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I Am Afraid of Church

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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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    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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    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 am a Christian and I believe in God but I donĀ“t go to church again because my experience is that the doors of the church are only open for Christians but not for people with...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't go to church anymore because, as pointed out by others here, it is full of hypocrites and I cannot stand the personal and/or tailored-to-fit-pastor's-agenda type...
    proinsanity proinsanity 36-40, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My grandma passed away Sunday and my family is trying to kill my mom because she got all of her possessions and the full inheritance, meanwhile up here my stepdad and me are...
    Manuel1Martinez Manuel1Martinez 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Pretty sure this either causes or is caused by my social anxiety. I can't talk to people properly because I'm so afraid they'll just give me a 'wtf why would you even approach me...
    conflictinglives conflictinglives 13-15, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm 24 and I wasn't like other kids in my family growing up. For one thing I have Mild Cerebral Palsy and growing up has been slow for me. I didn't get my id until I was 20, my...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not at all afraid to die, I'm afraid of tomorrow
    LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy LoV3KiLlSsLoWLy 56-60, F 5 days ago

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    It's not like I really want to die or something. But there are things that are much worse than death. Many people are forced to undergo unbearable suffering because euthanasia is...
    UchuuStranger UchuuStranger 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My mother is a Jehovah's Witness and my father is Muslim. My boyfriend was raised Episcopalian, and neither of us identify with the religion we were born into. We've gone to a non...
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I made the mistake of going to an overnight "youth retreat" after a friend had invited me. I know very little about Jesus and the bible because my family wasn't at all religious...
    Roflcash4 Roflcash4 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I like whin other ppl from other church come in town like my friend from chi
    georgeristick georgeristick 26-30, M Aug 20

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    I am not afraid of it and honestly thats mainly what I am here for. My friend told me about this site because it helped her explore her sexuality and talk to a lot of cool people...
    emmastewart emmastewart 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 19

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    I love going to church like a revival
    georgeristick georgeristick 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    It really does depend, but I generally feel very very uncomfortable if I am in a room with men only or if a guy is near me. I am gay and am attracted to men but I am afraid of them...
    chemistry6 chemistry6 18-21, M Aug 19

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    Further Destruction of Nuclear Use - Carlton ChurchArguments are raised on both the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy. As we continue to delve deeper though, the more...
    maksinaliveros maksinaliveros 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I don't have a problem with anyone who wishes to attend church, it's just not for me. The strange thing is the people I do know that go to church seem to be lost in their lives and...
    OutDoorForever OutDoorForever 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 17

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    I don't know where to stand on religion I see this world it's beautiful look at the ocean and look at the sky and mountains but then again how I believe at one point there was a...
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    And, so does Canada. The Westboro Baptist Church is not allowed in Canada. Thank you, Canada!!
    JulietteLilyhammer JulietteLilyhammer 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I've been reading that a certain things has been happening at churches that I am against. It happened at a local church in my city but was fixed immediately after a town meeting...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Aug 16

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    for me getting rejected had been a big part of my life growing up. I was tall really slim , athletic and wrestled on the team for 5 years, when I was born I had a problem with my...
    teknon0513 teknon0513 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    Very, very afraid. Rejection and abuse have probably played a big part. From both family and everyone else. An unwanted sexual encounter at 14 with an older woman also kind of made...
    zeframcochrane zeframcochrane 18-21 Aug 16

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    Why is that people are afraid of dying?? I mean is going to happen right it could happen today right now or maybe even in a hundred years, the truth is that you are dying since the...
    maeve106 maeve106 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    What drove me away from religion? My parents expected me to go to church and were angry when I started questioning the rites. My father taught CCD. He was seen as a kind man...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M Aug 14

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    Seriously... I think the best way you could describe how I was on the outside and how I now feel inside ... You could say I'm a lot like Damien from the omen when it comes to...
    SoleExecutioner SoleExecutioner 18-21, F Aug 14

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    My grandmother used to force me to go to church when I was younger. Now that I'm older, I realise that a lot of stuff doesn't add up... so I just don't go to church anymore...
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    What Role Do You Play in Nuclear Issues - Carlton ChurchYoung children of today thinks that certain heavy societal issues are not theirs to mingle with just when they are not...
    maksinaliveros maksinaliveros 26-30, F Aug 13

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    i don't go to Christians church anymore because I just realized how of a ignorant Christians are... I've been an catholic since last month and I never been so happy in my life
    Hellina999 Hellina999 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    I try to go to Mass every week and only very occasionally miss a Sunday. I also go to confession at lease a couple of times a month. I also try to slip in to Church for a private...
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Today. Blessed day. Had to block a slandering person. Went to church & helped at the nursing home outreach. So, how did your Sunday go?
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I'm finally trying to go back to church. I went the other Sunday and it was eye opening. I'm going today. I'm trying to make church a habit. I love God so it's time I go to church...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I was at a new beginning with participation of church after avoiding it for 35+ years. My girl, a faithful devout Christian- was a big inspiration of faith and love, she didn't...
    Dvex Dvex 41-45, M Aug 7

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    Being Agnostic, I hate going to the church mainly due to the fact I'm forced somewhere to listen to stories I don't believe in. I can't pass the time by reading, drawing, writing...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing 13-15, F Aug 6

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    My roommate had this great idea that we should watch horror movies earlier, which I shouldn't have agreed to. Before we found anything on Netflix he asked me if there was anything...
    Becky555 Becky555 22-25, F Aug 6

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    The church I go to now took me a long time to find. I wish I knew why it was so hard to finda good church that sees that church is for everyone. Not just the upper crust.
    JRPM JRPM 41-45, M Aug 5

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    I grew up in church now I hate it. I feel like church folk are narrow minded and don't think much. they blindly follow some people with dreams and visions without bringing anything...
    XavierMerton XavierMerton 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    are there any former members out there I would like know the reason or reasons why your no longer apart of the church any more
    masterLLL masterLLL 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 4

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