Author Topic: what is wrong with leaving a church when you never really believed in it?  (Read 5081 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mike

  • A sexual pervert with limited English reading comprehension
  • Protostrator
  • ***************
  • Posts: 24,792
  • Polish Laser Jesus shooting down schismatics
  • Faith: Christian
  • Jurisdiction: Diocese of Białystok and Gdańsk
Re: what is wrong with leaving a church when you never really believed in it?
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2012, 08:35:39 PM »
I always tell myself "I could be wrong".

Hyperdox Herman, Eastern Orthodox Christian News - fb, Eastern Orthodox Christian News - tt

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who can watch the watchmen?
"No one is paying attention to your post reports"
Why do posters that claim to have me blocked keep sending me pms and responding to my posts? That makes no sense.

Offline tweety234

  • High Elder
  • ******
  • Posts: 628
Re: what is wrong with leaving a church when you never really believed in it?
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2012, 08:48:45 PM »
It is wrong to leave a church if it is the truth.  I always tell myself "I could be wrong".

Your belief should follow the truth always.

how do i Know that it is the truth though. No one has proved it to me. They only talk about it, but the reasons they use, are not convincing. I cannot base my life on something I doubt. Just as I cannot form a relationship, with someone I do not feel comfortable with.
“God has no religion.”
― Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Offline katherineofdixie

  • Protokentarchos
  • *********
  • Posts: 3,719
Re: what is wrong with leaving a church when you never really believed in it?
« Reply #47 on: December 03, 2012, 01:35:05 PM »
Does that mean, I have to put up with all the gossip that is going on in the church, from the depth to the exit? I don't think so.

Yes. They also put up with you, don't they?
"If but ten of us lead a holy life, we shall kindle a fire which shall light up the entire city."

 St. John Chrysostom

Offline biro

  • Site Supporter
  • Stratopedarches
  • *****
  • Posts: 19,342
  • Excelsior
Re: what is wrong with leaving a church when you never really believed in it?
« Reply #48 on: December 03, 2012, 06:20:38 PM »
It is wrong to leave a church if it is the truth.  I always tell myself "I could be wrong".

Your belief should follow the truth always.

how do i Know that it is the truth though. No one has proved it to me. They only talk about it, but the reasons they use, are not convincing. I cannot base my life on something I doubt. Just as I cannot form a relationship, with someone I do not feel comfortable with.

What would be enough proof for you?
In a time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey