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I Am Afraid of Church

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened...
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    I wanna stroll down there, with a group of gays and lesbians and stand there all around it. Just to **** them off then we would run inside and take over and call it "Westboro House...
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    Currently in church. Good morning Hartford!
    niko031 niko031 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I enjoyed service today and playing with the children in the nursery today! How was church everyone? 😊
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    Hey EP living church! May God fill, speak, bless, empower and fill you with the reality of his umbreakable astonishing love!
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    Good morning Living Church of the Risen King! May you hear His ever speaking voice and experience His loving kindness that has no borders
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