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Posted: 6/16/2002 10:27:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2002 10:29:42 AM EDT by Am-O-Tramp]
I'm not in church because I got out of the habbit of going and can't seem to get back to going again. I admit I don't go out of laziness, but just the thought of the ordeal a backslider has to go through when he returns to the fold keeps me from returning. All the shaking of hands and smiling turns my ears so red and hot they feel like they will catch on fire, and I know it ain't the Holy Spirt doing it, it's the embarrassment and shame of it all. The I feel bad about not going to church Am-O-Tramp.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 10:36:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 10:43:48 AM EDT
I *am* in church! I'm sitting here in front of my computer, totally naked, reading the messages posted by the other members of my congregation while thinking about breaking out the Holy Ammo Box and going to the Range of Evil to do battle with the Satanic Paper Target. Testify, brother, testify!
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 10:55:18 AM EDT
It's the holy water. Arrghhhh! It burns!!!! It burns!!!!
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 10:57:44 AM EDT
I just don't like hanging around with child molesters.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:02:00 AM EDT
damn....i don't know which post to agree with more........
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:04:21 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:12:17 AM EDT
Because I'm a Heeb! Shalom
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:17:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Scipio: Because I'm a Heeb! Shalom
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And from Texas? How do you fit "Oy vay" and "Yee Haw" in the same sentence?
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:19:54 AM EDT
because i refuse to participate in the delusion people call god. nothing has been shown to me that is proof that god exists. until then he does not. end of story for me. been this way for abour 10 years, dont see it changing anytime soon. but one never knows what the next day will bring.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:22:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By NOVA5: because i refuse to participate in the delusion people call god. nothing has been shown to me that is proof that god exists. until then he does not. end of story for me. been this way for abour 10 years, dont see it changing anytime soon. but one never knows what the next day will bring.
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You are loved anyway, my son.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 11:23:36 AM EDT
im not in church because i think organized religion is a crock. its all made up by man. if God cared about catholic, methodist, mormon, quaker, whatever he would have left better instructions. find the one that works for you. or better yet, just grab a bible and start reading so you'll know what it says, -not what some guy in a suit tells you it says. just my 2¢
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 12:48:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2002 12:48:55 PM EDT by Shadowblade]
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 12:48:49 PM EDT
Markm... I'm the only Proud Southerner, conservative, former VMI Cadet, Marine Corps Officer Candidate, gun loving, NRA card holding Jew you will ever meet... take a picture and put it in a book next to those mysterious shots of big foot and the UFOs...
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 12:51:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/16/2002 12:52:23 PM EDT by ilikelegs]
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:02:24 PM EDT
The universe is GOD's church! I won't belong to a CULT that uses GOD as a front. And churches are only inmorall hypocrytes.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:11:16 PM EDT
UHHHHHH because my religion does not hold services in churches perhaps? Ask me why I aint in a longhouse and you might get a better answer :-)
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:19:11 PM EDT
Why should I feel the need to go to a house of mammon? God is in your heart. That and the fact I am without faith right now. I trust in myself to get me through hard times.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:20:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:30:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: Because I'm a Buddhist? I do go to temple three or four times a week to donate time. Buddhism really isn't a religion in the truest sense.
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So did you have to pick up that pot of hot coals and get those marks on your arms? [:D]
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:48:24 PM EDT
I was in Church. I had a great time. Ooops, I'm going again. For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. Psalms 69:9 [b]Hebrews, Chapter 10:[/b] 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 [b]Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.[/b] 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, See you there? Eric The(IfNotNow,When?)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 2:57:58 PM EDT
Raised Catholic by very religious parents. Attended church every Sunday and every "day of obligation" throughout my youthful years. However, once I got to my later teens I realized that the Catholic mass was just a lot of ritual BS. Stand, sit,kneel, the same prayers over and over again. Haven't been back except for the occasional wedding or funeral. God's temple is really inside you anyway. Stepped-init
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 3:09:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Scipio: Markm... I'm the only Proud Southerner, conservative, former VMI Cadet, Marine Corps Officer Candidate, gun loving, NRA card holding Jew you will ever meet... take a picture and put it in a book next to those mysterious shots of big foot and the UFOs...
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Are you refering to me? BigYeti
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 3:20:15 PM EDT
because I was in MY church yesterday. I shot pretty good at the IPSC match there.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 3:20:36 PM EDT
Sunday morning rifle league...what else?
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 7:51:03 PM EDT
I used to be catholic, but I'm much better now. I got fed up with it a while back. No more worshipping the baby-killing and genocide-commanding god of Abraham for me.
Originally Posted By Paul: Because I'm a Buddhist? I do go to temple three or four times a week to donate time. Buddhism really isn't a religion in the truest sense.
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Ya know, even though I'm atheistic, Buddhism DOES sound interesting... Many of my personal beliefs dovetail nicely... BTW, I find it annoying when the "unenlightened" think that the Buddha is worshiped... [rolleyes] P3[pyro][^][heavy]
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 7:56:03 PM EDT
Why ain't I in church? Classical Conditioning. It's much more elaborate than Pavlov's dogs, but it is nonetheless.
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