Hi there, I'm Angelo, a junior highschool student and I'm just here to know what your opinions are in this matter. Basically, I'm a Christian, and I have read the Bible ( not the whole though ), but after years pass by, I began doubting my religion, not God, but his people. And yes, I believe in God, but why is it so difficult for me to accept that he exists?,I'm starting to think logically about the happenings of the story that's written on the bible, I don't believe in "miracles" that is said to had happened. Any thoughts for this?, anyone?
I know the thoughts and doubts you're having are unsettling - even terrifying sometimes. It runs counter to everything you've ever been taught by your family, church, etc. But you're at a time where you've got a wonderful, amazing mind that thrives for information - and questions what it encounters.
And this is a good thing, no matter what the religious around you may say.
Being able to think rationally and look at the world critically is an amazing gift we have as humans. Trust it. If something begins to bother you, or you begin to have doubts or questions, then do what you're doing here - ask questions! Go look for answers yourself. Read a lot, talk to people from all different perspectives, etc. Take it all in, and decide - rationally and calmly - what makes the most sense to you.
Many in this thread have given you extremely sage advice. Take it. I would also like to add something to your stuff to check out. I encourage you to find the video of Julia Sweeny's "Letting Go of God". It is an amazing story she tells about her journey from deeply religious to nonthiest freethinker. We all have similar stories, but the way she explains hers is very approachable and outstanding - and fun to watch as well (she's a comedian and actress).
Just continue to ask questions and seek answers. This is how we all truly learn, how we all better ourselves, and how we all advance as a species.
Come back whenever needed, and we'll continue to help, if you want.
Keep pushing forward and never stop asking questions. Why? How? That is how you discover your truth.
A great response I love to use as well Kairan.
I used to be exactly where you are, Angelo. Religion doesn't make sense for many of us - and the religious make even less sense. You can either stop thinking and just live a rather brain-dead life of faith, or you can use the mind you have - whether created or evolved - and see the true beauty of nature for what it is.