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  • Few times a week

    4 5.88%
  • Once a week

    11 16.18%
  • Few times a month

    2 2.94%
  • Once a month

    1 1.47%
  • Few times a year

    8 11.76%
  • Major holidays only

    4 5.88%
  • Never

    26 38.24%
  • I will never go

    12 17.65%
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I don't currently attend church regularly. I have in the past. I have social anxiety or I'm getting cranky in my old age or something and can't find one I like. Still pray most days, but it's just informal prayer, mostly asking for God's help for friends and loved ones and sometimes myself. But that's normal for my religion, unless you're praying in tongues.
    What's your religion cafe?

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    To the OP, I'd say people do it because their parents or some other adult has influenced them into it. Although a false belief in my opinion, it gives the follower a sense of secuity/purpose to live their lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    What's your religion cafe?
    Pentecostal Christian, probably closest to Assemblies of God.

    On the subject of the thread: though I don't believe we can know whether there is a God in this lifetime, I believe in God and I guess I'm most comfortable in the religion I was raised in (and I use 'raised in' loosely). I love the music and emotion of a good Pentecostal church service. I love the Bible stories and enjoy the study/discussion of doctrine. I believe God has commanded believers to meet together to encourage one another and I would like my children to learn about the Bible and have/give that kind of encouragement.

    I pray because sometimes that's all you can do and I believe that God hears and, taking into consideration his larger plan, answers. If it turns out there is no one listening or that s/he doesn't care, then I haven't lost anything. I still feel better for having prayed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Pentecostal Christian, probably closest to Assemblies of God.

    On the subject of the thread: though I don't believe we can know whether there is a God in this lifetime, I believe in God and I guess I'm most comfortable in the religion I was raised in (and I use 'raised in' loosely). I love the music and emotion of a good Pentecostal church service. I love the Bible stories and enjoy the study/discussion of doctrine. I believe God has commanded believers to meet together to encourage one another and I would like my children to learn about the Bible and have/give that kind of encouragement.

    I pray because sometimes that's all you can do and I believe that God hears and, taking into consideration his larger plan, answers. If it turns out there is no one listening or that s/he doesn't care, then I haven't lost anything. I still feel better for having prayed
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    Oh wow you just made my brain explode a little. That was cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    I don't go, but here's the reason lots of other people go: Guilt.
    Lol wouldn't that make them not wanna go? Fear of condemnation from others/God.

    Oh wait...ur saying they go for forgivness to ease their guilt. Got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Pentecostal Christian, probably closest to Assemblies of God.
    Ahhh I guess that explains the thing with speaking in tongues. I've never been to a Pentecostal service before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Ahhh I guess that explains the thing with speaking in tongues. I've never been to a Pentecostal service before.
    I have. My grandparents on my dad's side are Pentecostal. Much different than what I'm used to (Catholicism), though I've never been when they have spoke in tongues (fortunately ). My mom's side is Catholic, and my dad's parents actually threatened to not go to their wedding since my dad had to convert in order to get married. Lots of family tension has remained.

    I go to church because it's a Catholic practice that has been around for a little under 2,000 years or so. It's being part of an organic (i.e. "growing") community that is united by the same faith in God. It is also a place to learn and to be spiritually cleansed. Church is a weekly reminder of who you are and what your purpose is.

    Prayer is necessary in order to build your connection with God. If you don't pray, then God is nothing more than a "man sitting on a cloud". Some say that the strength of your faith depends on the strength of your prayers; I'll have to get back to you on that one.
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    I voted never..but I'm not sure if Nature counts as a temple/church etc. To me it is like a church...
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    You should try attending a Latin mass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    You should try attending a Latin mass.
    I have, and I understand Latin. Boring. Pater Noster, qui est in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum, adveniat rengum tuum, ...

    Latin is cool, though. Nice language.
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