Re: Discomfort in places of worship
The sermon areas of churches is designed, from an archetypical and archetectural perspective, to create an emotional response. Gothic era churches were dark and cold and designed to insite fear in the congregation. Fear of god, fear that they'll be punished by damnation. Later attempts were to try and make the churches more "friendly". A warm shelter away from the harsh realities and the cold chill of death. And yet, that still has a twang of influence from the old goetic churches, so you get a slight conflict of influences. (Yay for art-history...)
All in all, each individual church, the way it's build, the way it's decorated, the words that fill the halls, are designed to create an emotional response, first and foremost.
The air-flow throuch churches tends to create a stale sort of sensation, in my experience, makes the whole of the building press down on you as a heavy construction.
No one talks in church so you don't feel a "connection" with the other people around you, so that creates a sort of isolation.
Now where I'm going with this is that this can explain and/or enhance anyone's experience with a church, as well as go to show why the energy of the place could be strange, and/or a little wonkey. The construction isn't "flow" friendly, there's thousands of millions of hours of human emotional responces to the place to take into account, and so on, and so forth.
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