I Used to Be a Christian

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    Ugh

    I was raised in an overly Christian home. I have been non-denominational Christian, Pentecostal and Baptist. As a Non-Denominational Christian, I was not allowed to cut my hair, I could not wear make-up, I could not wear earrings, I could not wear pants, or shorts, I could not...
    HecatesBabe2012 HecatesBabe2012
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    Like the Metallica Song Sad But True

    In my 'two truths and a lie' story I said that I once pledged myself to Jesus at a Bible camp. I knew I'd be able to trick some of my friends into thinking that was a lie. I have several close friends who are Christian, and another group of friends that are...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    24 Responses May 12, 2009

    for this to be a used to be a christian group

    there is a hell of a lot of christians here
    dreamin20 dreamin20
    22-25, F
    Feb 12

    I used to be a Christian.

    I used to be a Jesus freak. Someone who would die for their faith. Who there life was defined by their faith. My friendships, were with people in the youth group. My time was spent with God, Church, and the youth group. Being a Christian was everything to me. It was my reason to...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2014

    once upon a time I was totally blinded like you

    are. never again will I be misguided by falsehood, lies mixed with the truth,. it is said the devil lives in the churches among the congregation feeding them false doctrine uttered from the mouths of the the teachers the false preachers telling lies hypnotising, deceiving...
    Thewingedwolfserpent Thewingedwolfserpent
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 11

    God Is Gone

    I was a born again christian for many years trying to live a good life and do what god wanted me to do.But,god never really seemed to care about me and i slowly started to realize that following a lie was irresponsible and ridiculous.No,I'm not a satanist now although I have...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 5, 2012

    Grew up in the faith

    but as I became an adult and experienced more in life, my views began to change. I no longer consider myself a Christian but I do believe there are higher powers at work. For me, I choose to believe in a God and Goddess. It's not for everyone and we each have our own...
    lovehonestly lovehonestly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    The day I stopped being Christian was the best

    day off my life. It meant that I was free to be my true self. That I did not have to be sad about some ar$ehole of a bully getting killed in my year. The fact that did not have to feel guilty when some one walked over my kindness and I smacked them one for it. Sure I kept some...
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    To My Sisters And Brothers In Humanity

    dear brother/sister if left your religion, and you feel lost, or you are looking for something intersting, i may have a something to light your way, you may think its false, maybe your heared of it before, but me as a Muslem, id like to suggest for u something may help u find...
    smc6 smc6
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 12, 2012

    my family is extremely Christian

    and im an atheist. Now I have to pretend that im Christian. WHAT DO I DO?!
    zaylabug11 zaylabug11
    13-15, F
    9 Responses Sep 28, 2015
    Ineedtobeinheavenbynow Ineedtobeinheavenbynow
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 8, 2015
    darklotus01 darklotus01
    13-15, T
    1 Response Feb 12

    Got Sick Of The Hypocrisy

    Some good-hearted people in the church, but mostly sheep and close-minded people who feel chosen. The converse, of course, is that they see everyone else as unchosen, lesser souls and fertile targets of their saving wisdom. I see more Christ-like behavior outside the church.
    leeNFS leeNFS
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    But it is a long story

    and I can't say it all .
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    I Value Myself Rather Than Looking To Others For My Value

    I hadn't always been a christian when I "came to faith" at age 22. I was in college and had thought of myself in many ways as a loving humanist. I found that there were very few people who were not either christian or atheist and I did not believe that there was a NO God so I...
    fightn4me fightn4me
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

    Ha ha ha.............

    ..yeah so that happened. Oh well I'm more mellowed out now. I talked to someone to day who reminded me of myself back when I was a bible thumping, cross wearing, three gallons of holy water in a two gallon jug. Now to clarify I am in no way anti-religious but I am indeed...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    Now A Panentheist

    I used to be a Christian, but at some point, I realized that the church was saying some very different things than Jesus was saying.  I began studying the teachings of Jesus and learned that the church was lying to me.  The final blow came when my violent husband, who was...
    GailG3 GailG3
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Jan 14, 2012

    I used to be extremely Christian.

    now seeing people pray or brag about being religious or posting things on Facebook or coming up with half assed answers for everything or thinking church and state shouldn't be separated makes me so nauseous. remembering being Christian makes me embarrassed of myself and it's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2015

    Law School Wakeup Call

    I used to be a Christian.  Not just any Christian, but a super-fundamentalist, right-wing religious nutjob Christian.  That's how I spent part of my high school years, and all four years of college.  In fact, I didn't spend a single weekend on my college campus...
    Paxtian Paxtian
    26-30, M
    29 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    God gave me everything I ever needed

    and wanted. Then He took it all away. And I stuck with Him and "praised Him through the storm" but finally I realized nothing will come out of it but more pain misery and depression. So I left. Now I have a lot of good going for me, on the top of my life right now. But God keeps...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777
    18-21, M
    3 Responses May 11, 2014

    I was raised believing in God& the

    bible- BUT--As a young man decieded I wanted to be closer to God-SO-- I took a yr off work & studied Religion-- The effect-- The more I learned- The less I believed-- religion is NOT Logical & Has caused more suffering for mankind than ALL other causes combined--
    janedon1 janedon1
    61-65, T
    4 Responses May 5, 2015
    Vinylbakon Vinylbakon
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Feb 12

    Most of my family are Catholic Christians.

    Around the ages of 10-11 I started realizing I don't really believe in a God. I still do have ideas about some sort of deity and I like to believe there is some truth in all religions. I still take part in my family's celebrations of Christmas and Easter because they're...
    illuminatisweaters illuminatisweaters
    16-17, M
    Mar 13, 2015

    The Capes Of Religion

    No offense to the christians, as we all have a right to what we believe. But really how dare the religious look down on the people who actually use their heads to honestly challenge the credibility of faith. What is having faith suppose to mean anyway? As I ask christians this...
    soliare soliare
    26-30, M
    3 Responses May 13, 2012

    I do not consider myself a Christian anymore.

    Haven't since the year 2011 I think... it's been a minute. I had too many questions and I didn't feel as if I deserved to call myself a Christian. Like, it just did not sit right with me. So I Googled different religions and researched a lot to figure out who I was. That...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2015

    It's A Nearly Unbelievable Story...if You Knew The "old Me" When I Was A Christian

    It has only been about 7 months since I realized that I am no longer a christian. I USED TO BE a christian.  I WAS a christian and VERY MUCH a christian for almost 26 years. If anyone who knows me or has known me in that time would read this; they would NEVER tuess that I had...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Feb 18, 2012

    Why I'm Not a Christian Anymore

    I used to be a Christian.  I believed that Jesus was my personal Savior and died for my sins.  I believed the Apostle's Creed, although, at the time I didn't know it was the Apostle's Creed.  Though, it is as best as you can describe my once beliefs: "I...
    Taphy Taphy
    41-45, F
    112 Responses Jul 19, 2008

    Alone In A Town

    I was raised in a fully Christian town in which the few outsiders were shunned. I was never quite as religious as any of my friends, I was never that into it, but I was a good little Christian girl. I kept any opinions opposite of those of the Church to myself, thinking that...
    waonderinggirl waonderinggirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2013

    Controlled

    For the first few years of my life I was controlled by religion. I was the perfect Christian girl. I thought all the people that were against the bible and were doing sins were going straight to hell. Halloween was the devil's holiday to me and they made sure at our church to...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

    We Are All Lights

    I grew up in a somewhat Christian environment and living in the bible belt, I experienced my fair share of unsolicited religious doctrine shoved in my face. Of course, I was scared of God and going to hell so I remained obedient. When I was 18 I got very sick. my doctors told...
    mellowmeadow mellowmeadow
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Jun 21, 2012

    Do any of you miss some things about being

    Christian? I miss the kind community (at my church) and doing communion (the crackers and the juice :3) and singing and the feeling that I always could belong there if I didn't belong anywhere else, like I'm always welcome. I even sometimes miss the feeling of a caring...
    FaerieGrrl98 FaerieGrrl98
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 2

    I think religion is something help people set

    mentality so they won't be lost. I used to be Christian, until the one day j wore all black to church and my pastor threw the bible at me. I remember when I was in grade school, they burned my yu-gi-yo cards and broke my DS saying it was made by the devil himself....
    tantrumchild tantrumchild
    16-17, F
    4 Responses May 15, 2015

    i mean i tried it, but i failed.

    i just dont fit in any of their religious shemes
    Crown63 Crown63
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    Oriental Orthodox Christian to be exact.

    It's an ancient religion that's been in my family for generations. I remember I took it very seriously, and I held on to it with pride. Strange how things have changed so drastically.
    Lunarlight Lunarlight
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2014

    Science destroyed my faith

    and I am so glad it did. I hate believing in lies it sickens me to think that I believed such a thing as God.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    I follow God, not other people.

    I stopped being a Christian when I realized that I don't need anybody telling me how to live my life. Only God can judge me. I guess you can say that I am more spiritual than Christian. And since I turned Christianity away, my life has been a lot better. God wants us to be happy...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 3

    Standing in a church doesn't make you a

    christian anymore then standing in a garage makes you a car. I grew up in a Christian family but after years of thought, I have decided that when we die, we get out into the ground and we rot, that's it.
    Floodpanda Floodpanda
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

    I am half Christian now.

    I'm still figuring things out.
    Valeph Valeph
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 12

    I'm sick of all the religious battles

    for who is right and whose wrong. All I want is peace! I also discovered with me not being prt of any religion, I feel 1000x more free. I still have a moral standpoint, but life shouldn't be about holding you to some laws, or giving your life to someone you can't see. I guess it...
    SirKnockin SirKnockin
    16-17, M
    Sep 27, 2015

    I'm Glad I Left

    Like alove141, I too was brought up as a Seventh Day Adventist. My mother was devout. My father virtually never went to church, although he could perhaps be described as a friendly neutral. Naturally I believed that the world was created in 7 days 6,000 thousand years ago. I also...
    barbarahinton barbarahinton
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Mar 6, 2012

    There Are Plenty Of Reasons Why I Am No Longer Christian....

    Its funny.... I once told a preacher that I was a virgin when I was about 20. He laughed in my face and questioned my sexuality.... I come out as Bi-sexual to my father who is a preacher and the word "Sin" and "Sinful" came out of his mouth a hand full of times but he told me...
    Krie Krie
    22-25
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2013

    Serious Awakening

    I used to be intensely Christian, I prayed like an hour a day. Once I got out of the Catholic schooling system, and went to a school which encouraged free thinking and taught about other religions and cultures, I see how broad the world is, and how limited the Christian schooling...
    Lalakaroline Lalakaroline
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

    I've recently come to terms with the fact

    that I'm not Christian. I've spent nearly four years now, struggling with being Christian. I started questioning what I believed in early 2011. I didn't say anything to anyone, though. I just let myself process what I was feeling. Then in 2013 my best friend passed away after...
    BroadwayDreamer16 BroadwayDreamer16
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    I just thought about it

    for awhile..and it didn't make sense anymore
    599gto 599gto
    13-15, M
    Dec 1, 2014

    I have slowly lost my faith in God

    and in Christians in general. How can people who are taught to LOVE their enemies be the most hateful & judgmental group of people in the world? In what universe, would telling a woman who had an abortion that she's a coldblooded murder and telling a gay man he's disgusting...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 3, 2015

    I'm waiting for my number to climb upon the

    Cross maybe they will forget about me?
    Thewingedwolfserpent Thewingedwolfserpent
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Feb 25

    ..and Now I'm A Satanist.

    My Experience isn't really too detailed, just..was raised Xtian and now, well, after about half a Lifetime of not having any prayers answered, and finding out that there's no real solid Historical "proof" to validate the Bible or the Torah.....yep, I'm on a much different Path...
    Eireannach Eireannach
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Jun 1, 2011

    All their smiling faces promising you the sun

    just another way of breaking you down.take me to no where where every body Lies.
    Thewingedwolfserpent Thewingedwolfserpent
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Feb 25

    I am so glad there is a support group

    for this. I have already written what i think about people slamming there religion at other people. Well here are the reasons I am not a Christian anymore, or any religion for that matter: 1. Christians say that "god " plans every baby. Really? So by that Christian are...
    Maggielookin4glenn Maggielookin4glenn
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    Questioning what you've believed your entire

    life is the most difficult thing to overcome.
    dominiqueleshae dominiqueleshae
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jan 22, 2014

    I used to believe in God

    and Jesus Christ. but I don't really believe anymore, with all that has happened to me and the people around me, it is hard to believe. I feel like God either doesn't love me or he isn't there at all. usually if someone asks if I believe in God I reply with "I dont anymore"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Oct 8, 2015
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