Am I religious? The answer might surprise you.

How can I not be religious?

You may think I must be religious, from some of my posts, and from the fact that I have written a book How to Cope with the Church. In fact I’m not. Not really. I don’t like the ceremony or the hierarchy of religion, but I tried being a Christian without going to church and it didn’t work. You need the support of other Christians, and they need you!

A preacher preaching. Is that why you're not religious? Perhaps he's not either!
A preacher preaching. Is that why you’re not religious? Perhaps he’s not either!

Does God want us to be religious?

On top of that, God wants you to worship him. Of course, you can, and should, do that on your own. Pray, read the Bible, listen to Christian songs. But there’s something important about collective worship. It can take many forms. If you don’t like the first church you go to – if you just don’t fit – try another church. They’re not all the same. It will be worth looking around.

Can my book help if you’re not religious?

I hope it can. Now you know about me, you might realise that I sympathise. Here’s the link, if you haven’t got a copy. https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-cope-Church-John-Murray-ebook/dp/B01LZ53GBS

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