I Find More of God In Nature Than In Typical Churches

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    My Own Views On the Matter.

    I grew up in a relatively strict church with a whole lot of...nothing worth being there for. I felt condemned for every view that I had, even though what they supposedly believed I agreed with - emulating Jesus' love, having a faith in God, having an appreciation for all around...
    anabasis anabasis
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 6, 2009

    Church Vs Nature

    I went to church last week, sat in a pew listened to the pastor talk and then we sang and as I was sitting there surrounded by all these people, listening, reading, singing, I felt out of place.  Thinking I would feel God close to me but unfortunatly I didnt...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2009

    I try to be close to God

    but sitting inside of a church is difficult for me because I get antsy. When ever I am in nature and observe all of his amazing creations I often feel he is sitting beside me.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Mar 25

    What A Great Service This Morning!

    As is my habit,I woke up wayyy before the chickens,this morning as I do every morning.I put on my robe,got the coffee going, put the dogs out,then got on line.Checked my e mails.Deleted all the spam,and at last my 1st cup of Joe was ready! Im way out in the country and there is...
    The1960texan The1960texan
    51-55, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2013

    Back when I use to believe,

    I'd go to the park on Sundays instead of church. I had a good relationship with God but over the years I've become skeptic of the idea. I'm actually starting to believe again tho.. When winters over its back to that park!
    Bearcat2014 Bearcat2014
    26-30, F
    Jan 27, 2014

    I think lots of church's are drama filled,

    gossipers, hypocrites who judge you because you sin differently than they do. It takes away from what God meant for his church to be... In nature you see His creation, the beauty and wonder of it all. There is no judgements there, no one to whisper about what Jane wore to church...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    cult leaders Warren Jeffs followers died  in

    the great flood yesterday where is Noah when you need him?
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2015

    I Was Watching The History Channel Sometime This Week...

    And there was a documentary on ancient Egypt. Now, as a disclaimer, the History Channel does try to push off some absurd ideas about anything of the unknown and undocumented. But what they brought to light in this documentary, was 100% factual. This info was written and dated at...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2011

    I Do

    not nessasarly because churches are bad.i just have trouble with large crowds.but i love to hear chouirs sing.i am more spirtual when i am alone than any other time.i find peace in the air.i can imagine angels moving through the trees.i love beeing in the out doors.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    Apr 29, 2009

    Is This An Omen?

    One day early in the Year, while weary of being housebound, I looked out the window to the North, that some outside energy might enter my dim heart. The snow-clad hillside across the creek shone so oppressively my eyeballs began to threaten to instigate a migraine. But I had to...
    rattleschains rattleschains
    41-45, M
    Jan 11, 2013

    I'll be the first to admit I'm God's loyal

    opposition. I don't get him and I wonder if he even cares but I do know he's out there somewhere and that is never more evident than when I look at the miracles of nature. The vast seas populated by the various forms of undersea life, the mountains and the praries. When I have...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2015


    i don't find god in many churches in s.w. florida . i find god in the city parks , and one church in the middle of no where with alot of heart .
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 26, 2010

    My Experience With God

    What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my presence must be made public. What you are about to read is a revelation on life, a testament to truth, and an...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion
    1 Response May 14, 2012
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire
    41-45, M
    Jun 9, 2014

    I Don't Know If I Call It "god" ...

    I'm not sure what it's name is.  I just know that when I am in nature ... when I see a beautiful sunset or witness an event in nature up close ... it moves me enormously.  It makes tears sting at the back of my eyes and drags on my throat, making it ache.  It's an...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Dec 21, 2011

    because churches are created by humans

    but the nature is created by God. In every plant, in every little ant I can feel his spirit.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Nov 21, 2015
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