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Old 01-04-17, 03:43 PM   #1
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I am 16 and extremely scared of death and the fact i become an adult in a year and a half mainly because of the fact no one knows what happens and also because i fear losing family and i just really want to always be close to the ones i love and this fear is so bad i cant even live life happy thinking about that its all going to end one day and it just eats me alive and makes me a sad person i just really wish this thought trail never started. and i believe in god but i wish it was strong enough for me to have the comfort of the concept of death. This really has me living differently and being in a sad move barely wanting to do anything and i really need help and advice. In other words im stuck between atheism and being religious and i want to be religious but for some reason i just cant. simply put semi-atheist who doesn't want to be an atheist. I just love my family too much and want to be with them forever.
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Old 01-04-17, 04:30 PM   #2
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Hey Jonnyboy, I'm sorry you're feeling scared. I am scared a lot too.

I'm in my thirties now, but I grew up going to church and really believing in God, and there was a time I gave that up because I realized how ridiculous the specifics of it was, and it was right around the time I was 16 too! I remember trying to push the idea of disbelief that would sneak into my head out, because I was afraid if I gave up on Christianity I would go to hell :( It was scary. Now I think a little differently about God in a way that works better for me. Don't be too hard on yourself for not being able to be religious if you can't / don't want to. It's okay.

What is it that's causing you to think so much about this now? Is there some big change happening in your life? Are you worried about someone?

It's a terrible truth we will all lose people we love, everyone we love, if we make it into our oldest age. But over the course of life, love will always come back to us in different and surprising ways. And I think the fact someone as young as you feels so deeply the necessity of love, means you are marked by a sensitivity that could empower you to give back great things to the world.
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Old 01-04-17, 04:50 PM   #3
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Hey Jonnyboy, I'm sorry you're feeling scared. I am scared a lot too.

I'm in my thirties now, but I grew up going to church and really believing in God, and there was a time I gave that up because I realized how ridiculous the specifics of it was, and it was right around the time I was 16 too! I remember trying to push the idea of disbelief that would sneak into my head out, because I was afraid if I gave up on Christianity I would go to hell :( It was scary. Now I think a little differently about God in a way that works better for me. Don't be too hard on yourself for not being able to be religious if you can't / don't want to. It's okay.

What is it that's causing you to think so much about this now? Is there some big change happening in your life? Are you worried about someone?

It's a terrible truth we will all lose people we love, everyone we love, if we make it into our oldest age. But over the course of life, love will always come back to us in different and surprising ways. And I think the fact someone as young as you feels so deeply the necessity of love, means you are marked by a sensitivity that could empower you to give back great things to the world.
There wasnt really a main change or anything just a thought trail started and got trapped in them.
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