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Posted 12/7/17 , edited 12/8/17
Question: What type of church do you go to?
None, the religion I follow doesn't have a church.

Bonus: Which types of churches have you been to before?
A catholic one. It was nice inside
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Posted 12/8/17 , edited 12/8/17
The last seven, almost eight years now, I've been going to Acts 29 churches. They are Calvinist, but not fully reformed; not credal or confessional. Before that I was a Pentecostal / Non-denom (which, in California, means light Pentecostal.)
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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/10/17
I go to a fundamental Baptist church, mainly because that is where my family goes. I'm not much of a huge church goer, as from personal experiences churches felt like a giant clique. I also never felt like I was growing in my religious beliefs, just sitting there for an hour or so listening to the preacher preach the same messages over and over. Church always felt like something you had to do, instead of wanting to do.

Though that's not to say I have not had my moments. I remember during chapel in high school (I went to a private Christian school) we would have guest speakers and some were really good...others would put you to sleep. I also really enjoyed my Theology class, back in high school. I personally prefer when the pastor gets really passionate about what they are preaching. I also enjoy study and question Christianity more than I do listening to the same sermon over and over.

I have been to a Pentecostal church before...that is very different from what I am used to. It was interesting.
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Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/11/17
Thankfully I don't have to go anymore.

I used to go to a Catholic church.
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Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/12/17
I am a solitary practitioner of Wiccan. Every solstice and equinox and betweens, I honor the gods by sacrificing a pig in my kitchen. Well, actually I just have a ham sandwich. I am sure it is the same as far as the pig is concerned.
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Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/11/17
I was raised evangelical, I was atheist soon afterwards, and now I'm somewhere between Buddhist and agnostic. So, no church I guess.
Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/11/17
I assume OP means a physical church to which I say I don't attend a particular building pertaining to a single denomination. I've been to Roman Catholic, Baptist, Pentecostal and Lutheran churches. The church in Christianity is a body of people attending not the actual physical building.


mxdan wrote:

I was raised evangelical, I was atheist soon afterwards, and now I'm somewhere between Buddhist and agnostic. So, no church I guess.


Buddhist and agnostic aren't in the same spectrum. There's a lot of Christian, Muslim, Wiccan and Hindu agnostic theists. I guess I shouldn't really be that picky as you probably just have a different definition of agnosticism to me.
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Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/11/17

GrandMasterTime wrote:


mxdan wrote:

I was raised evangelical, I was atheist soon afterwards, and now I'm somewhere between Buddhist and agnostic. So, no church I guess.


Buddhist and agnostic aren't in the same spectrum. There's a lot of Christian, Muslim, Wiccan and Hindu agnostic theists. I guess I shouldn't really be that picky as you probably just have a different definition of agnosticism to me.


Defined as not claiming I know what I logically know I don't know. I make no jump towards stonewall belief but I do think there is merit religious philosophy and it just so happens that my favorite is eastern philosophies, in particular, Buddhism. But it's fluid, much like an agnostic, and I don't think in absolutes (or try not to).
Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/11/17

mxdan wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:


mxdan wrote:

I was raised evangelical, I was atheist soon afterwards, and now I'm somewhere between Buddhist and agnostic. So, no church I guess.


Buddhist and agnostic aren't in the same spectrum. There's a lot of Christian, Muslim, Wiccan and Hindu agnostic theists. I guess I shouldn't really be that picky as you probably just have a different definition of agnosticism to me.


Defined as not claiming I know what I logically know I don't know. I make no jump towards stonewall belief but I do think there is merit religious philosophy and it just so happens that my favorite is eastern philosophies, in particular, Buddhism.


I define Agnosticism as a lack of knowledge. The opposite of Agnosticism would be Gnosticism, which literally means "having knowledge" in Ancient Greek. The A in Agnosticism in Ancient Greek translates to "without" so it translates to "without knowledge". Buddhism is a belief in some form, which means you can pertain to have knowledge of that belief being true (Gnosticism) or you can be agnostic to Buddhism where you don't claim to have knowledge of the belief being true. If we take this all into account you can see why I just found your phrasing of "somewhere between Buddhist and agnostic" a bit weird. That's just personal though, definitions are ultimately self determined.
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Posted 12/24/17 , edited 12/24/17
It's Christmas Eve so i had to go (once a year thing for me). I saw two police cars parked at the bus stop area next to the church This country got this bad now aday ?
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Posted 12/24/17 , edited 12/25/17
Scientology. I've had to sit through a Tom Cruise sermon.
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Posted 12/24/17 , edited 12/25/17
Church of Memes
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Posted 12/24/17 , edited 12/25/17
It’s a Catholic Church, but it’s all in English so that’s nice. Only go on holidays but would like to go more once I have the time. The church itself is gorgeous and the ceremonial aspect is interesting, so I like it.
Also went to a couple of small nondenominational churches with my mom, but didn’t like them as much. Ironically, I felt they were too preachy and didn’t leave a lot of freedom for personal interpretation but that could’ve just been the ones I went to.
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