Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm Not Much Into Church

  • I don't like it. It's mostly boring and old. Who wants to sit there and listen to why you're a sinner. I already know that. Besides, no one ever takes it serious, or they would all be on antidepressants. 
  • More and more churches are getting into politics and abandoning their mission: To help lead someone toward God. The last time I looked, politicians are not God.
  • I prefer the out-of-doors to do my worshiping and searching for God. Churches are too stuffy and bogged down in doctrine. A few churches have made me feel holy, but I'll take animals, air, the sky, birds, trees, water. Those things are the creation, not a church building.
  • I replace the church hour by watching "Sunday Morning." This is probably the best show that has ever appeared on TV. It has been a solid show with Charles Kuralt, and now Charles Osgood. It helps me relax and forget about all the mundane things we have to deal with, like explaining to everyone why I don't go to church. I tell them I do, every Sunday morning, eight to nine-thirty.
  • I am seriously not into all the born again stuff. While the concept is not bad-you screwed up and now want to do better-you would be much better off finding a good therapist. Once you have corrected your drinking, or violence, or sleeping around, then it would be a good time to go to church, if it helps soothe your soul.
  • I pretty much pray every day. I don't need a church for that. The way I figure, life is a prayer. Living it. I try to do my best each day, but some days it just doesn't work. So I sleep it off and start again the next day, praying that I do better.
  • The church building, for the most part, seems a terrible waste of money. A group of however many builds a church. After said time, a group of people breaks away from the original church, usually over a dispute about doctrine. That group goes off and builds another church, and the cycle repeats itself. Most churches come into existence out of this negativity, and never get over it. Christians would be better served by taking the money to build a church and feeding the hungry.
  • With all that being said, there are some good churches. I just haven't found any yet.

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