Friday, May 19, 2006

Funniest. Denomination-name. Ever.

Ever since I first heard it, I've thought "Primitive Baptists" is the most hysterical name I ever heard for a denomination. What do you think, what do you picture, when you hear it?

I picture a bunch of guys in loincloths, carrying clubs, sitting on stone benches. The worship team beats rhythmically on hollowed logs. Maybe they drag their wives in by the hair with the club-hand, and carry a leg-bone to gnaw on in the other.

Favorite hymn?

"Rock of Ages," of course.

Now Jeremy Weaver ruins all my fun by actually explaining what the denomination is all about.

Thanks a lot, Jeremy.

I like mine better.

10 comments:

Jeremy Weaver said...

Have you checked Adherents.com to see if Captain Caveman is a Primitive Baptist?

No Fluff Required said...

I'm glad you picked a hanna barbara cartoon depiction...we all know it could never have been Disney.

That is a funny denomination name, but I have always kinda thought
Regular Baptists were funny.

At every potluck, somebody's gotta get cute and bust out the metamucil.

No Fluff Required said...

ha ha ...get it...metamucil?

REGULAR BAPTIST...???

get it????

My 8 year old son's got nothin' on me!

Gerard Charmley said...

Same goes for the 'Primitive Methodists.' There was an old Primitive Methodist Chaepl on the Village Green, and I once asked my fatherb what they were. His reply: 'Early exponents of muscular Christianity.'

Gordon Cloud said...

Got a lot of Primitive Baptists around my neck of the woods. If I were you, I would be concerned that they might get offended at your description, but they probably don't have computers so you don't have to worry.

4given said...

Amy... I thought it was HYSTERICAL!!! I got it without explanation. It is the kind of humor I grew up with. You should have heard the joke my dad recently told some of my church family. I tried to retell it to one of our church Elders and his wife when we took them out to dinner... oh, i messed it up so bad, my husband... my sweet husband. I thought he was going to pass out. However, the Elder, his wife and I were still laughing hysterically... :-)

Tim said...

I was raised a Regular Baptist, but I am no longer one. I was never offered Metamucil at a potluck. I’m not offended by the joke. I gave up denominationalism and associationalism 6 years ago. Ones faith life is truer without either one. It certainly confuses the lost as to the nature of true Christianity. Particular, General, Bible, Southern, Missionary, Conservative, etc.- mostly result from man's inability to examine the habits of institutionalism to see where they "nullify the commands of God for the sake of tradition".

No Fluff Required said...

Tim,
Do you think that if you had been offered Metamucil at a potluck, you might have arrived at your present conviction sooner?

No Fluff Required said...

4given,
My husband has been letting me have it for days now, because I "used potty humor on a DJP's blog"

Robert said...

My favorite Baptist name is "Two Seed in the Spirit Predestinarian Baptists". I have NO idea what that means, but it sounds funny!