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Old 03-10-2009, 02:08 AM
 
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Well I got the impression the OP was talking about when it was asked randomly. He seemed bothered strangers would ask this early in a conversation. When you have already said "my church" it is 100% legit.
I am talking about it randomly.
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I had it asked randomly one time and it was at a yard sale by an elderly woman who was having it. The yard sale was the 127 corridor (the world's longest yardsale) so it was a small town here in Kentucky. I was not offended at all, I just told her where I go to church in my part of Kentucky
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Actually, when some one asks me where I go to Church, I will immediately invite them to my Church, figuring that they maybe asking because they 'dont' have a Church to go to.

I go to an 'Independent Church of CHRIST'... We dont follow the 'norm', as we have music in ours, (most Chruches of CHRIST are noninstrumental). We also do things differently than they do, but, we still associate with the Churches of CHRIST, and they always bring up things we do differently, but thats what makes us independent! We love to Worship the LORD and have no problems in doing so. We have bible studies on Wednesday, right after the Feast! (Families pay 5 bucks and an indivisual only pays 2 bucks for a meal, and if they want to stay for Bible studies, they are more than welcomed, they are encouraged to do so, so we can continue to fellowship with them!).

Just come to Steubenville Ohio, on the corner of Ohio and Euclid street, in the LaBelle section of the city, (hill top)...and you will have a great time!

May the LORD Bless each of you.

I wish you well...

Jesse
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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The teacher who is beside my classroom is kinda preachy to me. She wanted me to come to some worship on a Saturday morning at 7:30am. Thing is, she lives about 10 minutes from the school, which is still in the south Bronx. There's no way I'm waking up that early on a weekend to go to the south Bronx when I hate hate hate going there during the week as it is, lol. But yeah, it's pretty annoying when people are being preachy about it. Just go about your business and don't try to get us to be like you. It's fine if they're religious, but just don't try to bring that upon me.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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The teacher who is beside my classroom is kinda preachy to me. She wanted me to come to some worship on a Saturday morning at 7:30am. Thing is, she lives about 10 minutes from the school, which is still in the south Bronx. There's no way I'm waking up that early on a weekend to go to the south Bronx when I hate hate hate going there during the week as it is, lol. But yeah, it's pretty annoying when people are being preachy about it. Just go about your business and don't try to get us to be like you. It's fine if they're religious, but just don't try to bring that upon me.
Saturday? What kind of church is that?
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Saturday? What kind of church is that?


I'm not even sure. I looked at the invitation really fast and said I can't because I need to go to the island lol. Which was true. I just didn't really look at it.
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Pretty often here, or "come to this function" ... or we are having a donation drive, or insert _____, at the church.

Me and my gf here are both not "christian" so... we just keep our mouth shut down here and kind of have to laugh. If they find out you aren't christian around here you will probably be outcasted.


Hell my high school reunion in the south has several church functions... (I won't be going.)

No problem with religious people, obviously most people are and many of my friends are, and have worked for churches in Africa as that is pretty much the only public schooling they have, but religious people in the south are wayyyy too in your face about it and will get preachy if you question them.

Honestly those of you who are religious in the south may just not notice it, but those of us who are not religious, you definitely notice how intertwined the culture is here to the church.

Big reason I don't like the south is the above... for somebody not into it, it is just all encompassing and around you. We are also both vegetarian so also doesn't really fly too well in the south. People act like we are crazy. Same with being crazy for WANTING to ride our bikes or walk instead of driving in a car. My gf is from San Francisco by way of Manhattan and I have been living in Chicago and also done some time living in the Bay area... there are some cool things in the south to be sure but it just isn't working for us, one of the reasons is the religion everywhere. :/

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Old 03-16-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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I'm not even sure. I looked at the invitation really fast and said I can't because I need to go to the island lol. Which was true. I just didn't really look at it.
I tthink the Seventh Day Adventists meet on a saredee
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:14 PM
 
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I grew up without religion, and everyone else I associated with grew up without it too. My friends, family and colleagues are of the highly educated, highly accomplished workaholic crew.

When I was first asked that question, it was in Texas. And to be honest it just blanked my mind. I had no idea how to respond without sounding rude, but it was just such a personal question. I wasn't certain what business it is of anyone to inquire.

From the look I gave the woman who asked, she must have thought I was offended. But really, how on earth do you respond to that? "Religion has no part in my life" is true but offensive.
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I grew up without religion, and everyone else I associated with grew up without it too. My friends, family and colleagues are of the highly educated, highly accomplished workaholic crew.

When I was first asked that question, it was in Texas. And to be honest it just blanked my mind. I had no idea how to respond without sounding rude, but it was just such a personal question. I wasn't certain what business it is of anyone to inquire.

From the look I gave the woman who asked, she must have thought I was offended. But really, how on earth do you respond to that? "Religion has no part in my life" is true but offensive.
Just say "I don't attend church". It's not like you'll be attacked or shunned for not being religious.
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