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Monday, February 19, 2018

ATTENDANCE REQUIRED

Question Of The Week 02-19-18

Are you religious and, if so, does your religion require you to attend a Church, Cathedral, Synagogue, Temple, Mosque on a regular basis?  Do you follow your religion 
now as you did as a child?

 

34 comments:

  1. Good question. I attend church and I am active in that church, volunteering with religious education programs for both youth and adults, when I am in Florida. I rarely attend church when I am in VT but I pursue my spiritual journey in other ways. The constant is in both places I attend meditation groups. I am drawn in some as yet undefinable way to my church family when I am in Florida, but in all honesty I see my VT time as recovery time from the flaws of organized religion.

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    1. Well said Olga. I too have problems with the "flaws of organized religion".

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  2. I believe what I believe.....I do not attend a physical representation of what I believe.

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    1. Were you raised in a religion as a child? I definitely was and am now what is called a back-slider. However my Faith is strong.

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  3. I was raised in a King James Bible only Baptist church that we attended twice on Sunday and again on Wednesday night, as an adult I have attended Christian Churches that I have been really comfortable in along with visiting other denominations, we don't currently attend a Church and I don't really believe that attendance is a requirement of Salvation, but I do think that a good congregation and a caring minister is a great comfort and a good way to begin your week. We hope to find such one day...

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    1. I enjoyed the fellowship of a good church when my children were growing up. Many, many fond memories.

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  4. I was a serious Episcopalian when a child but left the fold when I left high school. I think I was turned off by organized religions that think their way is the only way. I pray today but rarely for myself and I find myself thanking God for the darndest things like a good night's sleep, a storm that passes harmless by or perhaps a meal that turns out perfectly. In my heart I know He had no role but he still gets credit.

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    1. I give "Her" the credit also when I pray to a Mothering God.

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  5. I am a Methodist and always have been. I do believer there are other religions that believe in Jesus like we do and I don't think everyone has to be Methodist. I do not have to go to church I go to respect God. I am really quite active in my church. I think I have always been active just in different areas. I have met and have a wonderful support group there and sisters.

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    1. I would have guessed this about you Sandie. You beliefs are reflected in your writing.

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  6. Yes pretty much the same as when I was young. Still go to church every week and I enjoy visiting all kinds of churches in various countries. Amazing that people have built the most beautiful of buildings for their worship but sad that we can't always get on with each other.

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    1. You do so much I don't see how you have time to go to church. Can you crochet when you are there?

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  7. I was raised a Catholic, but I lapsed a very long time ago. The church lost me because of its hypocrisy on numerous subjects, but the overall teachings of Christ are very much with me to this day and always will be.

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    1. I am surprised that you were raised a Catholic. You have grown far afield from them haven't you? LOL

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  8. No, no and no. We did get our first child Christened (baptised I think you call it) but only because we joined in with friends who were getting their babies done, so we had a triple Christening with a big party after. With the second baby, we asked at the Church where we were living at the time and the pastor said he'd do it but wanted to see us in Church and the children in Sunday School. No thanks.

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    1. My son was baptized as an infant but my husband refused to go a second time to have my daughter baptized. She was then baptized at the age of 3 when I was divorced from her father. She remembers hers.

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  9. I grew up in a church denomination that wasn't a good fit for me, so I didn't go to church for years (and years) after I left home, but did consider myself a Christian. I realized at one point that I was missing a sense of community (and there is no family in the state I reside.) So I started looking for a church and wound up in a Presbyterian Church (PCUSA - which allows women to be officers of the church.) I've been happy there (16 years now), but can see the reason so many people do not like organized religion. It does have its downside. :)

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    1. Lynn, I know any church that has you involved will not let you go. You must be a tremendous asset to the Presbyterians.

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  10. No...I'm not religious.

    As a child I attended Sunday School every Sunday morning...Gympie's Scots Church aka the Presbyterian Church; but I've not gone to a church service since I was a kid....other than for weddings and a funeral or two.

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    1. Yes you and I are a lot alike. I claim to be a person of Faith and not a religious person.

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  11. I am a Christian. I do not attend church, though. I pray several times a day. :) Raised a Methodist.

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    1. I am a Methodist but having my doubts these days as they war within themselves and look toward a split.

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  12. I was a Catholic growing up, but not now. Still a Christian n pray at home quietly as Jesus said to do in scripture.

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    1. Most of my Catholic friends attended private schools so I never learned much about that cell of Christianity.

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    2. They keep a strict exclusive club there- Like Episcopalian but believe the Pope is in charge. They didn't like my Jewish n other faith friends!

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  13. Hinduism is my religion.In fact it is not a religion but a way a way of life.It is Sanathana Dharma or a code of ethics for living. Hinduism does not insist that you go to a Temple and pray.For better understanding please log onto: http://veda.wikidot.com/sanatana-dharma
    Hinduism goes back for more than 3000 years. Many Hindu Temples are ancient and replete with amazing architecture and astonishing sculptures in stone. Last ten years or so I have been visiting many ancient Hindu temples - both with religious intent and also to study the architectural marvels, to take pictures and document my visits.

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    1. Thank you for the link. I have scanned it and will go back and read more intently. It was great to hear from a blogger who was not raised in the Christian religion.

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    2. But I do go to Church occasionally. Recently I visited a local church in Coimbatore to attend the wedding of my neighbor's son.Log onto my post: http://sankriti.blogspot.in/2018/02/csi-all-souls-church-coimbatore.html

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    3. Beautiful church and beautiful wedding. Thanks for sharing that link. Most of the churches in the US that are named All Souls are Unitarian churches.

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  14. I guess Buddhism is like Hinduism in that it truly is a way of life. I attended temple almost regularly as a child, but not anymore. And yet, I do still consider myself a Buddhist. What I took away from all the teachings is to be kind and always know that my words and actions should consider the feelings of others.

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    1. You took away the right things and you live them well.

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  15. My mother was not religious, and dad thought he was an atheist so my grandmother took us to her Presbyterian church. After I married I became a Catholic, it was the best fit for me. I attend mass as often as possible, and try to lead a good and decent life with grace and love.

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  16. I became a Christian in my teens and attended the same Baptist church my whole life, but in the last year I've starting going to a new church that is more local. I also attend church when I'm in the States. I don't think as a Christian you HAVE to attend a church, but I think if you have a faith you WANT to attend one.

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  17. I loooove Jesus!

    I like church, but I suppose it can be anywhere really. Where any two or more are gathered I am there in their midst, a verse in the bible says. That could be anywhere.

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