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I Want to Know Why You Stopped Believing In a God

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    The Tsunami

    I was a fully believing Roman Catholic for over 20 years and before that I dabbled in Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism. I taught CCD (catholic Sunday school) was a reader at Mass as well as a Eucharist minister. Then came the Tsunami of 2004, over 100.000 people swept out to...
    Godfree110158 Godfree110158 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    The God Within

    Hey Folks,I am an atheist among other things. In a society where nobody believed in God that wouldn't really matter. But in our world atheism is almost a sin to some and is a sin to many so I make a big deal about it just to prove that they can't take it away from me :)When I was...
    ZenPseudo ZenPseudo 22-25 4 Responses Jan 10, 2011

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    Questions

    It was all about questions. From what I recall it was questions like why was Christ message only know to a group of people. What about the rest? Where thy doomed to hell with no chance? Then I read more and came across all the rules no one obeys, but I think the big thing was...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2010

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    Updated.

    first there was the realization the good book didn't even ban slavery, then there was the essay "even if I did believe" by Tim marine, and then I saw the evilbible.com website...and Yeah, my loss of faith was fiery and violent. Then it was "letter to a Christian nation" by Samuel...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    I Believe In His Existence But Not His Ways.

    To put it short go read it on this link. EP Link
    LightlySaltedSalmon LightlySaltedSalmon 18-21, F Feb 24, 2013

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    I Stopped Believing In God Because It Makes No Logical Sense

    I was raised as a Christian but as I reached my teenage years and early twenties I began to notice certain things about the religion that were eventually to cause me to question it. These were: 1) The bizzare behaviour of some Christians - imaging they could talk in tongues...
    LaughingCavalier LaughingCavalier 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    Just Why?

    Tell me, just why. This is for the people who don't believe in god. The one who created you, the one who gave you life is god. I don't understand those people who say 'Oh, I don't believe in god. Whenever I need him he's never there' you should probably know why. If you're going...
    Agmelony Agmelony 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    Society Forced That One God On Me.

    Society forced that one god on me. Father told me that it was tradition and my people. I realized that I have no people. I am and always will be alone. The wars going on, the people starving and sick, the people who die in natural disasters is the truth about life. So is...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 Jan 23, 2012

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    People Lie

    I stopped believing in god when I confronted my parents with my suspicions about Santa Claus, and they confirmed them. And then, they asked me to keep the truth to myself, so that my little sisters could "enjoy" Christmas longer. Basically, my parents asked me to lie, and showed...
    blushdrip blushdrip 26-30, F May 20, 2011

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    I Never Believed In The First Place

    I started asking questions about god when I was a round six years old. There was a lot about Jesus in school, and it was the first time i was exposed to religion. I think i can say that i have been allowed to make my up my own mind about it from the very beginning, and such as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 26, 2012

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    Because I Started To Believe In Myself

    I was baptized Catholic, but my parents never really pushed the faith on me.  We never went to church, except for weddings & funerals, and I never completed any of the sacraments.  So I honestly never really had much of a belief in God most of my life until age 29.  I was...
    rainwearloverUSA rainwearloverUSA 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2011

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    Want To See Your Punishment?...

    Neither do you believe or not God says EVERY SOULS SHALL TASTE DEATH,
    Tawi Tawi 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2012

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    Well Now

    so you wanna know why i stopped, maybe it had something to do with my abusive family and my prayers being ignored, maybe my heart caved in and my faith got torn to shreds when i was used by every girl ive been with, maybe there was no sign ? maybe there was no reason to keep...
    Mineman214 Mineman214 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 1, 2011

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    I Guess I Grew Up

    and came to understand even church were telling you who was right and who was wrong and setting the rules for youand i am sorry that was not gids way he taughts us how t make choices and he expcet us to follow in his foot steps not to control others and try to force usgod wants...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 3, 2012

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    For Me It Was Easy It Was More From A Lack Of Knowledge

    i talked with my wife about 8 am on 1/13/1967 in the morning, just as i had to board a plane out bound to indian counrty on a trash mission i woke up in june 1967 to be told the perosn i called my mother was dead and my wife ws killed they day afteri was reported killed in...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Sep 2, 2011

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    My Parents Are Roman Catholic

    I used to go to Sunday School, many many years ago - and I had "faith" - yet it was a trip to Rome, where I visited St Peters and I had what I can only described as anti-epiphany.....I was shocked by the overt display of wealth and splender held in the Vatican...
    Kikuchiyo Kikuchiyo 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 6, 2008

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    Religion Is Evil

    I was in a church last year and read the 10 commandments . This god chap sounds so evil and it dawned on me that the commandments was made to control the masses. I hope he does not exist because I would not want to spend eternal life with such an awful person. So really it was a...
    Bobnoxious1 Bobnoxious1 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    I never did believe in God.

    I remember the first time I ever heard about the concept. I was very young, sitting on the floor with a bunch of other kids, listening to some guy standing in front of the room, talking about God. I began to chuckle at the stories of an invisible man who could read my thoughts...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 3 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    What You Mean "stopped?"

    I NEVER believed in "god." My parents were not religious, and never indoctrinated me to believe. I was sent to religious school so I would have an understanding of religion so I could make my own choice. It wasn't more than a few days into the first year when I realized what a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Not Sure There Was A "when" . . .

    I remember believing in god, but never truly Believing.  I always had trouble with the concept of faith, of not asking questions.  The fact that my CCD teacher would often answer my questions by saying "you have to have faith" only solidified my inability to accept that there...
    laynemeyer laynemeyer 36-40, M 5 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Seriously! To everyone that has, I wanna know why! You can inbox me if you don't want the rest of the world to see.
    ItalianFilipino ItalianFilipino 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    So? the title speaks for itself, why? And don't say you did it because you add everyone for no reason.
    aeinhardt aeinhardt 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I have no problem if people don't want to tell me, but I'm always interested to know where people found me, if you add me, drop me a message and tell me how you came across me :)
    scottie1974 scottie1974 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 20

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    Yeah I wanna know!! So tell me. What made you do it?
    Wapakalypse Wapakalypse 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    Place your hand over your heart. Do you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up. The person who completes suicide, dies once. Those...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F Apr 19

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    Have you ever experienced something like this? A moment comes when you just realize why you're like this or like that and it fills your soul with such a freeing familiarity. Times...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    It wasn't voluntary by any means. I was hanging out with a "friend" in 7th grade; for the purposes of this story, let's call her Jane. She was the only person who would talk to me...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I don't know why people take advantage of me. I don't know why Im always tired but can't sleep. I don't know why I have borderline personality. I don't know why I am so numb. I don...
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F Apr 7

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    I want to know why people judge others based on their username. Instead of judging them by their username you should ask them what's the meaning behind their username or how they...
    SuicideSmile SuicideSmile 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    i dont know. When I say dear. Say "oh" Why do you say it? I was worried, "oh" why you say it So what are friends?
    XOSO XOSO 51-55 Apr 6

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    I write,, sometimes they reject.. never know why. others accepted are then later removed. What is up?
    SatyrService SatyrService 41-45, M Apr 11

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    I don't why Nothing lasts forever , I don't why at the end a long life now seems short lived , I don't know why so many take , but only few people give .
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I love you like I do After all these changes that you put me through You stole my money and my cigarettes And I haven't seen hide nor hair of you yet I wanna know Won't you tell...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M a week ago

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    It started out as a new friendship, following all the things she had put on her profile and posts, eager to please and help her with her expressed desires and needs. We connected...
    storyteller4u2 storyteller4u2 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I don't know why am I posting this but can someone tells me whether I'm fine looking or bad?
    vitnesse vitnesse 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    A while ago I was thinking of things that I value/believe in. So..These are some of those things: 1.Peace,I value peace a lot,it's pretty important to me.I try not to start...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Welcome back Commander Fury, I've missed you! I've been feeling elated these past few days I've almost forgotten how it feels to be furious and annoyed. I don't even know why I...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F Apr 14

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    I Watched the film The Happening I was disappointed with that film… could’ve been done so much better! As well I dislike Mark Wahlberg… he’s such a crappy snobby actor i...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F Apr 24

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    Ha Ha just kidding... I know why and I don't care... :)
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M Apr 6

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    This is the lyrical interpretation of the tale of Reina and the demon, a story imbedded in League of Legends game lore. In it, Reina is a warrior woman tormented by a powerful...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    I don't know why I'm here. But lately, I just wish I could leave.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 21

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    My logic says "been there done that", but I don't know why now..... Lately he seems so intriguing..... I just....... Ughhh!!!
    Munchkiness114 Munchkiness114 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    I don't know why I keep starting arguments with myself. I never win.
    padraig17325 padraig17325 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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