I was raised in Catholic school in Philadelphia, went there for 9 years. I attended church every Sunday and school everyday of course. My family is 100% Irish and full blown Catholic. Thing is, up north in Philadelphia, church was about going to profess your love for God and have your time with him. Thats it, no Wednesday church, no youth groups, no "Family activites" per say among the Church. Of course friends were made within the Church, but it wasnt a basis of your life and sociall activity.
When I moved to Texas I found Church to be VERY, VERY different. Catholics almost seem like another religion. I haven't gone in 10 years since I have been here and am now among those called Agnostic. It just got under my skin bad that friends in school judged you on who you were by wether or not you went to youth group activities at Church, or how many days a week you attended Church, or how much your family donates to the Church. You getting my drift?????? Granted not many in Texas are Catholic, but every religion is like that down here. Going to Church to love your God and pray takes a back seat to the social activities you HAVE TO BE A PART OF to fit in. It is a bunch of crap in my mind and 100% turned my opinion on people of faith here in Texas. It is all social standing, not about your faith.
Anyone here from up north that can agree with me???? Just curious on your thoughts, especially those who think they go to church to love their God, not for the social part of it.
Please no bashing anyone in this thread, it is not right to PUSH your beliefs on anyone, no matter what they are. Just give honest opinions. Thanks guys and gals