I'm somewhere on the pagan scale and don't even celebrate Christmas, but I LOVE Christmas music-- even the religious songs. Is that weird?
On a personal level, I don’t see anything strange about it. I am not extremely religious, but still find joy in singing “Silent Night” and “Angels We Have Heard On High” around this time of year. It’s just getting into the spirit, right?
If anyone else cares to share their opinion on this, you are more than welcome to do so. :)
My mum isn't part of a "actual" religion, but she belives in some kind of god that i dont beleive in. My mom pushes her beliefs onto me, various ways but the most stupid one is ear piecings. She said that i cant get any till i am 16. she said because "god" gave you your ears and all that crap. hello mom, i dont believe in your god, and my relationship with my God doesnt matter about me piercing my ears! i am a Christian, and tons of Christians get their ears pieced when they are babies!
i wish my parents were religious. my dad is protestant, but not practicing. my mom disagrees with Christianity because she believes in reincarnation. i recently started to go to church when with my dad and i wish i was baptized when i was a baby. i cant participate in the communion, which i really want to.
i feel really mad when my mom's side of the family forces me to pray every day to Buddha or whatever. they make me "offer" my food to them, and force me to pray at temples. because of this, i feel like I am turning my back on Jesus and i feel horrible.
I hate being called a Buddhist/Shinto. not because i hate the religion, because i am simply not. but my mom is. when ever i believe in something is isnt "favourable" in Christianity, people call me Buddhist. When i said i supported gay marriage because God loves everyone, my friend who is a LDS called me a Buddhist.
“Many people are frustrated in the Arab world. Many give in to the anger because they are accused of violence. But instead we should get up, explain who we are and what we believe in. … Over the last three years, most victims of terrorism have been Muslim. So there’s not a war between Muslims and non-Muslims, but between extremists and moderates of all the religions. … What is important is not to live in fear. The most dangerous [thing to do] is to give up and lose hope. The main enemy is not terrorism or extremism, but ignorance.”—Queen Rania of Jordan (via royal-quotes)
But seriously I have been so busy with school it’s not even funny. I graduate in just over a month, and it’s as if every teacher has decided to assign projects and essays.
Plus I’m pimping myself out (not literally, just on paper) for scholarships (because I’m too middle class for financial aid). And too make things worse, my laptop won’t connect to our new USB modem, which makes it hard to upload confessions. :(
I noticed I’ve lost around ten followers, and I’m not upset at them, but at myself. I should’ve posted a message like this a long time ago, but time has been scarce for me lately. What little spare time I have goes toward homework, applications, and extracurricular activities.
I hope you all aren’t too mad, but please bear with me for some time. I promise this blog will be up and running with new posts and confessions soon!
“When I first heard it was Muslim extremists that had done something like that, my thought, like every other Muslim’s thought, was “These people are not Muslim. Who are these people, where did they come from? I’ve never heard of the Taliban, I’ve never heard of Osama Bin Laden.” They’ve labeled themselves as Muslims. They’re not Muslim. A real Muslim would never do anything like that. This is a religion of peace and the fact that this guy came into the picture and wanted to speak on behalf of all Muslims in the world was terrible. It was the worst feeling, for a Muslim. He ruined it for us. He ruined it for our kids. He made us scared. He made us scared in our own home.”—
Even though this refers to 9/11, I still think it’s relevant considering the Boston Marathon bombings were carried out by EXTREMIST Muslims, and adds salt to the wounds of law-abiding, peace-loving American Muslims.
I really want to be christian and believe in God but I'm afraid I can't. I've met many really narrow-minded christians and they always make me feel like my faith isn't strong enough and I'm not a real christian because I accept things like premarital sex and homosexuals.
Confession - I was raised LDS (mormon) and my mom always told me to be polite to the Jehovah's Witnesses but I could tell she was annoyed. So, I joke about them being annoying sometimes, but I still take their magazines and read them because I understand what it's like to feel that need to share your beliefs. Also I find other religions interesting.
RE: The confession/question about Mormons and JW missionaries: As a devout Latter-day Saint, I would totally LOVE it if some Witnesses knocked on my door and wanted to chat. It would fascinate me. I'd love to be able to better our understandings of each other.
The sickening and sometimes blatantly genocidal views some people including high-ranking politicians have on Islam actually terrify me. I can’t stand the fact that there are so many people out there who see me as oppressed (because I’m female), inherently evil/crazy and a traitor to Western society simply because I found a different way to worship God.
You know that X-Files quote? "I want to believe." That's what I say. I want to believe in something. The emptiness inside is killing me. But I can't anymore. Not after everything. Everyone who has faith is lucky.
I’m Muslim but I hate how in our religion we can’t marry outside of our faith as women it sucks there are some non Muslim who genuinely care about the women in their lives I believe god focuses on the bigger not the small one and most f the guys I have gone for have been outside of my faith.
I love my parents and everything, but forcing me to be Christian isn't going to persuade me. I just don't know my place between my religion. I want to believe there is something out there, but there isn't much to work with.. This is why I'm beginning to lean on Agnosticism..
I wish I was Jewish, because I feel a strong connection to it, but I have no idea how to go about it, and I feel like I wouldn't be Jewish enough for my friends who are already Jewish, so for now, I just sort of lead people to believe that I am Jewish. I have friends that think I am. It's very strange.
I hate when people group agnosticism with atheism because they are completely different. Atheists- No God. Agnostics- No way to know there's no God, and assume there is none until proven otherwise. (thought it varies).
When I was 16 I seriously considered converting to Messianic Judaism. When I confided in my parents about it I thought they would be understanding, since they're both Christians anyway. Instead they belittled me and made me feel stupid. I never pursued the religion due to the shame they made me feel. Now I'm Agnostic and not to be a jerk, but I feel my parents would rather I became a Jew than a nonbeliever.