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I Want to Know Why You Stopped Believing In a God

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Actually I don't really want to know why you chose me to be part of your circle, but thank you for adding me all the same. I love reading all the different activities of the...
    Lee124 Lee124 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    Tell me why you add me to your circle? Seriously why? I want to know!
    Mahrhindha Mahrhindha 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I also want to know how you found it. I am curious about it.
    DonnaDomm DonnaDomm 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm just curious, what made you add me to your circle? And of course, why do some people add you if you don't intend on talking?
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jan 2

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    why do some people add me when they haven't talked to me yet? what made you add me?
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Lately I've had a huge amount of people adding me to their circle but I don't get any messages from them, no comments on posts, nothing. Why would people add me and then not...
    an2012 an2012 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 11

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    Good question. I'd like to know :)
    Majin1712 Majin1712 22-25, F 13 Responses Jan 2

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    I find some people on here can't hold a conversation I find most of my time going up and down the chat scale to find a subject people will talk about it maybe ep is like a box of...
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    Following on from my last post here I had chat with somebody it was great we chatted flirted the chat went to and frow I asked questions and she asked questions it was great
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Jan 2

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    Some people add me but never even message me.
    lunazteca lunazteca 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    This is to the person Thatgirlangel. I don't know why you blocked me and im sorry that you blocked me :( You should have atleast have gave me a reason.
    harrison155 harrison155 18-21, M Jan 6

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    This love story that I'm about to tell you is probably unlike anyone you've ever heard before. It is about GOD and I. I know you probably weren't expecting that, but that's ok...
    Tez328 Tez328 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    1) People who become self proclaimed experts during a major event like elections or with the situations with police "brutality" 2) these made up rules of the internet. Websites...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Jan 13

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    I don't know why people are so judgemental. I can't stand it. People pick on other people just because of their appearance. I mean the world we live in now is so not like what God...
    lizzielazylove97 lizzielazylove97 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Am I the only one that doesn't want to feel happy? Most of the time i'm just 'not the in the mood' to act happy, especially around my family. And I know that sounds stupid but i'm...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    For the people that are on here, if there are any who don't have or had something horrible happen to them why are you on here? I get that you probably want to help "us" but why? I...
    GirlInABottle GirlInABottle 13-15, F Jan 5

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    this post is badly eddited im sorry if someone can edit it ill repost it explain why you think your needs are above others explain why you think it nessesary to hurt ppl different...
    guyinadress guyinadress 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Explain why, you think your needs are above others? Explain why, you think it necessary to hurt ppl different then your words hurt and to some even kill? Explain why, just cause we...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T Jan 11

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    I've met a few genuine people, but i've also come across a huge number of fakes pretending to be someone they are not. No doubt i'm not the only one. Why pretend? do they/you get...
    Seemyway Seemyway 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Who are you? Are you someone I care about? Do I care about you because it's expected? Do I care because...well...maybe I really do? How do I know how you feel? We're so insulated...
    justme195 justme195 51-55, M Jan 9

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    On another site I tell people I have a penis pose as a man. I actually don't feel like I am a boy or a girl. I'm neither But anyways I guess I do this as a social experiment. I'm...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    I don't want to see I don't want to hear I don't want to feel They all go too deep. My senses are shaper than knives. I don't want them. I don't want to be me. I don't like the me...
    TheShadowedGirl TheShadowedGirl 36-40 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know why I'm so alone. I don't know why people's judge me all the time, I don't know why I'm never good enough, I don't know why life is so hard. I dunno...
    imjustmex33 imjustmex33 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just want to go to sleep and not wake up, I don't know why but a couple days ago I woke up and was just depressed. I want to cut again, I want to hide, I want scream and tell...
    EmoHippy EmoHippy 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I want to know why I can't look like Willam Belli.. >insert crying face
    LanniLette LanniLette 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    {Thanks Rand, I'm agreed with you on this , mainly because it has not in fact altered that A great deal but now it's someway tiny greater than prior to toughness or skills to beat...
    Joshua604a3xn8 Joshua604a3xn8 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    We were littering some steps through a forest. Night spilled over like black milk with vanilla cavities that twinkled. It reminded me of your demeanor, calm and dark like a great...
    SunGun SunGun 16-17 Jan 6

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    I want true honesty. I don't care if it's harsh or nice. I just want to know what you would think of me. Ok, well I'm into video games, anime, and creating things. these are...
    Zoned1 Zoned1 22-25, M