[quote="Discerning13, post:1, topic:336129"]
Well, I started my first year of confirmation classes today and I...
I hated it...I want to go to this to learn and explore theology...Learn about The Lord and the history of the Catholic Church...
What did we do instead?We learned how to look up verses in the Bible..We also HAD to do a "skit" or "commerical" of selling the Bible to someone..
This seems to be...Not much help for my faith, it goes by so slow and teaches me nothing new..
Two years of this?
Do I have another option?
Don't get me wrong, I love my Church and my Faith I just don't see the point in reviewing things we should have learned in preparation for Holy Communion.
I'm really glad you asked this question! I think most people just go to the sessions, they sit there thinking "this sucks, " they keep going because their family makes them, and then they graduate from high school and leave the Church. That cycle must be broken- and more forced dumb skits is NOT a solution to the problem.
I suggest you explain to your family that you would do better learning in a different way, that you would like to learn in an environment that has a little more theology and a little less attempt at being fun. The truth is attractive, because of its very nature. All you need is for someone who knows that to teach you the Truth of the Catholic Faith- nothing more, nothing less.
I know some people go to RCIA instead of confirmation classes. That could be an option for you, although it will mean that the pastor would probably confirm you at the Easter Vigil rather than the bishop doing so at a confirmation Mass.