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I Want to Know Why You Stopped Believing In a God

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    "Come to me,sweetheart" Stay close tonight before this moment is stolen let me cover you with passionate kisses. Read my eyes,hear the whispers "You are only mine" hums the bird...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 7 hrs ago

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    Do you know what I keep deep inside ? what I try so hard to hide? Do you know how much I abandon my feelings to open my mind? Do you know when it becomes must for me to act as if...
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    [x] Smoked A Cigarette [ ] Smoked A Cigar [x] Are / Been In Love [ ] Dumped someone [x ] Been Fired [x] Been In A Fist Fight [x] Had A Crush On An Older Person [x ] Skipped Class...
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    [x] Smoked A Cigarette [ x] Smoked A Cigar [x] Are / Been In Love [ ] Dumped someone [ ] Been Fired [ x] Been In A Fist Fight [x] Had A Crush On An Older Person [ ] Skipped Class...
    countryguy1982 countryguy1982 31-35, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Tell me why you believe in god. I swear I'm not bashing your beliefs. It's just that so much bad **** has happened to me I literally can't find one reason to believe.
    georgiemarie7 georgiemarie7 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I am a traveler straying from my path but I have come to You several times . Do you recognize me? My heart tells me I know you, yes I know you, but do you look into my eyes when...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 3 days ago

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    It's not that I'm not happy with my life, I have great friends and family, but I truly do not understand why I exist. I don't know why anyone on this planet exists. Why should I...
    sociallyunacceptable sociallyunacceptable 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    you need to find the person who you can love every day without doubt,every day love each other more and more,touch each others,help each others,you can find it,if that's what makes...
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    was it something I posted? or do you just add everyone that leaves a comment?
    rickfreeman15 rickfreeman15 16-17 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i had my stories from one group removed and than i got removed from that group and i don't know why. i had been in the group for like 2 years and then i was removed fr no reason
    mylife1998 mylife1998 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Some Indians from India pretend or seriously don't know that they have Blood relations with some of us in Guyana, Trinidad, and Suriname. As of today, instead of Some Indians...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F a week ago

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    .https://instagram.com/p/6N8trHMu_9/ check out my video and let me know what you think haha
    nonamethe2nd nonamethe2nd 13-15, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I was a rebel!!! lol and all my frenz had already graduated from high school. I had a lil bit of a different upbringing, so i never felt i could really identify with too many ppl...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    You think you have problems and that's why you aren't successful? I have less than 15 people in all of my existing family and no distant relatives. My parents are divorced, it's...
    lolilover4 lolilover4 18-21, M a week ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M Aug 22

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
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    Born into an abusive family. My father was physically and verbally abusive and it never let up until one day he was arrested. My mother, of course, stayed with him because she didn...
    Liftofferik Liftofferik 26-30, M Aug 22

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    I know why, because that arrogant bit*h EpAllie, has a stick the size of the eiffel tower up her robotic backside.
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Aug 22

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    Do you feel my love? Can you feel the blood pulsing thru my veins? Do you know how my heart feels? Touch me. Kiss me. Taste me. Love me. I want to give you everything I can. All...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 15 Responses Aug 22

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    I want to know what you are for a person, want to know you, want to know your big, happy family, want to be at least for some days a part of your life.
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21