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I Want to Know Why You Stopped Believing In a God

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I found this neat list in on some profiles so here's my version: [√]Smoked A Cigarette [√] Smoked A Cigar [√] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [√] Are / Been In Love...
    jenndee jenndee 36-40, F 53 mins ago

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    I want to invite you to my kitchen table and eat fruit together. Off of her body on my kitchen table.
    JaySlayer79 JaySlayer79 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    [] Smoked A Cigarette [] Smoked A Cigar (1 puff if that counts) [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love [X] Dumped someone [X] Been Fired []Been In A Fist Fight...
    MrsRusty MrsRusty 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I feel like I'm pretty innocent. [X] Smoked A Cigarette [X] Smoked A Cigar (1 puff if that counts) [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love [X] Dumped someone...
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    What I've done so far...most of which I'd do all over again 😀 [X] Smoked A Cigarette [X] Smoked A Cigar [X] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love [X] Dumped...
    cmyk323 cmyk323 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I know why I'm here. I know my destiny. I have seen the visions since I was 4. I've heard the voices since I was a little boy. Always singing the same tune. Always sending the same...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    What I've done so far... [X] Smoked A Cigarette(s) - In 6th grade and almost burned my home down... [X] Smoked A Cigar [ ] Kissed A Member Of The Same Sex [X] Have Been In Love...
    TheOriginalSkittle TheOriginalSkittle 41-45, F 6 hrs ago

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    Well I'm an instresting person and I have a lot of different stories of my life. So I'll tell you the story of my dog. I live in a military family so i move to a lot of places, but...
    IcyxDice IcyxDice 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I wish you all a pleasant good night, sleep and dreams such beautiful dreams...I say this prayer for sleep tonight with God's grace to sleep all the way to the morning light, I...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't believe in God. When I say it out loud, it's hard for me to understand why. I've always believed in God as a kid. I was raised that God heals all and we must pray everyday...
    Shygal3029876 Shygal3029876 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm curious why some of you have added me to your circle..I'd like to know.
    KaiyaStacks KaiyaStacks 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm working for years on a book called Conscious Living, but it's taking me so long because I have collected so many pieces of texts I have written myself, basically things I have...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to know why, out of all the people I have ever met in my life, he was the only one to capture my attention in this irritating way, yes it is irritating when you feel you are...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm new to this but I want some feed back on twin flames I have a story through remember I didn't about twin flames its Long but interesting because is over a 7 year period Hello...
    june2009 june2009 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I want to know if you think I'm attractive cause I don't think I am
    butterflypink butterflypink 16-17, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hey girls I want to know if you think I am attractive? :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    I get called a bi$&@ so many times because I have an attitude. I don't know why but I get pissed off so quickly and easily and then rage at the people involved instead of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Sometimes it's just nice to hear a few people tell you your beautiful. It's a boost of confidence. So I want to know if you think I'm attractive.
    Ariesgirl81 Ariesgirl81 31-35, F 11 Responses Jul 21

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    clothes for today .Today i got up early to do some household jobs i put on a red pencil skirt with a skinny black belt a black scoop neck short sleeved t shirt underneath i have on...
    daverick daverick 51-55, M Jul 19

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    Why is there people adding me to their circle if they are not bothering to talk to me!!! Why did you add me for?
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 17

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    Well, not want exactly, I'm more curious.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Jul 17

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    Please tell me it will help me get to know you better.
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Holy cow! I was looking at my profile and there are a lot of fans. Why in the world would someone be a fan of me, especially not knowing me? Why add me when you do not know me...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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