To “Church” or not to “Church”, that is the question

To church, or not to church: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous culture,
Or to take arms against a sea of ecclesiastical dreams,
And by joining them, end them? To suck: to put people asleep;
No more; and by not sucking to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That most local churches are heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To suck, to put people asleep;
To put them asleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep what dreams of relevance or meaning may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
This must give us pause: there must be respect
That makes calamity of so long life without
What true community can offer...

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