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Question Confused about my religion. - July 3rd 2010, 12:15 AM

I grew up in a Catholic environment. From age 6 - 8, I went to Religion classes. I ended up graduating from First Communion. I used to go to church with my grandma. But now I feel I've lost faith since my grandma, grandpa, and mom died. I like to speak to "God" when I'm having troubles, and I like to think that my grandparents and mom are in Heaven because I can't stand the thought of them suffering anymore than they already have. But when my mom died, I felt like I lost faith. I felt like, if there is a God, he wouldn't have taken the person that was my best friend and main supporter away from me. It was really hard. I just don't know anymore... do I consider myself Catholic? Atheist? I don't know... I'm confused.



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Re: Confused about my religion. - July 3rd 2010, 04:38 AM

Do you believe in a god or other higher being? It can be the Christian or Catholic god even if you don't follow all of the practices you were taught of that religion.
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Re: Confused about my religion. - July 3rd 2010, 04:46 AM

Don't worry about labeling yourself as anything, just focus on what you believe. It's okay if it doesn't seem to fit into any label.


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Re: Confused about my religion. - July 3rd 2010, 08:32 AM

First, what you were or have done in the past has absolutely no bearing on what you should think of yourself as now. Just because you grew up Catholic doesn't mean you have to continue to think of yourself as Catholic if you don't want to. What's important is to figure out what you believe. Once you know that you can pick a label that suits you if you like, or you can just forgo the label and be yourself. Neither is wrong.


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Re: Confused about my religion. - July 3rd 2010, 09:20 PM

You are confused by your religion and how you would label it. You aren't the only one,I'm confused pretty much myself.
Anyways,I agree,labeling doesn't mean anything. It is only important in what you believe. Just...focus on that part.
I think you shouldn't look at the past belief/religion,just in what you believe NOW. Most people believe in God,then they don't believe...and when they're having troubles,they believe again.

And there is a thing about Christianity that people are on earth as long as they have a job by God. That to me,isn't the case though. Not sure if I believe in that either.

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Re: Confused about my religion. - July 3rd 2010, 10:24 PM

It's troubling to be confused about religion. I was confused for 10 years. But the thing is, if you don't feel the way your believe is correct. Look at other religons, pick up a book from the library and really read through. I was born Luthuren, became Wiccan and now I'm Muslim. If the changes aren't noticable, it helped to know that if I had support from my family on whatever route i chose is good.


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