Religion/Politics – Eeps!

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Day 19 – What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?

Religion
I am a believer in God, Jesus… I am a Christian. I am a non-church goer at this time, however, I still believe.
I quit going to church a long time ago. The reason…. (sigh)
Well, I want to go find a church that isn’t about “judging”. When I was younger I was always looked at and viewed.
An example: One night my fellow boyfriend wanted to come to church with me. I thought it was really nice of him wanting to come to my church, as I usually went to his church on Wednesdays Nights. Well, Wednesday Night at my church was fun. We would have a normal class, then we could play basketball and chit-chat about things. We would joke around and have fun, kids being kids.
However, this night changed my life, forever. I went to church to show off let my boyfriend see my friends, and hang out with my church “family”. We are holding hands, talking, and laughing with the group when one of the church leaders comes up to me and wanted to talk to me “privately”. I didn’t know what it was going to be about, but I felt as though I was in the principals office and now I need to call my momma.
The Guy: What do you think you’re doing?
Me: I dunno? Having fun?
The Guy: You think this is “normal” to bring your boyfriend here?
Me: Yeah, why not?
At this point my blood is raging! I stomp over to my boyfriend, called my mom and proceed to wait for my mom to come pick us up. Boyfriend and I at this time are young, we don’t even have vehicles, which less license! I finally come to the conclusion that the Youth Director was insinuating that I was sleeping with my boyfriend. That it wasn’t normal to be dating, and that I was in the wrong. What my Youth Director didn’t know was that my boyfriend and I barely hold hands, barely talk, barely see each other, other than Movies on Friday nights, and church events during the week, because he didn’t even attend the same school as me. Well, after that I night I stopped going to church for a while. I eventually found another church, but that’s for another day.

My views on religion… Well, don’t judge someone till you have been in their shoes and you know all the facts. Don’t tell them “how” to live their life, and who is to say even though you are a pastor, teacher, director or the leader that you have a right to judge anyone? Reach out a hand when you see your love one fall, or a church member, don’t go poking a stick in their chest, it will just make them feel worse than they already do. Also, someone who believes and read their bible at home, is just as good as someone who goes to church on Sunday morning, evening or Wednesday night, or more (depends on your religion). I, however, like to sit at home and worship in peace and not have anyone judge me about why I wasn’t at church or why I didn’t wear better clothes. I have more things in this world to worry about, and I would hope you do to.

Politics
When I turn on the News or CNN I have no clue what they are even talking about! It is like a foreign language to me. I don’t even vote, I don’t pick sides, I don’t do anything but sit my tail on my couch and mind my own business.

I do, however, pay attention to the President Election. If I did vote I would vote for the person I think would make this a better place. I would vote for someone who I thought/think would make the right decisions. I don’t believe in sticking with your “democrat/liberal/or whatever” ways. I believe it should be voted on what they talk about and how they act than what side of the politic side they are one, but that is just my opinion, so please don’t blow me up, haha!

What are you views on religion or politics?

Previous Days
Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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12 Comments

  1. AGREED! On all counts!

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  2. I second Ruth! 🙂

    Politics: Nay (for discussion! I will vote, but don’t bother tring to debate with me. lol)

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  3. Ruth D.

     /  July 20, 2011

    “What are you views on religion or politics?”
    Well basically:
    Jesus: yay!
    Politics: nay!

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  4. Church is for us. God can be glorified in a home, a car, outside, in Chruch. It doesn’t matter.

    Church is for us to build relationships/community. To Join together to serve others. I love my Chruch. I love my friends there, my pastor. Its all about finding a place that you call home.

    My pastor often says “The worst thing for Christianity is Christians.” I hear so many stories like yours. Where someone in the Chruch burned them, treated them poorly, judged instead of loved. We constanly fail at God’s job for us. But we are human. I hope you one day find a place to call your home Church. 🙂

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    • Thanks Joella, such lovely words, and I hope to find a “home” too. Which I will be one day joining Lisa at her church soon 🙂 Thank you for coming by to read. God can be anywhere and everywhere you want or need him to be rather we like ir or not, haha! . 🙂

  5. I love how you’ve described your views on religion. While I’m amused by Dolly Parton’s assertion in Steel Magnolias that G-d doesn’t care which church you go to as long as you show up, I think what’s much more important is how you treat the people around you. Life is the church of G-d. If you find a place that helps you feel that better, that’s wonderful, but . . . not pivotal to worshiping, or living well.

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  6. theladyinredink

     /  July 19, 2011

    I find your story about your experience with bringing a boyfriend to church to be incredibly disheartening. I cannot imagine how scarring that might have been to a person. I’m sure some people would not have found it to be a big deal, but I don’t think I would have handled it half as well as you did. Thank you for being an honorable, true Christian, and sharing with us.

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    • It did affect me more than I let people know. I didn’t go back to church till around 16 where I could drive myself, but thats for another day… Something like that didn’t just happen once in my life haha! I am that lucky

  7. Thank you for sharing so deeply. It must have really hurt to have a member of your church criticize you like that. I know it happens more than people realize… many people don’t share why they don’t go to church, but it is often because someone is very critical of their decisions or life style. I was asked to leave a church when I was 12 because I had a shriner pick me up to go play baseball. (The minister could tell because of the fez on the dashboard.) I like how you are able to express your views on religion.

    And your views on politics were just as clearly defined….as confused about issues. I can see why you are confused. When I was in my 30’s, a patient overheard a group of nurses talking about not voting because they didn’t understand the double talk of the issues. The patient said to figure out if they want money. Then figure out which way to vote … due to the double talk of ballots…and vote which ever way means “no”…never vote for money to be alloted/(or for an issue you don’t understand) if you don’t understand what it is to be used for or disapprove of the issue.
    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

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    • Your welcome Siggi. It did hurt, more than anyone will probably know. I still don’t go to church today, and I am married, but I still have the feelings come back to me even after all these years. I tried going to a church about 2 years ago, but I just couldn’t see myself to continue. That is awful that they asked you to leave 😦 Im sure that was hard on you too.

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