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Why do people that NEVER go to church .. Go on Easter Sunday ?

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I have to say that it's the fault of us Christians, that's usually the only time we invite them. My pastor was just talking about this very same thing. We need to invite them not only during the two holidays, but at any time and continue in discipling them, make sure their getting fed spiritually always.

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You are right
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Amen!
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I have an awesome pastor, haha!
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Because it is a thing that sparks you up even more for the easter egg hunting and candy.

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Because that's where the Easter Bunny hides his eggs ; '

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They feel that if they go on a major holiday, such as Easter, they don't need to attend mass on Sundays in Ordinary Time.

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They feel an obligation for some reason or another, but they are comfortable with regular church services. They do not know they ARE allowed to church shop and find one that fits their personality and belief focus.

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Hahahahahaha. You gotta be JOKING!! Lol, I see where you're coming from, and I wish it were so, but there are rivalries between churches of the SAME religion! They litterally have no in-between space where there's the choice to go to one or the other, you're either in theirs, or theirs. There isn't a grey area, the boundarys are right up against each other. You'd get grief from even the "purest" of church goers if you were to leave for a different church.
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Because it's a holiday and I just want to try it out and if they don't like it they never go again, until next Easter. It is pointless.

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Part of tradition or ritual for them. Same with Christmas. It makes them feel good. That's the direct answer.

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Good question. The same for people who never go to church, but show up for infant baptism, Christmas mass or for whatever other reason. Maybe they want to show off their new clothes, or feel good for one day.

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Easter is the biggest "holiday" in the Christian world (even more important than Christmas). If what happened on Easter (Jesus rising from the dead), didn't happen at all, we would all be lost. It is the day of victory over death. It's the day that Jesus promised His disciples, and it verified for them the diety of the Lord. People who don't go all year, but do go on Easter, know there's something about that special day.

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I think so too
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Some Catholics receive "Holy Communion" during Easter season and do so on Easter Sunday. They are required to receive the sacrament during that period, doctrine. You're right though, they are the folks who usually pray once a year, at Thanksgiving. Somewhat questionable.

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I call them 'twice a year Christians'. They only go on Christmas and Easter for self satisfaction and points toward their golden ticket to heaven.

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I've heard the phrase "C & E Christians" meaning they show up for Christmas and Easter. Those two days just seem to take on an extra motivation to attend church, I guess, (observing Christ's birth and resurrection),even if they don't have that motivation the rest of the year.

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If you are going to claim a religious affiliation, then it is standard practice to follow some of the norms of that group. Very few Christians follow the bible to the letter - if they did, there would be a public stoning everyday and debt slavery and most would be in jail - almost all pick and choose what they are going to follow. One of these "picks" is going to church on Easter. By making this choice, they feel that they can still use the LABEL Christian although in REALITY they are not following ALL of the church's teachings. Yes it is hypocritical but most people base their life on perception and less on truth anyway so it is an understandable human construct.

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Why do you care? We do not have to attend church to be close to Christ. If some feel they want to on major holidays, so what? I guess I don't understand why the question.

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They feel by going to church for easter and christmas it will make up for not going the rest of the year.

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Does a person go once a week to make up for not going daily?
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And if going every day could make up for being a judgmental "christian", I'd suggest you talk to your pastor about opening his doors to you every day.
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@notbob-what are you doing??? This isn't necessary.
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I don't go to church. I find this whole question offensive and judgmental. And any question similar.
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Sincerity, maybe if less Christians were so judgmental as this there would be more Christians.
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Betty, I believe that it is because the spectacle of the Work of The Cross that draws them in. And I have seen many, many walk down the isle to dedicate their lives to The Lord on that day, but unfortunately, our Bible tells us that those who stick with it will be very few. I wish that it were not so...

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Me, too. Great answer, though...
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They want to feel like they are doing something good. Try to talk to the people you see only at Easter make them feel welcome. Then invite them to come another Sunday.

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