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I Am Afraid of Church

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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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    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 18-21, 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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    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Dec 1, 2011

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    Considering I have failed with life so many times and as a failure I'm afraid of myself..
    freedom1608 freedom1608 16-17, F 8 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I used to go to church but I do it because of my family and friends. I dont go to church anymore not because I am an atheist. I just feel like a hypocrite going to church...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    Although i still believe in Jesus, I've lost faith in the church. It's become a commodity in the western countries. The big churches make money and the smaller churches are...
    a1v1n25 a1v1n25 31-35, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I don't go to church anymore I feel people there are hypocrites. They preach all about this that the other thing. What's right and wrong. And they are out at bars doing drugs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 18

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    I finally realize that fear was what was holding me back from living my life. It's preventing me from doing everything I want to do. I think it would be advantageous for me to just...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I think I'm going to snap and get violent one day for getting dragged to church and not being allowed to choose for myself . Everyone there is either a hypocrite, gullible, a fake...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    So in y'alls opinion do you think having friends that don't go to church but live by the Bible is ok, or should they go to church instead? My great-grandmother and I were...
    Vader1465 Vader1465 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am very afraid. I live in turmoil every single day. I depend upon a theory that I substituted my own definition for and this theory is “Mind Over Matter”. The substitution...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F May 1

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    I'm afraid of life. I mean who isn't ? Life is so mysterious that it's impossible not to be afraid. The difference between winners and losers lies simply in the reason that creates...
    MeAndMySelf98 MeAndMySelf98 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was forced to go to church until I was 10. I had to go to a Christian school until this year. I hate the fact that people shove all their beliefs down your throat and say you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I tried out many different churches, Mormon, Christian, Catholic, and some others. None really fit into the way I personally feel about life... I don't live by any standards except...
    imsoclassic imsoclassic 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I just dont get it. Damn near every kid that has to go to church is forced to. Nothing ****** me off more than forcing someone into a religion. Let them believe what they believe...
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M Apr 28

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    Probably I have posted here before. I was a convert to the COC and minister as well. I got a BA In Bible Propaganda from ACU in 1969 (Called ACC then). I left in 1971. A year or so...
    Garyhealer Garyhealer 66-70, M 3 Responses May 1

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    Since Nuclear Energy is very rare and movies used to describe it as a weapon for war, there are little known fact about this discovery while ideas are formed on how it really is...
    CarltonChurchs CarltonChurchs 18-21, M May 5

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    I am pretty sure that I will spontaneously combust if I enter a church! Either that or get struck by lightning
    csouls csouls 31-35, M 3 Responses May 7

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    take me to church I'll worship like a dog at the shrien of your lies I'll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knife I believe In deathless death good god.let me give you my...
    harleymufin harleymufin 13-15, M 5 Responses May 13

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    Sorry if this is offensive, but I don't go to church, I don't believe in the bible, nor god, therefore I'm not religious. And I don't even flipping care what u say.
    Tweakz Tweakz 26-30, F 5 Responses May 15

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    ...but almost all of my friends do. We were all in band and they always looked at me funny when I didn't join in the prayer circle before performances. Some were surprised that I...
    R0XIE R0XIE 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I think that religious church people, (not genuine Christians) are some of the meanest people!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    If any has been molested by a priest. And we here it happened a lot in Ballarat. Vic. Australia in the 70's. And I'm sadly sure around the world. I am Catholic. I am ashamed. I'm...
    henkam henkam 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ok Christians have issues with Catholicism, some are valid, but for 1500yrs that was church! Ilove aspects they bring to the Body of Christ, and I am Protestant ...Thoughts ?
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I believe In GOD And i do pray to him But sitting In the church Would make me go insane Especially If Pastor Speaks broken English and you can barely understand what he saying...
    hunlove hunlove 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I baby shop for my cousins shower and always say to myself I will never be at the point where I will have a family. I want a family and am afraid it will never happen to me. I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 29

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    Why should you be afraid? That darkness is a part of you. You should just accept it. To be afraid of it is the same as being afraid of one of your own limbs. we all have darkness...
    alienatedvirus alienatedvirus 18-21, M May 8

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    I have a few dreams which are seemingly very difficult to accomplish.Already having failed in accomplishing many things due to my mistakes.I am afraid but still have hope for...
    GenuineAngel GenuineAngel 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    Honestly a few months ago I may have been afraid of death now I can't wait to die im not afraid of it because death is happiness it takes u off of this horrible world where...
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm not afraid of dying. I'm afraid of living.
    cuttergirl16 cuttergirl16 13-15, F 5 Responses May 12

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    and so I push people away.. I have lots of things I want to say, at the same time, I don't know what to say.. I am not good with poeple and so I NEVER had any friends, like 0...
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    right now it's not so much "I'm afraid he'll say 'no'" it's more like "I'm afraid he will never talk to me again or things will be awkward between us after he says 'no' (if he does...
    shamrok11 shamrok11 13-15, F May 19

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    I don't want to sound racist or anything because I know that there are a lot of really nice black boys out there. But something happened to me when I was 10 years old and my...
    beatendownbylife47 beatendownbylife47 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Im afraid pf failure because Im afraid to be judged by people. I think all people would look at me and laugh. Like no one is my friend in this world all of them are my enemies all...
    Macymax Macymax 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Its weird because commitment is something that I really want. I want to find that someone and then eventually move in with them, get married, have kids. The whole package. I'm just...
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    In todays world, Maybe in the past it was this way as there was more repression from law, society etc. So same goes for then in some areas of the world and sadly the same applies...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    To this day I'm afraid of her wrath. When I watched the Baltimore mom beat her son on that video, I thought of my mom.She didn't give a **** who was aroundThat's how she clobbered...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Not so much afraid as slightly concerned. I caught myself withdrawing again. Now, I'm forcing myself not to. All about breaking cycles.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I am afraid of failure but just as scared of success. It's a vicious circle. If I know I can probably succeed at something I don't do it because I'm terrified I'll prove myself...
    stormmistress stormmistress 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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