This is a sensitive topic, I know, but I would love to hear people’s opinions. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone too, not my intentions at all!
I was born a Christian however I never use to go to Church, or fast. I learned to pray in middle school, but only started praying daily the beginning of my senior year.
My dad thinks God is a bunch of stupidity and thinks the holy books and religious temples just brainwash people.
My friends are either very religious, or pretty much atheist.
Me… I don’t know where I stand. I do believe in God, but at the same time I don’t. Stuff I have read in the bible and other holy books, I just completely disagree with. I am filled with doubt, and am not sure of which direction to go.
I tried going to church every Sunday and reading the bible more, but I have not felt like anything has changed. The more I look into religion, the more I disagree with it.
Maybe it is because I wasn’t raised religiously, or maybe because the more I turn to God the more disaster happens in my life.
I have always been interested in all the religions of the world and know a lot about religion, especially Islam, but I’ve never really felt a calling. Going to Church doesn’t make me feel peaceful anymore. Even praying isn’t really making me feel any spiritually better, so sometimes I just sit and think why do I even pray?
My colleagues at work are atheist and think any religious believers are just nuts. With this day and time so much has been happening that has been proving God and religion wrong, but so much has been happening to kind of shine the light on religion and kind of prove that yes, there is a God out there.
With all the people I’ve spoken to and the things I have read I get even more lost. I have to say I am leaning away from religion, but feeling a bit guilty about it.
I want to know what you think of religion and God. Do you believe in God? if yes, what makes you believe in him/her? If no, what makes you not believe in God?