Thursday, November 18, 2004

In Response to Kim's Post

This post is somewhat of a serious post and may come as surprising to some of you so only read on if you want to.

I have been attending church my entire life. I was in fact, quite involved at my church in Oregon before I moved to California. After moving to California however, I never found a church that I enjoyed very much and I just kind of stopped looking, so I didn't attend church anymore. There has also been something else that kept me from looking for another church and that is my faith. I have for as long as I can remember had burning questions inside me and views that are quite contrary to what all the churches I've ever attended taught. I whole-heartedly and openly believe in God and believe that He is good, which is why I can still attend church and feel like I'm part of it. I don't believe everything that the church has to offer and that is partially because of the origins of a lot of the traditions and the fact that organized religion is run too much like a business. Anyway, I'm not going to go into depth about my religous convictions and beliefs right now maybe some other time. I was just giving some background.

This new church that Kim and I have been attending is very, very much like the church that I was attending in Oregon and I'm really enjoying attending there because it's familiar, the people are nice, and I can picture having a family at a church like this. Every single church that I have gone to here in SLO I have not felt like I could have a family there and I didn't really have much fun it was mostly just a show and strengthened my dislike for organized relgion. I will admit there is a lot of good preachin going on at some of these churches, especially my friend Joe's church, Shoreline Christian, or something like that. That preacher can preach. I highly reccomend going to at least one of his sermons just to listen.

So I just wanted to explain that, though I have seemed somewhat agnostic towards church to some of you people who read this blog, that has not ever been the case. I just had not found a church that I felt like I could be an active part of or would enjoy attending every Sunday. That's all I have to say about that.

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