Post by ProfessorChaos on Feb 6, 2017 12:16:58 GMT -5
I've been waiting for a check in lately to process the fact that I've been attending the local Unitarian church for the past few weeks. I have mixed feelings about this. I'm doing it for the community and for my daughter, although I'm also appreciating the gentle nature of the experience compared to how difficult and harsh the rest of my life is seeming these days, but I'm also feeling a little hypocritical. Has anyone else here attended that? What were your thoughts? I'm still struggling with words like "praise," "worship," and "God," as I'm pretty firmly an atheist.
Late to the party, and I don't currently have this experience, but it's on my radar. I don't want to hijack your post, but mh is interested in attending church at some point for the community aspect and I've suggested UU as one that I would reasonably consider attending, but I'm worried about feeling some of the same things that you mention.
I have attended Christian (Baptist) services that I don't believe/agree with in the past, with my parents, but b/c it was limited (only a few visits, I was never a member of their church) it didn't particular bother me to sit there. But I can see how attending regularly would probably make me feel hypocritical, depending on the specific group. I've been to one UU where it was clearly focused more towards Christians and another that was felt far more open to everyone. Maybe another UU would be a better fit?
Being atheist we don't attend, but one of my best friends growing up attended a UU church. I like their idea behind the community more than the religious aspect. I would consider a UU church over other religions if my kids asked to attend a church. I would have to learn more about them.
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