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  • "and I am hoping that actually going to church will not ruin that enthusiasm"

    Your enthusiasm should not be based on the "church" but on your relationship to God and knowing that in church is where He wants you to be. It says so in His word.

    • You're a protestant, aren't you ? To my knowledge only protestants have this interest in personal relationship with God or saints, while the earlier monotheisms focus more strongly on rites and communities. (Just trying to understand the subtle differences between those religions)
      • This isn't true. Catholics (should) also want a personal relationship with the Lord. If you're interested in a good, canonical reference to some of these questions, consult the Roman Catechism:

        It's less than ten dollars, and contains the official answer to most questions about the big doctrines.

        One's community and one's personal relationship with God exist to reenforce one another; at least, that's
      • I am not a Catholic, but I have had many discussions with them, and it is also so that the Catholic Church emphasizes that a person should maintain their commitment to God and the church whether or not the particular church (congregation, parish) they find themselves in has personal problems or not.

        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • Protestant != Catholicism

        Protestant \Prot"es*tant\, a. [Cf. F. protestant.]
           1. Making a protest; protesting.

           2. Of or pertaining to the faith and practice of those
              Christians who reject the authority of the Roman Catholic
              Church; as, Protestant writers.