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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    "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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    I claim that I don't believe in a God

    or some conscious transcendent force. But, I guess deep down I'm just angry with the world. It's almost like a parent abandoning a child and leaving them with no answers to anything. Spiritually, I just feel lost. I pretend that I have the world figured out and that whatever...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ok, people always ask me

    if I believe in god. I'm, not sure but my friends S, So, and R have very interesting opinions. S believes there is no god, that gods are of human invention and someday we will become "gods" if the human race survives. "If he does exist," he said to me, "then he is the loneliest...
    Sotanax Sotanax 13-15, F Dec 12

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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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    Seriously. We had our Thanksgiving break which was for an entire week and I tried my best to sleep in but I didn't do too much of a great job. Now that it's Sunday (well...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F Dec 1

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    I don't believe in divorce. So, my first marriage is most likely going to be my only marriage. But I am not going to get married until I am 46 or 49. Lmao
    miseriae316 miseriae316 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I'm twenty years old and living at home with my parents and younger sister (18). I'm in community college and heading out of state next year. Now, here's a simple statement: I don...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Ugh... It's called birth control... you can get on health plans that will pay for it for you! This makes me incredibly mad... I went to school with two girls. One was just dumb...
    Harlequingal93 Harlequingal93 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Like, I really want a baby. And there is so many people my age who have babies, like I personally wouldn't have one now cause like I'm 17. But like all the 13,14,15,16,17 year olds...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been trying to start a book for a while now, and i don't know where to start. It's like everytime i open a document on my computer i just sit here and stare at a blank page, i...
    haileybee111 haileybee111 13-15 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I CAN speak it. But I'm hardly fluent. It's just random words and vocabulary I don't know.
    rosaf rosaf 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    They say it's the ultimate release of sorts. I read on a website about healing that in order to do so you must first learn about crying and releasing the pain. There I was last...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 19

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    Oh me god I'm so tiirrreeeddd
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F Dec 13

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    Because he doesn't put any effort into our relationship, or any other relationship in his life. We are stuck together for now, with our house and kid it wouldn't be wise to end it...
    stolenartistalways stolenartistalways 31-35, F Dec 16

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    I've gone through negative situations that as result I've bottled my emotions. I feel as if that is why I struggle to let go. I need desperately to let this one particular thing go...
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Or seem like I'm a druggy when I'm not ... >_> Rofl!!!!
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F Dec 20

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    I wanna run my hands through his hair Stroke the sides of his face Hold his hands tightly Embrace him longer than any other Feel his strong chest Play with his leg hair Pick him up...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Dec 11

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    I don't like Christmas because of what I've learned as a child. The whole Santa Claus, elves and reindeer tales are great and fit the winter just fine, but don't tell children that...
    RailansDad RailansDad 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Some people don't believe in the American dream. I was just thinking about a video I saw about North Korea. I noticed their streets look like ours in America, only one difference...
    Jakebrum Jakebrum 16-17, M Dec 7

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    the 2 decades of our time together acting as if we were united and being happy enough to stay together that long, but never actually taking the step to make it official and then to...
    2badsosad 2badsosad 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I love my fiance, father of my son. I don't want to leave him even though he can be a major pain in the ***. But I often think about whether I should break up with him or not... I...
    ElledaDreamer ElledaDreamer 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    coworker flirting or LIKES me I have been working at this new job for about 6 months and I have noticed this coworker has 'grown on me' and I am attracted to him. The thing...
    tee13gee tee13gee 41-45, F Dec 11

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    I have wanted to lift skirts but don't I think skirts are so sexy
    sw33taction sw33taction 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have five senses but don’t have a sense of direction Don’t know north from south while lost out here in the ocean All i can see is the blurry sun reflection But the waves...
    daydreamer1996 daydreamer1996 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    To love the world and look upon it in wonder everyday and never feel like you belong. That is truly devastating. I feel like that everyday. I feel love for humans but don't feel...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    He dumped me.... And tbh I was sad. Lived with him. But don't miss feeling lonely sitting right beside him. Don'tiss the lack of affection. Feel sad but free....
    honeybee86 honeybee86 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 18

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    2,941 people & counting who feel friendless. Here's my story. I've had childhood friends, we'd go to & from each other's homes, at times sleep over. Some I went to school with. I...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 19

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    I'm not an atheist. I'm not interested in convincing people there isn't a god. What other people believe about God just isn't important to me. There might be something out there...
    Calcetines Calcetines 36-40, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm fourteen years old, going on fifteen in approximately two months. I do not know what religion I classify myself as being apart of. I grew up with my family being Christian, but...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I see some of you guys writing that you want a boyfriend, and you expect them to come and chase after you and then you keep writing that no one likes you or still single ,but guys...
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago