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originally posted by: JustKoz
I know that maybe this question was asked before. But I really wanna know. Why do you guys believe in religion? I was born a Roman chatolic but I did not believe in anything my self since 9. Because of all bad that happend to me , I had to take care of my self. God didn't help me. Let me hear about you're opinion
Most people believe because they were born into a family of a particular religion and were told the religious dogma of that religion over and over again until they believed it.
originally posted by: glend
I was a one eye'd atheist ready to take on the religious fanatics this world until at age 18 a little bird told me that God existed. Since then I have had many other experiences that re-affirms my belief in a spirit world. Perhaps God is helping you in ways that eludes logic. To grow we sometimes have to suffer anguish to soften our hearts.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: adjensen
Well you certainly are an exception. Usually when someone changes religious stances in the middle of their life they go form being religious to not being religious.
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