We are not going to church when it opens

@Alexandoy (63403)
Cainta, Philippines
June 12, 2020 6:18am CST
My wife and I agreed that we are not going to church until the virus is around. The invitation for sponsoring the mass on Saturday evening is still here but we already declined. I am happy that my wife is also scared of the virus. I said this is the era of science so we must put religion in the background.
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@myklj999 (45782)
12 Jun
I'm am hoping that wearing a mask does not actually become the 'new normal'. That phrase keeps getting used, but none of this stuff has been permanent so far, thus none of it is 'normal'.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
It is not clear to me until now what "new normal" is. Our rules here are changing from time to time. Seniors are not allowed to go out. Now seniors can go out only to go to work or to buy food. It is confusing. With the face mask, it is required even if I am in my car or I am inside our home.
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• Redlands, California
12 Jun
@myklj999 Its not, here people seem to be rebelling against it. They not even quite sure they doing it, but like keep this mask thing away from us, we know doctors say wear it but we just do not like it.
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@rsa101 (27625)
• Philippines
14 Jun
So far it is a standard part of our dress code when you go out. Authorities will warn you if you do not wear them and may even arrest you if you insist not wearing them.
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@thelme55 (47869)
• Germany
12 Jun
That is a good decision. You can still pray at home with your family.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
Yes, my wife usually prays on tv where the mass is covered live.
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@thelme55 (47869)
• Germany
12 Jun
@Alexandoy that is good.
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@LadyDuck (295146)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
Wise decision, I am not going to church either, the virus is still around.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
As long as the virus is there, no need to go to crowded places.
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@LadyDuck (295146)
• Switzerland
15 Jun
@Alexandoy A lot better to avoid.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
15 Jun
@LadyDuck we called up the neighbors and learned that none of them has the intention of going to church for now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (40155)
• United States
12 Jun
We won’t be going to church services either. Hopefully we can one day. I wouldn’t feel safe .
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
Maybe when the pandemic is over and everything goes back to normal, that is the time to go to church again.
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• Japan
12 Jun
@Alexandoy I agree, but I will have a big problem because I am a main member of the choir.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
@petatonicsca choir is a duty so you need to mske a sacrifice.
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@m_audrey6788 (32388)
• Germany
12 Jun
That`s good. It`s better to be safe. We can still do pray or have mass online
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
My wife is faithful in her religion so I thought she would go. I am glad that she agreed when I suggested that we decline the invitation.
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• Germany
12 Jun
@Alexandoy That`s good.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
@m_audrey6788 yes, I now have peace of mind.
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• India
12 Jun
Yes it's fine since virus is still around
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
No need to risk my health on the virus.
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@marlina (105152)
• Canada
12 Jun
Good for you, there is no need to take a chance.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
You are right. I just want to be safe.
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@ridingbet (66402)
• Philippines
13 Jun
us too. online masses are still done in some channels here.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
To be honest, it might be foolish to attend mass inside the church. In South Korea it was the church that spread the first wave of contamination.
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@ridingbet (66402)
• Philippines
13 Jun
@Alexandoy i watched a Korean series last night. it was starred by the actor who played The Good Doctor. i always see these Korean series showing the artists going to the Catholic church. even in Hospital Playlist. i believe there are many Koreans who are devout RC's.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
@ridingbet what I know of Koreans are the born again Christians. They are very active there.
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@much2say (42516)
• United States
12 Jun
That is wise . . . the way things are going, it seems the numbers are on the rise again . . . so it's best to not have such large gatherings for now.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
Yes, we cannot discount the fact that we can get infected in public places.
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@much2say (42516)
• United States
12 Jun
@Alexandoy True - especially in indoor places!
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
@much2say when indoor, you do not know what is on the air.
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• India
12 Jun
You made a good decision. It will be good for you and your family.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
Yes, we want to be safe all the time.
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• India
13 Jun
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@franxav (8064)
12 Jun
I am not going to church too till July end.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
If the virus is still here by July then would you still go?
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@JimBo452020 (18050)
• Montrose, Scotland
12 Jun
This is true We must put religion in the back ground.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
we cannot survive with religion only.
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@JimBo452020 (18050)
• Montrose, Scotland
12 Jun
@Alexandoy Well no, we cant. Some though, would debate that we can survive better without it.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
@JimBo452020 religion is a choice and I believe that it is a spice of life.
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@DocAndersen (25638)
• United States
12 Jun
that sounds like it was the right decision.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
Thank you. We have to deal with the virus and the only way is to avoid.
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@DocAndersen (25638)
• United States
13 Jun
@Alexandoy that is a prudent course, to avoid
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
@DocAndersen most of our neighbors are avoiding people too.
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@SHOHANA (13950)
• Bangladesh
13 Jun
Keep praying at home, God is available everywhere not in a specific location I believe
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
That is also my belief. But going to church is part of our tradition and it makes us more inspired in prayer.
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@SHOHANA (13950)
• Bangladesh
13 Jun
@Alexandoy yup that is also true we also have mosques for prayer
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
@SHOHANA but gathering of people can be risky?
@JudyEv (217219)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jun
You can still worship very sincerely without setting foot in a church. I think you are wise not to put yourself at risk.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
13 Jun
You are right because of the belief that God is omnipresent, He is everywhere.
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@pitsipeahie (3188)
12 Jun
I don't think we'd be going either.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
It is still risky because the probability of getting infected is there.
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• Philippines
12 Jun
Yes, better be safe than sorry.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
That is also my motto.
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@bestie (3202)
• Philippines
12 Jun
A good decision for your safety. There are online masses anyway.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
Yes, there is a live coverage of the mass on tv.
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@CarolDM (86880)
• Nashville, Tennessee
12 Jun
Keeping our safety first is priority.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
That is paramount to me.
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• Japan
12 Jun
I pray Morning Prayer every day at home and read the Bible. On Sundays I visit the live stream of a church in Kyushu where the virus is not widespread at all. I go to that church when I am visiting Kyushu so I know them.
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@Alexandoy (63403)
• Cainta, Philippines
12 Jun
There is also a live stream on tv here on Sunday morning.
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