Common, But Cruel
As a kid I was literally on of those that prayed to hold off the Apocalypse. Yes, the lessons I learned from my parents deciding to attend my aunts baptist church was that the end of the world was literally upon us. Why do they teach this stuff to kids. It was terrifying and cruel. And that makes no mention of the creepy lady than ran the kids Sunday school while the adults listened to the sermon upstairs. who tells little kids they are going to hell in an explanation of the sacrament. I have no recollection of fearing anything about church before going there. In fact, it was nice to go to the Salvation Army church that my grandmother took us to. There was family and even if I didn't really understand I was happy to be there with the family. There were churches who doctrines I disagreed with more so to come, but I'll always remember that very successful church as being one of the least effective conveyors of faith.