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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 70 People

    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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    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 16-18, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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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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    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 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Dissimilar Religious Beliefs Cause Marriage Problems...

    I should preface this by saying that I don't attend church. Not since the age of 12 or so. I was baptised, and something else "confirmed?" in the Episcopal Church. My wife is a (as of late) devout Roman Catholic, as are my two boys. This evening, we needed to attend a meeting...
    4ltern4te 4ltern4te 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just want to be numb for a while. Hear nothing. Think nothing and feel nothing.
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    From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. - Franz Kafka
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    Glad I'm not alone. My grandmother has said I'm not Puerto Rican, I'm American because of this. My mom says I speak Spanish like aMexican, yet I'm the only one from my family...
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    Okay so I'll have to live with both my parents for quite a while into the future of my life, and I can't stand being around my mom. You see, I'm an atheist and mom is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 26

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    I've never really been able to relate to people's emotions... or at least, I haven't been able to in the last year or so. I know I sound completely horrible, but I don't know how...
    VeronicaVoom VeronicaVoom 18-21, F a week ago

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    Tonight I was walking alone along the beach, as I do most nights. I was having a conversation with my heart. "Would I be any happier if someone was walking beside me?" YES - in...
    lostworlds lostworlds 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    People tell me i'm pretty. They comment on my Instagram selfies with heart eyes. My friends and family say i'm beautiful. But i'll never believe it. I don't care how many times you...
    Theonlyreason Theonlyreason 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I believe that you can like whatever you like. BUT what I do not support is females going gay because they've had a bad experience with guys. If you're a girl that likes girls, go...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just don't. I don't want kids either. Am I not allowed to make a decision? No, I don't dream of my wedding. No, I don't want endless "love and compassion" from someone who very...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When someone tells you they don't want to move on then THEY DONT WANT TO MOVE ON!!!! Don't push them, don't berate them, don't be mean to them. Just let it be. They love who they...
    ywilliam31 ywilliam31 16-17, M Oct 7

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    just sent my mother to the mental illness ward after 14 years of abuse and neglect, finally I am released from that grasp that was held on for so long. No I do not worry about her...
    vividmemorieslost vividmemorieslost 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I drink when sad I don't enjoy it but don't won't to stop just won't to blur out ! And forget what's going on
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To be bored, uninterested, non-commited; to always "play it safe". To lead a boring life is simply existing until you no longer exist. Waiting to die. To be a walking corpse...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 16 hrs ago

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    He is constantly drinking beer, and now that hes back from his deployment of 4 months he gets about a month of vacation. He was not on the field but he is a welder instead. Anyways...
    messedupgirl167 messedupgirl167 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I posted this up as a response, but it's rather reflective of my view on the idea of a god. I'm more a believer in the individual person and people and the common good than I am...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    Ladies... "Enjoying Who God Created You to Be" by Joyce Meyer Start believing today that you are a rare, one-of-a-kind, valuable and precious woman. To help you learn how to be...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 28

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    I get overwhelmed with messages so sorry if I don't answer you right away and sometimes I just don't feel like messaging..
    mohoganyred mohoganyred 41-45, M 1 hr ago

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    People ask me "Do you believe in God?" I say "No God isn't real" They ask me "why?" The real reason I don't believe in him is because when I was younger my parents would fight. I...
    nataly160 nataly160 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Love no object of Gods creation like you would God Himself. He sent us to serve him and that is where it ends. Thank Him for letting you simply live another day. It matters not if...
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Oct 8

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    I don't like the Christian god. I find he or she a horrible excuse to be a creator. I prefer the Norse gods and goddesses. They fit my style. The Vanir and Aesir. However I judge...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 13

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    True words for Believers. Let's put our faith in action. Keep shining! "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble...
    SagSunshine2014 SagSunshine2014 41-45, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't fear my death because I don't believe we seise to exist. I have faith that God is here for every living thing that exists in the universe, not just on Earth. I am...
    Patrick19971997 Patrick19971997 16-17, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    I read some post on here about God, why do people even argue about him/her (covering all angles). I'm one of those girls who just have to say, if you believe in him then trust in...
    AlexandriaAnnRowe AlexandriaAnnRowe 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I read some post on here about God, why do people even argue about him/her (covering all angles). I'm one of those girls who just have to say, if you believe in him then trust in...
    AlexandriaAnnRowe AlexandriaAnnRowe 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    So once again I'd like to apologize if I've offended anyone here. I have a tendency to perceive things the wrong way on the internet and my trust level has gone down extremely, so...
    sweetaura sweetaura 26-30 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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