Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Religous Faith. Why you have it, or why you don't.
I was raised Catholic but slowly faded from any belief in a god as I grew through junior high and high school. I don't know why, I was never influenced NOT to believe in a god. It just started to not make sense to me, like why all this bad shit happens in the world. If there WAS a god, why would he take away a completely innocent and GOOD person? Plus, I'm the type of person who needs proof of an existence of something. I can't just go on word of mouth until I see actual proof. That goes for a belief in a god, ghosts, aliens, etc. (however, I DO believe there is a better chance that there is life somewhere in space before there is a "creator." If not, that certainly is a big waste of a space!)
Recently, I've been fighting depression issues and have been seeing a therapist. I've also been attending a non-denominational church and will probably continue to do so. Not that I am looking for any answers to help me begin to believe, but due to some recent events and my depression, going to church can only help me feel better about myself. I'm also learning that there is MORE to learn in an environment like this type of church than a typical Catholic "sit-stand-kneel" service where you feel more like a sheep. I doubt I'll ever go back to "being" Catholic, but I will give religion a chance if it helps me find messages to feel better about myself and also become a better person. I guess what I'm realizing is that I don't have to believe in a god to be able to take advantage of the positives that a religious experience can offer.
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