Is the Christian life boring?

Is the Christian life boring?
Is this an excuse? In more detail, why might some be bored with a Christian lifestyle which denies a lot of stuff many find essentially human? Are there any ways to convince these bored people otherwise?

Agree

kingcool52

Depends

It depends on how devoutly you follow the religion. If you follow it word for word based on the bible then your life will definitely be boring especially if you consider how many different things are considered as a "sin". You will only live once so enjoy your life without worrying about what a book says what you can and cannot do.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-08-2017
wallet

I agree!

I am a Christian and I do believe in God but a true life of a Christian it is boring. We cannot drink, listen to music in the saint days, we cannot smoke or talk ugly, we must have a dress conduit, etc. I do believe in God but I am not a monk and I cannot live as one, this is my sin!
Posted by wallet on 10-08-2017
bomb2060

Yes it's Boring

Christians tend to be fixed in thinking. Moreover, they consider partying and hanging out as ungodly! This turns them into introverts. So much that they just make the whole system so boring.
Posted by bomb2060 on 10-08-2017
JaiGuru

Restrictive Morality

Speaking from a non-Christian perspective, Abrahamic theology teaches a blatantly anti-humanist philosophy in which one is expected to turn away from "worldly" things, to deny the very nature human beings evolved to satisfy. They put draconian, potentially dangerous restrictions on sexual expression, the acquisition of material wealth, and attempt to impose outright fascist dominion over how people think. Christianity is famous for its prosecution of thought crimes, citing the concept that if you even experience sexual desire for someone else you are inherently guilty of fornication. This has lead to a repressed, boring culture by default since you basically can't do any of the things that make you human! Some people supposedly find this fulfilling, and if so then I am glad they found their path through this life. I've long had the sneaking suspicion that most of them are lying to themselves, though.
Posted by JaiGuru on 10-08-2017
Marvadaum

Mostly yes

I think that a strict religious life is boring yes. But it is definitely up to you to take part in it. You can follow your religion and have a fun and creative life without committing sins it's all about creativity
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-08-2017
manmad

What is a boring life.

To me personally, being restricted like that is no fun, there are a lot of people who'll be okay with having some restrictions, cause of their religion, however take away from some of the fun. There aren't that many people who are devoted Christians, so they can't really comment if it's fun or not, I myself ain't devoted at all.
Posted by manmad on 10-08-2017
Authord

Yeah

You are right though, I'm from a christian family and I would vouch for this, my life is as bored as shit, because we are denied many things that make life enjoying and lively. With most of them being tagged as sins, and if your family is very religious like mine, then you would be denied many things, even watching televisions in some homes. Too many restrictions, but I think it is for good though.
Posted by Authord on 10-24-2017
Wubwub

looks boring to me

I don't think the fact that they aren't allowed to do anything is the thing that makes it boring but more so just the fact that they aren't even allowed to question it. I think living a life that is unquestioned is a bit incomplete and I think that is the part that is boring. A lot of people I admire don't do a lot of debauchery but I wouldn't call their lives boring because they don't restrict themselves mentally and are able to make choices for themselves.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-09-2017

Disagree

limberg

LOL

If you're a Christian and you find that your life is boring, then, it's all on you. Don't blame it on the Christian life. Actually, being Christian offers a lot more freedom to do different things as compared to other religions, like Islam for instance. You are even prohibited to eat pork. Like what the heck...

Living a Christian life is centered around love. As Jesus said, love your neighbor as you love yourself. It's very rewarding and also very enjoyable. I find the Christian life to be very carefree and fun. There aren't really a lot of prohibitions.

Posted by limberg on 10-08-2017
cmoneyspinner

The Flip Side of the Coin

There are people who do all of those activities that you say bored Christians don't do and bored is not the word they use to describe their lives. Sometimes they say they are unhappy. But why? They're doing all those things that are supposed to be fun, entertaining, and bring joy to their lives.

So on the flip side of the coin, one could ask: ~ Is the non-Christian life unhappy?

But consider this. The 1st century Christians and many Christians throughout the centuries and even today suffer persecution. If they're bored, why are they so steadfast in maintaining their beliefs? Why keep the faith? Keep it to their death! That's some boredom. There must be something about the Christian life that those who don't live that life just don't see and don't understand. Why forego the temporal pleasures of this world for ____? There's something in that goes in that blank that's worth everything to a Christian.

Posted by cmoneyspinner on 11-12-2018
overcast

Your knowledge Decides Boredom

You can see that boredom happens when we achieve something. And when we have more to explore the boredom goes high. That's how the boredom works for most of us. And that can be really bad if you ask me. I have learned that it takes time for the knowledge to go through all over. So be it christian or any other religion. Life gets boring when you are not going after something. So nothing to do with Christianity.
Posted by overcast on 10-09-2017
cubo

It's not

I have a lot of Christian friends and they do almost the same things like others. They can go out and have fun like common people, go to parties, cinemas, nightclubs, etc. The things, they can't-do, are: they can't have sex (regular, oral or anal) before marriage. They can drink alcoholic beverage but they can't get drunk, just a couple of cups. They can't curse. They are pretty active people, well, the Christians that I know are.
Posted by cubo on 10-08-2017
tophew

NO

Christian life is not boring if you have Jesus Christ inside in your heart and if you read the bible you can fully understand that God alone is enough and not boring. it will be boring if your heart is not right like you are more having fun with earthly things party etc. but if you really accept the Jesus Christ as you Lord and Savior in your life you life perspective would be different it would be Godly and your heart will be filled with the holy spirit who gives joy everyday of your life.
Posted by tophew on 10-08-2017
menchuuy58

Disagree

I believe that Christian life is not boring. It is a life filled with peace. it is a life filled with hope.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 12-14-2018
jessie271

Christian Life is Exciting!

If you are a true believer, no way that you will think that Christian life is boring. Actually, it's not! It's interesting! Christian life is a life of "Faith". It is all about Faith - Faith in the God of the Bible, Faith in Jesus Christ, Faith in the Redemptive work of Christ on the cross and His Saving Grace. If you are a true believer of Jesus Christ, you walk by faith everyday of your life and there's always something that you look forward to and that is you relationship with God. That relationship is very personal. You base every area of you life on what the Bile says and what the Spirit of God tells you. When you pray very specifically, you get the very specific answer to your specific prayer. Why? because you are praying to the only True and Living God who made the heavens and the earth by His great power and stretched out arm . Isn't that what makes Christian life very interesting? You are holding on to the Supernatural and to the Supreme Being! If you are just more of the physical world, you are missing a lot!
Posted by jessie271 on 12-12-2018

Comments

Corzhens
I was born and raised a Catholic but you cannot consider me a devout follower of my religion. For me, religion is a guide towards righteousness so I would say that we need religion. However, if some religious sector would say that we should not engage in festivities and just be focused on praying, I disagree. My belief in life is that we were born to enjoy life here on earth. Why be bored?
Posted by Corzhens on 10-08-2017
Sue
I don't think that those who choose to life a Christian life are bored with their life. Church families are usually pretty close and they do a lot of things together. They can have a lot of fun even if they don't do things that people who aren't religious do. I think no matter how you life your live yoi should always life it to the fullest. Everybody has their own morals and beliefs and they live their lives with those guidelines. Life is only boring if you choose it to be.
Posted by Sue on 10-08-2017
rage35
I disagree. Christian life is not boring. I am a Catholic but never been in my life that I got bored. It depends on every people what they think of about being a christian but for me, I am enjoying it. To be closer with God is the most happiest and enjoyable experienced ever in my life.
Posted by rage35 on 10-08-2017
potentialwriter
Not at all! Christian life is not boring. It's the kind of life everyone is expected to live before leaving the world. A christian life is full of all kinds of spiritual activities that one would be rewarded for. It's not life that matters but the heavenly labors you put into it. Living for the things of the world has no gain. The word of God says all things are good for me but not all things are really profitable. Considering this reference, God has a particular lifestyle He wants us to live. This is what many called a boring life. Are profitable lives boring indeed? What shall it profit a man if he possibly gains the whole world but loses his own soul in the bottomless pit? What shall he take in exchange for his lost soul?
Posted by potentialwriter on 10-08-2017
ballyhara
Any religion can be boring depending on ourselves. We make the religion, it was created by man, God just gave the faith and principles to follow, but the religious rules those come from men. So, how good, bad, happy, sad, funny or boring a religion can be depends on us too. I'm not a devoted follower, and I don't go to church every Sunday, but I do go to listen to God's word, to speak with the old man under a sacred roof, to replenish myself of faith, because I feel it that way. My attitude made it funny or boring, so next time we go to church let's choose how we want to make it
Posted by ballyhara on 10-08-2017
Joteque
To each his own. Boredom is not a sin which means people can find ways within their beliefs to excite themselves without jeopardizing their rituals. If and when boredom starts creeping in then it's a sign that things need some spicing up or changing in some way or form. If you are a christian and you are used to praying in the hallways by yourself and you find this boring then try engaging in a group session in a bigger location where lots of Christians can meet and exchange their thoughts and beliefs. It's the common sense of not being bored whether or not you're a christian. Just acknowledge the signs and spice up your life if you feel the need to!
Posted by Joteque on 10-08-2017
Mehano
Even though that I'm not a Christian, my grandmother and her side of the family is. I truly don't believe that you can connect a religion with a boring life and simply say that's due to you being Christian and believing in God. It doesn't work like that. Sure, you are supposed to be following certain rules and do things in a particular way but that doesn't always eliminate fun. I know many Christian people that are living a fun, entertaining life.
Posted by Mehano on 10-08-2017
Barida
Christian life only makes one have respect, love and compassionate heart to everyone around us. It is not a boring religion for as a Christian, I have had fun and lots of them in Christ for in him is our hope of glory. So, I don't agree with you on that assertion that Christianity is a boring religion.
Posted by Barida on 10-08-2017
lovely
The fact is that we shy away from the truth all the time, it can sometimes be a struggle to live the Christian life because of a lot of restrictions.There are a lot of things one can't-do and you begin to question the logic behind this.It can be a bit boring but all things for good to those that love God.I love God and that 's all that matters.
Posted by lovely on 10-08-2017
Tania997
I'm an atheist and I became one after a long time of thinking about everything, but it never came to my mind that a boring lifestyle was one of the things religion would bring to you. A boring lifestyle depends entirely on you and if you restrict yourself because of religion, that's on you. People should treat religion like something valuable, not something that will restrain them. This is also hard because some Christian principles won't allow you to do this. But I don't think it depends on the religion itself. It depends on how you will interpret those principles.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-08-2017
jayken
I wont vote. Of course I'm not a christian so I dont know the answer to that question. And I dont have the right to judge a religion. im a roman catholic and I'm happy and joyfull being a Roman Catholic. One thing I can say is it doesn't matter if you are a christian or a roman catholic, what matter is you are happy in youre religion, you take to yourself what you hear or what you learn in your religion. Like me everytime I came out from church I feel blessed, I feel I'm free from all of my sins and the feeling of being unesy was rid off. All I am talking about is be yourself and know what you really want.
Posted by jayken on 10-08-2017
babyright
The christain life is not really boring. It all depends on every individual, the christian life still offers you to participate in other social activities that is not sinful and also to have freedom to do other things you want without committing sin.
Posted by babyright on 10-08-2017
vinaya
It depends on how you define Christian lifestyle. If you go by Christan belief you cannot go for abortion, you cannot go for divorce. What if the pregnancy is the result of rape and you are not yet married. Will you destroy your life for the sake of religion? Will you stay in your troubled marriage just because it is anti-christian? You are remain Christain with the belief in the Holy Trinity, belife in Jesus as the only liberator, you will remain true Christain and this is not boring.
Posted by vinaya on 10-08-2017
Denis_P
It depends on the type of person that you are. I'm not Christian but I could see the Christian lifestyle working for me. I'm very spiritual and am constantly seeking spiritual growth, but I don't believe in a God from the Christian perspective. However, as a means of growing spiritually I do deny myself certain things in the same way a Christian would. I don't drink alcohol in excess or do drugs, I don't have sexual partners (at least outside of relationships, but I've denied myself relationships as well), and I don't pursue wealth and materialistic desires. To some this would be an incredibly boring lifestyle. To me, it's part of my spiritual journey to abandon worldly desires.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-09-2017
overcast
I think people have very regressive opinion on any religion. Things have changed over the years. And religion is more simple now than ever. People are not pushy and they don't force things to happen. So it depends on how people are analyzing about the life. You have to understand that people who follow religion have their own set of the issues to deal with there. And they have to learn to work along.
Posted by overcast on 10-09-2017
amitkokiladitya
It depends on how stringently the person follows Christianity. There is no doubt that living the life of a pure Christian is tough and demands a lot of self control and sacrifice. The choice varies from person to person. There are many who are comfortable with this lifestyle and do not regret living a life devoid of worldly pleasures. On the other hand, there are an equal amount of people who find such lifestyle boring. In such cases, it is better to adopt a midway and live life that gives inner satisfaction.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-09-2017
Pink_Turtle
I do think they are kind of boring and that lifestyle can be pretty boring too. I'm a catholic and we got less "regulations" than they do. The christians I know can't go out to nightclubs, they can't drink,they can't dance, they can't have sex -before marriage-, some of them - the women- can't even wear pants. They are stuck with some ugly long skirts. That's pretty restrictive for me... I think the fact that those women can't wear pants is the thing that doesn't make me like the religion because it seems pretty chauvinist to me. Some of them- also women- can't even cut their hair because "it is forbiden in the bible"
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-10-2017
chatbox
I've been a Christian all my life and my life has never been boring. I can do pretty much what other people have been doing. Christian have less restrictions than Jews because we're gentiles and not subject to every law there is in the Jewish faith. God has given us the benefit of free choice so we can make decision about our live and the way we live it. Choosing to follow God and his laws does not equate to a boring life as God's laws are simple and practical. What makes them convoluted are organized religions who like to set themselves apart by superficial displays of faith. I can drink wine and alcoholic beverages, party all night, and even eat all I can when want to. However, I will not do drugs, smoke, or become promiscuous because these vices are not just foul in the sight of God but more because they are harmful to my health. Now, will my life be boring if I don't smoke, don't do drugs, or don't get promiscuous? Of course not!
Posted by chatbox on 10-15-2017
honeybabe
I was baptized as Christian catholic and I’m not the kind of person who always goes to mass every Sunday. I believe in God and hear his good words. I don’t find Christian is boring it really depends on a person how you manage your life so you don’t get bored. Hearing and reading the words of God helps me to be better person. Christian life is helping me to grow my spiritual life and have fear in God almighty.
Posted by honeybabe on 10-17-2017
hermessantos
If you care about the deprivations of a Christian life, then why are you still a Christian? I think anyone should follow the religion in which they feel good. So it makes no sense for me to follow a religion and feel deprived and unhappy for it. In fact, Christianity is more liberal than many religions. And I think if you are unfortunate to follow it then the best option may be atheism.
Posted by hermessantos on 10-18-2017
Alexa
Religion shouldn't define a person and if they are bored with their life dictated by religion, then they are following the wrong faith. To be a Christian is to follow a path of your own accord and therefore it should not be boring. What I think the OP means by boring is that they follow the rules and don't take chances, and that is untrue because no one knows what is in store and living is taking a chance in everything we do.
Posted by Alexa on 10-31-2017
mildredtabitha
As long as you enjoy serving God, a Christian life should not be boring. Only non Christians will see it as boring unless they get involved. I also do not understand who came with the idea that you should not have fun or do somethings because you are a Christian. God looks in the heart and not your physical appearance. I am not having the perfect knowledge in this things but I know it is your soul that matters.
Posted by mildredtabitha on 11-13-2017
potentialwriter
The life of a Christian is expected to be like that of Christ himself. When Jesus came to this world, he lived a life that served as pointers for the christian families of the world. A reference of the bible explained that the love of Christ is appealing to us by imagining that if Christ had died for all of them, then they were all dead and those who still remain alive shouldn't live for themselves again, but for the one who died for them.
Posted by potentialwriter on 11-26-2017
NickJ
Depends on how devout the Christian in question is. Some live their life by the code of 'do unto others,' 'kindness,' etc. But they still have fun. Other Christians do a lot of bad, sneaky underhanded stuff in their lives. But feel as long as they make that personal appearance in Church every Sunday - it's all fine and dandy. Others are ultra devout. They won't have sex before marriage, they won't eat meat on Friday's, etc. They live their life 100% strictly by the good book. Those are the boring ones.
Posted by NickJ on 12-12-2017
jaymish
I think christian life on it's own is not boring. It is made boring by the followers who lack imagination and personality and in their arrogance expect other people to follow them. In my opinion the bible is highly misunderstood. Many people also make the mistake of blindly following the teachings by their religious teachers.Everyone should read the bible for themselves and I don't trust any religious leader unless they tell me to do so.Jesus turned water into wine. In my opinion the christian life is not supposed to be as restrictive, as it's made out to be.
Posted by jaymish on 12-17-2017
lovely
Well stated,the christian life is never boring but followers made it so because of some man made doctrine brought abouit by some religious leaders that has nothing to do with christ.I live my life in a godly way ,the way it pleases God and myself.I don't allow any one restrict my life though I don't go astray.
Posted by lovely on 03-19-2018
anahbello1206
I am also a Christian and I think Christian life is not boring. Although the are many things that the Christian life requires its followers to follow still I believe that praising God and serving Him is never a boring act. In fact, it very fun and exciting knowing more things about My God and how He sacrificed His only son Jesus Christ and knowing blessed I am.
Posted by anahbello1206 on 02-06-2018
Corzhens
Maybe the idea that a Christian life is boring made some church leaders to innovate. In the Catholic religion, we have the Catholic Women’s League, the couples for Christ and some other organizations to stir awareness of the religion to the followers. In other sects, they have the events to refresh the knowledge of their followers. But without those trimmings in the religious calendar maybe we can consider that Christian life is indeed boring like eat, pray, sleep.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-25-2018
Chinet23
No. Most people think that Christianity is just a set of rules. They failed to realize that Jesus broke the Sabbath rule itself out of love. He healed on a rest day despite that it was prohibited. True joy comes from the Lord. Nothing can really come close and definitely, not those temporary pleasures. You can enjoy life without sinning like a eating a good meal, laughing with friends and traveling. If you're too rigid and wrapped up by the rules, you are not living by the grace of God. Ecclesiastes teaches us to enjoy life but at the same time be reminded that we will be held accountable for all things that we do even in secret.
Posted by Chinet23 on 09-03-2018
mhingnhormz
Is the christian life boring: For me it's not. First how can you say that the christian life is boring?, it is because of some restriction doings.? well, it is not because of the christian life but the life you choose to be. The word christian life is not base on the act itself but the beliefs and knowledge, thats what you can claim your life as a christian life.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 11-16-2018
menchuuy58
I believe that Christians are the most happiest people on earth. They are children of God. They are filled with joy.
Posted by menchuuy58 on 12-14-2018