• Ah, now that is a good question. I fault the church most of the time. They tolerate people showing up on Sundays to give money, but GENERALLY do not invest in people lives. It is a sad but true thing in America right now.
  • Who are we to judge what people get out of going to church? We should not absent ourselves from the assembly, as some do, but encourage one another; and this all the more because you see that the Day draws near (Hebrews 10:25). Christianity is not a spectator sport. Christianity (among other things) requires that you: • Worship your creator • Develop your relationship with God • Help build up the Church, the Body of Christ, the Communion of Saints, the family of believers Regular attendance and participation in your Church's services can help you reach these goals. You also obey the Commandment to "keep holy the Lord's day" by going to church on Sundays. With love in Christ.
  • Peer or family pressure is a wonderful thing, so is the silence from them not nagging at you to go.
  • probably the same reason so many go to college to get a degree and only become college educated idiots. they do it in order to get others approval or only as a means to further selfish goals. there's good reasons why we called many officers "college educated idiots" when i was in the military.
  • Because, in their minds, they believe that church has benefited them in some way. Also, they're so indoctrinated that they'd never critically examine the value of church attendance and its effects on their lives.
  • The easy answer is that some people just get enough religion to innoculate themselves against it. They never come down with a true case of religion and therefore it never changes their lives. And Jesus said there would be a lot of hypocrites attaching themselves to churches. You know what the word "hypocrite" means? "Actor." Frederick Douglass wrote that the worst slaveowners made the biggest show of piety, but it was all just a cover for their wickedness. This did not, however, keep him from being a Christian himself--he so wrote.
  • People go to church because they want to be a better person. They stay in church because it is helping them in some way. The church is used at its worst as a club. And at its best it is a place to praise God, and for being thankful for what you have and where you are right now in your life, be it good or bad. To be thankful and appreciative! The messages people receive in church are in a way "Food for thought". They hear a message they needed to hear, and that they are usually trying to be the best person they can be, or just want others to believe they are better than them because they go to church. Which is more common than not. It is when they stop going to church that is in question, because that is the sign that they didn't get the spiritual knowledge, understanding, and wisdom they needed to answer the questions they had. And for understanding why they are here on earth, and other important information for their individual self, along with the bigger picture.
  • We are imperfect. It doesn't mean we can't strive to become better.

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