So I've been doubting the existence of the God in the bible that I've been taught to follow my whole life... My major problem is that I would be so depressed after church it did me more harm than good. I've gone to churches that preach "fire and brimstone" which makes me feel like scum after that. But the major issue is that I was in a sexually abusive relationship with a guy that went to my church. I've been diagnosed with PTSD and unfortunatly church is a trigger for me. Another words when I'm at church it reminds me or gives me flashbacks of these terrible incedents.
Alot of the responses I got we're like "don't blame God, etc" I don't blame God. I question his absence during these occasions. My dad always talks about how he prays about something and gets an answer. I never had these revelations or answers. My whole point is this when your beliefs change it's like a part of you is missing. Does anyone have advice on that?
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Answer by outstandingLove at 11:47 PM on Nov. 16, 2009
I was Christian, even thought I was born again at one point, but never found any comfort in any of it. So I started looking into other paths. After months of research I realized it was OK to let go of those thoughts and feelings of trying to believe in something I didn't really believe it. It was like years of guild and weight had been literally lifted of my shoulders!!!
Research other paths and religions, you may just find one that suits you. Maybe, if you are Catholic look at the congregational church... if you want to stay with in the Christian religions, there pleanty. Look at Buddhism or Paganism. Research anything that you can, and you will find what feels comfortable and right for for you!! No one religion is right for all... No matter what anyone says.... walk your own path!!!
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