As a Catholic with two very Catholic parents, I was forced to go to church. The only way to get out of it was to go to college at 17 and live in the dorm. So just stick it out.Today I'm glad I did cuz my dad is gone and I'd go to 10,000 masses to see him again.
You just explain to her that you aren't comfortable in the church. However, your mum is encouraging you to go because she knows it will help you a lot in your daily life since you will know more of good morals.
Well, going to the church is a good thing. Still if you don't wanna go, go to the bathroom, lock yourself, and say mom that "Mom, its gonna take tooo long in here. You go or else it will be late."...!!!
You need to have an open & honest talk with your mom!! I don't know how old you are but my son is 15 and he did this with me last year. So I don't force him to go. I don't go their father takes them & that is one thing we agree on! He goes when he wants. He also goes with his girlfriend & her family. Trust me as a mom I have learned what battles are worth fighting about & what ones are not!! Maybe your mom is the same way?! Or you could tell her that. Good luck!!
If youre under age and living in her house she has legal control over you and can make you do anything she wishes as long as its legal. Her house her rules. Besides church isnt going to hurt you and its only an hour or two. If you are a teen you might try presenting your case calmly and rationally but i can tell you now, if your only case is that it bores you and you dont want to get out of bed, mom probably isnt going to listen. I wouldnt. Teens want all the time but their brains arent mature enough to know whats truely good for them. Its a parents job to make them do character building things even if the kid doesnt want to do it. Most often the things best for kids are the things that are the best for them - like going to school, studying, working hard and going to church. When you reach 18 then you can decide to leave church.
Start your own journey of spiritual discovery, and let your mom know that you're not getting anything out of going to this church, and want some space to explore on your own. And keep her posted on things you find. I'm Catholic, but I find much fulfillment in some of the Eastern religions. One of my favorite books is The Tao of Pooh. It explains Taoism in very simple terms that anyone can relate to!
It's an hour that your family wants to share with you... whether or not you have the same beliefs are you saying you can't spend this time with them and support their beliefs? How much support do they offer you in a week?... not that that should matter, you should support them out of love and respect not tit for tat.
I know how you feel actually. I've had to go to church all my life and I never actually truly believed. I mean, you have to realize, if it's the case that your mind hasn't matured, then it's practical brainwashing. But, oh wait, they have no problem with that. I would say to just suck it up. I've had to endure long years of going to church. Suck it up.
First tell the truth and obey your mom..Lying..puking..faking is mean..rude and disrespectful to her..I love serving Jehovah GOD, going to Christian Services and praying and reading the Bible and talking to people..