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I Am Afraid of Church

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    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 1, 2011

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    I also am terafild of church.

    Not sure why maybe of convition.. Being around alot of people i get nervus. Always have been shy and insecure all my life. Im 46 now.
    stealth654321 stealth654321 46-50, M Dec 7, 2013

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    Destination: Hell

    You'll definitely go to hell if you go to church; especially if you are one of those people only going to look good; each sunday in your fancy suit of Clothes; to look like a normally functioning law abiding citizen of society. Those that go to church aren't always of the most...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Afraid of Church

    I am terrified to go to church. Not that lightning bolts would hit me or the entire congregation would look at me like I was a cyclops or anything, In fact I am very spiritual and I was raised Catholic. Going to a Catholic church does not frighten me at all...I love the smells...
    wifeofbipo wifeofbipo 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2008

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    I Don't Know Why..

    I don't know why I'm so afraid of church.  I'm not afraid of God or prayer.  Every time I have gone to a church I get freaked out and an overwhelming almost, scared/anxious feeling.  I remember going to a Sunday School class when I was real small, probably 5 or 6...
    sarboo sarboo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2007

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    Noooooo

    Oh for goodness sakes,you Christians-I've been blackening my soul for years,I definitely don't want it saved! My most recent experience with a church did not involve an actual service,I just had to sleep there.I ended up hallucinating about dead people and black holes,and then...
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2009

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    SkullCrazy20 SkullCrazy20 22-25, M 8 hrs ago

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    Hi, this is my story about said topic.. thanks for reading, if you stick around to the very end .. :D :) it all started when i was about 4. . i "accepted Jesus into my heart...
    tobeheld tobeheld 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Because I don't like to be forced to hug strangers....or sing....but I adore Jesus.I feel like my relationship with him is pretty solid.Church just feels so forced and...
    dcdixon dcdixon 36-40, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have been talking a lot lately about how I want someone to talk to who relates to me and what not, but I've realized that I don't really try to reach out. I think on some level I...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    There was never a point in my life where I was afraid to die. There were times in my life where I wanted to die and times in my life when I didn't want to die, but I was never...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    i think i admire people who aren't afraid to be themselves because i am afraid. I think it takes a lot of courage not to be afraid of the backlash that comes with it. I want to be...
    chrisscott515 chrisscott515 22-25, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    But something weird happened twice today. I walked out into my garden and as soon as I walked out I heard the local church bell ring just once. I thought to myself wow is that the...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I used to go to church. I loved it. Then a preacher stole that love, that faith from me. Something bigger than myself to believe in. He didn't know it. It saddens me that it doesnt...
    karolynnpaige karolynnpaige 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't go to church anymore. When I was younger my father used to take me and my brother there every damn Sunday. Never again.
    SuicidalSam SuicidalSam 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It is an irrational fear of mine, just like how I am afraid to swallow pills even for medical reasons. The fear of rejection is a big part of it. Being told I'm not good enough...
    Kriptess Kriptess 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Before I start talking about this girl I think it is important to give a little background on myself. In high school I was a pretty good athlete and you could say I was somewhat...
    Santibruh Santibruh 18-21, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    InvinsibleViper InvinsibleViper 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My church encourages spanking. There is a small building separate from the church building called the spanking shed. It is separated into to 2 rooms, one for boys being spanked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses a week ago

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    The Hell testimony Preachers always Get on my nerves. The Church staff always invite some nut on the stage. I never understood why humans are glorifying a being that risked the...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    Don't run, but the idea of death has always fascinated me, just the idea that there is nothing, like you can't even think or anything (as you can tell I have no religious views on...
    poppytippy poppytippy 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Sorry for being blunt but I don't believe in God so why go to church?
    comfi comfi 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    My opinion is, I don't feel that I have to be in a church to worship God! He is all around us... Why do I have to go to church to pray to him! I don't. Religion is organized... It...
    chy08 chy08 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Never been to church. Don't really plan on it...
    lilacbunny lilacbunny 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I do go to Church I am a Christian and I am sorry if I was so Hard about I love Girls 18 years old to older woman to 75 years old this is true and I am Straight like I did mention...
    Rockywest69 Rockywest69 36-40, M Jul 20

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    I'm afraid to grow old due to more people dying and the physical effects of it, but I'm also afraid to die because at the same time I also want to live a long, healthy life and...
    Emsickles Emsickles 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    There are very few events people dress up for anymore and that is a shame. Returning to my old congregation after years of being away I was struck at how lovely it was to see...
    BebeMac BebeMac 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I love going to church I haven't been to one in a week tho
    annoyedguy13 annoyedguy13 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm blowing off Church today and I feel nothing but guilt 😔
    leeloodallasmultipass leeloodallasmultipass 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I am not afraid that I have lost my salvation, I know that I have and yes I am afraid because of that. I gave my life to the Lord in 2008 I had a major encounter with God, I had...
    Coloursearching Coloursearching 22-25 5 Responses Jul 18

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    This was the worst trauma of my childhood. In my church they preached vivid sermons about the horrors of hell and the infinite intensity and duration of the suffering. I was...
    AlanOliver AlanOliver 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    About five years ago I lived downtown in a major city in the US. I’ve always been a night person, so I would often find myself bored after my roommate, who was decidedly not a...
    TheBionicViper TheBionicViper 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm afraid to let someone in. What if the dark side of me is just to ugly? What if someone doesn't love every part of me that makes me who I am? What if they see every part of...
    Aflame22 Aflame22 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Corner of the Church actually had a little room reserved for spankings!
    mariafatiha mariafatiha 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 13

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    From the day I was born to two years before my father passed away my father never hugged me. When I was a toddler dad laughed at the idea of hugging and shook our hands instead. I...
    hospitalrooms hospitalrooms 31-35, F Jul 12

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    Guess I need to leave this group I finally stepped back in to Church.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    Men at age 40 50 60 and beyond still fantasize about 18-20 year olds. they're young and fertile. they've got youth exuding from them! their natural beauty is so incredibly...
    magicalgirlintraining magicalgirlintraining 18-21, F Jul 12

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    Most people I meet tell me I look like I'm still in high school - anywhere from 16 to 22. It makes me feel good since I am actually 26. However, I'm afraid one day soon I'm going...
    Somejoygirl Somejoygirl 26-30, F Jul 12

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    I've never personally felt the need for organized religion, and the churches in American lack that "larger than life" atmosphere that the historic churches of the rest of the world...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12

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    I have developed this crazy phobia of death for some reason and it is driving me nuts! I know it sounds dumb but for the past few weeks I have been thinking about it almost every...
    cjmart01 cjmart01 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    A part of me is afraid of being single forever but a part of me is not afraid to be single at the same time it makes life so easy sometimes
    eric8811 eric8811 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I have spent the past year trying to think positive thoughts and get back to living. Today I am on vacation in a wonderful place with family/friends and I am still depressed...
    texxassmike texxassmike 46-50 Jul 11

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