how do you seriously get off claiming that religious people are the ones in the closet around here? i dont see any atheist organization shoving their ideas in everyone's face.
my parents used to force their religion on me. now that i can freely think for myself, i can act rationally instead of believing in idiotic superstitions
I've never been at all religious or spiritual and I would freely admit to anyone that never I wonder what I might be missing.
i thought the concept of an all-powerful god was ridiculous and have yet to hear an argument to convince me otherwise
When people say they believe in God, I always wonder what it is that they actually belive in.
I fall deeper and deeper in love with Jesus Christ and His Catholic Church everyday. I wish more people could too.
I've never been at all religious or spiritual and don't know that I could ever admit to anyone that sometimes I wonder what I might be missing.
When I was a child I asked my dad what God is. He told me God is nature and today I still imagine God as nature. The funny thing is, if he told me anything else, I would believe that instead.
I wish I believed in God. My life would be so much easier.
My belief that there is a diamond the size of a refrigerator buried in my backyard brings me comfort. I have never seen the diamond except in dreams, but knowing that I can dig it up whenever I like helps me get through hard times. I also find it upsetting when people tell me I shouldn't base my financial planning on the diamond. It's my money, and I can manage it however I like.
I think it’s great that some people are really into their religion, but I get really offended when people start telling me that I “need God” in order to be a moral person.
Hmmm, so where to begin? I grew up Catholic and transitioned into another Christian denomination, and I have always believed in God. My spiritual struggles in life are having to resist the world and follow God's plan for me rather than my own. I am tempted by sin and fall prey to it a lot, despite me knowing that it causes harm to me and/or others. It's a battle between one part of my mind and another part of my mind. I am somewhat insensitive to influences that say not to believe in God because I am deeply engrained in science (chemistry, medicine, biology, mathematics) and all I see is how mankind is slowly coming to figure out what God has already made eternities ago. The more I learn, the more I believe. I mean, the human body is the most incredible example of God's power and wisdom, an amazing feat. It's so perfectly designed and sculpted, capable of doing an infinite amount of things, and only seldom do things go wrong. The bad thing is when this knowledge I have becomes an obstacle to me getting close to God. I guess it will be a life long struggle, but hey, that's what makes life interesting I guess.
Sometimes I post fake confessions on random websites to generate a false sense of introspection and anxty movie-type emotions in the people who read them, so they get posted around MIT.
I grew up in a Christian home, adopted the Christian faith and made it personal, and have lived (or tried to) my life in such a manner that reflects the values presented in the Bible. While I do believe this is a good thing, sometimes I find myself asking why I didn't "live a little" more. I ask myself why I haven't had more "experiences" in life, and I look back and reminisce about how different I could have been in high school, even college.
It sounds terrible for a Christian to essentially ask why they haven't sinned more in life, but sadly that has been on my mind as of late. It has really taken a toll on my spiritual life over the past few weeks. (Semi-facetious side note: I recently watched all 7 American Pie movies for the first time in an attempt to vicariously relive high school. I want to see the new one that came out, too. Now you KNOW I have a problem...)
Every time I try to believe in God I only get more convinced that life is nothing but some chemistry and physics without bigger meaning. And that always makes me kind of sad.
If there is a God, I sometimes wonder why he (or she? or it?) likes other people more than me.
I don’t get it. Doesn’t “faith” by definition refer to something you can’t be sure about? Then why are so many religious people arrogantly convinced that they’re right?
I have no real basis for this, but I’ve always believed that when I die, it will all make sense.
I still go to church, but sometimes I worry that everything I believe is wrong.
I'm a man and I am attracted to other men. I can't help it! I've prayed and asked God to not have those feelings anymore but they never go away. I can't help but feel like either He does not want to help me or that he is just not really there!