My main reason for not going is , I feel that most people there are fake and stuffy. I go on occasions for my mom because it makes her happy, and I feel it's the right thing to do. But I feel closer to God, in the woods, or on the beach.I beleive in God, and I feel, he knows my heart. I dont feel I need to be in a building with a bunch of people who will judge me because of my tattoos, or because I dont have the desighner clothes and fake nails and salon hair dos. My relationship with God is just that. Mine.
Yes that is the way to hold your beliefs and people like you are excepted by people like myself who are none believers because your honest and true to your beliefs your not trying to save our souls to win points
Your walking your own path with faith and nobody can say anything.
As for designer clothes and flash hair well shame on you lol for not being a would be if you could be and will always be could be because you will never become a would be. You do not need to be one of those.
The church is an institution and a business. It is used to brain wash rather than to testify and worship. I would go to church if they hadn't already turned their backs on me for not being what they thought I should be. I love my God and I know my God loves me no matter what so nobody can tell me otherwise anymore.
When I needed them most they refused to listen and instead tried to indoctrinate me. Especially when I got pregnant.
He is 1 1/2 now.
Sorry to hear that, but not all churches are like that.
For example the last church I went to allowed Gay men.
They still expect them to live by the same rules as other members of the church, so they don't condone them having sex, but they don't have a problem with homosexuality in general.
So in my opinion it's a little offensive to start with 'the church' instead of 'my church' as it promotes the idea that 'the church' is the problem instead of the people that run that specific church you have something with.
Over here in Europe many people are very much against church just because what they see in American cults and churches (like everytime somebody brings up Gay marriage)
And I'm here like... wtf does Christianity have to do with anything that some Americans conservative people have to say about a certain issue?
(1) Currently homebound (2) when I pray I already know my prayer is listened to . <br />
The lord is with me no matter where I am .
its boring , and you can't smoke , its my reason anyway
Hi not being able to smoke is a very good reason I hundred percent back that it stops you going to sleep through the boring rant
I don't think they know what God is about.
What do you mean we do not know what God is about. One usually does research things before deciding it is not good for them I know I did.
We are not people who are ignorant of the bible most of us have read the rubbish and found it wanting
Do you think you know "most"? I don't go to church because it would be taking God in vain since most preachers, priests etc think the bible is the inspired word of God and everything in it is true and I cannot agree with that. I think the Roman Catholic take over of Christianity deliberately turned the faith into something that it never was and not what Jesus wanted at all. The true teachings are better represented in the Gnostic, forbidden texts.
For those who read the bible should know that the church is a place of gather for all those who serve jesus christ. Its a place to get uplifted an converse with people who share a common grace. Not all churches are warped all though most are. Just don't go ahead thinking once your done wrong they are all wrong. I go to church but occasional the car won't start so ill have to have service with the tv pastor. Yep
I don't believe in organized religion. God isn't that petty.
Because I don't want to go back right now. It is so many people faking & jaking in church including church officials sometimes.
Its a little boring lol
I still go but at times that I can't it's because of conflict or sometimes just plain laziness. :(
beacuse the priest chase me off with a broom when he sees me.
haha, no :), but seriously, churches sickens me. All the lies and misguided people, just makes me sick to the bone. (no offence intented to anyone ofc, just how I feel/experience it)
I never said I dont belive in God, Just dont share the christian belief of God. Makes God seem so shallow and petty. And its clear as day (to me anyway), that pretty much everyone who goes to church dont really know anything about God at all.(exceptions to everything ofc), but most.
Is he riding the broom
I am NOT a Christian, nor am I a believer in ANY "organized" religion. But I definitely believe in the existence of Gawd, and if Gawd wants me to join any religious group, s/he will let me know which one.
Judgmental people that hurt me in the past
Our local church is all about how much money u put in instead of being about God or ur religion or beliefs. If u drive a flash car & have loads of money ur in. Minister doesn't even know who u r otherwise
It has nothing to do with God, but man generated BS.