First Steps to My New Year’s Resolution

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“HERETIC ALERT!” Today I mailed the letter that requests my church remove me from its membership rolls. Let the shocked phone calls BEGIN! Sadly, church-goers assume that if you leave church you leave your faith. Wrong! I’ve left the christian insitituion and am becoming a free-agent. I’m no longer willing to support the institution that oppresses so many. I am liberating myself. Hopefully, it’ll “stick” this time.

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10 thoughts on “First Steps to My New Year’s Resolution

  1. I admire your unwillingness to follow what you believe to be evil. Have a great new year, and hey even if you have left the “physical” church, you still have the church online and … hang-arounders like me hehehe. God bless you Ann πŸ™‚

  2. Diana,
    You’re absolutely right! The online community is a god-send in a way for people like me. Thanks for being there! πŸ™‚

  3. The online community is a God-send also for people like me, who have never stepped into a physical church service. I would love to when I get a chance though πŸ™‚ right now my parents are just not open to the idea of letting me attend a church service. But one day.. I want to. Till then we can hang around online. Yeah πŸ™‚ God is good. lol

  4. Diana,
    I’d suggest you not be so quick to step into a church service. It’ll ruin your sweet spirit! Trust me! πŸ™‚

  5. Hello Ann,
    We have met at IonianSpirit.net.
    Congratualations on leaving the church.
    It is not an easy thing to do. In a lot of ways it does hurt. If you were like me, it was a huge part of your life. In fact it defined my life for 30+ years. It does hurt to find out that you’ve spent so much time trying to understand and hold on to a lie.

    I want to leave you with something called “The Great Awakening.” It is pretty good, and explains where I am now in my life.

    http://ihsministries.home.comcast.net/Awakening.html

  6. Welcome to my blog, Noogatiger!! It’s good to see you. I will definitely check out the link as I have your other articles. Boy, you’ve been through the ringer! πŸ™‚

  7. I will have to see for myself one day what the big deal about physical church is. I have some really sweet christian friends who go to church, including a sister who is married to a pastor, and others… and I have heard lots of sermons from John Piper which really build me up and encourage me. So I would imagine a church service to be like 2 + 2. I guess I will see one day whether 2 + 2 equals 4 or not πŸ™‚

    Happy new year, btw what is a Midwest Doubter please?

    Love,
    Diana

  8. Diana,
    I decided to quit using my name on the internet to protect my privacy and the privacy of my family. I thought of another nickname to use on my blogs: I am from the Midwest in America and I have many doubts about religion, hence I am a Midwest Doubter. πŸ™‚

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