Hey everyone. I'm turning 18 a week from today! Hooray for me! My mom and sister are getting me a cat because I love cats and the shelters are exploding with cats these days.
Anyways, I was wondering if it "ok" for Orthodox Christians to go clubbing at clubs? You see, like 90% of my friends go to clubs to hang out, to chill, and to dance, and everytime they have asked me, I would always refuse because I guess I am worried about what goes on there. I hear sometimes ppl bring drugs or even guns, but u won't get shot unless you provoke someone. And besides I live in a nice part of town where hearing a gun shot is as common place as aliens landing on our front porch.
I have never been before and thats why I ask...heck the only parties I evengo to are Greek parties hosted by friends and by the church! That really makes my more-than old school parents happy as I don't get shot and I'm among the same people.
I've been to some Serbian and Antiochian parties, really fun! The Coptic parties are only fun when you're in a hall like 20 minutes away from the church. Dancing, music, and drinking are like big taboos over there. I once went to a Coptic party at a church I was invited to and I thought the usual orhtodox party would be held, some food, music, and traditional dancing, but there was cheezy instrumental arabic and Bach playing, we drank coke, and the guys and girls practically sat at opposite ends of the table. It was kind of like being at a monastery except with monks playing classical music in the background...
Actually after most of my friends have asked me to go to clubs with them, and after sorely disappointing them by refusing I usually didn't get invitations to hang out because on a friday night that is usually where they are. So while my friends are all together on a friday night, I am sitting here at my pc talking to my online buddies who I don't really know. Really lame...
So by refusing am I doing the christian thing to do or is it just an ecxuse not to go out and see it for what is is myself?
I don't think its wrong to go clubbing but then again, I've never been so what do I know.
I asked some priests about it. The Greek priest said it was fine as long as we didn't do anything wrong or get into trouble, the Archimandrite told me it was best to avoid it, and I chanced upon a Coptic priest who told me that it's like a complete sin to go 5 feet aanywhere near there...
So wut do y'all think? Oh yeah and my apolagies for ranting. I hope that didn't turn you off (no pun intended).
P.S: And "WWJD" wouldn't work for me. I drive a car but I'm sure Christ cares about the environment.
H Panagia Mazi Mas,