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I Am Afraid of Church

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    On Saturday, a good friend of mine asked me to go to church with her. I didn't want to go, but I still went with her to make her happy. I don't normally go to church, so I thought...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I was baptized Catholic and went to a Catholic school until I was twelve. Until then, I simply identified as such. Three years ago, I moved to a small town where the vast majority...
    lindsayannee lindsayannee 13-15, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    My most spiritual moments where outside of church😳
    TheMoonNi TheMoonNi 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am afraid. I am afraid of spiders, heights, death, all of it, all of the petty and more complex creatures, things, and instances, but that is of the least importance as of right...
    ASMRLegion ASMRLegion 18-21, T 4 days ago

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    I've found that I am a better person spiritually and mentally without it,Don't get me wrong I do believe in God ,but I've found from just plain observation and my own knowledge...
    kyouya88 kyouya88 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Church seems a wast of time to me plus there no use in going only thing I do is wait till church starts then sit down in the floor and put my head in the seat and go to sleep for 2...
    undertaker111 undertaker111 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    For everyone who is afraid- You can't spend the rest of your life being afraid of people rejecting you, and you have to start by not rejecting yourself, you don't deserve it. From...
    AnyaW AnyaW 13-15 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I had a dream which helped me realize I am afraid of scrutiny. I can't post things and leave them up because I heavily scrutinize everything I write. I don't just express what's...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 22

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    I am a 14 year old white girl and today I wore a dress and white pantyhose to church. There is this group of 10 year old black boys who also go to my church and they were all...
    caitlyn41702 caitlyn41702 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I did not go to church today. Not for reasons you might think. lol. I overslept and also my boyfriend said we said we had to go bowling. So I took a Sunday off....okay a few...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    HI everyone! First time on this site so I thought I’d post about me, and see if any one wants to be friends. I am the father of a family of four. Three girls, my wife Angela...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 21

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    doesnt matter who i talk to if its girls i know or if its girls i meet on EP I always end up alone i cant be in any freaking relationship and i am afraid i will be like that...
    ThePsychoMantis ThePsychoMantis 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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    Every time I get comfortable with someone, they always leave. Even when they save they're not going to leave, they do. I'm afraid to get close with anyone because they always end...
    thatlonelygirl69 thatlonelygirl69 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    Promise me son not to do the things I've done walk away from trouble if you can now it won't mean your weak if you turn the other cheek son I hope your old enough to understand you...
    undertaker111 undertaker111 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    They were stuck on both doors of the adoration room in the church. I was pretty bewildered.
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    I go to youth group every now and then to hang out with a good friend of mine, but other than that I don't like to get involved with church. I disagree with a lot they say at...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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    It is always at the back of my mind. I am always wondering. Especially when my cousins and friends announce their engagements. I always wonder...when? How? I know a few older...
    Espiallidocious Espiallidocious 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    They don't have my kind of "church" where I live. I heard they opened a temple to the old gods in Iceland recently. Since I found my faith, and realized how much Christianity...
    chibinovachan chibinovachan 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I used to be afraid to die even though it really far off. I'm not afraid anymore because I think there a several things that could happen in tandem with my body decaying. 1 I will...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jun 15

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    http://youtu.be/PNUqicbFBN0 Being who you are, unabashedly takes true courage. Never give up on yourself, never stop trying to be the best individual you can be. If other people...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    When you been in love with someone for so long you forget what it feels like to be single. When it all comes to an end you are constantly reminded that you are single and sometimes...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I was obese for most of my life due to that no one ever looked at me, bullied me and it broke me. this made me extremely unconfident along with family issues to a point I became...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 14

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    I'm an atheist, so I don't go to services. I'm interested in churches and religious buildings. They give an insight into a part of human psychology that I am utterly unfamiliar...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 14

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    i go to pick my 3 year old up from childrens church this morning and i find her sitting in the corner with another lil girl. the teacher told me they were fighting over crayons...
    southernlady32 southernlady32 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 14

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    I like the idea of church, but I'm not religious. Even if I was my religious family never goes
    theprettysideofugly theprettysideofugly 18-21, F Jun 14

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    I use to be afraid I'd be alone forever, because of how I am and my way of thinking. Now If I'm ever afraid of being alone forever it's because I do know if any woman would have...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    I am a very passionate person. But I am afraid to show this side of myself to people for fear that they will think I'm "weird" or "crazy". For example, if I was to tell people...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Well not all the time. One day my dad was working on the weekend so my mum took me to church. After church my mum went and asked the priest if she could read the bible. He said to...
    jimh28 jimh28 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 14

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    I am afraid of my future, scared to make decisions in my life. I have been raised with an overprotected parents who makes all the decisions in my life. I am afraid of them too.In...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14

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    I am not afraid to say that Jesus is lord, and I don't care what you say or think. Thus is what I believe😄
    flowerpowerflower flowerpowerflower 13-15, F Jun 13

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    My Church just hosted a mission trip in our town and I loved every second of it! It was so great and I am really going to miss it when they leave tonight! We did some really great...
    kburge kburge 36-40, F Jun 12

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    When you find the church... I remember years back there came a scruffy old cat to my door. I'd seen it a few times in the neighborhood searching around for food and shelter. I...
    deandersen1 deandersen1 61-65, F Jun 11

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    The second boyfriend I ever had beat the crap out of me for almost two years. I was too afraid to end the relationship and when I finally did I was afraid he would come after me...
    kristanicolexx kristanicolexx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 9

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    Ok so far during my life time i got into two serious relationships and i screwed both of them it was a total train wreck. I couldn't trust them, when she says it's ok i feel she is...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M Jun 8

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    Church lol that place of hate naw not for me
    renguard renguard 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 8

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