I went to church today with my parents. Haven't been there in like 3 years. I used to go to church every week with them until I got old enough to decide I didn't believe in God and I hated everything about organized religion and that most of the people there are idiots that just listen to anything people tell them.
Going back to church made me think..... What about religion draws people to it? I see nothing at all that would make me want to ever go to church. Sit down, sing songs, light candles, whatever, any of that. Why would I want to go do a whole bunch of boring unnecessary stuff like that? Is it the feeling of being involved in something bigger than yourself? Do people feel better when they can believe and have faith in something? How many people in church go there because they truly believe all the stuff or just to see their friends and have fellowship?
But then I remembered MBTI and I thought that maybe different personality types would enjoy church for other reasons and maybe I am just not being understanding of others and just judging them.
Is it because I am an INTP that I hate religion?
I am introverted, so I really don't like being around a lot of people. Especially people I don't want to talk to. And the people at church in my mind are all idiots that are going to church because they can't think for themselves. Would an extrovert enjoy it because of the social aspect??
Because I have a strong T and not very much F I just sit there analyzing and asking questions in my head about everything and coming to conclusions about how stupid everything is. Maybe if I could just... get into the feel of church I would like it? If I just stopped thinking. Because when I do that, I do feel something. Like a sense of reverence or respect or tradition. But I don't really like that feeling. And I can't just...stay in the feeling.. I always begin to think too much and I forget about it. I also don't care about feelings.
So, if you go to church and/or like anything about it or organized religion. Why? I want to understand!