I Was Forced to Attend Church As a Child

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    Never Really Liked It.

     That's probably why I don't go now. I hated going to church. The only time I really ever go anymore is for Ash Wednesday and that is pretty much for tradition purposes. I go to occasionally make my parents happy. It probably didn't make it any better that I went to catholic...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou
    26-30, F
    Jul 24, 2008

    Well not all the time.

    One day my dad was working on the weekend so my mum took me to church. After church my mum went and asked the priest if she could read the bible. He said to my mum come with me and my mum said ok and told me to stay were I was so I did. He lead her to a room, but then I heard...
    jimh28 jimh28
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 14, 2015


    I used to have to go twice a week: once with my father on Sundays and once with school on Friday. I went to the same school as the church, so I got roughly 2 hours of daydreaming time per weekend. My biggest problem was that I used to have this habit of laughing at the most...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    Apr 8, 2010

    That Wasnt So Bad But

    it's like, she would push me to go up, she would push me to squeez in the isles when the pastor would call up youth, she would literally shove me. Lol, i mean it soulds petty and idiotic now, but that just got to me. Now, don't get me wrong, i dont blame her for taking me...
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 12, 2010


    and I didn't like it. I went there because my mum told me I must go, so I went. I was only 8 or 9, so I really couldn't say no. The most of time during preaching I was thinking of telly and fairy tales, so yeah... I really didn't paying attention. I was also looking at my watch...
    nicerain nicerain
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 19, 2008

    Me Too

    I was forced to go to church twice a week. My parents didn't go, they just sent me. My father's reason was that if I learned about it as a child I would never get coerced into joining a cult when I got older. I think they just enjoyed the peace and quiet when I was at church. To...
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie
    41-45, M
    Nov 25, 2008

    More As a Teen

    When I was a young child, I enjoyed going to church. I didn't know any different, so I just thought it was what everyone did. My grandfather was the minister of the church we went to, so half the time I think I just thought of it as going to see grandpa. I didn't start...
    the4thfury the4thfury
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2007

    And All It Did....

    Was make me hate it. I know my Mom probably thought that she was doing some good by forcing my brother and me to go to church every Sunday, but really all I think it did was completely turn me and my brother off to any sort of organized religion. I remember how my door would fly...
    explainit2me explainit2me
    26-30, F
    Mar 31, 2011
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