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I Don't Go To Church..

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You are reading page 4 of I Don't Go To Church... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

I sincerely apologize that my post resulted in this misunderstanding..

I said Jewism, because I wasn't sure if Judaism referred to a certain sect of the Jewish religion..My friends are Reconstructionist Jews, and I knew there were a few other branches.. I heard the word 'Jewishm' in that format, and spelt it phonetically....thus resulting in 'Jewism'...I have heard the word 'Judaism' a few times...none of which was in the Bible, but nontheless, I wasn't sure of what it meant..so I didn't write it..

I want you to know that I didn't mean to offend you, and am sorry..

I hope you will accept my apology and we can accept our differences, and get back on topic..

I will accept your apology if you take this opportunity to go back to the beginning of your religious learning experiences and learn a thing or two about the individuals that you are disrespecting in such posts -- multiple posts and threads -- like this one.

If I am posting on a thread and I want to use a word that I am not 100% sure of, I pull up a new tab in google and research the word before I use it. It is very easy.

If you don't even know how to talk about Jews and Judaism, how do you expect anyone to believe that you actually are knowledgeable about the subject in any way? Or about the Bible either?

All I know about you from your posts is that you hear stuff, you like stuff, you dislike stuff, and then you post stuff.

I think that is a fair request and I will get off my soapbox and move on to more interesting topics.

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I would love to go to church again, but I have no transportation, and since I'm in a motorized chair, and there is no public transportation with a handicap lift or ramp that goes on Sunday, I stay home and do the best I can by watching Televangelists on TV, read Spiritual articles, and do my daily Bible Study, prayer and meditation. It keeps me close to God.

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I will accept your apology if you take this opportunity to go back to the beginning of your religious learning experiences and learn a thing or two about the individuals that you are disrespecting in such posts -- multiple posts and threads -- like this one.

If I am posting on a thread and I want to use a word that I am not 100% sure of, I pull up a new tab in google and research the word before I use it. It is very easy.

If you don't even know how to talk about Jews and Judaism, how do you expect anyone to believe that you actually are knowledgeable about the subject in any way? Or about the Bible either?

All I know about you from your posts is that you hear stuff, you like stuff, you dislike stuff, and then you post stuff.

I think that is a fair request and I will get off my soapbox and move on to more interesting topics.

My oh my! I am new here to AN and must say that is a bit rough. True that Godisthere said something about a very sensitive subject, and I see you misinterpreted him/her, but no reason to say that their lying, ignorant etc.

I have read his/her previous posts, and yes they did teeter-totter "the line", but I also read apologies. I do think, Godisthere, that you should probably shy away from such topics where people tend to get very possessive of their beliefs, before someone hurts you, if they haven't already.

And "stuff" is no way to refer to someone's beliefs/opinions. I think understanding is a good word for you.

Back to the subject, I admire the original poster's view on faith. I must say I do attend church, every week, and I feel the "involvement" with the people that share my beliefs bring me closer to God. It's like a revival for me every time I go!

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My oh my! I am new here to AN and must say that is a bit rough. True that Godisthere said something about a very sensitive subject, and I see you misinterpreted him/her, but no reason to say that their lying, ignorant etc.

I have read his/her previous posts, and yes they did teeter-totter "the line", but I also read apologies. I do think, Godisthere, that you should probably shy away from such topics where people tend to get very possessive of their beliefs, before someone hurts you, if they haven't already.

And "stuff" is no way to refer to someone's beliefs/opinions. I think understanding is a good word for you.

Back to the subject, I admire the original poster's view on faith. I must say I do attend church, every week, and I feel the "involvement" with the people that share my beliefs bring me closer to God. It's like a revival for me every time I go!

First, welcome to allnurses! We are very happy to have you onboard!

And thank you for your concerns, but mazy and I have settled, and accepted our differences. I respect him/her and have learned a few lessons from them....a mere misunderstanding in this subject can grow and cause someone hurt, no matter if you missed a letter on the keyboard or not.

So in mazy's defense, I did something wrong, and they took action that made me realize a few things. It did hurt, but that's a fair price for a life lesson.

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So in mazy's defense, I did something wrong, and they took action that made me realize a few things. It did hurt, but that's a fair price for a life lesson.

And you sincerely apologized, even if it was accepted conditionally, you took it well and handled it well. Kudos.

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It did hurt, but that's a fair price for a life lesson.

you are wise beyond your years, my dear.:hug:

leslie

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Ms. Leslie and Tweety..thank you sooo much for having my back..in return I will always have yours

:redbeathe

People like you make the world a better place:)

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Ms. Leslie and Tweety..thank you sooo much for having my back..in return I will always have yours

:redbeathe

People like you make the world a better place:)

G -- All said and done, you're a good egg.:up:

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G -- All said and done, you're a good egg.:up:

Aw, mazy you're not that bad either! I must say, I got really scared when I saw that you had replied...BUT, I think if we stay off this topic, we could get along wonderfully:) Thank you:heartbeat

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Interesting topic! And Godisthere, I love that you edited that post just to add a heart... :up:

But back to the OP. I will first say that I am a person that needs to go to church. It keeps me on track. It is way too easy for me to get in the habit of going about my daily life and 'forgetting' God. However, I grew up in a church where regular church attendance was subtly referenced to be a prerequisite for being a "good" christian. I have very recently been learning that God does not rule our lives with guilt. Christianity is about your relationship with God, and the stronger the relationship, the more God will change my life towards His will. I absolutely believe that you can have a STRONG relationship with God without going to church.

That being said, I think that regularly gathering with other believers for the purpose of spiritual growth is a crucial part of being a christian. I have recently found a church that I absolutely love. This group of people are so passionate about God it is contagious. I could tell you about things that I have learned from the past 4 services that I have attended. It is easy to get involved not only within the church, but in the community as well. I absolutely love going to small group on Sunday nights and having intense discussions with other Christians from all sorts of backgrounds. At my last church I couldn't give you an example of something I had learned an hour after the service ended. There is nothing wrong with my old church, and some of my best friends go there and are growing, but it just wasn't there for me.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I applaud your ability to maintain your relationship with God on your own, but please don't discount going to church all together! The sense of community that comes with being involved in the right church for me is something that I have been unable to find anywhere else, despite the fact that I have grown up "in the church."

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Interesting topic! And Godisthere, I love that you edited that post just to add a heart... :up:

But back to the OP. I will first say that I am a person that needs to go to church. It keeps me on track. It is way too easy for me to get in the habit of going about my daily life and 'forgetting' God. However, I grew up in a church where regular church attendance was subtly referenced to be a prerequisite for being a "good" christian. I have very recently been learning that God does not rule our lives with guilt. Christianity is about your relationship with God, and the stronger the relationship, the more God will change my life towards His will. I absolutely believe that you can have a STRONG relationship with God without going to church.

That being said, I think that regularly gathering with other believers for the purpose of spiritual growth is a crucial part of being a christian. I have recently found a church that I absolutely love. This group of people are so passionate about God it is contagious. I could tell you about things that I have learned from the past 4 services that I have attended. It is easy to get involved not only within the church, but in the community as well. I absolutely love going to small group on Sunday nights and having intense discussions with other Christians from all sorts of backgrounds. At my last church I couldn't give you an example of something I had learned an hour after the service ended. There is nothing wrong with my old church, and some of my best friends go there and are growing, but it just wasn't there for me.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I applaud your ability to maintain your relationship with God on your own, but please don't discount going to church all together! The sense of community that comes with being involved in the right church for me is something that I have been unable to find anywhere else, despite the fact that I have grown up "in the church."

I love your view! And just as I said in my original post, I'm just one of those people that felt that going to church kinda lured me away from God....

Just because I don't go to church doesn't mean I have abandoned all my faith/beliefs in Him....it's just how 'I' get closer to Him:) :redbeathe.............................;)

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Good question if God went to church. I think the sermon was held where ever he was. Just guessing

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