For those of you that were once religious, is there any aspect of your faith that you miss?
Growing up, most of my friends went to church. Some of my friends were even the children of pastors. We lived in a pretty conservative area. While my parents considered themselves Christian, we did not go to church (except for an occasional wedding or funeral) and it was not forced upon me.
I was always an outsider. My friends had confirmation and vacation bible camp – things I knew nothing about. All of my friends were people I went to school with but they had a whole nother community in their church.
I have to admit, I may have been a little jealous.
I sometimes went to church services with my friends and I never got it. I didn’t enjoy it and I definitely didn’t understand it. However, I tagged along to a couple of youth group activities and they were actually kind of fun.
I knew I would never fit in and unfortunately, I felt like I was missing out.
A Question for the Formerly Faithful
Obviously today I want nothing to do with religion. I don’t fit in and I don’t care. For once, I like being an outsider.
For those things I thought I was missing out on – do you miss any aspects of your religion? The community? Some comfort?
It’s kind of funny to me now because I’m still friends on Facebook with many of the people I grew up with and most of them are still religious. I just thought they would all grow out of it.
One of my friends goes to a church with cardio drumming. Now I know I’m definitely missing out!