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Could someone please enlighten me..........

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ModeratelyMitey Thu 25-Sep-08 07:47:14

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AMumInScotland Thu 25-Sep-08 09:18:05

I think the people who make churchgoers do this kind of thing are the same ones who bully people into all kinds of things "because you'll enjoy it". And simply refuse to believe anyone who says they don't enjoy it. No part of a church service should be compulsory - you should never be made to feel uncomfortable for not joining in - I've sat silently through hymns, chosen not to do the "Anglican aerobics" (sit - stand - kneel - sit or kneel - stand - etc), not gone up for communion - depending on what feels appropriate to me at the time. It's one of the ways I would measure the suitability of a church - if I feel pressured to do things I don't think it would suit me!

Actions to the Lord's Prayer indeed - where exactly does it say that Jesus taught his followers that the way to God was by joining in the actions?

justaboutisverydull Thu 25-Sep-08 09:19:54

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ModeratelyMitey Thu 25-Sep-08 09:35:23

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Cappuccino Thu 25-Sep-08 09:37:51

Actions to the Lord's Prayer? wtf?

was there imaginary chewing for the "Give us this day our daily bread" bit? did you have to rub your tummies and smile?

how did you mime "Lead us not into temptation?" did you all fall on the floor and dry hump one another, while waving imaginary mugs of beer?

ModeratelyMitey Thu 25-Sep-08 09:42:29

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justaboutisverydull Thu 25-Sep-08 10:20:16

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AMumInScotland Thu 25-Sep-08 10:21:34

Yes - there's an implication that you can't possibly really understand the words without the actions to help you. Patronising or what?

I'd be giggling away - 25 adults seriously sitting round doing the actions!

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