Religion and cycling

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mac66, 29 May 2008.

  1. Mac66

    Mac66 Senior Member

    I think this post belongs here rather than were the angry people live, as I am not passing a judgement or expressing an opinion.

    Does anyone on here with a religious faith go for club-runs on a Sunday and if so how do they square it up with the big entity or, conversely, does anyone with faith not do Sunday club-runs?
  2. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    we chat a lot inside my head so I have faith that God will forgive me for not going to church..
  3. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    I'm religiously atheist, but I'd have thought that the idea of havnig a special sabbath or whatever one likes to call it is one of the more obviously "man'-made" constructs? Each to his own, anyway; my parents were a bit religious, and it seemed to help them through life a bit, just not for me! :biggrin: I cycle past some churches often on a sunday... always seems plenty of peeps there.
  4. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Hello ,I go to church and go cycling on some sundays.It is not a problem.There is nothing to square up with anyone.I have also just made a very big decision to leave my church that i have attended for 21 years.And start going to another .And all of our mates have wished us well for the future.
  5. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Greater Manchester
    I suppose there would be no problem if your faith does not strictly forbid cycling (or what it may represent) on a day of rest or worship.
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    is the church that far away or is it known to house axe murderers?:biggrin:

    I don't understand
  7. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Neither, I suspect. After attending the same church for 21 years, you're bound to get to know the other members. It'd be bad manners not to wish him well when he decided to leave.
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent

    Excuse me for a bit of Dr Pepper, but whats the worst that can happen?
  9. striker

    striker New Member

    I don't cycle with a club, mainly because all the major club runs for clubs round here are on Sunday mornings. With my family I personally think it is more important to go to church on Sunday than ride. Occasionally however I do the odd one off ride on a sunday
  10. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    No one from my local Mosque cycles. They even have a sign in the door banning people from bringing their bikes inside :biggrin:
  11. Alan Biles

    Alan Biles Senior Member

    Salisbury, England
    I've been known to shout "Jesus Christ!!!" when some moron in a car hurtles past on a Sunday morning 3 inches away from my elbow but that's about as far as it goes.
  12. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    Being a Catholic we have Mass on Saturday evening as well as on Sunday morning problem solved :biggrin:
  13. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks

  14. Everyone will get cross - as usual.:biggrin:
    And if you want to be religious on Sunday - buy bell.:tongue:
    Good wheel to all men an' all that eh?!
  15. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Same here. I leave my steed tied to the railings outside. Serves me right for trying to put the 'fun' back into 'fundamentalism' and the 'laugh' back'slaughter'? :tongue::biggrin:
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