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

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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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    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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    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'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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    "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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