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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 108 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 born up as a Christian

    and everyone in my family is either "Christian" or "Catholic". I was a strong Christian for a very long time- ever since I can remember until last year January (age 16). As a young child I had no friends and many bullies until I was 14 years old. The summer between my Sophomore...
    IzzRay IzzRay 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 17

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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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    To anybody who WANTS to believe in God

    and need knowledge and understanding I would be happy to help you. If you're looking to just debate please don't waste my time, but if you're seriously looking to find God I would be more than happy to help :)
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F Jun 18

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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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    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 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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    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 Don't Get It. I really don't get it at all. It's just too weird and confusing for me, the premise alone sounds like a rejected Saturday morning cartoon and the trollspeak and...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I notice myself gradually isolating myself from my family. I love them all, but I feel like a guest in my own home. The lack of everything from my wife has put a considerable dent...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Nobody understands what I go through on a daily bases and nobody really cares. Everybody wants to be heard. I see people online who seem to have the same problems I do. They want...
    bfsd150 bfsd150 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    I want to let go of my past I want to let go of all those memories. I want to forget everything so I can move on. I feel so hurt every time I think about things which can never...
    Tofi786 Tofi786 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    So I don't like dogs as much as people now days, who believe a dog should be treated like a king or something.. I can't stand it I don't know how to nicely tell this to my husband...
    sanity113 sanity113 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    I really can't stand them along with Kanye West. I think they're disgusting and ugly people. Most people I know dislike them because of the sex tape. But that's mostly irrelevant...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am an EVS volunteer abroad. And I came to a point where I am not able to care about anything anymore. This country - I don't want to offend anyone here, so I don't name it - is...
    ancsui ancsui 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I mean I donĀ“t think people can be separated into "categories", by their race, religion, etc....I like to get to know them and share their life experiences if they wish to...Being...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Don't trust too much Don't Love too much Don't Hope too much Because that too much Can hurt so much.. We all learn from experience, ,I find it very hard to trust anyone anymore, I...
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    My lifes a bit of a mess as it is and I don't know quiet where my mind is or how im going to be most of the time. People lying really doesn't help as it just boggles my head even...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    My lifes a bit of a mess as it is and I don't know quiet where my mind is or how im going to be most of the time. People lying really doesn't help as it just boggles my head even...
    ReubyOneKenobi ReubyOneKenobi 36-40, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    It irks me that my friends go to the hospital for everything . They are not rich and I guess they think because help insurance covers most of the payment that the little money they...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    This is a very funny group
    animalbuck animalbuck 26-30, M 22 hrs ago

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    I used to when I was younger, but now my dad and I barely talk to each other. My mom says that my dad is possibly bipolar, and by his actions, I think she's right. He gets angry...
    alaniW180 alaniW180 13-15 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Today, I got chatted up by a friendly guy. In fact, he's spoke to me a few times & he smiles at me every time I see him. I already know of him, he's funny but, he likes me. I can't...
    Claricalle10 Claricalle10 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Not Anymore.... I am not going to wear myself thin, and go out of my way to be there for my friends in their time of need, when, it comes that I need them for one reason or...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Oh God,where are you now? And what you gonna doAbout the mess I've made?If there was ever a soul to saveIt must be me, It must be meDear God, oh how can I survive?Will I make this...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Me and my twin brother have always been really close, ever since we were born. He calls me his "little sister" cause he was born a few minutes before me. We talked about everything...
    jmorgan27288 jmorgan27288 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Hey Am Nyombi Ahamad, a Ugandan, am one of the few members in the world who don't loose hope after all. i was born in 1991. since then to date i have struggled with life give the...
    Nyo19mbi91 Nyo19mbi91 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Whenever I express something on fb, or here about problem I'm having or just a bad day, I'm always dreading that one person who is going to say something like "I'll pray for you...
    MammaWolfie MammaWolfie 22-25, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    To others also blocked by 'Misreedy', It seems as though Missreedy has had her cage rattled. A deep insecurity, especially if she has blocked vociferous non-believers like me...
    TrevorThomson TrevorThomson 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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