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Old 02-19-2024, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Fourteen year old thread. Means nothing in 2024.
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Old 02-19-2024, 04:32 PM
 
Location: On the Edge of the Fringe
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There was a recent Matt Dilahunty YouTube post ( I cannot find up, but as a cat-god I declare that it is there) In this thread he discussed the accuracy and responses of people who have RECENTLY quit religion and the reasons they quit.

I cannot speak for other cat, other than to say that I understand the difference between fact and fiction, and what is mentally healthy and what is not.

I do not find Megachurches to be entertaining, for example, but I certainly find Episcopal High churches at times to be so.

Don't like it? well too bad Welcome to 21st Century America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6fSMTFkeA


For me, yes I miss the art and music, which is why I still go on Christmas Eve.
As For outdated beliefs, no I do not miss, nor do I need a non-existent god.

Oh I may be offline for a few weeks I have a Vegas Vacation "Sin CIty" except that SIN does not exist...) SO I will not be on for a while
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Old 02-19-2024, 05:52 PM
 
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There was a recent Matt Dilahunty YouTube post ( I cannot find up, but as a cat-god I declare that it is there) In this thread he discussed the accuracy and responses of people who have RECENTLY quit religion and the reasons they quit.

I cannot speak for other cat, other than to say that I understand the difference between fact and fiction, and what is mentally healthy and what is not.

I do not find Megachurches to be entertaining, for example, but I certainly find Episcopal High churches at times to be so.

Don't like it? well too bad Welcome to 21st Century America

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6fSMTFkeA


For me, yes I miss the art and music, which is why I still go on Christmas Eve.
As For outdated beliefs, no I do not miss, nor do I need a non-existent god.

Oh I may be offline for a few weeks I have a Vegas Vacation "Sin CIty" except that SIN does not exist...) SO I will not be on for a while
Have fun, KingCat! It is a fun place.
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Old Yesterday, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The Loneliness Epidemic is driving a number of people to churches and a number of them may be atheists/agnostics. They are just places to socialize, sleep during the sermons.
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Old Yesterday, 06:16 AM
 
Location: NMB, SC
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The Loneliness Epidemic is driving a number of people to churches and a number of them may be atheists/agnostics. They are just places to socialize, sleep during the sermons.
There may be some truth to that. I have some women friends that don't go to Church but they do constantly ask me about the social activities my church has going on and if I can bring them along.
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Old Yesterday, 10:45 AM
 
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Church attendance is expected to be up one percentage point from the past years. Experts think this is a good time to attend church, and conditions are favorable for another rise next year. If you're thinking of attending church, this would be a good time to invest your time in doing so.

Please keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Always consult a qualified and certified church attendance specialist before investing your time and the time of your loved ones in going to church.

Management is not responsible for any actions taken on our predictions, nor for any actions not taken on our predictions. In sum, management is not responsible for anything. Have a blessed day.

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Old Yesterday, 01:23 PM
 
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In person attendance has actually dropped - to update the original post: https://www.pewresearch.org/religion...ious-services/
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Old Today, 10:00 AM
 
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Church attendance is expected to be up one percentage point from the past years. Experts think this is a good time to attend church, and conditions are favorable for another rise next year. If you're thinking of attending church, this would be a good time to invest your time in doing so.

Please keep in mind that past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Always consult a qualified and certified church attendance specialist before investing your time and the time of your loved ones in going to church.

Management is not responsible for any actions taken on our predictions, nor for any actions not taken on our predictions. In sum, management is not responsible for anything. Have a blessed day.
Issue a lottery ticket to each attendee who stays through the sermon and closing prayer, and the pews will be filled every Sunday.
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