the...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

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    Alpha Class

    I'm taking this class called Alpha at a church.   I used to be an agnostic - I believe in God now, but "The Bible" and Jesus is hard to figure out.   If you have any ideas on these topics or would like to engage in a dialog with me,  I would be...
    rollandh rollandh 61-65, M 4 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    A Fairytale

    I don't believe a thing in the bible! It has too many contradictions for a start, plus I don't believe in all the stuff that was s'posed to have happened. I mean like water in to wine, waking on water ETC it's just not something I can believe. Having just seen Zeitgeist I find...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 13 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    School

    Even when I spent years in a catholic school and had to take bible study I still didn't get it. Just more than my mind is willing to comprehend I guess.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    This is only my opinion,

    I don't mean to offend anyone. I feel like the Bible is simply a guideline. A very outdated guideline. The Bible says so many things that don't apply to the world as it is today. Times have changed so much. It just confuses me how people can put their entire faith into a book...
    LadyFranco LadyFranco 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    Don't Understand?

    How can you Understand God without the Bible? oh I guess its not important, you know its just a sticking bible, why do we need Bibles anyways?  Because God's greatest social to you is with the bible, if you have the holy spirit then ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to the Bible...
    NoLifeOnEP NoLifeOnEP 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    5 Things I Hate About The Bible

    I'm a christian, I love God and always will. But I will never agree with allot of the stuff the Bible says. Please don't take this the wrong way, and for the love a Pete, please don't say stuff like "ask God to help you understand" i'm sick of hearing that, sometimes I need...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F 11 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    Don't Misunderstand Me

    Now if your reading this i don't want you take this the wrong way. This is in regards to the teachings of the church as well.  There are some things about the bible i have some question with.  what i don't understand is the notion is that if you do not accept jesus...
    thatguy78 thatguy78 26-30, M 7 Responses May 16, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    I've struggled. I've been depressed. I've been through counseling. I've moved to a new city and attended a new school. I've struggled some more. Got new friends and support from...
    artelutio artelutio 16-17, F Sep 21

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    I don't understand. Like I just don't bloody understand. I can talk to perfect strangers without any hesitation. I can talk to anybody here without the slightest regard of self...
    heylookineededanameok heylookineededanameok 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Sometimes, I really don't understand my bf. Let me give a recount of what happened last night. It made me really angry. And I mean REALLY angry. Honestly I can say that he acted...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    People add me and the friends are like woman with pictures of their bo00ody. And they just add me out of nowhere and I don't even know where did they find me from. And I don't...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 13

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    I watch the people around me. Neighbors , strangers, so called friends more like people I just know not friends. Their all pretty much the same. Fake, faulty, back stabbing...
    NATIVEGODDESS2U NATIVEGODDESS2U 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't understand how I can get a bunch of people trying to get me to fulfill their mental and socially unacceptable needs don't get banned and or blocked but me complaining about...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    People assume I'm a fan of Marilyn Monroe because my name is "Marilynn" yes spelled with two N's.. Idk why lol. My father and uncle gave me that name because they were fans. I'm...
    marilynnrox marilynnrox 18-21, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't understand how you can smile all day long but cry yourself to sleep at night. How pictures never change but the people in them do. How your best friend can become your...
    MarissaSimmonds MarissaSimmonds 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I have a fellow worker who was recently, unjustly dismissed from work through manipulation. She was obviously bullied by an arrogant powerful group in the workplace; they wanted...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why do i keep acting so happy? When deep down i'm falling apart. I don't understand why i keep pretending and why i still do.
    DreamingSouls DreamingSouls 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I don't understand worshipping of anyone but God and Jesus. Nothing against Monroe but God is the ONLY one worthy of worship!!
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Okay I understand it I just don't get the same call to arms to defend it. Perhaps if I was truly a Christian I would. By any means today I have youth group......and someone pointed...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Sep 16

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    There's this guy. We hung out the other day and he was really nice to me and all. I had tons of fun and he was such a gentleman. But then he tried to kiss me. Being the blonde I am...
    JustAskAnything JustAskAnything 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I want to have self-control and self-discipline but it's something that I lack. I have so many wonderful ideas and plans but it seems like motivation fades when it comes time to...
    LittleBirds0827 LittleBirds0827 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I can't understand why too many guys have a crush on me and they find me soo attractive, cute or whatever because tbh sometimes I just hate myself >.> why why why xD
    XxxxMemoriesXxxx XxxxMemoriesXxxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    I don't believe entirely that sufferment and pain bring teach us much. I believe they do other thing way better: they hurt us, they kill our spirit. They hurt so much that we can...
    Fernandotavares Fernandotavares 22-25, M Sep 4

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    They don't see me. I'm a good student and i'm trying very hard to be one of the excellent students, but they just don't give me the chance. They have their favorites and there is...
    vailetking vailetking 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I'm a crossdresser (you could even possibly say "gender queer") I dress like a woman because I love women: I admire their form and their beauty. I like men, but I don't like the...
    necxo necxo 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 18

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    Is it a defense mechanism? I really don't care for most people my age. They are so selfish and rude. Infact I'm a rarity I find myself caring a lot for people and going out of...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Best way to know if someone is lying to you?...Let him/her talk away...don´t interrupt...and you´ll see.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Just a ransoms thought since I met some random Jacka$$ today. What's the point of being rude to someone you don't even know? I'm sensitive, I can't deal with that. I ended up...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    Like wtf? I don't get it...
    Lilwillbe Lilwillbe 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Sometimes it bewilders me, how people intentionally want to make you feel stupid or mock you, despite asking a legit question. I understand there is an entertainment factor, but...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    He's here and sometimes not. I understand we all have jobs. But of course pls remember somebody's thinking of you. Adddddddmmmmmm
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F Sep 11

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    You have things clear...you understand all is gone and done,yet you still feel.Why? There is no use,it is something wasted,trush to the garbage...why we keep going on with non...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    The above photos are of two women who are currently facing criminal charges. What’s significant here is that there has been a of lot sexually-oriented commentary about...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Lately (meaning in the last few years) I have been seeing young people (meaning children in their early and mid teens) seemingly in horrible angst about whether they are gay or...
    cornbreadandsorghum cornbreadandsorghum 70+, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    Why do people tend to make relationships a center of their life? There are a lot of things going in our life, we can't just evolve our lives in a single person.
    ImNoPrincess ImNoPrincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    One thing that has always mystified me is why people line up in front of a store, sometimes days or even weeks in advance, to purchase some electronic gadget that’s about to...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    Why do things happen for a reason? It does not make sense because aren't we gonna die anyways so why all this complicated situations happening? I wish I was dead because I find it...
    ohida ohida 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    What's the big deal about it? Why do people place such importance on the three words, 'I love you'? It's not as if anyone actually knows, for sure, what love is. It's an intangible...
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx 13-15, F 15 hrs ago

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    It's turtles all the way down.
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Sep 3

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    I wish I could get in his head and truly know what he is thinking and feeling.
    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    How can someone tell you they love you til they are blue in the face.....but every damn action screams "I hate everything about you!"
    hansen7681 hansen7681 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    Why go such great lengths and money just to buy a shirt or accessories when you can buy something better and cheaper from another store with no names? Or at the end of the month...
    Artz4Life Artz4Life 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    The people im trying to get away from wont leave me alone. I need to distance myself from these people which only get me doing the wrong things
    tinieTempah tinieTempah 16-17, M Sep 7

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    More like most of the times. Idk either im happy or not. Idk why sometimes i cry and get sad with no reasons. Its not like im not being grateful with my life but i really really...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Even after studying most reasons.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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