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I Lost My Religion

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    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 3 Responses Jul 13

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    darkangelxxx darkangelxxx 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 8

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    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

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    I was born into a Hindu religion

    and ways but after moving to another country (US) I just don't know where I am.
    AnnaGurrl AnnaGurrl 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    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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    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 4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    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 22-25, F 13 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Mar 17, 2014

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    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 5 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    i was raised to be a christian,

    so i've always had christian beliefs. i used to be very active in the church and went every sunday. but that was because my parents wouldnt have it any other way. when i became an adult, i stopped going to church. for a long time i didnt go but then when i reached a very low...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    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 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Oct 9, 2012

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    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 7 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    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 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Jul 13

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    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

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    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 6 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    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 3 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    Some time ago I was a Muslim

    but now I'm just confused.
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 3 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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    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 66 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    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...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2014

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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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 the cause of it, but I prayed to God everyday for guidance. During these times, I felt as though no one were listening. I tried to read the...
    HVVENEZIA HVVENEZIA 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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    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 7 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    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 7 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    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 4 Responses May 28, 2012

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    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 3 Responses Aug 19

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    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 13 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    ...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 41 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    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 21 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    i was a muslim untill i started thinking

    and realized i cant keep up with that kind of religion
    kate294 kate294 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Hereinalbany Hereinalbany 56-60, M 2 Responses May 5, 2014

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    It's Not Something I'd Choose to Do

    I was a Christian from the time I could decide to be one until... A month or two ago. I don't remember exactly. I don't really know what caused it. I was tired of my life, tired of being good. I still am. I don't know if I've changed much for the better. But it's hard to believe...
    HateMe HateMe 16-17, M 11 Responses Aug 18, 2006

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    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 4 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    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 3 Responses May 3

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    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 9

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    Quelessir Quelessir 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2014

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    I couldn't have said it better

    than this picture...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    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 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 10