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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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    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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    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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    Nope. Religion.

    Curch is just a building. Its the people IN the building to fear! YOUR GOING TO HELL! YOUR GOING TO HELL! YOUR GOING TO HELL! YOUR GOING TO HELL! YOUR GOING TO HELL! YOUR GOING TO HELL! YOUR GOING TO HELL! I can only take so much of that, before I sit there & wonder why life is...
    SecretHentaiBoy SecretHentaiBoy 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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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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    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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    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 21-25, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2007

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    Yes I love god but I don't go to church As I was treated badly and look down by some memembers at the church One day as I was entering the Coptic church in Bournemouth a Syrian...
    pineauuk pineauuk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    When I was younger I'd often stay with my aunt, uncle & cousins. They would go to church every sunday. I'd attend sunday school, but because my cousins were older then me I was...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I didn't understand attending church as a kid. It was boring to me and I was too young to understand most of what the preacher said. However,now I could not be more grateful for...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I went to church as a kid and as a teen I felt like I was judged for drinking and doing drug and for just being a beach bum surfer dude so once I moved out I just read the bible...
    maridoneka maridoneka 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I go to church. I'm the only one in my family who does and they don't approve and they think I think it makes me better than them. So they think I'm being a hypocrite but I don't...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    I believe in God but I don't believe in the church. God for me is universal. He does not discriminate, he will never tell you which religion is better. Whether we call him Buddha...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm afraid that I'll end up alone. I'm afraid of being sad for the rest of my life. I'm afraid of bugs. I'm afraid my mother will get tired of me- that EVERYONE will get tired of...
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't think people are afraid of falling in love, i think that people are afraid to meet someone who they already have met last year or the last time they broke up with. And the...
    Manuala Manuala 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Paddy Power and football laces. We say football the USA says soccer. UK Charity Stonewall has started the second year of a campaign against gay discrimination in English football...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    They just like any extremist radical fundamentalist, they smirk using their freedom of speech to disown the dead, those who love another same sex, etc. I can't believe people...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 30

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    Mid county church of Christ in port neches, Texas is where i go. Almost every Sunday I lead singing which I love
    BigRalphie74 BigRalphie74 36-40, M Oct 7

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    Ugh. Please take the word church out of your name...you guys are sooo foking mean
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Churches are theatre. Nature is living under him.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love God and am religious but I don't need to physically go to church to be religious.
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Not afraid but i don't love anyone. I just love myself, i spend my all time with myself cause i don't like to have any friends, i solve my problems by myself, talk to myself, i do...
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 23

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    I'm afraid that if I ever got together with my crush, people would try to split us up. I'm afraid of ill-willed people spreading rumors and lies about us. I'm afraid of losing the...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 29

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    As much as I truly want to experience someone mentally physically emotionally & spiritually. I am so afraid. Afraid of not being enough, if not getting the love right back. I...
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F Oct 12

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    nothing has changed since all of this begun...every effort i make to return to god only makes things worse...i have prayed, tried to stand on faith, cried[still do] begged and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 21

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    I so want to admire myself for being brave and not hiding myself so I don't get hurt but I can't because I'm afraid. I don't try to be someone I'm not...I'm not a phony. That would...
    ADF37 ADF37 56-60 Sep 21

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    I am very much afraid of this girl I really like saying no, I like her A LOT, I really want to be with her but I am afraid, I have told her how i feel about her, help?
    JeremyRamm JeremyRamm 26-30, M 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I had the biggest crush on my friend since 8th-11th grade and I told him how I felt but he said he wasn't ready for a relationship, I was fine with that but then I started asking...
    LostCause LostCause 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't think I'm afraid of it, I think I'm afraid of what will happen whilst I'm there. I think it's just the initial fear of trying something new and not knowing exactly what it...
    ChloeMiller ChloeMiller 18-21, F Sep 23

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    Facing a clock on how much time I have left, I'm not afraid to go...I am afraid of not having someone to hold my hand while I pass, but as it grows nearer, I've even started to...
    Dantescircle Dantescircle 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    I am afraid of being turned down, but I think I am more afraid of being hurt. The few times I've asked a girl out, I felt like I was standing way out on a swaying branch. I mean...
    Hellcat43 Hellcat43 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm not really afraid of singledom nor am I afraid to be a single parent but with my lack of experience I'm sure it'd drive any guy away. I try to think of the positives about...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    This photo I took during a not so fun time in life. I am afraid of my own darkness. I have a temper that I can't control and a sadness so great. I lose all control. And that is...
    kaixin97 kaixin97 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I'm not afraid of commitment, but I'm afraid of being hurt, mistreated and replaced.
    toobreezzee toobreezzee 16-17, F Oct 12

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    I'm afraid to fall in love because when I think about love now...all I think of is cheating,lying,being used..I easily fall in love.. I'm afraid to fall in love.
    quackboo quackboo 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My anxiety could be the cause of all my worrying over this, but I am afraid of being nonexistent after I die, and I don't understand how most people are fine with it. I do believe...
    DeniseD17 DeniseD17 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Every time I find someone I really like it always ends up bad. Either I get my heart broken, I get cheated on, or they lie to me about some dumb ****. I'm afraid that I'm going to...
    tay143 tay143 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Going alone! Thats a horrible thought for me... I wont move out unless im going to live with someone else but never on my own no way! I would feel so lonely living on my own plus...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I reach out, then pull back. I'm like a rubber band that bounce, never going forward. I don't know why I am like this. I want to be strong, so I tell myself that I will do things...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Sep 22

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    So i fall and rejected and loves to reject people .. I still don't know whats wrong with me .. Am i not attractive .. Why do those guys i liked never like me back .. How come you...
    Christinamayday Christinamayday 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    She was the best thing to ever happen to me, but because I was afraid of getting hurt again, I pushed her away, which caused me to hurt her, and myself.
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I always end my relationships with men if I become too attached to them, cause I'm afraid they'll hurt me.
    pingviniuks pingviniuks 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I'm afraid no one will ever fall in love with me
    Algorhythms Algorhythms 18-21, F Sep 26

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    This is what happens when I like someone here...actually vented all my anger on him and then he happens to be attractive IMO and he doesn't find me attractive totally killed my...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I am only afraid of that life will end, earlier or later. And actually 70-80 years isn't even that much.. Including that when you are very old you can't really do stuff and you are...
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F