Do you still go to church?

@tombiz (2039)
Philippines
July 10, 2007 1:57am CST
There are billions of people who professed of religious affinity but church attendance have been falling since 2 decades ago. In this modern age, people are relying more on modern technology and informations for guidance, rather their religious leaders. Or a lot maybe discouraged by the institution and choose to just be religious in their own way. Do you still go to church?
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13 responses
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
Yes, If possible I want it every Sunday but sometimes we can't really avoid circumstances so it might be next Sunday.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
I like your name BUTTERFLY..that is cool.. also i love the rose... God Bless you forever
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I go every sunday unless I am sick!
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@IL2Knit (1141)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Yes I still go to church. But I don't get there as often as I want to bc I have bad health and I'm in a lot of pain. If I could I would be there at least 3 times a week. :D
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• India
10 Jul 07
ya i will always go to church.i love it very much...because without help of god we cannot do any thing.
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• United States
12 Jul 07
Yes, I go to church but my wife is a member of the St. John Catholic Church but she does not go..as when she came to the US she joined and when the church sent her some envelopes..lol..well. she said what is this for? i told her..she said..we don't do this in the Philippines and then she stopped going..after awhile..but I asked her..who do you think supports your or my church? duh... Well, I am Lutheran and I go to Faith Lutheran Church and I too got envelopes but I give them what I think is my fair share..it is out of what my asawa give me for an allowance..lol..really..so go figure. But I attend my servcices every week and there are about 12to 15 members that show up..the Pastor has six kids..but I don't count them..also I go to Bible Class after church services..I used to be a non-church member..but I went back to my parents church as I was raised in this church and they are in heaven now and I hope to meet up with them and my older brother...I don't know where my asawa will go..lol as we have been married in Tokyo, Japan 22 years ago on July 12,..so thanks for asking.
• India
29 Jul 07
u sure seem to be very spiritual.but i have trouble understanding ur content.sorry my english ain't that good.what does "asawa" mean.
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• United States
29 Jul 07
asawa could mean husband or wife in the Philippines
• India
29 Jul 07
yes i do... now with development of science most of them have started questioning their age old beliefs.most of them prefer believing in some power that binds the universe controls all forces and interactions than in a specific religion.moreover with inc. of r knowledge most people feel religion which is suppose help mankind towards betterment has always resulted in wars and unnecessary bloodshed all thro' history (crusades,persecution of jews,etc.)so they feel r better of without it. but personally i feel if it isn't religion it's gonna be something else.it's a sad thing something that was meant to help mankind was used as a reason for destruction. inspite of all the modern developments i feel without god life feel empty.life seems to lose it's purpose.
• Kottayam, India
29 Jul 07
Church is going for those who Lord Jesus Christ is a must for other it is a custom, for some others it may be a joke.
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
29 Jul 07
i wanted to but i just can't.. but even if i don't visit our church, still i pray and praise Him.. i know, without Him, everything would be useless and non sense.. He is our creator and it's our obligation to praise and thank Him for everything... even if it's the smallest thing, we have to be thankful that he's always there for us...
• United States
29 Jul 07
This is a great topic. With all of the bad news about the church over-all, I think a great many people are opting-out from attending church regularly. I hear a great deal about people who are those that like to only go to church on Easter and Christmas. I like to attend as much as I can. I guess you would have to say that I should since I am a Deacon at my church. Not long ago, I lost my job and had a very harsh 5 months looking for work. I now work for a senior elder from my church, but still not where I want to be. I rely on my church for a lot of guidance as well as Jesus Christ, but I also rely a great deal on my reading of the Bible as well as commentary and some great books.
@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
29 Jul 07
Sometimes but not every sunday, and when i am in work i used to visit the church because it is near in my office and i take time to pray there as a break!!!!
@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
29 Jul 07
Yes, religiously.
@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I too don't go to church anymore because im annoyed about the people i see there like they just chat alot, some go there just to meet up with friends like its a sunday night out for them. I know some people who go to church just to flaunt their new clothes. For me i don't need to go to church to pray, i can do it at home in a quiet place spend a 30 minute or so giving thanks and praise.
@hahzen63 (157)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I choose to be religious in my own way. It is not the edifice that counts nor does the number of times you attend mass. If you believe in the divine, and follow what is your religion's own beliefs, it would be shown through your actions. The Philippines however is one very religious country. And the fact that people still go to church means that there is still hope. It means people still hang on to something to change their lives and believe that the divine could intervene. What other people should not do however, is judge other people based on the frequency of them attending mass. One could be a frequent goer but still not live it up. I am not saying one should not go to church. yes, it would be better if one does. But then again, be sure to live up to what you believe in. If you're a Christian, like in my case, it takes more than just being there. It's what you do outside that matters the most.