I Lost My Religion

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    Hereinalbany Hereinalbany
    56-60, M
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    I really want to show my mom this letter I wrote

    but I'm too afraid to. I grew up in a strict Lutheran church. Mom, I have a hard time saying what I think and how I feel because I feel like my thoughts or feelings aren't respected or welcome. Especially if it is an opposing opinion. I feel like the things I want to do to...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    Some time ago I was a Muslim

    but now I'm just confused.
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    i was a muslim untill i started thinking

    and realized i cant keep up with that kind of religion
    kate294 kate294
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 4, 2015
    MightyWhoopAFC MightyWhoopAFC
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    I was taught to pray.

    We prayed before meals. We prayed before bed. We prayed that the sick might be well, and of course prayer saved your soul. Prayer was the answer to any question, even when the answer was no, which seemed a little too convenient for me, even as a child. But the question I've...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2015

    I Used To Be A Christian...now I Am An Atheist

    I started questioning some things from the bible when i was probably 13. My family is extremely religious. I was in church at least 3 times a week and heavily involved. I was brainwashed to the MAX. It was never about happiness for yourself, it was about being happy when "god...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 20, 2011

    Don't get me wrong.. I still believe in it.

    . I'm just not strongly adhering to all the rules of it.. Rebel kids. Ya know??
    PastelLime PastelLime
    31-35
    Nov 9, 2015

    I Don't Know If I Believe In God Anymore

       When I was 15, I converted to Islam. It all seemed to make sense, and I thought that I was going down the right path- and I was. My attitude was better, I became alot more mature, and I felt like my life had purpose to it. Now, I'm becoming skeptical as to...
    sexyCynda sexyCynda
    16-17, F
    18 Responses Aug 20, 2006

    Innocence Lost

    Early 1980s My parents raised us in the church because they were strong in their faith. As a result, me and my sisters were devout Catholics. As Catholics, we believed in what the priests told us. After all, they were our spiritual leaders and we trusted them. When I say...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    9 Responses Aug 10, 2013

    I was actually reading the Divine Comedy,

    and then it clicked. Suddenly it just didn't make sense.
    orjatar orjatar
    26-30, F
    Mar 26

    I didn't lose my religion.

    Religion lost me. How am I meant to believe in a book, written centuries gone, that could have been written by a flock of geese? How am I meant to believe in a god, with no voice to guide my feet? If the Lord reigns the skies and the seas, when will the evil in this world...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 14, 2014

    The Play Button Is My God

    Music is my religion now. I figured religion is whatever makes you feel better or higher than what you are now. Or gives you a sense of being. Listening to the Nightmare Before Christmas always gives me a sense of self and calmness that i dont get on a regular basis. I plan to...
    constrainedchaos constrainedchaos
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

    It wasn't rebellion. I think he always loved

    music. Always tried to bring it into his life. Forbidden fruit always tastes so sweet, but it was more than that. So much more than that. Hiding under the covers with the transistor radio he traded the slingshot for. No big loss. He wasn't supposed to have the slingshot...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    In The Name Of God

    With the events in Norway recently, there's another clear example as why organised religion is a bad idea. A little extreme? NoIt's no different to any kind of ethnic cleansing done in the 'name of God' over the past 2000 years.His lawyer is claiming him to be insane. A little...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    20 Responses Jul 26, 2011

    Organized Religion Is A Crock Of S%^#

    Organized religions spout a set of laws to keep the masses in line: nothing more nothing less. Organized religions operate as businesses. I'm not here to argue philosophy since that is a meaningless and waste of time conversation. This is what I see in the world and it...
    Chuckles97 Chuckles97
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 28, 2012

    Don't Christians ever just relax?

    Does God have to be the sole topic of conversation every time I go to spend time with my family? Is it a sin to think that there was at least one day in Jesus' life where he slept late and just hung around the house doing nothing?
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    You can only take so much

    before you start wondering how a deity like God can be so good and grand and still not help you when you're down on your knees, desperately begging him to. No, I can't believe there is such a heartless yet so powerful force above and around us that let so many of my friends die...
    ThreeIII ThreeIII
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    Was There A Way To Stop The Holocaust From Happening?

    I am "anti" evil, abuse, corruption, greed, murder, robbery, etc. I believe in teaching a person to be totally self sustainable and to defend oneself! If the faithful Jewish people targeted by the cowardly, spineless, nazi regime were taught by their religion how to...
    tmajor tmajor
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    I was raised a catholic.

    My parents got divorced when i was 3 and after a lot of instability i moved with my grandparents at age 12. They were very devoted catholics. We attended mass every sunday. My grandma basically made me stand in line for confession every weekend. I disliked every second of that...
    lemoncarrotcake lemoncarrotcake
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

    I am really glad to have found this subject.

    Since I lost my religion life has simply not been the same. I was a devoted Baha'i for more than 20 years. In trying to defend Islam, I started a long search and what I found was the opposite of what I had expected. The things I had so earnestly believed in, slowly started to...
    Dolphin9 Dolphin9
    51-55, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014

    My whole life I have been brainwashed by the

    stupid ideals and opinions of the teachers who ran the Baptist school I went to from frost grade til 8th grade. They taught to me that a woman's place is beneath a man and it would be a sin for a woman to hold a higher position than a man (example: pastor, president, CEO, etc...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 3, 2015

    I actually did not lose my religion come to

    think of it. I doubt I ever had faith.. From the moment I could think for myself I felt like religion was made up. I just knew to keep still and play along on Sundays, plus I got to wear pretty dresses. Nothing wrong with religion the way I experienced it but asking me to...
    xMissTix xMissTix
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    I lost my religion or maybe my religion lost me.

    I was raised a Christian. I was baptized in mayo chapel missionary baptist church when I was little. I didn't like it. I didn't like the little girls in my Sunday school class. They seemed to know more about church and God than me but yet were the bullies at school and sex...
    BadGirlLost BadGirlLost
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    I actually used to be christian.

    .. I still remember how happy my grandma was when I did my communion... She is problably disappointed. But right now, six years later... I don't understand. Why pray if "He" never helps? What's the point? Religion only serves as a way to let people follow the rules of society...
    GirlUnlimited GirlUnlimited
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2014

    Apparently there are something like 330

    prophesies in the Old Testament predicting Jesus. This sounds fairly impressive until you read things in the gospels like, " .. and Jesus did this to fulfill the prophesy in Isiah".. or whatever... REALLY? You mean that Jesus hunted around in the scriptures looking for...
    walabby walabby
    61-65, M
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    A friend mentioned recently

    if maybe I should have a chat with God again. I did seriously consider that. God and I have always had an interesting relationship. The last time I tried that, we just didn't have a whole lot to talk about. God never seems to want to answer the questions I have. There's a song...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jan 19

    I know God is real but I don't have any

    religion anymore. I know all the rest are false religions. I am all gone . God hates me . I am a goner without Him. I hate my friend. I want to die today and go somewhere peaceful .
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2015
    darkangelxxx darkangelxxx
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2015

    I'm a missionary currently on my third missions

    trip- and I don't think I believe in God anymore... Kind of scared, Kind of not.
    Curtneus25 Curtneus25
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2014

    Catholic Girl Reject

    I was baptized in the same church my mother was married in and went to a Catholic Private School for five years. My grandmother worked at their thrift store to help pay for it and walked me to and from school every day. I went to communion, prayed each night and lived by the...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2007

    Was It Ever Found?

    Perhaps it would be more accurate to say I've never really known how strongly I found religion to begin with. I was raised (I'm supposed to say "reared" so I've been told, but that sounds so tawdry) in a very devout, Christian household. Black and white. Believe in God, go...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    7 Responses Sep 26, 2011

    But Not For The Usual Reasons

    I'll just state this now and get it out of the way, I have no problems with religion itself. I didn't leave my religion because it was too hard or illogical, or because I'm an Atheist. The reason I lost my religion was because I felt I had no reason to believe that God exists...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 22, 2012

    Organized Religion Is a Farce

    I was born, baptised, and raised a Catholic, and even went to 12 years of Catholic school. I used to always go to Mass every Sunday, and I even participated in the church choir. This went on until my mid 20's. That's when September 11 happened. I found myself confronted by the...
    victorious victorious
    26-30, M
    14 Responses May 10, 2007
    littleyaya littleyaya
    16-17, T
    May 28, 2014
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah
    36-40, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    I have lost my religion,

    but I never announced it, my life is already full of issues, there is really no need to burden myself now with some more troubles, plus, I am not that close to my family anyway, so it is not like I tell them anything in the first place! I did tell my ex-girlfriend though, but...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    11 Responses Feb 21, 2014

    What Is The Point?

    I have been an admitted atheist for over 10 years, and prior to that, I didn't believe but wouldn't admit it. Up until about 1991, I used to "pray". To me prayer is really more hoping inside, or just talking to yourself trying to figure things out. I am 51 years old, and I really...
    AnnieLor AnnieLor
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Apr 30, 2012

    I think I lost Christianity.

    My family isn't that big into Christianity but I guess, my religion is suppose to believe in god and the after life? But I just don't know. I'm just so curious if all those movies and people who "died and saw heaven and then came back to life" were all true. Maybe the bible is...
    xXMacKenzieXx xXMacKenzieXx
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    By (somewhat) popular demand,

    here is the song I had in mind when I posted this morning. This is not meant with any irreverence at all. To question at all was a sin in my house. Questioning God was in itself a sign of unbelief. That's where my parents and I parted ways. "Because the bible says so," was...
    samedeepwater samedeepwater
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jan 19

    I came from a non religious family

    and as I grew up I wanted to know who God was so I started reading the bible and listening to other Christians for a while.. then I started thinking about all the crap that religion involved and how bad a lot of the Christians were, hated how they judged gays, hated how they...
    Ultimatedorktroid Ultimatedorktroid
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 22, 2013

    I used to be Christian

    but then my dad told me I was stupid for believing in god and now I look back and I share his views but I so respect others religion choices I'm not going to judge you, my best friend is Christian but she isn't the type who tries to convert everyone, she isn't obsessive...
    Moonbay Moonbay
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

    Well, I was never raised in any religion

    whatsoever. But reading all about the different ones there are has made me realize I'm not very fond of organized religion... Though I'd very much appreciate to read something religious and just connect to their beliefs. For instance, I like how the bible can be a metaphore for...
    mssparkles mssparkles
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 22, 2015

    I feel like this is the only place I can speak

    my mind freely. I was a Christain my entire life. My father was a pastor.I was judged, ridiculed, etc by Christains in the church I grew up in. I was even molested by the youth pastor. I still believed.I married a Christain man. We have been together 10 years. We have had a lot...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    I Left My Religion To Find Myself & Now I Feel Lost

    It's been a tough 2 years. I was, or am still a Jehovah's Witness. I guess I'm not anymore because I'm writing this but nevertheless I'd like to share my story. My religion is super strict and I've always been taught that I have to 'marry in the lord' and 'keep away from the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

    I am born as a Muslim in a medium-strict family.

    I wouldnt say that i am a good one, but this is the only way i am brought up and i don't know otherwise. When my parents divorced when i was young, my dad was gone, and there was nobody in the family to keep the religion study up. My mum was too busy as a single mother. When...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    Lost My Religion And Gained My Freedom

    I was brought up catholic. I always asked questions, but I didn't seriously start questioning my religion of my upbringing until I was around 15. I was to be confirmed in the catholic church. The ironic thing is, the confirmation was supposed to be my choice, but I was threatened...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 7, 2010

    ...and Then Everyone In The Church Prayed For Me And The Spirit Took Over My Body....

    This morning I was greeted with a very excited child jumping all over the place. She was screaming her head off, so I took her to one side to ask how her weekend went."Miss, I went to church yesterday.." Nothing out the usual there..."At the end, everybody prayed for me and the...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    40 Responses Mar 28, 2011

    I was born and raised Catholic.

    I attended church weekly.I attended catholic school and so did my children. there is much wrong with the Catholic Church. they can't even accept homosexuals. So they literally refuse members. What happened with the molestations?the church has turned me away. I don't believe in...
    Chelsea1973 Chelsea1973
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 16, 2015

    Could it be worse ? The only thing i had is my

    religion ! And i feel that i lost it .. Everything's ruinded 😔
    mera1111 mera1111
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    Our Salvation

    God created us because he wanted the perfect pet and the other animals weren’t doing it for him. Unfortunately "we" messed it up by listening to the talking snake and eating from the tree of knowledge of goodness and evil. Technically it was just the woman who did this, but...
    MarkFree MarkFree
    51-55, M
    Mar 30, 2013

    I Couldn't Stand It.

    I was born and raised as a Christian. I went to church every Sunday, went to a Christian elementary-high school, and am now going to a Christian university. But around a month ago, I saw this movie called Zeitgeist. It's a documentary that almost proves that Christianity and...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    63 Responses Nov 25, 2007

    Faith and Depression

    I was raised muslim, but I really struggle with organized religion and I can't help but feel that so much of it is bullcrap. All of the stories, rituals, pray 5x a day...I feel like I've been forced to do these things and it is oppressive. I don't believe that God will send me...
    apencilfornow apencilfornow
    26-30, F
    17 Responses Feb 26, 2008
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