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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: August 09, 2018 06:03PM

Why they go:

To become closer to God. (81%)
So their children will have a moral foundation. (69%)
To become a better person. (68%)
For comfort in times of trouble or sorrow. (66%)
They find the sermons valuable. (59%)
To be part of a faith community. (57%)
To continue their family's religious traditions. (37%)
They feel obligated to go. (31%)
To meet new people or socialize. (19%)
To please their family, spouse or partner. (16%)

Why they dont

They practice their faith in "other ways." (37%)
They are not believers. (28%)
No reason is "very important." (26%)
They haven't found a house of worship they like. (23%)
They don't like the sermons. (18%)
They don't feel welcome. (14%)
They don't have the time. (12%)
Poor health or mobility. (9%)
No house of worship in their area. (7%)

What category do yiu fall into?
Me: I've got better things to do. (Sleeping in and reading the NYT w/ a cup of coffee and dog at my feet.)

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/08/09/us/pew-church-10-reasons/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/10/2018 12:08PM by koriwhore.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: August 09, 2018 10:32PM

When I used to go church hopping it was hard finding a church where I felt a connection. It's easy to see why people get turned off on church IMO.

But I kept going somewhere. And now I've found a refuge @ shul. Until further notice.

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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: August 09, 2018 11:59PM

Amyjo Wrote:
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> When I used to go church hopping it was hard
> finding a church where I felt a connection. It's
> easy to see why people get turned off on church
> IMO.
>
> But I kept going somewhere. And now I've found a
> refuge @ shul. Until further notice.
Obviously church fills a number of needs on Maslows heirarchy of needs.

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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: August 10, 2018 12:02AM

This was good,
"When you read the phrase "practice their faith in other ways," it may be tempting to visualize dreadlocked Jubus and Thoreau wannabees wandering barefoot around Walden Pond.
But that's not the picture Pew's data paints.
The believers most likely to say they practice their faith in "other ways" aren't spiritual freelancers with a disdain for discipline. They're Republican women in their 50s, and lot of them are Christians."
I'm not Christian, or female but I am white and in 50s and Id fall into that category.
The god I love isn't a little short on cash.



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Posted by: koriwhore ( )
Date: August 10, 2018 01:13PM

So what category would you fit into, if none of the 19 above?

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: August 10, 2018 03:22PM

I find some in both categories I identify with.

That makes me a mugwump. :)

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Posted by: cl2 ( )
Date: August 10, 2018 01:26PM

I'm not sure what I believe, but I've always known I believed different than everyone else even as a mormon. I can't understand someone who wants to spend hours in church. I'm making up for lost time by not going.

I'm 61. I'm a female democrat.

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Posted by: exminion ( )
Date: August 10, 2018 02:34PM

When I look again at the reasons people DO go to church, Mormonism failed in every category! Especially the first. I never felt close to God in a Mormon church, and I attended and believed in God all my life.

My reason for attending was that I felt obligated to go.
When I was little, my parents FORCED me to go.

Maybe this is why Mormonism resorts to threats and fear and bullying. Mafia tactics work the best of all, because Mormonism can not offer any of the other things people are searching for!

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: August 10, 2018 03:21PM

We had to go too when I was a child. It did instill in me the desire to worship. Just no longer as a Mormon. It's too Mormony! ;)

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