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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    I haven't found mine yet :/
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    Haha this is one of the best experiences I've seen so far, naturally had to add it.
    DrunkGiraffe DrunkGiraffe 26-30, M Mar 30

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    so i can eat and drink without thinking of not having enough money. And can sleep
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    The only person in the family that still knows zero Spanish. Although I have been surrounded by others that speak it, I just never picked it up.
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    I remember when life was fun.. kids are grown..... guess I'll keep workin till I drop..........
    Dustrated Dustrated 51-55, M Apr 13

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    I believe that I don't care about money as I'm still young. In the sense that I don't understand the important of it. Maybe in the future when I have a family I'll value it more?
    strawberrycreamcake strawberrycreamcake 18-21, F Apr 10

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    I don't want to be with the wrong person but don't want to be alone.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    when u c people from the hood and they driving pass me while I'm with all my kids they wave and smile but don't offer a ride.. it's ok im be riding real soon tho!
    MedinaAbdul MedinaAbdul 22-25, F Mar 31

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    minimum wage shouldn't exist at all. the system regulates itself. if you want more money then don't take a job that pays very little. if you can get a bigger paying job then get...
    bckyltylr bckyltylr 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I am so confused with my life! I don't even know how to explain!! I love music it cheers me up and makes my laugh!! Idem if anyone really knows who I truly am! I am just well sad...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I posted some really good responses but don't remember doing it!!
    FluffyKat FluffyKat 31-35, F Apr 12

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    I've been dating my first ever BF for almost 6 months, and at first it was great. But lately I've just been feeling really torn by all the little things that have slowly started...
    SimpleShares SimpleShares 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    Don't say you love me unless forever. Don't tell me you need me, if you're not gonna stay. Don't give me this feeling, I'll only believe it. Make it real or take it all away...
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have a weird experience. I am not sure if my family and I have been dealing with an evil spirit. I have seen and felt things but mostly when I'm near asleep. I have had sleep...
    angelatone angelatone 22-25, F Apr 15

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    It used to be ok for keeping on touch with people. Now it's just targeted advertising, drama and updates about how nice a coffee was. Fine people want to use it but it I hate it...
    TheGrumpyDead TheGrumpyDead 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    It's Openly Secular Day. I know it is so much more than simply not having a belief in any god, but that's the distinction we must ride until the day people let go of the stigmas...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    After seeing all that I have off the world in the little amount of time that I have been here so far, I now find it hard to make myself believe in a god. Certainly one such as the...
    seanlucifer seanlucifer 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    I don't believe in God, but I hate pushy atheists who feel superior and criticize others for having a religion. My two sisters are atheists, and I'm pretty sure my parents are too...
    TheStarshipCat TheStarshipCat 13-15, F Apr 2

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    To me, you either believe in God or you don't and if you don't whether you realize it or not you are a devil worshipper. So in my beliefs if you believe in Buddha, Allah, etc. you...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    God has been always unfair to me, he didn't give me much of a great life compared to most people that i know, they are loved by their families, i'm not, they at least have one...
    DeathParadexX DeathParadexX 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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