My father was a non-practicing member of the Lutheran Church and my mother was a committed member of a Congregational Church. I attended a few Lutheran services and daily vacation bible classes, and I attended Congregational services at the youth level until I graduated from high school. Then I stopped attending church.
I consider myself an agnostic because I do not know whether or not God exists. An atheistic knows or thinks he/she knows. I do believe in much of the Christian code for living. I moved away from the Congregational Church of my mother’s faith because there was too much guilt. The Lutheran Church to my youthful eyes seemed old-fashioned. I am not in the market for a religion at this point in my life, but if I were, I would be looking for these criteria: a pacific religion, one not supporting war. I would also insist on a religion that did not judge people here on earth. There is plenty of time later for judgement after death.
- Greeneville Congregational Church (davew0958.wordpress.com)
- What I Learned at Lutheran Church of Hope (andrewconard.com)
- Lutheran pastor attacks Lutheran view of Lord’s Supper (geneveith.com)