I Don't Like Going to Church

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 194 People

    People Aren't What They Seem

    Growing up I had to go to church every time the doors opened.  My dad is a music minister. (For those of you who aren't familiar with church - A music minister is the guy/girl who leads the music during the services.)  When we were at church he was always the greatest...
    LogicLovinMomma LogicLovinMomma
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Sep 24, 2007

    I Wish It Was Like A Classroom

    There is a church that I attend to on Wednesday nights mostly. This church is not even half a mile away from my home. I walk. So, I have easy access to church. But I do not go often as I should. Out of the year so far, I have probably gone less than ten times and there's are many...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    Jun 28, 2012

    Hate Craptemporary Worship

    I have never really believed in God, but I used to like going to church because there was beautiful sacred music, a liturgy you participated in every week, and a quiet, contemplative atmosphere that I found relaxing. Then, they started mucking it all up. Away went the gorgeous...
    hyperspaz hyperspaz
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2011

    I was raised a baptist

    and always found it boring and literally unbelievable. Also, lately every time I go to a church something horrible happens while I'm there... That being said that I completely respect somebody's opposing opinions. Church just isn't and never was my thing.
    BunheadSalamander BunheadSalamander
    18-21, F
    Sep 1, 2015

    Annoys Me And Makes My Hea Dhurt

    When i was a kid i went to church every sunday every friday and every time they had a church related class, sunday school, YPWW, Vacation bible school etc. as a kid i think i mightve enjoyed it had my mom not tried to shove everything about GOD and wats right in her mind and...
    CaliGurl2007 CaliGurl2007
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 4, 2009

    Ya I don't like going to church.

    it annoys me when I sit behind people who talk throughout the service which seems to happen every time. I hate seeing the couples cuddled up. just reminds me I'm alone and I hate how long it is. I hate the singing parts and sometimes the sermons drag.
    powerStorm powerStorm
    22-25, F
    Mar 25


    Whenever I walk into church, I always feel judged. Whether it's the clothes I wear or the drinks I order, I always feel like the church people judge me. Church is definitely not my favorite place on the planet, but I guess it could be worst. Aside from being judge on my outward...
    Vicki101 Vicki101
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2013

    Church? Nah!

    - I don't go to church and I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. I'm not a believer and I don't see any reason to go to a place where guilt is handed out like candy. I have enough guilt in my life already, thank you.
    FriendlyBryan FriendlyBryan
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 11, 2013

    Basically I see no way out ,

    there needs to be a major intervention done in my life ... This is one of those times when I needed my mothers prayers because she looked after my best interests as her child . I feel let down by a so called church that claims to be all that . Where people didn't care about how...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    Church Is No Longer For Me.

    I went to church for more than 20 years, the first years of my life.  Recently, I have almost completely stopped going.  I have not had any bad experiences at church, but I am just no longer convinced that religion has any validity and I often catch myself quietly...
    bubblescats bubblescats
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2008

    I Know...

    everyone I know thinks that i am going to hell or such because i am not a christian, and i dont' like going to church....the truth is that i have never truly felt like i should go to chruch, mostly because its boring and i have never been a christian at heart. i never could...
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Sep 13, 2009

    Why I Don't Like Going to Church

    1.  I don't like being told how to live my life 2.  I don't like guilt over petty crap 3.  I cannot bring myself to waste two precious hours every sunday morning.  I could be doing homework, housework, or spending time with my son, or any number of things 4...
    eromreven eromreven
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2007

    I Love God But Hate Church. Advice?

    And it's a damn shame. I want to be a better Christian, but i HATE going to Church. Why so? (1)It bores me. (2)It's repetitive. (3)And there's no warmth there--its like I have no connection to anyone. It bores me because I've been forced to go for so long--that being forced to go...
    RitaRee RitaRee
    22-25, F
    15 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    Church Just Isn't For Me, Get Over It

    For the first 19 years of my life I was made to goto to Church on Sundays and goto a Christian school. Now I don't care for Church to much mainly because of all the hypocrites; one example is one Baptist church I was beginning to like, had 2 kids (and by kids I mean they were...
    SoulfulSouthern SoulfulSouthern
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jan 3, 2010

    Gods Dog and 12year Old Child

    they are coming and they mean buisnes
    dogdream dogdream
    Jul 16, 2008

    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 it wouldn't hurt to try something new as well. I also went today again since the members were so welcoming and friendly, but I felt different...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    I Don't Fit In

    I have been attending the same church for about ten years. I have never seen such a large group of people leading perfect, cookie cutter lives. Almost every kid there went to a Christian school and onto a Christian college. I on the other hand went to the public schools and onto...
    dancer2011 dancer2011
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 8, 2008

    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, browsing TV Tropes pages, or even daydreaming. Mom sits across the room and makes these annoying motions if I try doing something else. The...
    GhettoMemeing GhettoMemeing
    13-15, F
    Aug 6, 2015


    I for one choose not to participate in an organized religion. I have seen and heard too much. First of all the preaching.....sitting still and listening to someone condemn you for a small mistake that you might have made. Then, you see that preacher....or man of god doing the...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    Jan 1, 2008

    Well...the title is sort of misleading.

    I love church and I love God. I truly believe in God. I also love my church, there's nothing wrong with it. BUT, I just feel so alone. It was welcoming at first but balancing SCHOOL, work AND church is becoming a chore. They also make me feel guilty and nag me if I don't make...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 12, 2014

    This doesn't mean that I am not a Christian.

    I love my Lord and savior. At the moment, I'm just not ready to get back into organized religion. I have different views on things than most church members. I believe in being non judgmental. It's hard to find a group that says and mean they love you no matter what sins you've...
    Behindmyhazeleyes13 Behindmyhazeleyes13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2013

    Church...where To Begin?

    I am a christian but, I do not especially like going to church, but i wouldn't mind going once or twice a month to listen to a sermon, but no music maybe once or twice a month. My mom makes me go to one of the biggest churches ever (North Point Community Church) every Sunday...
    flip353 flip353
    May 1, 2011

    i really dont.

    you know there’s something wrong with your church when phillipine got disaster and the church are just condemning them and saying that it’s their own fault they had disaster, that’s because they had idols (like statue-of-jesus-inside-the-cathedral-kind-of-idol). lol --i...
    loopin loopin
    Nov 10, 2013

    God, Your Church Is Hell.

    That sounds extraordinarily contradictory. Not to mention controversial. If I offended you... well, to be completely honest, I don't care much. Just as you are perfectly entitled to your overly conservative views, I am entitled to my inflammatory and somewhat questionable views...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Apr 21, 2008

    Not Because..

    I think it is a waste of time, or I can't sit still for an hour, but because I think it is all bullshit.
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell
    16-17, F
    Nov 14, 2007

    I just get judged. Anyhow tomorrow will be the

    first time in months I'm going to attend MY church. So I'm curious to see how this will go...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    First time in months I'm going to church.

    I wish I could go and not be the person everyone focuses on and judges but unfortunately I'm always that person. Just hoping I don't walk out of church like I always do... I use to love going but a short while after I got saved I quit going and decided the Christian life wasn't...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    I hate going to church

    now I hate it so much. I hate it because all they ever do is sit songs for 85 percent of them time and barely preach and when they preach, they're preaching about if you don't give offering or tithes, you won't receive blessings. Everyone treats the pastor as if he's God...
    uh2behonest uh2behonest
    18-21, F
    Dec 25, 2014
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