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I Lost My Religion

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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...
    reddiechin82 reddiechin82 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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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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    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 16-18, F 18 Responses Aug 20, 2006

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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

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    Quelessir Quelessir 16-17, M Mar 7

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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 16-18, M 11 Responses Aug 18, 2006

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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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    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 6 Responses Oct 15

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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 1 Response Mar 16

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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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    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 46-50, M 7 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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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

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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 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 4 Responses Mar 25

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    littleyaya littleyaya 13-15, T 1 Response May 28

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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 Losing Faith. . .

    I was born a Christian. Raised a Christian. And is expected to live as a good Christian. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I hate it. I've received my share of the sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation, the Holy Eucharist. Ever since kindergarten up until high school, I studied at a...
    mrfloater mrfloater 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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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 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 2 Responses Mar 15

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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...
    reddiechin82 reddiechin82 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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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 2 Responses Mar 17

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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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    Sure That I'm Not Sure

    I used to be an avid Christian.  Then I slacked off, then at the age of 25, picked up the Bible and started reading again.  I was very gung-ho Christian after that, but probably in a more intellectual sense with a hint of spirituality (if spirituality is even real...
    truegritrecords truegritrecords 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 18, 2006

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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 6 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    To Believe Or Not Believe?

    I can't remember a time when the mysterious man named "God" wasn't in my vocabulary. Because I attended a private christian school for 13 years (age 3-16) I've known who God was pretty much all my life. I accepted HIm as my Savior at age 5, attended church with my family every...
    SaraJayne157 SaraJayne157 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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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 ūüėĒ
    mera1111 mera1111 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    Hereinalbany Hereinalbany 56-60, M 1 Response May 5

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    Gone

    I was way happier when I believed in and feared God. I do wish the UK had not gone all Atheist. I went to quite a religious ( Christian ) school and I never realised how stable life was until I stopped giving a ****. Religion does not provide very logical answers in my opinion...
    BePartofTheInternet BePartofTheInternet 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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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 15 Responses May 10, 2007

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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 2 Responses Sep 28

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    MightyWhoopAFC MightyWhoopAFC 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 10

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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 3 Responses May 28, 2012

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    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

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    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

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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

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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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 3 Responses Jun 21

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    Lost

    I grew up as a Roman Catholic. I attended church every Sunday with my parents, and went through CCD like all the other good little Roman Catholic children. I was baptized and given Eucharist and did reconciliation, all to please my parents. It never really felt right, though...
    Breizh Breizh 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Some time ago I was a Muslim

    but now I'm just confused.
    PiecingMeBackTogether PiecingMeBackTogether 18-21 2 Responses Mar 7

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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 3 Responses Jul 4

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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 couldn't have said it better

    than this picture...
    mybonerandme mybonerandme 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25

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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 12 Responses Aug 10, 2013

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    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

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    Religion And The Occult

    Its so easy to find information on religion but its allot more difficult trying to find out correct information on occult/satanisim. I want to learn more about the occult. If someone who is seriously involved reads this then please respond to me, would really like to learn more.
    Paulie996 Paulie996 31-35, M Aug 5, 2013

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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 12 Responses Feb 21

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    Someone that saved me from a dark religion a

    few years ago now says he doesn't believe in heaven or hell. I'm so shocked. He was a fundamentalist!! Now he's 'spiritual'. Well played satan, well played.
    TheyCannotStopMe TheyCannotStopMe 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 14

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