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Political prisoner in refugee camp.

Jorge

I had a little New Testament that I used to bury in the ground. That was the only thing I had to read and I didn’t want them to take it from me.

God cared about my piercings.

Mikey

She noticed the holes in my face. She was like; “Oh, you’ve got a lip ring?” I said; “Yeah, I had to take them out to get a job, you know, working for the man.”

I was shocked. They were genuine.

Andrea

I wanted to be liked, so I wanted to do whatever was necessary to be liked, to be accepted, to be popular.

Daily Buddhist prayers with Mom since childhood.

Cat

"In Buddhism we don’t need Saviors. We are a Savior. We are a God ourselves. So why would I need a Savior?"

Why did God let the love of my life die?

Danny Gokey

But I couldn’t escape the idea that suicide would be a good escape. It was like I was holding on the casket of my wife, and as morbid as it sounds was like I was being buried. I remember picturing myself breaking my grip with...

Prisionero político en el campo de refugiados.

Jorge

I had a little New Testament that I used to bury in the ground. That was the only thing I had to read and I didn’t want them to take it from me.

Scholar friends challenged my Zen ways.

Todd

It wasn’t until I went to Japan to become an English teacher and got obsessed with Japanese did I go to a Buddhist temple

When I confessed I was a faker, the church accepted me with love.

Ted

"I was so afraid that they were going to be mad at me because I had been lying to them all this time."

Loving parents were part of my addiction recovery.

Chad Mattson

"The problem was that I believed in Jesus absolutely. I just didn't know Jesus."

Prayed to Satan, God, Buddha—whoever.

Jim G

I just said; ” Look (in my mind) God, Buddah? I don’t know who you are. I just want to know the truth. Everybody can’t be right.........But I think if you’re God, you ought to be able to answer me right now.”