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Are you a regular churchgoer?

  1. thirdmillenium profile image70
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    More importantly, do you pay attention to the sermon?

    1. mistywild profile image59
      mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ummm, yes, sometimes, and I really try to lol

    2. advisor4qb profile image78
      advisor4qbposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes to both.  Twice a week!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not a regular churchgoer at this time; was raised "in church", though.

      I'm not looking for a perfect church;  just a good one.

      Yes I pay attention to the sermons!
      Whatever's spoken from the pulpit should be the Bible or confirmed Biblically.

    4. pylos26 profile image78
      pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep...drive by them retched things all the time...noticing all that expense... wasted...that could have bought food for others.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    lol

    1. mistywild profile image59
      mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hey lynne!

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Hey Misty, glad you're back. Missed you and CW.

    1. mistywild profile image59
      mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It was BORING sad I missed you too big_smile

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    I bet. I'd be jonesing after 3 days, lol.

    1. mistywild profile image59
      mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got 4 hubs done, so it was okay I guess, not really though.

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Ah see so at least you were productive. Which is good!

  6. Dolores Monet profile image94
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    well, I am a regular church goer, I go to church once a year. that's regular, isn't it?

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    lynnechandlerposted 7 years ago

    Dolores, you got me beat. lol I used to go, but life changed and so did my beliefs.

  8. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    No. I am not a regular churchgoer. I used to be. Was brought up as a Catholic. My mom was a long-time member of the Franciscan Third Order, and I had many relatives that were priests and nuns. But after spending time watching a multitude of priests act like narcissistic, power-hungry, egotistical bullies, I left and never went back and don't ever plan on it.

  9. Ivorwen profile image84
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    Yes to both questions.

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    TMinutposted 7 years ago

    Not anymore, there are babies here now and it doesn't work. But if I found a church again like I found in SC, I would do whatever it took to go there.
    I always listen to the sermon, that's part of why I'm there, I love to hear the word read, discussed, prayed about, all that.

  11. Sanctus Vesania profile image59
    Sanctus Vesaniaposted 7 years ago

    Not as much as I used to, and I have no desire to start going back to church.

  12. Black Lilly profile image61
    Black Lillyposted 7 years ago

    haven't been to Church four maybe 15 years now... Why should I go there?

  13. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    No, never go. I do not believe in a god.

  14. rkhyclak profile image60
    rkhyclakposted 7 years ago

    Yes to both questions. Been going since I was little, left for awhile (the college years) and came back.

  15. donotfear profile image90
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I go to church regular as my work permits, though I am not as involved as I used to be. Used to be in Outreach, Choir and everythng else but lost touch with my church unity. Am now looking for a new church home.

  16. Sauvignon profile image59
    Sauvignonposted 7 years ago

    Yeah the hypocrites of the congragated churches killed off any followings at the tender age of 11.

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    Rick Marlowposted 7 years ago

    We let hypocrites keep us from doing just about anything and everything.But they`re not going to keep us from standing before God at the judgement.What excuse will we have then?

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well, we could question god as to why there are so many religions in the world all saying something different about him. We could ask why he never shows himself which only resulted in the various factions warring with each other.

      I would have a lot of questions and would judge him, first. If I was satisfied, he could do whatever he wants with me.

      1. UPStar profile image61
        UPStarposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I fear that is Wishful thinking. When you see God you will fall on your knees and acknowledge he is Holy and you are the sinner. If you did not recieve the gift of forgiveness you will understand you are deserving of hell. That is what Revelation teaches.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I do not need forgiveness. I fear that is wishful thinking on your part. wink

          If heaven is where you are going - send me to hell - please. wink

          I don't think I could stand an eternity with holier than thou, self righteous religionists. *shudders*

        2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          We still have to kneel when we get to Heaven?  Then why the hell would we want to go?

          1. Bibowen profile image89
            Bibowenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Speaking of hell, Indianapolis, they have kneeling in hell too. It's part of an aerobics regime conducted (no time limit) by Richard Simmons, who is High Lord Cheerleader for the Prince of Darkness.

    2. pylos26 profile image78
      pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't know if they will be excuses...but i'm damned sure they'll be presumptious.

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    free spirit 2posted 7 years ago

    No one needs to 'go ' to church. The whole of life is a church.
    Your every action  a 'prayer'.

  19. Bibowen profile image89
    Bibowenposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I regularly go. It's an important part of my life, but I don't go in order to be a Christian. Rather, I go because I am a Christian.

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    TMinutposted 7 years ago

    Mark, if heaven is like the Bible says, there won't be self-righteous, holier than thou religionists there.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Fortunately - heaven is a state of mind - not an actual place. big_smile

      But - lol lol

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    yes.

  22. habee profile image89
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Define "regular." I went this morning!

  23. aguasilver profile image86
    aguasilverposted 7 years ago

    We are the church, the buildings are just convenience points for people to meet, if you are living as a Christian should be, you will be part of the body of Christ and don't need buildings.

    God does advise us to not stop fellowshipping together, and being accountable to others is also a safeguard, because there are no such things as undercover believers, so we will be attacked and we do need the Lords protection.

    In my 16 years of faith I have spent 6 years 'outside the gate' and they were the tough years when I learned that walking the walk is harder when you are not immersed in the body.

    Find a body to belong to, if there are no suitable bodies near you, find two other believers that you can relate to, and you will be a body, then just listen to God and grow from there.

    Ignore the trolls that frequent these forums seeking to devour those that they may.

    They are fools and we should have nothing to do with them, don't feed them and they will fade away.

  24. alexandriaruthk profile image56
    alexandriaruthkposted 7 years ago

    no, but I am a believer

  25. pddm67 profile image60
    pddm67posted 7 years ago

    I've tried but every time I get within 10 yards, I start to steam and sizzle.

    1. K Partin profile image60
      K Partinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This happens to me kind sorta too smile

  26. K Partin profile image60
    K Partinposted 7 years ago

    do you have to go to church to believe??

    1. aguasilver profile image86
      aguasilverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No, but to be PART of the church you need to believe

      1. K Partin profile image60
        K Partinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I do believe, thanks. smile

      2. pylos26 profile image78
        pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        "need to believe" does not sound like a requirement...must be a personal thing.

  27. pay2cEM profile image91
    pay2cEMposted 7 years ago

    I am officially retired. If there is a God, and he's everywhere all the time, why should I wake up early and waste my gas driving to a building trying to find him? That seems to me like a fish in the ocean setting his alarm clock to get up and swim off frantically in search of the water.

  28. waynet profile image47
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Yes! everyday I go, but they say go away, we don't want your kind in our Christian church, so I say hey you wanna fight? and then we start to have some jolly good fisty cuffs and brawl in the street, the vicar throws a punch and I throw a couple of punches, whatever they throw at you, you double the fighting skill and you will win!

    Church is for members only and they can shove it, then spin on it and do a fancy twirl in their pink dresses of chunk!!!!!

    I like the architecture of church buildings more than the ridiculousness of going to church itself!!

  29. DogSiDaed profile image62
    DogSiDaedposted 7 years ago

    I do not consider myself more religious and I do not attend church services, not least because our local church is freezing cold, and I'm willing to bet I could leave a tub of ice cream there for a day and it'd still be solid XD

    1. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        good for the day you get the you know, munchies lol

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    no but i get hangovers and that counts cause it rhymes lol

  31. gracenotes profile image93
    gracenotesposted 7 years ago

    I'm a Christian, and I do attend church regularly.  I have for many years.

    It's important for Christian believers to fellowship with one another and provide mutual support and accountability.

    Don't care for Sunday School, don't go.  Could write a whole hub on why not.  Instead, I attend BSF (Bible Study Fellowship) classes.

  32. SandyMcCollum profile image80
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    I do, twice a week. Well, one is a gathering where we pray and eat good food together every Thursday night. And yeah, I listen to the sermon. It's funny how many times it applies to what's going on in my life at the time.

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 7 years ago

    my church is everywhere, mother earth

  34. pylos26 profile image78
    pylos26posted 7 years ago

    Now...there's a smart lady.

 
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