ANSWERS: 29
  • I never really did, except when I was little and my mom would drag us over there.
  • Because I became a firm believer in atheism. So why would I go to church? I mean, I could go there to flirt with attractive women, but I'd imagine a lot of Christians would find that... objectable and rude.
  • Because of the restraining order! :D
  • Considering I've never gone, it would be hard to go anymore
  • Because I don't see the point. You shouldn't have to be a particular place to worship, it can be done anywhere, anytime.
    • pugwashjw65
      The idea of a church building comes from this,,, (Hebrews 10:25) not forsaking our meeting together, as some have the custom, but encouraging one another, and all the more so as you see the day drawing near. A meeting place for a like minded group... It does not have to be like a cathedral...
    • Richard Jason Wilson
      Because religion is man made by MEN not god...it's ALL based on astro-theology it's very easily explained all if it and the biggest load of shit.
  • What for? It's a boring miserable waste of time.
  • I don't believe in God anymore so it seemed kind of pointless to keep going to church.
    • pugwashjw65
      what you may believe does not change the final outcome...(Psalm 37:9) For evil men will be done away with, But those hoping in Jehovah will possess the earth. (Psalm 37:29) The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.
  • The church would fall down if i step in it.
  • Oh, but I do! I just got back a little while ago. Its the highlight of my week.
  • Church is simply another opportunity for people to show how pious they are. It's a public display meant for other people, and it really doesn't have much to do with worshipping God himself. Even Jesus said that it's better to pray in your room rather than in public, because then we can focus on God and not on how righteous we look. If God is everywhere, and he cares for each individual person, then why should we need to approach him through a minister or priest? Who says we can't take a private walk in the woods and worship God through the appreciation of his creations? Church is simply a means of social control, and a way to inculcate bourgeois values. After all, only people in the middle class and above can go to church, because poor people are often looked down on for not being clean or lacking nice clothes to wear. If God accepts us who we are, then why is there such an emphasis on physical appearance? Yet many people in the churches that I've visited treat Sunday service like a fashion show, a chance to display their fancy new outfits. Also, poor parishioners might not be able to contribute much to the offering plate. A couple of times a month, my former pastor would cry for money, not because he wanted the congregation to worship God, but so we could worship the new organ or pay for his salary increases and subsidize his golf games. The church has become a very classist institution, much like the fundraising dinners for elite art galleries and museums. They are only welcoming to people who are wealthy enough to have nice clothes and plenty of money to give. I am a self-supporting college student, and after tuition is paid, I don't have enough money for nice suits or outfit, so I wouldn't dare set foot in a church. Everyone would look down on me the moment they saw me wearing jeans, sandals, and a suitable (but not dressy or expensive) casual blouse.
    • pugwashjw65
      The Bible example of the poor widow who gave only two coins of little value shows that tithing of 10% and large donations are not required...If any pastor demands a fixed amount, he is wrong...
  • With all due respect, your opening sentence made me want to laugh. I went to church 2-3 times a week every Sunday from birth til age 18, so I think I know whence I speak. My experience may not apply to all churches, but the ones I've attended were more concerned with external appearances than with providing spiritual support. Even the Bible says we don't need to go to an organized church for spiritual fellowship, because God said, "Where two or more are gathered in my name, there I will be also." Even if you gather for worship and fellowship with a few friends or family members, that's still an opportunity for spiritual growth.
    • BarElohim
      Right! Since the people that believe and receive Christ are the " Church!" The Church isn't a building or organization, but an organisim.
  • Outta grammar school now! ;-)
  • I am no longer a believer of a god.
  • I never will because i don't want to have people imposing me to join. There u will feel u r protected because u feel that in god's eyes he will accept u. Well, i apologize but world is cruel in many more ways u can imagine. Not that i need God, he has never helped me, if wanted to score a decent grade, who was the one that spent hours studying till 4am in the morning? Me! God is making himself a fool, doesn't he know we know better than to go in the shelter of the unfortunate?
  • Hypocrisy.
  • Most modern churches are little more than expensive social clubs.
  • had a falling out with a catholic priest and decided to research other world religions. at some point i realized they are all the same, and that the true message is simply to live in a manner that is conducive to societies survival.
  • Because I always catch fire just past the entry way.
  • 1: it's boring 2: It's tends to try to suck my bank account dry 3: it's boring 4:I have better things to do with my time, then get bit$^ed at for being who I am. 5:It's boring 6:there's no point to it
  • I've moved to a small town recently and want to learn about the local churches before I start attending those that might "fit". I don't want any hurt feelings if I start going somewhere else. (You have to be careful in small towns.)
  • No fit girls there and it's very religious and dull.
  • Because I found out that Religions never give you a direct experience of God..... ...Just talking about God doesn't fulfill our enlightenment..... And no amount of Scripture quoting will ever give one a direct experience of that Absolute truth within...... Thus I realized that the one true church is within this temple of life that we enjoy...... God exists within you as you and all that we need is to look within and embrace Christ Consciousness...... We need nothing else.
  • Churches way too often today are little more than social clubs of too many people who do not have any idea what the Bible actually says. Most know very little beyond what the preacher says. Most preachers are required to tickle the ears of their social club church even if they do know the true Word of God will not teach it for fear of losing their job. I must say however I am very much a true Liberated Christian who studies and learns the true Word of the Bible. I don't know it all but I keep studying and learning. I am currently studying the Book of Enoch and the Book of Adam and Eve, Very interesting reading.
  • I no longer believe in gods. My studies of sciences and skeptics made me lose my religion.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Jesus said human beings are gods in Earth. (John 10:34) All gods have the authority to govern certain positions, places and even households.
    • Venus1485
      Jesus never existed, so he didn't really say anything. I don't boss anyone or allow anyone to boss me. My boyfriend and I have a relationship based upon equality.
  • ALL the churches, but one, have stopped using the Bible as their guide. Like,,,which one...and only one...is obedient to this... (Matthew 28:19, 20) Go, therefore, and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded you. And look! I am with you all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Good answer. Without a "divine source," a believer does not have a spiritual sword. Hebrews 4:12 "For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart."
  • First I know I am not the only one with problems. I am on here now after maybe two days I lose count easily. I can't go because my neurological is very unpredictable. Like a lot of times I cannot go to the store for things I need or running out of. So I stay home and read and study the Bible with prayers and faith. I hope this answers a lot of questions about me.
  • Some evil people mentioned they went to church, so that's what put me off going.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Thumbs up. Churches are filled with malicious people. Take it from the non-denominational Christians. They stopped going to church, because their churches do not reason with the scriptures. They are also money hungry. A complete turn off.
  • My religious beliefs are based on the SDA church. I am not a fanatical churchgoer. I hardly don't go to church. The true church is our body from within known as: the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Any church building will not save you. 2 Corinthians 4:18 "While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are Eternal."
    • Venus1485
      Some things not seen are just imaginary, like gods.

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