N6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
I used to regularly until about 2 years ago.
Then we had our first child and it's absolutely impossible to go to church with her. I spent the last two Christmas and Easter Masses standing outside entertaining our daughter.
Also, the hypocrisy and fraud being perpetuated by the Catholic Church w/r/t peadophillia has really bothered both me and my wife. We're not sure that we can support a church (as an institution) that is as corrupt as it is being shown to be.
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1870 times:
I am a Methodist and attend Church every Wednesday (as a junior high youth leader) and Sunday (two services). I am a member of both Sunday morning praise teams and go to church Tuesday/Thursday nights and Saturday morning to practice for them. Occasionally, I go to the Saturday night services as well. All in all I come out to about 10-12 hours at Church a week!
Asbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
As a traditional Jew I try to go to Synagogue every Sabbath and on the holidays. The ceremony itself is different than on the weekdays, especially on the holidays. Each holiday has it's own traditions.
707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 31 Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
As a Roman Catholic, I go to church almost every Sunday.
However, just to raise a protest, saying one does not go to Church because of the hypocrisy of the peadophilia case would be the same as saying one's kid won't go to school anymore because there are paedophiliac teachers out there. Those affairs are terrible things, but to generalise it to the whole Catholic Church is another terrible thing.
JAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1791 times:
I am a Roman Catholic and I refuse to "go to church" unless I'm there for someone else (i.e. wedding, baptism, etc.,)
1. My "priest" has a daughter.
2. My "priest" always complains about the lack of contributions (spent $140,00 fixing a pipe organ).
3. My "priest" refuses to let anyone else have a say in anything the church community does or does not.
4. My "priest" has the audacity to stand up there and protest gays and sex out of wedlock and he has daughter and grandchildren.
5. My "priest" expects free everything, everywhere he goes.
6. And on, and on, and on.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39425 posts, RR: 76 Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
I did go to church a few years ago to see a concert by Phil Keaggy. He is an amazing guitarist and song writer. I judge him by his music and not his sappy Christian lyrics.
Let's not turn this into a 'bash the Catholics' thread. They have there problems and all but let's not forget about the atrocities of the Protestants, Southern Baptist, Jews, Mormons and others.
Every religion has blood on there hands, kind of like most governments.
Good thing there is separation of church and state. Both are so damn corrupt!
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39425 posts, RR: 76 Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1779 times:
I don't need to be a Mormon to see the kind of crap they spread.
I don't need to be Southern Baptist know about there routine lynchings in the Deep South.
I don't need to be Jewish to see the atrocities against the Palestinians and leeching or our tax dollars to pay for it.
JAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
No one is talking about religious beliefs... we're talking about CHURCH. The physical building we walk into and pray. The only other church other then my local catholic church I've been to was a Greek Orthodox church and the whole thing was in Greek so I understood nothing.
MD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8475 posts, RR: 13 Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1765 times:
When I first went to the church I now call home it was to hear Samford's wind ensemble play a concert. They were good, too...
I went and did everything FBC offered: Sunday morning church (traditional singing), youth choir in the afternoon, church sunday night, Wednesday night youth worship (modern). Plus the extra things like leadership team, drama team, mission trips, Judgement House production, etc.
Now at school I'm lucky if I manage to drag myself to church on Sunday mornings, especially after 8:00 PM ballgames that don't get over till practically midnight (for a bandmember, at least).