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March 30, 2008

Ready To Go?

Today we're going to church. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but after the crap we've gone through over the last couple months, Husband and I are just a bit gun-shy about going to any church.

You may be saying to yourself "Vic, have you always been having issues with church? It seems like you've talked about this before, like a couple years ago."

Well yes, you're right. It would seem that we've had a run of bad luck with churches since moving to OH. Yes, a couple years ago the church we were attending had issues with the pastor, Husband and I (who never actually joined that church) got disgusted with the treatment the pastor was getting, didn't trust the "ruling" elders, and left.

In this recent go-around, Husband and I were disgusted by the treatment we were getting from the pastor and left. The pastor resorted to putting Husband through a guilt trip, claiming our children would be scarred for life, and ultimately placing blame on me for a phone conversation I had with one of the other members.

It's always so easy to make a woman the scapegoat, isn't it?

In my opinion, that bastard was just pissed because: he had no one to run his precious PowerPoint (for which Husband not only gave the church one of our laptops but bought a brand new projector as well); there was one less person to work in the nursery; he had no one to coordinate the food for all his dinners and special prayer meetings.

Still angry? You bet. Not only am I now distrustful of elders, but pastors as well.

But that's a long story, one I really don't feel like going in to again. The kids are excited to be going to a new church, and I'm just kind of holding my breath about the whole thing.

LATER THAT SAME DAY: We went and it was nice. Son didn't want to go to children's church, but Daughter was excited to go; Son stayed with Husband and I during the worship service, which, as it turns out, isn't that out of the ordinary. Kids are actually welcomed to stay with their parents.

Husband stated that the music was a bit loud at some points, but I said it didn't bother me.


(Ha ha...)

Good sermon, I really liked the message and the pastor. Large congregation (I saw my mailman), so Husband and I were able to blend in.

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Posted by Groovyvic at 07:03 AM | Comments (2)

"The pastor resorted to putting Husband through a guilt trip, claiming our children would be scarred for life"

what in hell is that all about? A pastor using the children tools in his argument? what the " you know what".

Posted by: dave drake at March 30, 2008 07:10 PM

It's crap is what that is, and not a very good "spiritual leader."

I could go on and on, but I won't.

Posted by: GroovyVic at March 31, 2008 05:37 AM