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  • Church, do you go? Should I go?

    I know the bible says I should. I'm not asking from the bibles point of view. I'm asking from a cop to a cop.

    If you go, what do you get out of it?

    I want to go but a cops schedule isn't really church friendly.

  • #2
    I work Sat -Tues, from 2100 to 0700 and I go every Sunday. Its really hard after working a graveyard shift the night before, but I think its worth it. I go because, in a wierd way, it makes me feel safer at work. I believe that if something were to happen to me then I would go to the right place. (I'm not trying to start a church debate or say one thing is right or wrong. Just stating my opinion) I also go to set a good example to others and also my family.
    “Fear not the night.

    Fear that which walks the night.

    And I am that which walks the night.

    But only evil need fear me…

    and gentle souls sleep safe in their beds…

    because I walk the night.”


    • #3
      Thats between ya.. and ya....

      Ma' Best LEO friends, err some are Decons... Lots of wOrKs.... But

      It's Ya call....

      Ummm, Awwww NevErMinds.. Getty TrIg!!! I saId GET!!!!!!

      DamndabLe Horse!!!!
      Originally posted by mookster
      Sully, usually I hafta glance over your posts cuz my brain would have issues with the imagery you portray, however with that one I get it. I agree one hundred percent with ya.
      Originally posted by CityCopDC
      I swear to god you are not human. I know a rogue VI when I see one.
      Originally posted by OfficerDotCom
      I think no one is probably happier than Sully and I that we ARE NOT the same person.(seriously thanking God for that one).

      Old Physicists neva' die, they just hop on a horsey and fly away inta' an infinitely massive black ho ...


      • #4
        My last pastor told me this when I asked him to pray for me when I started LE. I told him it's tough being a Christian while working in LE and he said "I don't know how you could do it if you weren't".

        What ever religion you are, going to Church will re-energize your faith, help you socialize with people who aren't cops or robbers, and remind you that there's a higher power that is in control.

        This job will wear you down fast. You'll start cursing and thinking in ways you never thought you would. You need to have something that keeps you well centered so that all the bad you deal with doesn't drag you down.
        Due to the Juvenile bickering and annoying trolling committed by members of this forum I have started an igore list. If your name is listed below I can't see you.

        CityCopDC, Fire Moose, Carbonfiberfoot, Damiansolomon


        • #5
          Last edited by SBSO_DISPATCHER; 09-14-2009, 03:37 AM.
          Gotta catch em allll.........


          • #6
            Originally posted by Michigan
            I won't say anything mean to you because you're obviously retarded. I don't know if you will understand or comprehend what everyone is saying to you, so put it this way: The internet is bad, bad place. No go, no go. Computer bad, no login. Stay home, eat sour patch kids- yum yum. No talk to no one. Stay home. Internet is bad, stay away. Bye, bye.


            • #7
              I just started going again a few months ago. I was surprised by how much more relaxed I was after going, that the trivial things that used to really irritate me just don't seem like any big deal now.

              There is a feeling of peace that comes with it, and, as posted above, it's nice to get together with like minded people who aren't all cops. There's also alot of comfort knowing that if anything happened and I wasn't here any longer, that there would be a very strong support network for my family.

              I've always believed that a person's relationship with God is their own, and the act of going to church does not make you a better person, but it works for me.
              Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

              Ronald Reagan


              • #8
                Haven't been in over 7 years, don't plan on going back.
                In Memory of A Fallen Hero


                • #9
                  The world is my church...I attend every day.
                  Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.



                  • #10
                    I am in my 40s and did not attend church most of my life. My wife and I started going four or five years ago and we like it. She goes more than I do because I work a lot of Sunday mornings. It is nice to meet different people who don't have anything to do with LE. When my wife got very sick I had people offering to clean my house, bring me food, etc. I declined them all, but it was a really nice gesture. I like doing service work. I like collecting food for the local food pantry. In some small way, it is an opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone else. I know a hungry kid in the parish is eating breakfast because I bought and donated a case of cereal to the parish food pantry. The older I get, the more spiritual I have become. The day my daughter was born I held her in my arms and I cried. And right then I knew there was a God.


                    • #11
                      Christian. But sometimes I watch church on tv or the computer and carry a bible with me in my bag.
                      "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865


                      • #12
                        The LE schedule thing is an excuse, I can't speak for other religions, but I'm pretty sure the Catholic church has mass 7 days a week, at more than one time of day. Even if you don't attend mass, church is usually open. Go sit quietly and gather your thoughts, reflect on your week, pray.
                        "The wicked flee when no man pursueth
                        but the righteous are bold as a lion"

                        Proverbs 28:1, inscription beneath NLEOM lion.sigpic


                        • #13
                          Dont Go...........


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LAschoolCop
                            Dont Go...........
                            Um, why not?

                            To the OP, this is a question that NO ONE ON THIS BOARD can answer, but you and you only. Period.
                            Why are there so many babies on Creole, you and your buddy JPSO Recruit help me out on this one....

                            * "Preach always, if necessary, use words!" St Francis of Assisi

                            * Luke Chapter 6, Verses 27-36


                            • #15
                              + 1, and X 2 to Towncop...

                              Go for the right reasons...a closer relationship with God, the shared experience and the mutual support of other worshippers.

                              Don't go to pick up chicks.

                              Or go, in the one-time era of a particular L.A. Valley Baptist church, to seek promotion points from an assistant chief....we called them the "The God Squad."
                              "You're never fully dressed without a smile."

                              Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

                              Three things I know for sure: (1) No bad deed goes unrewarded, (2) No good deed goes unpunished, and (3) It is entirely possible to push the most devoted, loyal and caring person beyond the point where they no longer give a 5h!t.


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