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

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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...
    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...
    M3GG M3GG 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 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...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 11 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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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...
    Vera147 Vera147 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 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...
    unimaginable16 unimaginable16 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 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...
    killthejill killthejill 16-18, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 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...
    throughme throughme 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 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...
    lovelysong lovelysong 18-21, M 10 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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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...
    Yoseff Yoseff 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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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...
    CailinRua CailinRua 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 10, 2009

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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...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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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...
    johnpq johnpq 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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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...
    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...
    un4chunate un4chunate 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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...
    SammyJT SammyJT 18-21 1 Response Aug 1, 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...
    lazurm lazurm 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 16, 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...
    macabreprincess macabreprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 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...
    4ltern4te 4ltern4te 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 10, 2008

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    Yes. This is definitely me right now. It's horrible. I'm trying to listen to some classical music but doesn't works either..
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    Learning & Knowledge are apart of my love for life.. Keeps me interested & continues to inspire me. Currently a University student, I must say.. I absolutely despise school & the...
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    Hey, can anybody relate to this? Cause I really do.
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    I think my parents love me, but I always put it this way: they, especially my mom, were like little kids who wanted a puppy but don't know how to take care of it. I have no...
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    Don't believe an ANY gods. They have all been created by man to control people. I'm the only open Atheist in our family and am isolated as a result, which is not a bad thing. I don...
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    you do not know me, and I do not know you, so why do you want to judge me ? till I have lived your live, I would never judge you. on EP are so many different people, feelings...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 5

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    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue 18-21, F Mar 20

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    I trust no one sad but true i have had my fair share of people breaking my trust, and making a fool out of me, so now i call the shots, i protect myself by building up walls, i get...
    TrueBlueyes TrueBlueyes 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    It's all fine and dandy if you follow religion, but don't shove your opinions down my throat. I have my beliefs and you have yours. I'm tired of people trying to convince me to...
    ceetasha23 ceetasha23 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I feel like I'm very ugly and disgusting :l but I'm always told otherwise, I just don't believe it.
    Missmayicx Missmayicx 16-17, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Hi. I'm not sure what I'm doing here - but I do know I'm tired of I don't know. That's been the answer since I was a kid. Seriously. My mother is a professional cook - and is...
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    Do you believe in unconditional love? Than how is it possible to enjoy eternal bliss while thousands of people are forced into a place of eternal suffering. God can do it, but he...
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    This started a 2 months ago, people from the Book of Mormon started to show at my door and of course I let them in, cause I really love to know more about everything. They came...
    bosslim bosslim 18-21, M Mar 31

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