Cause and Effect : Religion

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It's Not Just a Sunday thing More than 40% of Americans claim to attend church or synagogue regularly, and only about 15% say they never attend. Easter is one of two times a year, along with Christmas, when pews are filled to capacity in many churches, bringing to mind the question: Just why do Americans attend church? Some of the reasons include: to worship God to establish a social connection within the local community (believers or fellowship),to make one's self feel better, serve penance, sacrifice, etc.,to demonstrate goodness, deepen faith, obtain salvation, or to continue tradition.Hurt is way up there on the list. At times we find ourselves reeling from some of the most painful wounds imagation. Loss of a loved one to death, loss of a family, loss . It's only natural to seek healing in God, and it's amazing how God uses some of his dear people to be channels of God's healing, hope-filled, non-judgmental love. I can't begin to count the times I've seen people's hurts healed within the context of support from the church. Ever wonder what motivates people to attend church? Fear? Guilt? People attend for the most human of reasons. Family history has its place. Habit and duty figure, too. But let me talk for a moment about what I see most. Hurt is way up there on the list. At times we find ourselves reeling from some of the most painful wounds imagation. Loss of a loved one to death, loss of a family, loss . It's only natural to seek healing in God, and it's amazing how God uses some of his dear people to be channels of God's healing, hope-filled, non-judgmental love. I can't begin to count the times I've seen people's hurts healed within the context of a healthy congregation. Children also bring us back to church. We feel the awesome responsibility of molding and shaping young lives to be happy and productive for the future, and sense almost...
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