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How many of you left religion and miss it?

#1Kaynes_ArsePosted 11/13/2012 10:49:50 AM
I really do miss going to church sometimes. I don't give two hoots about the ideologies of it all anymore, but I miss the sense of community I felt when I was a church-goer. I still have friends from my old church that I still talk to, but it isn't the same. When I left, it felt like something in those relationships changed for the worst.
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#2kozlo100Posted 11/13/2012 10:59:00 AM
There are churches of several denominations that I sometimes attend as an atheist, and am perfectly welcomed into the community. If you really miss going to services, I imagine there's a church somewhere near you that would be glad to have you attend on your terms.
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#3hamsandwich3141Posted 11/13/2012 11:07:12 AM
I miss the art and architecture. I could never pay attention to the words when I went to mass with my family (unless it was strictly a story, as opposed to a prayer or real preaching or whatnot), I was always too distracted by the stained glass windows and the awesome architecture.
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#4ThuggernautzPosted 11/13/2012 11:31:06 AM
I have found plenty of other communities to involve myself with, so no I don't really miss it.
#5Moorish_IdolPosted 11/13/2012 2:24:45 PM
The only thing I really miss are the friends who demonized me. Most were accepting, but there's a few that have never spoken to me since, presumably out of spite.
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#6Resident WeevilPosted 11/13/2012 2:41:36 PM
Thuggernautz posted...
I have found plenty of other communities to involve myself with, so no I don't really miss it.

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#7Lord_IchmaelPosted 11/13/2012 3:02:59 PM
I miss nothing. Good riddance...
#8Hustle KongPosted 11/13/2012 3:26:16 PM
I've never been a big community guy, and my family rarely went to church.
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#9FingerpuppetPosted 11/13/2012 4:34:16 PM
I miss it dearly, but not enough for me to reject reason.
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#10Polish_CrusaderPosted 11/13/2012 5:10:50 PM
The god of the bible has more reason than anything else. Do his will and you will get into heaven. Just like capitalism, except a lot less suffering and everybody gets rewards.