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I Used to Be a Christian

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    Cotton Candy Anyone? - I'm agnostic but I am not hard at all on discrediting religion or anything else for that matter for there are so many takes on any one given topic - hence...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M May 13, 2012

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    Why I Refuse To Have A Religious Title - I was raised in a Christian environment. My parents are not strict or very actively involved in religious activities, but they called...
    kinraebla kinraebla 22-25, F 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    How I Got So Fed Up I Stopped Believing. - I was born and raised a Jehovah witness. the witnesses always taught me that Jesus wasn't god, that there was no hell and the...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2011

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    God Is Not Found In Religious Teaching, But In Ourselves. - Anybody who follows a religious teaching is basing their faith on the belief on somebody else's knowledge... somebody...
    PuzzleGuy713 PuzzleGuy713 26-30, M 12 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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    Christianity & Me: the Beginning of the End - Part II - As a teenager I was a loving and devout Christian lad. I didn't go to church as much as I would have liked, but...
    Titanius Titanius 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 16, 2008

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    Stepped Outside God's Grace - There was a time in high school I was so sure of God's grace and love. Told anyone and everyone about Jesus. Then in college blasphemous thoughts...
    wickedgirl82 wickedgirl82 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    I Used to Be Christian. - Boy am I glad I'm not anymore. I have greater peace of mind, a better connection with God, a stronger soul and body...and a happier life. Whoever is...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 13 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    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...
    waonderinggirl waonderinggirl 18-21, F 2 Responses May 3, 2013

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    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...
    Taphy Taphy 41-45, F 111 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    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...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Deconverting - I grew up in a very Christian home. I asked Jesus into my heart at age 7. It was as genuine an experience and any "born again" Christian can have. I desperately...
    trich431 trich431 26-30, M 3 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    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...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 26

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    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...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M 3 Responses May 13, 2012

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    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...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 33, M 25 Responses May 12, 2009

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    At Age 14 I Tried To Understand It Because I Hated Cultural Genre's - At my age of 13 and 14 years old, I was still a kid trying to get through High School.The Cultural Genre's was...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 17, 2013

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    I Used to Be a Faithful Christian. - I used to be a faithful Christian. I thought my faith in Christianity was enough. Then, slightly more than 2 years ago, I was reborn in an...
    wrtr83 wrtr83 61-65 7 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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    Brainwashed - I went to one of those schools that makes you pray in the morning and at lunch but it wasnt a religious school the head teacher was christian so he wanted to make all...
    oligasdoi oligasdoi 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    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...
    Maggielookin4glenn Maggielookin4glenn 22-25, F Dec 7, 2013

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    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...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    I used to be. And for the 1st time since I walked away 2 weeks ago; I feel quilt over my decision. Feel pain. And realize it may have done more harm than good. But going back...
    Anonymousboy777 Anonymousboy777 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 30

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    Why I Used Ti Be Christian - When i was in my 20's i became a christian over the many years i started questioning eventually became disillusioned with christianity. Especially...
    pagansarah pagansarah 41-45, M 3 Responses May 30, 2013

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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...
    HecatesBabe2012 HecatesBabe2012 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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    Of Religion & Contemplation. - I want to state it has been a really cool journey if my life, encountering western society, as well as different forms of spirituality and...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M Oct 19, 2012

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    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...
    mellowmeadow mellowmeadow 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 21, 2012

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    Pastor's Daughter - My father is a Pentecostal / non-denominational minister (one of many) at a mega church. I was raised Christian and "accepted Jesus into my heart" at the age of...
    Fortegirl86 Fortegirl86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    How Do You Replace Faith? - As a child growing up, I was very much into religion. I LONGED to go to church. I loved to dress up and sit in the sanctuary with the adults rather than...
    MissJaded MissJaded 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    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...
    leeNFS leeNFS 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    The Land of the Lost - I'm just really feeling alone in an endless flat dark space when it comes to my spiritual journey as a Christian. I used to be a devoted member of my baptist...
    SRayne SRayne 41-45 7 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    I Used To Be A Nazarene...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...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 20, 2011

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    Questioning what you've believed your entire life is the most difficult thing to overcome.
    dominiqueleshae dominiqueleshae 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 22

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    What A Croc - I always knew it wasn't right, but it seemed to be the only spiritual outlet available, this was before the internet was a household thing mind you. Anyway, got out...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F Apr 3, 2013

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    I'm No Longer Christian, But Christianity Still Has a Purpose In My Life. - That purpose is to help me foster my current faith as a solitairy ecclectic Wiccan. Whenever I get upset...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F Sep 14, 2009

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    Is Defining God Arrogance? Fear? - So throughout my Christian years, which I don't regret or anything because it taught me a lot about myself and people, I thought I ...
    Titanius Titanius 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 28, 2008

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    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...
    Floodpanda Floodpanda 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Used to Be - not because i believed in anything, necessarily. i was just taught that there was a god. maybe there is, i dont know, and i dont care much to debate the idea anymore...
    antiyou antiyou 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 7, 2008

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 5, 2012

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    More At Peace Already! - Before I met my fiance I had so much regret and I was so sad and depressed. On the days that were very bad I prayed and asked for help and forgiveness for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 17, 2012

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    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...
    GailG3 GailG3 61-65, F 5 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    ..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...
    Eireannach Eireannach 41-45, F 16 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I used to be a passionate, religious christian. I was raised in a family of five(being the youngest of three sons), which was, and still is, incredibly religious. I always sort of...
    BenjiIsaacs BenjiIsaacs 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    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...
    Missalaineyeus Missalaineyeus 46-50, F 12 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    It Was A Good Run - I was angry at god, for far too long. Yes I read everything that could possibly change that, but it remained none the less. Then I realized it was a religion...
    Missing22Aquarius Missing22Aquarius 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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    Ex Christian Turned Spiritual - Went to a fundmantalist christian (charismatic) church from 05-08. Had so many questions about their practices including 'speaking in tongues' and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    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...
    Paxtian Paxtian 26-30, M 29 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    Now I Am Free - As a third generation Seventh-day Adventist, I was thoroughly indoctrinated in church dogma. Sabbath school included a Cradle Roll level that is birth to 3 years...
    alove141 alove141 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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    Judgement... - I come from a non denominational christian home. I did all the church stuff growing up from Bible Camp to all the different summer camps and winter camps my church...
    Tirachel Tirachel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2012

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    Oh What A Cross To Bear! - It has been about a year and a half now since I have de-converted from Christianity. I still feel even though I have internally embraced this new walk of...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M 3 Responses May 3, 2012

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    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...
    smc6 smc6 18-21, F 3 Responses May 12, 2012

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    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...
    barbarahinton barbarahinton 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    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...
    fightn4me fightn4me 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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