When you stop going to church

Luce NDs

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Can we dirge that up ... light souping process? Poon tangled ... launch of the auto de feis ... (a mental condition?)
 

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That's the thing with skiing - Sunday mornings are prime time. Programs like lessons and racing are in full swing, lift lines are as long as Saturday morning, and it's great to be outside. Finding a congregation close to the hill isn't really an option, because it's not the distance from home that's the problem - it's that the lifts are open.

I know one openly religious skiing family, and I know a lot of skiing families. They are Anglican and they just don't go in the winter, but do in the off season. I'm sure I know more families who are religious, but they don't discuss it at all.
 

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That's the thing with skiing - Sunday mornings are prime time. Programs like lessons and racing are in full swing, lift lines are as long as Saturday morning, and it's great to be outside. Finding a congregation close to the hill isn't really an option, because it's not the distance from home that's the problem - it's that the lifts are open.

I know one openly religious skiing family, and I know a lot of skiing families. They are Anglican and they just don't go in the winter, but do in the off season. I'm sure I know more families who are religious, but they don't discuss it at all.
And after the peak season it is all downhill ... as Sisyphus stated ... unless cross!
 

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Lastpointe said:
How do you accommodate life with church?
Most of my life is Church.

Hmmmmmmm.

All of my life is church.

Sometimes it is sublime, sometimes it is more mundane.

Sometimes it is corporate and othertimes much less so.

Sometimes it is nose in ancient tome wrestling with another language. Sometimes it is running hand over bark or moss testing berries for ripeness or getting excited by fresh moose dung.

Apart from that habits are curious things. Difficult to build and so easy to dismantle.

Feelings of fraud stem from the notion that you are an impostor of some kind. That what you do does not jive with what you say you believe.

While I think particiation in a community of faith is a tremendous asset to all believers I am mindful that hermitages have been an asset to some.

Sometimes others are too much a distraction.

The ski slope may help you connect with solitude where you might hear God more clearly.

Church is not just for the weekend. Though it can sometimes be difficult finding something mid-week.
 
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Lastpointe said:
How do you accommodate life with church?
Most of my life is Church.

Hmmmmmmm.

All of my life is church.

Sometimes it is sublime, sometimes it is more mundane.

Sometimes it is corporate and othertimes much less so.

Sometimes it is nose in ancient tome wrestling with another language. Sometimes it is running hand over bark or moss testing berries for ripeness or getting excited by fresh moose dung.

Apart from that habits are curious things. Difficult to build and so easy to dismantle.

Feelings of fraud stem from the notion that you are an impostor of some kind. That what you do does not jive with what you say you believe.

While I think particiation in a community of faith is a tremendous asset to all believers I am mindful that hermitages have been an asset to some.

Sometimes others are too much a distraction.

The ski slope may help you connect with solitude where you might hear God more clearly.

Church is not just for the weekend. Though it can sometimes be difficult finding something mid-week.
Displacement theory? Transliteration!
 
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Fixed the quotes in the posts above for easier reading.
 

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I have stopped going to church twice. Both times that was it - I stopped going. No one seemed to miss my company so I didn't go back to either congregation again.
 

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Luce NDs said:
Displacement theory? Transliteration!
I suppose displacement makes sense. I must become less so that God becomes more.

I've always appreciated that bit from the Baptist. It helps to inform my ministry.
 

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I am in a dilemma. I am a believer. Church has always been an important part of my life.

But then when I was about 40 we discovered skiing and our weekends changed. That quickly evolved to year round weekend changes after we bought a country place to use for skiing but used it year round

And now 20 years later we seldom attend church. We still are big givers to our church but we are just never in the city

So now I feel a bit like a fraud.

How do you accommodate life with church?
I make church my top priority.
 

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In church one does not have to suffer medial sins ... one can shift into nothing mode. Vacuous?

Then there is Caitlin:
The name Caitlin is a French Baby Names baby name. In French Baby Names the meaning of the name Caitlin is: Pure, clear. Form of the Latin Katharina, from the Greek Aikaterina. It was borne by a number of saints, including St Catherine of Alexandria, a 4th century martyr who suffered torture on a spiked wheel.
What'sin a name? It is said that to know is a sin and yet so many claim to know the entire cosmos ... while limited to a mortal state of mind ... a passing sequence? Thus they who know doesn't stick well ... except when dunked in a river of unknown words as gnostic ... flow of stix ... as a collective of Mos'n staff's and shafts of carved law and loss?

Then there is the collapse of totems and amulets with passing winds of time! God assist us through the great shift ... thus we are drawn out as in the succubus theory! This too is shadowy to the burning types of personality devs. Flaming Ide's?

Kat Hereon ... railroaded in Russia! Clearly the aerie is clear and transparent in the Nordic Platitudes ... laid out in Runes ...

Still we gather little ... due to laws against public assembly!
 
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