ANSWERS: 30
  • I never went to Church and I dont ever intend to.
  • Because the church I attended told me I was "intrinsically evil," just for being exactly as God made me, which is LGBT. Any church that is that hypocritical, I can do without. God loves all of his children. None are "evil." Some later commit evil acts, but none are born "intrinsically evil."
  • As soon as I was allowed to cross the road by myself.
  • the day after I was baptized catholic! Ooooh, WHY? Why, because I'm not a believer in Christ.
  • I'm not an xian anymore.
  • Caue God stopped listening to me. And beside the churches in my area are all shelters for the homeless or the illegals who refuels to learn to speak English.
  • Claustrophobia.
  • I started getting sick, everytime I stepped in there, and besides, praying in there didn't make life any easier.
  • My parents forced us to attend on Sundays well they stayed home. I figured if it isn't good enough for them it isn't good enough for me. Besides, I found to many flaws in its teachings and to many hypocrites in its hierarchy.
  • When i was little, my parents were friends with this religious family, and our families would go to church together. They had a daughter who was my age, and one day when we were playing together, she asked if I knew what heaven was. I said no and she pointed to the sky and said "up there. You see skeletons" from then on I had horrific images in my head of these evil skeletons flying around in the clouds and reaching down to get me. Well, that's not quite the reason my parents stopped taking me to church, I think they just lost interest in it. But as a kid, I was always terrified of the vicar because he had this booming, angry voice, and it just didn't feel like a very peaceful place. I think church scared me more than school.
  • I never went, and hope never to. Anything that is as manipulative as religion is a good thing to keep out of my mind. Only one thing should be telling me what's right or wrong, and that's my moral compass.
  • Other than a complete loss of faith? Ummm, the priest (who was like 100 years old, Polish, and had a drinking problem) asked What (hic) did the Easter (hic)bring you little girl (hic)? I was 18 at the time. His replacement was a prick who wore Birkenstocks and was fond of telling people to "come to him when they had real problems".
  • Because my boyfriend got me hooked on "Coronation Street" which runs on Sunday mornings between 7:30 - 10am. I suppose I COULD make 11:30 mass, but have not in a couple of years now. Something else to feel guilty about.
  • There are thousands of different denominations, which one is the answer? We try so hard to change ourselves and everyone around us. God will change me, because I can't change myself. That the power will be of Him and not me. 1Jo 2:26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. 1Jo 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, "and ye need not that any man teach you:" but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
  • I stopped going to church because I'm not allowed to go to church anymore. I have at least one parent who believes that Satan has taken over the church and that the church age is over. I'm supposed to obey my parents, right?
  • i felt like a hypocrite going. i don't identify with any religion, so why go to church? i believe in a higher power, but i think that your actions and intentions are far more important than going to a building to pray in a specific manner once a week.
  • ... conversion ... I went from being born into an Anglican family, raised as an Anglican, to a doubting & uncertain agnostic, to a Tao-Zen Buddhist.
  • The mass changed so radically since I was a child I became disgusted with it. I was taught that God was within me and that he would always hear and help His flock. I do not believe God wants me to sit through a ceremony I consider corrupted. He hears me now as I speak, feel and act.
  • I stopped going when I started thinking that God could care less whether we went or not.
  • Because it all seemed to be a sham to me and the only thing that's important is that I believe in why he died for our sins.
  • my family was never the sunday going church type people, we were holiday catholics .. so christmas, easter .. we would go .. but thanks to my crappy catholic high school, i stopped believing in all that religion stuff and stopped going completely
  • I didn't. I go because the Lord loves me and I want to be with others who feel the same way.
  • I left my religious group after my daughter died because it didn't help me deal with the pain and confusion. Some people in my group tried to get me to stay. They acted like they knew it all. They had no clue what I was going through and never took to the time and effort to find out. They didn't even think to ask "why do you want to leave?" Instead they told me how I "should" think, feel and believe.
  • I am not going to explain the whole reason but after my Mother died i could not step back inside a church Ever again
  • Because I realized it was facade, and was interested in spirituality,not religion.I realized that at about 12 years old
  • I stopped going because of many many reasons. Some of the most evil people I've ever met have been church goers. I became dissilusioned with the whole Christianity thing, and was concerned with that I was becoming because of it. I had become judgemental, hypocritical and sanctimonious. And I think becoming a Christian and going to church, caused me to develop O.C.D.
  • Sadly, I got lazy. When I left home at 17 I just got lazy and never went back. I still have my faith in God though.
  • I love this question - the answers are fascinating. There are several reasons - one of the ones that stands out the most is when I was an AWANA meeting (forget what it stands for) and all the kids were given chalk to draw a picture of something that had to do with the bible. I started to draw a devil and was going to put a cross through it, and was stopped since that wasn't "good" and "we don't draw those here" - I felt my heart drop when the guy then erased it and went over to talk to my mother. So, I was out of AWANA that night and on to bigger and different things - I had to be under 7 at the time. Another reason that I'll share is that my beliefs drastically changed, and I started researching and learning about other religions. I discovered I'm nothing near Christian or Catholic or anything that a church would serve my beliefs, and I stopped going. Conversion to a pagan.
  • because I realized there was no god, and this was a waste of my time,I could be at work making money instead of giving it to the church. I stopped, and now with the money I make on Sundays I take my BF out to dinner, usually at Dominiks
  • i stopped going because i was able to research my church online(mormon), and realised it was a pile of crock, also there was a lot of nastiness and judging in my particular branch (notice im saying "in my branch",as a lot of mormons are very nice people

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