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Old 12-20-2007, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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That is just like me, an illiterate person, hanging around the library trying to meet women. Actually, I am just kidding about me hanging around a library and being illiterate. But I am sure that it is a valid analogy anyway.
ACTUALLY, if a person is illiterate hanging around a library is one of the best things they can do! I mean really, can you think of any better place to learn to read than a place filled with books and people wanting to help you? (Maybe one of them would even be a great woman???)

So, your analogy is good as far as I'm concerned - hang out at a church if you don't know God, or Christians, and you may just learn something new

 
Old 12-20-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Wow, what a colossal waste of time.

Church is primarily for worship. If one wants friends and does not believe in God, one is better off at a weekly Bunco club.

That's like a believer in Christ going to a Muslim mosque weekly to make friends. Um, MAKES NO SENSE
I disagree. It is a place of community, education, worship, etc. A place where like minded individuals can go and commune. Generally people think places of worship/churches (of any religion) cater to a more open, spiritual, friendly and caring group of people. If those are the people you want to be friends with, then Church is a place to be. That is why Churches often, have Bible Studies, Single's Events, Hay Rides, and Church Socials. They are part of the community. In the past much more part of the community, but thats not the what the OP is asking and leads a different path about what today's society looks like. I believe if you are respectful of their views and considerate of their approaches and time, then why not. Again, the churchs that I go to would welcome you.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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Christ was acceptiong of EVERYONE ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO WERE NOT FOLLOWERS OF GOD.
 
Old 12-20-2007, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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We would welcome you at our church! We go to Elevation Church which is a non denominational church. The music is great and the pastor is great to listen to. We ARE the church that would accept you coming for whatever your reasons are. Moderator cut: no advertising

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Old 12-21-2007, 09:42 PM
 
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We would welcome you at our church! We go to Elevation Church which is a non denominational church. The music is great and the pastor is great to listen to. We ARE the church that would accept you coming for whatever your reasons are. Check out the web site www.elevationchurch.org
As far as I go promoting a specific church is the equivalent of promoting a specific business or more closely, a specific non profit> can people promote non profits here?
 
Old 12-21-2007, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Cornelius
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ahem...I've heard great things about Elevation although I've never been there myself: http://www.elevationchurch.org/
 
Old 12-22-2007, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Wherever it is, I am sure it is cosmopolitan
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Hey everyone I am heading to Danbury NC to hang with the Hare Krishnas to meet new people tomorrow if anyone wants to carpool
 
Old 12-22-2007, 12:33 PM
 
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If you like the idea of church without having to accept a set theology, you might be interested in the Unitarian Universalist church of Charlotte. People of all religions come together in UU congregations for fellowship and thoughtful conversation. (Really!)

Edited to add: I haven't made it over to the Charlotte congregation yet, so it's not a plug, just a (hopefully!) helpful idea.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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I'll be moving to Charlotte around February. I would like to meet new people, preferably my age (20-30) very quickly so I don't end up being a hermit my first month.

I've browsed this forum and gotten some good ideas. If there are the community meet-ups, I'd like to attend. I don't feel comfortable going up to random people in a bar and just start talking, so I probably won't be doing that.

Now, the churches. I'm interested in going to a church but I'm not a believer. I grew up in a Protestant household and went to some churches with friends when I was at the University. I like the community aspect of churches, and I think preachers are good public speakers, but I just can't embrace the concept of divinity. Back at home, no body really cared that I didn't believe in God, because they all know me outside of the church too. How is it in Charlotte? Will I be able to go and meet new people without them either shunning me for going and not believing or trying to enlighten me 24/7?

Thanks,
Look for a Unitarian Univeralist congregation.... There are a wide variety of people who are members and you can have your own ideas about G-d.
 
Old 03-13-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Well, that's the point of church. If everyone who went to church were believers and doing what they were supposed to doing, there would be a different type of message. One time I told my daughter "don't worry about it, we're in church and no one would pick up your stuff". She asked, "mom if only Christians go to church how do non-christians become christians". Spoken from the mouth of babes! Just have an open mind and have fun!
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