When I was a little younger and stopped going to church with my christian family, my mother spoke to the person who was in charge of the "praise group"...pretty much they play music and sing about God during the morning service. She wanted me to join them since she was sure that all I needed to be a better christian was to be involved in the church. Now, I openly told my mother that I was not a christian anymore...nor had I ever really considered myself one, but she told me that it would be good for me, and since I like playing music with other musicians I felt that it didn't really matter if it was a religious setting or not. I just wanted to play. So we talked to the person who was in charge of this and she said that the only requirement was that I need to do it for the lord. Obviously..but this didn't bother me before until I thought about it. I realized that I wouldn't be doing myself or anyone else any justice if my playing didn't come from the heart. So I decided to drop the idea.

I wonder if they would have known other wise? It would have been pretty awkward I suppose.

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Comment by Lisa on September 21, 2010 at 5:54pm
You have to be true to yourself or it just isn't fun. You did the right thing.
Comment by Dan Tres OMi on September 21, 2010 at 6:10pm
its kind of like the stories i hear from people when they were children in church. the preacher asked that if all the children come up and testify, the service will end and the children can get cake and soda. one child refuses since he doesn't feel that he has been "touched" by the lord.

but after much harassment from the other children, he goes up to testify anyway just to shut every one up. the service is over and everyone gets cake and soda..
Comment by Jānis Ķimsis on September 21, 2010 at 7:15pm
Dan - god worked through the other children. It was their harrasment that made the odd one out conform, and that's really all that's needed.
Comment by willailla on September 21, 2010 at 7:26pm
Christianity is the religion of strings-attached.
Comment by Jon Heim on September 22, 2010 at 1:37pm
James, that's what my dad is for. I think they play good christian/bad christian. haha

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