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I Want to Believe In God But I Just Don't

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    Part Of Me Wants To Still Believe In God, Go To Church, Part Of Me Is Glad It's Gone.

    I grew up in a Lutheran church and was well versed in the Bible. I was home schooled and taught Christianity at home through all my books until high school. I went to public school and attended a Baptist church (where all my friends went). That was until early college. My...
    Vera147 Vera147 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    My Struggle

    I struggle with God often.  When I was a kid, he was there.  There was no doubt in my mind.  I was raised Catholic and have a mother who believes in God...so naturally, I followed suit.  But then I got older.  And I started to think...
    lovelysong lovelysong 18-21, M 10 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    Let me start out by saying that I have been, for several years, an agnostic. That is to say that I don't necessarily believe that there IS a God, but I don't believe 100% that there ISN'T. I'm kind of on the fence. Let me explain why. I grew up Catholic, and went to church every...
    un4chunate un4chunate 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I Might Be An Atheist. So What?

    There have been times where people ask me why I can be 'disrespectful' towards religions by not praying, or not following certain 'rules' society feels I need to follow. I keep asking them the same question: So what? So what, if I don't believe the way you do? I'm not immoral. I...
    macabreprincess macabreprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2013

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    Questioning

    hi! im just going through a period of confusion in my life, and it is making me very depressed. i was raised catholic, and i always felt such faith and had a strong sense of security knowing that life existed past our experience on earth. ive never agreed with my religion 100%- i...
    chiller09 chiller09 18-21 4 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    The Idea Of A Higher Power

    Here's my thing. I grew up a christian, but now I don't really believe in any sort of higher power. I want to believe, but there's more to it than just wanting it. It would be wonderful to believe in that. Someone who will always love you. Someone who has a purpose/plan for you...
    Yoseff Yoseff 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    I Am A Believer, But Sometimes....

    ... I need a little help. Today I read this on the Internet, I thought that It is far too beautiful and moving to be ignored, so I have decided to make a copy -paste, hope you might enjoy it as much as I did.   'You are infinitely more powerful than you ever imagined...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2010

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    Desperatly Seeking My Faith, Last Seen 9/11/01

    I lost my faith the day the USA was attacked. I was 15, and the event sent me into shock. I went into a depression, and I lost faith in God. How can he let something so horrible take place? I really want to believe again. That there's more to life. But I just can't with the...
    CailinRua CailinRua 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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    I was born up as a Christian

    and everyone in my family is either "Christian" or "Catholic". I was a strong Christian for a very long time- ever since I can remember until last year January (age 16). As a young child I had no friends and many bullies until I was 14 years old. The summer between my Sophomore...
    IzzRay IzzRay 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    I'm Searching But I Can't Find God

    Recently my partner of nearly 2 years has left me becuase I do not believe in God as she and her Christian community do. I beleive in a Christian God but not in the more strict rules of the bible (eg. not wearing clothes made from two seperate materials). Over the past year I...
    SammyJT SammyJT 18-21 1 Response Aug 1, 2011

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    It Would Be Easier

    If I could make myself believe, I would do so in a heart beat. I tried to make myself believe for my whole life. I come from a very Catholic family, very traditional, and if they knew any of this theyd all be furious with me, I think they'd disown me. Ever since I was a child I...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    To anybody who WANTS to believe in God

    and need knowledge and understanding I would be happy to help you. If you're looking to just debate please don't waste my time, but if you're seriously looking to find God I would be more than happy to help :)
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F Jun 18

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    Finally! My Group

    I never could see myself at this point, where i doubt if there is someone or something that can really help us, because since i was a little girl i was raised as a catholic person, he was my everything specially when my dad passed away, but right now i found myself without faith...
    throughme throughme 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Something More

    I've grown up as a catholic. I was always taught to believe...but I can't. I'm not the type of person who can truly believe in something without solid proof. There are people that can argue that we're given proof, that were given more than enough, that just the mere existence of...
    unimaginable16 unimaginable16 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I Wish I Believed!!

    I grew up Catholic. Wanted to be a nun at age 18. Over the years I've been losing Him. I try to pray, but it's like my mind puts a block on prayer. I feel nothing. I don't feel Christ at all. I want Christ to be real. Every suggestion of how to pray comes from someone who can't...
    hayesrupp hayesrupp 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    I Can't Believe In God. I Just Can't.

    Recently, I have been pondering what it means to be me. I have taken political quizes that say I am a left-libertarian. Personality quizes that I have already taken many times. And I even made others take them too. I want knowledge. It craves in me. I ask people questions that I...
    johnpq johnpq 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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    I Really Do

    When I ask questions or get into debates about religion, people seem to think I am just some mean atheist who is trying to challenge them or insult them or something.  The truth is, I ask questions hoping that some day I might get a satisfactory answer.  Never happens...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 11 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Yes

    I think that believing in God is an extremely comforting notion. Aside from eternal life in the kingdom of heaven (which would be freaking sweet), it would be nice to know that all evil deeds would be paid for by those who commit them. And I used to believe in God. Very much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    "Faith Is A Gift That I Have Yet To Receive..."

    Where to begin!? I grew up in a Christian home, and still live at home with my parents- Dad, who is a minister, and Mom who is a Sunday school teacher. My entire extended family consists of active Christians, who are singers, ministers, etc in the church. I attend church every...
    M3GG M3GG 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    Would Love To Be Brainwashed, Hypnotized Or Otherwise Forced To Internally And Externally Convert To Catholicism

    I'm an atheist that loves the idea of a devout Catholic woman making me pray, accompany her to church as she goes (every time too), read, study and know only the Bible every day and night, and see things her way completely, as a converted Catholic. I'd love to totally experience...
    lazurm lazurm 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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    It Would Be Nice

    I wish I could believe in god. It would be so comforting and maybe I wouldn't feel so alone. If I told any Catholic this they would just say, "Just believe in him, duh." I wish it was that simple. See, I see god like Santa Clause. It's nice to think about, but it just...
    killthejill killthejill 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    I like someone, and I just learn that he's in love too but I don't know how to love him so I say no to his feeling! :( (I didn't told him that I love him)
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    Sometimes I feel I do not understand him enough because he has a stressful job. But then I think I have a stressful job too. We are after all in the same line of work. How come I...
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    I don't think I ever have.. My father was (still is) very religious man and he would take me and my brother to church every Sunday. We would pray, attend to church activities and...
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 22-25, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Every time that I'm with someone I'm just feel like they don't want me there and I sometimes think I'm better alone
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    This has been on my mind a lot recently, well…ever since I joined EP. It is the whole “sissy” term. Being a closet crossdresser and being very sheltered and isolated, I was...
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    And I'm sick of people getting offended and demanding proof. I don't owe them an explanation anymore than they owe me one. I was born Christian and no number of scriptures...
    sixstringsattached sixstringsattached 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in God. When I say it out loud, it's hard for me to understand why. I've always believed in God as a kid. I was raised that God heals all and we must pray everyday...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Yes I do. I do not think anyone being honest don't like to receive attention.
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    to have a boyfriend or girl friend it is only ever about looks figure how good you are in bed 3 main thing's men or women go for I don't have eny of them advantages I just don't...
    susangoga susangoga 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    When you don't feel happy, I'll love you LOL! When you feel lonely and sad, you can think about the new place you want to go, the country you want to travel to and the good things...
    HappyOrUnhappy HappyOrUnhappy 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I know I'm probably going to get criticized for what I'm going to say but I just realized how awful it is for gays to have marriage rights. I was always against it but about a year...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know where all the love went in my marriage? There was a day that I felt she was the best thing in my life, in a way still feel so! But the lose of intimacy has taken it's...
    Dawnofanewage Dawnofanewage 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've had a close friend we're gonna call "Anna". And she and I have been close since middle school, no matter how many times my family has moved .. We've always remained close. Our...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I honestly don't think I do.. It all has to do with what happened when I was younger.
    flexb flexb 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Perfect responses for these: "You'll change your mind": How do you know? You're not a fortune teller. Or: You'll change yours about wanting kids. "You're selfish!": Thank you for...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think the problem is, a lot of times, parents don't try to understand. I don't think mine ever do. There's a video by a YouTuber called SuliBreaks, called "Parents are the...
    TheOpeningViolinist TheOpeningViolinist 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like people think I'm a "weenie". My god brother is a year older than me but way cooler, he was/ would probably super popular in high school because he's hot. He's...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Honestly I'd rather they just dissappeared. Sure let me know that it's going to happen but don't bother with the goodbye scene cos I just hate crying. Ugh.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I'm about to start 8th grade but people say I look like I'm old enough to be in college?! I'm not sure if it's my face, or my body, or the way I dress (because I dress a little...
    Iz108 Iz108 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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