Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Why men hate going to church

perhaps the problem starts earlyThe blog for St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro, Georgia had a recent post quoting from a June 18 review in the Augusta Chronicle of David Murrow's Why Men Hate Going to Church. The top ten reasons men hate going to church listed in the book are:

10. I don't have time
9. Church just doesn't work for me
8. It's boring
7. It's irrelevant to my life
6. I don't like the pastor
5. I don't want to talk about it
4. It's too long
3. They ask for money too much
2. It's for wimps
1. There are too many hypocrites there

a poor excuseItems like no time, long, boring, irrelevant, they ask for money and there are too many hypocrites sound like they would apply to men and women equally. Do the men you know fall into these? If you are a man, are any of these relevant for you? How would a woman's list look different?
What did the book miss?


  • At 7/04/2005 9:25 AM, Blogger Celeste said…

    The men I know seem to be afraid to go. They would then have to face their feelings and Church can be very emotional at times. I suppose it is hard to accept or believe how much God does love us, no matter what we have done. It can't be boredom or too long, they watch football and Nascar. That's boring! I think fear of the unknown keeps men and women away. Church may take them out of their comfort zone which we don't often like.

  • At 7/05/2005 10:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I think the biggest fear was missed for men... the fear of judgement. Shannon

  • At 1/19/2006 6:29 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    This post generated a lengthy comment that resulted in a new post in January 2006.


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