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Are you involved in any type of religious organization on campus?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 18, 2007

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Photo of Fallon Hogerty

“No. I come from a very Catholic family, though, so I’d like to find somewhere in Lawrence.”

Photo of Tiago Schaffrath

“Not at all. I’ve had negative experiences with organized religion in the past.”

Photo of Taylor Hovorka

“I go to services at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center. They e-mailed me an invitation before I came to KU.”

Photo of Molly Bloedel

“I’m not. I just attend my church at home.”

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George_Braziller 6 years, 8 months ago

In my opinion, the Yellow Pages work better if you are looking for someone to fix your car. I attended Sunday School at our Methodist church as a child and even then had serious doubts. Sang in the choir for the Methodist and Congregational churches. At 18 I walked away and never looked back. If church is your bag of tea then enjoy. The only time I set foot in a church, temple, or shrine is if I am attending a wedding or funeral. I find the entire experience really bizarre -- kind of like Dorothy walking toward the "alter" and hearing in a booming voice I AM THE GREAT AND MIGHTY OZ!!! It was just a bunch of crap behind the curtain.

RightinLawrence (Anonymous) says: Becoming a part of a local church can be a great way for young people away from home to build a great support system of local people who can provide community knowledge if you need to know where to get your car fixed, invitations for some wonderful home cooked meals, help should you have an emergency:As well as stability and a foundation when you are on your own for the first time.

I wouldn't knock it.

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Damian666 6 years, 8 months ago

Why, yes I am. Thanks for asking.

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Haiku_Cuckoo 6 years, 8 months ago

Reading these comments makes me realize that the bumper sticker is correct. Kansas really IS as bigoted as you think.

Sad.

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RightinLawrence 6 years, 8 months ago

Most of the comments here are really sad. Becoming a part of a local church can be a great way for young people away from home to build a great support system of local people who can provide community knowledge if you need to know where to get your car fixed, invitations for some wonderful home cooked meals, help should you have an emergency...As well as stability and a foundation when you are on your own for the first time.

I wouldn't knock it.

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thebcman 6 years, 8 months ago

i think most KU students have knelt before the great Porcelain God and made some offerings at least once or twice.

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H_Lecter 6 years, 8 months ago

The Old Testament Club. Saturday nights are alter nights and everyone brings a sacrifice.

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Kookamooka 6 years, 8 months ago

Religion costs a FORTUNE! I can't afford it.

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i_tching 6 years, 8 months ago

"Lesbian nazis for Jesus."

Is that the church that Rush Limbaugh attends?

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Pink_Sock 6 years, 8 months ago

"Not at all. I've had negative experiences with organized religion in the past."

  • Tiago Schaffrath, KU junior, Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Another case of "The Priest and the Alter Boy?" "Father / Son picnic?"

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BABBOY 6 years, 8 months ago

"Lesbian nazis for Jesus."

I do not see how that can be topped. Wow.

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yourworstnightmare 6 years, 8 months ago

I also hear that the Church of Blind Obedience for Non-Thinking Sheep has a good service. They really make you feel good about yourself.

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Kevin Sontag 6 years, 8 months ago

I attend a few churches: Our Lady of Great Agony, St. Frances McDormand, and Our Lady of Perpetual Motion. I'm also a bishop in the Church of the All Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster. And I also tithe to the Great Lord Xenu, in the hopes that one day we can rid the world of those awful Scientologists.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 6 years, 8 months ago

I had a dream of being chased by an albino Moonie on campus once.

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