i am so happy to say that after everything i have been through, i have finally found god. the struggles i have endured were just purely a part of his master plan for me to find some small amount of hope. it was that hope that i held on to, and in the end, it kept me alive. i am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to just… have faith. and i sincerely hope that others can find the joy in it as well. =] 5 years ago
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a lot has happened this past year. my mom left us, a guy i thought i was spending the rest of my life with brutally dumped me, my grandmother’s health has been steadily decreasing, and although one of my sisters got married this year, my other sister got into a divorce. i might be exaggerating, but i’m guessing that’s a lot for a 16-year old girl to handle all at once. especially since i’ve always been the one in the family to strive for perfection. things such as these have their consequences, so of course i’ve wrangled up a few eating disorders, been diagnosed with anxiety and depression, and have been known to cut compulsively about once a month.
clearly, this is not the work of a god of any kind.
i know i said everything happens for a reason. i have yet to find a reason that all of this has happened to me. i feel like once i find this god that everyone seems to be making such a big deal about, i can pull myself out of this big pile of shit that i dug myself into. 6 years ago
I don’t believe in God but am sometimes afraid of dying and going to Hell. I have nightmares about it. Should I start taking Pascal’s wager seriously? 6 years ago
i have always wondered about my religion, but the more and more i look outside and see things, i believe in him even more. i still sometimes question where i stand as a religious person, but you have to know one thing. you weren’t just magically put on this earth, it took someone to mold you and make you. evolution had to be created, it wasn’t just bacteria. as much as i believe in evolution, there has to be a small belief in things. it keeps people going. 7 years ago
alright, so maybe i dont agree with the strict guidelines of the church or needing to be a saint in order for God to love you. but i do believe that everything happens for a reason, and theres gotta be something out there thats making it happen. so i think i agree with the concept, just not all the nitty gritty crap. 7 years ago
“I, for one, have no desire to worship a God who is thought to favor the war in the Middle East in order to accomplish some obscure prediction found in the late first century book of Revelation, who suppresses women in the name of ancient patriarchy, or who is so deeply homophobic that oppressing homosexuals becomes the defining issue of church life.
Such an irrational, superstitious deity has no appeal to me and the attack of atheists against this kind of God is welcome. I also do not want to be told that the “true God” can be found either in the inerrancy of the Bible or in the infallibility of a Pope. Both are absurd religious claims designed not to discover truth but to enforce religious authority and conformity.”
7 years ago