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

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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 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was driving around again and passed by a pet shop. I've been there before and I know they have the occasional adoption fairs. Saw this cute little guy on his hind legs. Wish I...
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    Had to give up those my lover abandoned when we parted to go get checked by docs and myself. Worst day in years.
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    It's 12:08 here and I am supposed to go to sleep at 8:30 XD
    Midnightthetimberwolf Midnightthetimberwolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I want to believe in you so badly. I want something to instill my hopes in. I wish I could feel your unconditional love. I yearn for your eternal forgiveness. Life is really hard...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I don't know it all. I can repair plumbing but can't frame or install a window. I can change the oil in a car but will shy away from messing with the brakes. I don't know it all...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    My husband and I are going through something very personal right now and it's slowly tearing our marriage apart. All I can say here is I hurt him and made him feel like I didn't...
    Justalicia Justalicia 31-35, F Aug 4

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    It's because I believe in forgiveness. But if things get out of hand, and you continually harass or perv on me, I will block you. But that will take something serious for me to...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It seems that another profound theory is wheedling to come to life on paper. I have done a lot of thinking about relationships lately, and have reached several conclusions that...
    bbcfolyfe1771 bbcfolyfe1771 18-21, M Aug 2

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    i don't ******* care. i don't care, seriously, please judge me. i am who i wanted to be. i don't care and i don't want to please everyone bcs it's stupid. haters gonna hate. if you...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I really don't know exactly what I am doing wrong. For years I have been fumbling with the issue of personal relationships. What happened recently is a pretty classic example. A...
    jmills2 jmills2 46-50, M Aug 2

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    I know they mean well but it just seems like my friends don't trust my judgement. Everytime I talk about this boy, they shut me down. They want me to stop talking about him and...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    I don't understand when people ask for help and then just don't accept it. Make up your mind and know what you want. Either you want help or you don't. If you want someone to help...
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M Aug 7

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    When I was 17, I got pregnant with my oldest. He was a premature baby, so I got little to hardly any time to bond with him the first 3 months of his life. I spent 6 days a week...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    I admit that I copied this from another story, but this applies to me too.... If I wanted to chat with guys then I would go down to the pub or play around of golf. That is where I...
    BUBBLYBOY BUBBLYBOY 56-60, M Aug 8

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    Island Lofts have 514 square feet and both a king bed or two queen beds, a sitting region, a huge lavatory which has a deep soaking tub along with a independent shower, A personal...
    Alvera964pn Alvera964pn 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    Ok to make this brief, my husbands stepsister is the person who introduced us. When I actually started going out with him she did a complete U-turn and became quiet nasty. By the...
    hopingformiracles hopingformiracles 22-25 Aug 17

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    I asked her calmly and politely if she could please not leave a bunch of clutter on the kitchen counters. Usually I just ignore it and end up cleaning it all up myself, but I'm...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So we'd been flying for about 12 hours. We had come all the way across the Pacific and now were landing at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. All of us were exhausted,drained,emotionally and...
    lifeisforfree lifeisforfree 61-65, M 21 mins ago

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    i personally.... don't share your belief on quite the same level, i think. I think it's super neat that you can find something that you have put your faith into believing. I think...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We've been cursed with minds that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 1 Response Aug 3

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    I am twelve and I have believed in god since about two years ago. Then I started to question things. I also took adv biology last year and we learned sines tuff about how the earth...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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    My mom had me at 16, story of HER life growing up around her was difficult and I do realize she was a young single mom of 3 by age 21, unfortunately as the oldest I was the one to...
    lilzee225 lilzee225 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Two things. I don't believe religion is a good thing and I don't believe religions are real. Religions are there, but they aren't real to me. Because there are so many of them...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. For example, I believe in GOD. But there are people who don't. There's not much you can do, but they can believe what they want.
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F Aug 3

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    Little girl, little girl don't you fret. There is a god in heaven who will take care of you and keep you safe. Little angel, my angel don't be scared. God will make all crooked...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 14