amy g. Posted July 13, 2008 Share Posted July 13, 2008 After 17 years, I'm afraid I'm going to end up leaving the Episcopal Church, and not because of the stance on homosexuality. In the past, we have gone to historic, urban, traditional churches, and loved them. Now that we have moved, our choices are really limited. We have been going to the one Episcopal church that is not too far away for a year and a half. I just can't stand it anymore. The music is horrible. The 12 year olds wear high heels and micro minis. The Children's minister's daughter is a brat who yells in her father's face, and pushes in front of the cross in the processional. Most of the men act like frat boys. The priest's wife is the music director, even though she can't read music. She is too threated to let anyone who can read music on the worship team. The youth minister acts as materialistic and immature as the kids! I know that I have a problem being judgmental, but, really, I've gone to other churches for years and not seen people like this in leadership positions. I visited a Reformed church, and felt very at home with the homeschooling quiver full moms. My daughters LOVED the children there, but I worry, about my family's being too liberal to make that church a long term fit. In all fairness, I think my church is just reflecting our modern culture. Since we homeschool, and don't watch TV, church is one of the only places we see how most people live. I just wonder why we should even go to church when it feels like the most secular thing we do all week. We are going to visit the local Catholic church next week. My Dh is Catholic, even though we have attended the Episcopal church for our entire marriage. We know and respect some of the men in that parish from my son's Boy Scout troop. I know there will be people I can't identify with everywhere I go, but at least the music can not be any worse! Sorry for this long rant. I think I am having a mid-life crisis. Things I never thought I'd question don't seem important any more. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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