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View Diary: Quitting My Church after 28 Years (45 comments)

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  •  Religious institutions serve many functions (3+ / 0-)
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    viral, raincrow, FindingMyVoice

    and it can become very confusing.

    Do you join because you subscribe to the theology? Do you join because your friends go there? Do you join because of the group's overall views (not strictly the religious ones)? Do you join in order to make new friends? Do you join to affirm your sense of identity?

    It's difficult, I think, to belong to any organization without developing an interest in how that organization functions. Perhaps the best way of proceeding from there is, if you don't like the direction things are going in, get MORE rather than less involved in the direction of the church. You may not necessarily get things to change as you wish them to but, up to a point, the act of participating gives you a voice and almost certainly gives you the opportunity to discover that others feel the same way that you do.

    At the end of the day the choice of whether to leave or stay is one you are fully entitled to make, and if you conclude that there was something you got there that you aren't able to find anywhere else, there's nothing wrong with going back.

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