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What Should I Do During Church?

by Jow
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jedishrfu
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Jan14-13, 09:29 AM
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you could bring a copy of the deluxe Hobbit book to read. It looks like a school missal in brown leather and the tile Hobbit in gold lettering.

If you were bolder you could bring a tablet with a missal text on it. From there you could switch back and forth or look up bible history...
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Jan14-13, 01:38 PM
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I don't have a choice, I must go to church (I go to a Catholic School and I must keep up appearances).
Change your school, then!
ChiralWaltz
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Jan14-13, 04:04 PM
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(I go to a Catholic School and I must keep up appearances).
Learn how to go through the motions of mass while thinking about what you want. You have one hour in which all you can do is think. I recommend thinking about who you are, who you want to be and how you are going to get there. Character development is crucial in any good story. Plan your week, offer prayers for those you love. What you choose to think about is up to you. The good news is you don't have to go to church forever.

I don't think it is a wise idea to do anything that draws attention to yourself in mass. Unless you like to sing, of course. Here is an excellent tutorial on how to sing in church: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMXD_Ijbs
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Jan14-13, 07:44 PM
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I don't think it is a wise idea to do anything that draws attention to yourself in mass. Unless you like to sing, of course. Here is an excellent tutorial on how to sing in church: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMXD_Ijbs
That is so wrong!

He doesn't know the words, so he has to go with "La La La La"s ..... and then he still has to lip sync it?!
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Jan14-13, 08:01 PM
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Perhaps you could join the choir.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvrN4xHr32o
HeLiXe
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Jan15-13, 12:54 AM
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I usually count things and do approximate measurements when I am waiting somewhere...like the tile dimensions on the roof and floor, how many chairs are in the room, etc. Maybe you can count the stained glass
Kholdstare
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Jan15-13, 08:01 AM
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Never go to one in the first place. If you are compelled to go, irritate everybody to no end, so that they don't let you in again.
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Jan15-13, 09:02 AM
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Not true, I can think of many people who have wasted my time.
Ah, but you have to give someone your time before they can waste it.
skeptic2
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Jan15-13, 09:10 AM
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Do what I did, read the Bible critically. That fueled my conversion to atheism.
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Jan15-13, 09:20 AM
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Ah, but you have to give someone your time before they can waste it.
Again not true, there are many who had stolen my time
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Jan15-13, 03:59 PM
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I am a Roman Catholic and for various reasons I must go to church at least a couple of times a month. Even the most devout get bored in church and I, not being a religious person, get extremely bored. Can you think of anything I could do during church that wont look like I am doing anything. One thing I already do is practice my mandarin in my head (but that is a tad difficult because if I forget a word I can't look through my textbook). I also make fun of things said by the priest, but after a while that gets pretty boring as his homilies tend to be about similar things. Any suggestions would be great, thanks :)
You can spend your time in church (and some of your time out of church) pondering exactly what it is that you're supporting by going to church.
Jow
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Jan15-13, 05:47 PM
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Do what I did, read the Bible critically. That fueled my conversion to atheism.
Being a critical thinker, after 11.5 years of Catholic school, I've had enough of reading the Bible critically.
Jow
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Jan15-13, 05:52 PM
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The reason that I absolutely must go to church is because tuition is reduced if you are a Catholic. However, my priest has to sign a letter saying I go to Church. And no, I can't change schools, or rather I wont change schools, because the only private schools around (that don't have a +$10 000 a year tuition) are catholic. And yes, I have to go to an independent school because the public schools in my area aren't very good and the teachers go on strike ever second week...
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Jan15-13, 05:58 PM
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Quote Quote by ChiralWaltz View Post
I don't think it is a wise idea to do anything that draws attention to yourself in mass. Unless you like to sing, of course. Here is an excellent tutorial on how to sing in church: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1orMXD_Ijbs
I was so sure that you would post this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh__g-ZZ6WA
rootX
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Jan15-13, 06:00 PM
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My dad was a minister, but he served some small country churches about 90 minutes from home. On some Sundays, my brother and I would join my dad. We met a lot of nice folks, and the lunches were always good.
I was also going to say this, go around meet nice people.
haael
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Jan16-13, 03:49 AM
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If you still want to be a christian, just change the church. There is for sure some other church in your neighbourhood with some more quaint preacher. Or at least you can change the mass you attend, there may be some more suited for you.

If you don't want to be a christian, as others said, just say it to your relatives and be yourself. If you don't have the courage, then you can use your time in the church to whisper affirmations. It will look for others as if you were praying :).

And if everything above fails you can try solving Einstein equations for two colliding black holes in your mind. It can give you enlightenment, in a sense.
That Neuron
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Jan16-13, 06:29 AM
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I'm sorry, but did anyone else notice the "Christian Mingle" ad right next to the original thread starter post.

If not, I took a grab of it in case anyone wants a good laugh.
TMFKAN64
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Jan16-13, 12:59 PM
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The reason that I absolutely must go to church is because tuition is reduced if you are a Catholic. However, my priest has to sign a letter saying I go to Church. And no, I can't change schools, or rather I wont change schools, because the only private schools around (that don't have a +$10 000 a year tuition) are catholic. And yes, I have to go to an independent school because the public schools in my area aren't very good and the teachers go on strike ever second week...
I would suggest you run a quick calculation and see how much you are being paid per hour.

And then suck it up, do your job, and pray as you are being paid to do.


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