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Disability questions

I am applying for disability and just received mail that informed be that I would have to have a mental and physical exam. I understand that this is the usual procedure. What I am not happy about is that my "mental exam" is taking place in a mega church. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Education as Heresy in the Middle Ages

Did the Catholic Church actively suppress literacy and education during the Middle Ages, or was it simply a byproduct of the era? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 4, 2012 - 28 answers

The way things are going, they're gonna ...

Conversations with my Father-in-law have lead him to lose his faith in God. My mother-in-law is not coping well with this and blames me. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Jan 5, 2012 - 26 answers

What's it like to be a nun?

What's your nun story? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Jun 22, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find the Latin phrase describing my position on a religion/government issue...

Government/History/Religion question: is there a Latin phrase for a doctrine of belief in secular government (vs. theocracy or other religious governments) amongst a plurality of beliefs? [more inside]
posted by brownrd on Feb 26, 2011 - 11 answers

if you're hanging with your breath seeking peace

What's the protocol on randomly visiting a church? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jan 8, 2011 - 29 answers

I believe in Santa, but I don't believe in Jesus

Religion filter: I'm really trying to understand religion and why people regularly attend services. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jan 8, 2011 - 40 answers

What Would Jesus Do?

Is it appropriate to hold a fundraiser for a church in a bar? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Nov 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Is this the best schism Henry VIII could come up with?

How did I go to Anglican High Mass twice and not realize I wasn't in a Catholic Church? [more inside]
posted by oneaday on Oct 31, 2010 - 42 answers

What does it mean to be a "pastor's wife," anyway?

My fiance is finishing his last year of seminary, with the end goal of becoming a pastor in the UCC (United Church of Christ). I am totally fine with this, but also realize that this job has some... unique aspects, particularly relating to one's spouse and family. Can you help me start to prepare myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 21 answers

I’d like advice on how to either leave my church as gracefully as possible, or find a way to reconcile my lack of faith with my continued church membership.

I’d like advice on how to either leave my church as gracefully as possible, or find a way to reconcile my lack of faith with my continued church membership. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Nov 25, 2009 - 28 answers

Seeking new Church

Need Church Recommendation in NOVA/DC area with active 20/30/40 single congregation [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Nov 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me back in the church...

Help me reconcile my liberal beliefs with a church family again... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2009 - 39 answers

How do I form the First Church of [Insert Celebrity Name Here]

How do I start my own church in California? If L. Ron Hubbard can have a church, why can't I? I have tried searching for "how to start a church" on google and askmefi, but no luck. I think there's something about filing a 501c non-profit form, but there are a lot of forms for similar things (non-profit raffle? commercial coventurer?? what the crap?). [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw on Jul 6, 2009 - 22 answers

What should I ask Mormons?

I'm meeting with Mormon missionaries tomorrow for a religious discussion, and they want me to come prepared with questions about Mormon history/ belief/ doctrine, etc. I'm looking for a list of questions that will give me interesting answers and lead to longer discussions about the nature of Mormonism. I'm very interested in their religion, I just don't know enough to know what to ask, and I have three hours with them so I need a good amount of discussion questions. Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on Jun 16, 2009 - 75 answers

The accidental minister's wife

My husband, who has been agnostic since we met and hasn't attended church in years, has rather suddenly decided to pursue a career in the ministry. I don't know what to do or who to talk to about my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2009 - 32 answers

How to obtain my baptismal certificate?

What's the easiest way to get a copy of my baptismal certificate if I only have a vague idea where I was baptized? This is embarrassing, but in my defense, I don't really remember it all that well. [more inside]
posted by smurdah on Mar 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Religious Defections

How many people after being brought up in one religion, eventually choose another? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Jun 10, 2008 - 23 answers

How can this pilgrim acquire faith?

Please help this petty agnostic acquire faith in a higher power. [more inside]
posted by mr_book on Feb 10, 2008 - 71 answers

Religious counter-programming for dummies

My in-laws are Catholics. My husband and I are not raising our daughter in a religious household. How can we effectively counter-program my in-laws' religious activities? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Dec 30, 2007 - 53 answers

Money saving tip for our church

How can my mom's church save money? [more inside]
posted by brokekid on Dec 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Losing my religion

With the election of a new pope, I'd like to take this opportunity to permanently distance myself with the Roman Catholic church and I want them to know about it in an official manner. So what is the process that I must follow to become excommunicated? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Apr 21, 2005 - 32 answers

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