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I Love God But Don't Go to Church

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    I Believe In God But Don't Go To Church Because.........

    I believe in God but don't go to church because my upbringing wasn't that religious. So I found that when I started to go church about a year ago I didn't know the Bible and hymns as much as the other people there and it was rather hard to fit in. Furthermore most people in my...
    GlowingINFJ GlowingINFJ 26-30, F Jul 5, 2013

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    I Would Like To Go To Church Sometimes

    but I don't have a car or access to get there as I would like but I pray in my own way. I think I'd like to go to the anglican church or  wesley methodist or uniting or even the Ba'hi another one other than catholic I have lost faith in the catholic church I feel the catholic...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Believe In God

    I used to go to church mostly on an occasion like Christmas and Easter.  I  also go for a christening, communion, confirmation, wedding and funeral.  A few years ago, I went a few times with my mother-in-law and I have to admit, when I did go, it felt good. ...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 26, 2010

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    But As Of This Sunday, The 27th, I'm Going Back. Have To.

    Ok, even though I'm a graduate of a stringent, challenging long-term residential women's ministry (three times I completed the program, in fact), for the last approximate three years I've simply not attended church. I think perhaps I need the authority and mentorship as well as...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F Jan 25, 2013

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    I Believe In God But Not Everything I'm Told

    I wasn't that raised with that great of a religious upbringing to begin with. My mother would sing hymns and force us to go to a church of the friend of our familys when she was on her way to work and never went herself. Unless you count alcohol to be holy water of course. I went...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F Jan 25, 2012

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    Praise Him Any Where

    I give praise to my God where ever and whenever I like. He has always been there for me and has pulled me through a lot of situations where I thought there was no way out. I don't go to any kind of man made church because it's just that man made. I can't say that I have always...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage 46-50, F Sep 23, 2013

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    Too Different To Accept...

    I still don't know why I was not accepted in church. I was a single mother and well.... I guess I was judged on that. I went with my mom and people would talk to her but they did not talk to me. I was ignored. My mom did not mind much. She enjoys attention.I used to try and dress...
    idee idee 31-35 2 Responses May 24, 2012

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    Guilt Keeps Me Out of Church

    I think about church all the time.  I actually really want to go.  Unfortunately, I'm at a place in my life where I'm not living it as I feel I should. Knowing this, and feeling too weak to change my course at the moment, I'm loath to go to church.  How can I face...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 27, 2009

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    Having A Relationship With God With Out Going To A Church Fellowship.

    When I was a young little boy, I use to attend church with my Grandmother and a couple of my cousins, and we went for a couple of years, but as we got older and my grandmother became to Ill to attend, so we didn't attend the church anymore, But later when I was about 12 years old...
    lstevens0981 lstevens0981 31-35, M Jul 18, 2012

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    God Loves Everyone

     i have always felt there was a god. but for the past 4 or 5 years my parents have becaome very into the whole church thing. they used to be into drugs before and im glad they stoped. i just wish they didnt always try to push god on me and everyone around them. they have...
    TheGardener TheGardener 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

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    I Love God But Dont Go To Church.

    I used to go to church, more then Once a year, but not quite regularly. I went there when i needed to feel spiritually fed. I was semi raised in the church. Meaning my family has been in the same old Church for over 50 years. We didn't Go Every sunday, but we went often enough...
    MissVenom MissVenom 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    Me Too..

    I love God but dont go to mainstream church. I have a little group that I go to a lot and I fellowship a lot with my friends. But "church" I have been called out of. It is too man made. Too man lead. Too much anger, hostility, hatred, judgment ... etc. Christians (I have...
    mama12345678 mama12345678 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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