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The Church: Blessing or Curse?

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The Church has done both evil and good throughout the 2000 years of its existence. What is the Church in your opinion...Blessing or Curse?

Are you a church-going Christian?

30% (7) Yes, I am a Christian and go to church
13% (3) I am a Christian but do not go to church
4% (1) I go to church but am not a Christian
21% (5) I do not go to church, I used to be a Christian
30% (7) I do not go to church and am not a Christian

23 voters have answered this question.

What are the first emotions you feel when you hear the word "Church"?

29% (7) Excitement
29% (7) Love
37% (9) Worship
25% (6) Compassion
16% (4) Nostalgia
16% (4) Frustration
16% (4) Anger
25% (6) Hate
8% (2) Pain
12% (3) Sadness
16% (4) Indifference
8% (2) An unmentioned positive emotion
16% (4) An unmentioned negative emotion
4% (1) Nothing

24 voters have answered this question.

What is the greatest impact the Church has had on your life?

22% (5) It has brought me closer to God
0% (0) It has given me fellowship with other Christians
0% (0) It has supported me through difficult times
13% (3) It has reflected Christ to me
4% (1) It has defined my life and who I am
13% (3) It has had no impact on me whatsoever
4% (1) It has stiffled me in my christian walk
0% (0) It has made me a spiritual cripple
13% (3) It has caused me to turn my back on God
27% (6) It has opened my eyes to the emptiness of religion

22 voters have answered this question.

How would you describe the modern-day Church?

12% (3) A decent reflection of Christ
33% (8) A spiritual family
25% (6) A spiritual hospital
16% (4) A good institution in need of radical reformation
16% (4) Church, nothing more and nothing less
33% (8) A poor representation of Christ
25% (6) A lifeless organization
33% (8) An organisation that practices "spiritual abuse"
29% (7) Opium for the people
29% (7) The true Church is not visible in our society
4% (1) I don't know

24 voters have answered this question.

If you were to change one thing about Church, what would it be?

8% (2) Make it more of a family
4% (1) Get the congregation more involved
4% (1) Reach out instead of reach in
13% (3) No more worship
13% (3) Change the organizational structure
4% (1) Reversal of the worship-preaching order
8% (2) Do away with clergy
0% (0) Make it more power-structured
4% (1) Have more evangelism
4% (1) Have it be more missions-oriented
17% (4) Everything
4% (1) Nothing
13% (3) I don't know

23 voters have answered this question.

Is the Church a Blessing or a Curse?

37% (9) A Blessing
41% (10) A Curse
12% (3) Both
8% (2) Neither

24 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2001-11-25 01:43:07 by pluym
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