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21-10-2014, 06:51 AM
Did anyone enjoy going to church?
I always remember church as the one thing I hated about faith while still being in it. It was just so boring and it cut into my weekend. I expect better from God, to be honest; he should be able to keep me entertained for an hour.

I got out of there fairly young, so I'm curious as to whether church being a sleep inducing waste of time is a common opinion, or just the opinion of a 12 year old with a short attention span.

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21-10-2014, 07:00 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
I enjoyed the "snake" handlers.
Oh wait. Never mind. That was something else.

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21-10-2014, 07:06 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
Ohhh man. I loved church most of the time I went. I was super into being a Christian and hearing about god and Jesus and how they loved us. I liked meeting people and being social. liked reading the OT stories, memorizing bible verses, and singing hymns. Singing was always my favorite part of church. Singing with the congregation, I could flip between soprano and alto, try out some tenor... Those hymns were how I learned (taught myself) to hold a note. Now, that's the only part of my church-going days that I remotely miss.

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21-10-2014, 07:35 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
I liked parts of it, but I seldom enjoyed the whole thing. I was usually glad when it was over, and I cannot remember a single time being disappointed that it ended so soon. Looking back on it, there were a lot of parts about Christianity that I just considered to be necessary inconveniences to be dealt with. A lot of them didn't make sense to me, but I wasn't really interested in getting it to make sense beyond a certain level; it was just something I had to do.
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21-10-2014, 07:57 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
Sunday (or any day) service bored me to death.

These days, I like going into the old churches in Europe when there are no services. The churches used to be the main patrons of architecture and art, and some of these cathedrals are just amazing. It's also nice to step into complete quiet when in the middle of city hustle and bustle...

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21-10-2014, 07:58 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
I could hardly wait to go to church as a teenager. But that's only because I was home-schooled and church was really my only social outlet. During the preaching part I was usually anticipating church finally being over so I could talk to people again. I did enjoy the singing though.

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21-10-2014, 08:00 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
(21-10-2014 07:58 AM)LadyWallFlower Wrote:  I could hardly wait to go to church as a teenager. But that's only because I was home-schooled and church was really my only social outlet. During the preaching part I was usually anticipating church finally being over so I could talk to people again. I did enjoy the singing though.

I was homeschooled for a few years, too.. I didn't think of that as a factor Consider

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21-10-2014, 08:05 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
I only enjoyed going when I played in the choir. Other than that I found it terribly boring and the sermon often conflicted with my world views, even as a teen.
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21-10-2014, 08:16 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
I was dragged to Catholic services whenever I couldn't come up with an excuse to not go. Sit, stand, kneel, repeat... droning monotone voice going on and on and on about something that made no sense... sit, stand, kneel.... more droning.... aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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21-10-2014, 08:21 AM
RE: Did anyone enjoy going to church?
Never forced to go as a kid, but had my arm twisted for a stretch while in a serious relationshhip and it was dreadful...especially when I partied on Saturday night. I could always feel the phony-ness in the air.
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