The Old Time Religion

Ok, so I have no idea if Charlie The Hamster is a fundy and from the upbeat nature of the music and the inclusion of the “makes me love everybody” verse I suspect not.

But the video amused me so I’m posting it regardless.

49 thoughts on “The Old Time Religion”

    1. NO WAY! My FIRST First! I am so pleased with myself. For all you who say that the first few comments have no substance because of all the “Firsters” just let me say. J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!!

      1. Ok, so where is everybody? Is this some kind of rapture practice or something? Nobody else is going to comment on this cute little song? Comeon! You are making my *first* victory seem hollow. It is like winning a race while everyone else is having lunch or something.

        1. It’s a holiday long weekend. The Interwebs are going to be dead for a couple of days.

    2. Just for the record….my cousin…who lives in nashville ….gave me 2 charlie the hamster albums (this being one of them) when I was a little girl…probably!y late 1970’s. I still have them lol. They are signed by Floyd Robinson himself. I loved them as a kid. Anyway…according to my cousin (much older thanmysrlf) Floyd played guitar and sang with many well know artists of that time before becoming as Christian. Once converted he made these albums. He was not a Fundy…but my cousin was a Nazarene and he and Floyd were very good friends. Floyd passed away a couple of years ago. And there you have…if you care…the rest of the story.

  1. *Somebody* is practically plagerizing Alvin the Chipmonk. Another thing fundies like: Taking a popular idea (from two generations ago) and thinking they can do it too.

    1. Did you not read what Darrell said:
      “Ok, so I have no idea if Charlie The Hamster is a fundy and from the upbeat nature of the music and the inclusion of the “makes me love everybody” verse I suspect not.”

      1. You are right. That was much worse. And I watched it all the way to the end. White rappin’ kid. I will say this much for him, he is probably now thoroughly embarassed by that and wishing that video had never been made. His clothes look like the 80s. Everybody was a little strange in the 80s.

      2. Oh. My. Goodness.

        However, as awful as this is (and it is truly awful), you gotta give this kid credit — it’s a valiant attempt.

        I wonder how long ago this was made?

    1. If there’s three things I hate, it’s hamsters, the term “old time religion”, and fundamentalism and this song incorporates all three. Needless to say, I hate this song very much.

  2. I posted thei the other daybut it deserves its place here:

    Gimme that Old Baptist Religion

    Now give me that Old Baptist religion,
    Give me that Old Baptist religion,
    Give me that Old Baptist religion,
    cause it’s good enough for me

    It was good for keeping our mothers in line …

    Makes me Judge everybody,…

    It was good for our father’s egos,…

    It was good for those Baptist Hebrews,..

    It was good for Paul and Silas,….

    It will do when I am dying,
    It will do when I am dying,
    It will do when I am dying,
    Baptist born, and bred, and dead..

    It was good for the prophet Daniel,
    That good old Baptist Daniel.
    It was good for the prophet Daniel,
    And its good enough for me.

    It was tried in the fiery furnace,
    Now we celebrate with cross burnings
    It was tried in the fiery furnace,
    Make that an Xtra large White Sheet for me

    It will take all us Baptists to heaven,
    It will take all us Baptists to heaven
    It will take all us Baptists to heaven
    …and that’s good enough for me!

      1. A staple vese for the Landmark and Baptist Brider crowds. John the Baptizer was Jewish but the Father of the Baptist Church. Peter was a Baptist as well, but someone said on here recently that Peter had renounced being Jewish ( ❓ 😯 ) …and that’s good enough for me.

        1. And Baptist Daniel too! I would love to know someone claiming Moses & Abraham were Baptists. Have heard people call them Christians, and got a good laugh, never heard them called Baptists specifically. I’m going to assume that Lot would be a Presbyterian & I forget who it was that rebelled against Moses & got like 70,000 people swallowed up by the earth, but I would assume he had to have been a Catholic of some sort? 🙂

  3. At BJU they say they “stand without apology for the OLD TIME RELIGION and the absolute authority of the Bible.”

    Okay. “Old time,” as in when?

    I guess they mean the 1950s.

    Is this just a reference to the popular religious song? “It’s good enough for me?” Very convincing. “Yeah, it’s okay. I mean, it’s good enough.”

    And the absolute authority of the Bible? Which bible? As translated and interpreted by whom? 🙄

    “My hope is built on nothing less, than Scofield’s notes and BJ Press…”

  4. Please tell me that parents don’t actually allow their children to listen to an entire album of such songs in one sitting. Or that, if they do, Child Protective Services has a special task force to effect an immediate intervention.

  5. It’s country-fundy. It even met the requirement of the harmony being sung louder than the melody. Reminds me of some of the blue-grass music I heard in one fundy church…

  6. Ooook! The hampster in the holy land made my day! I can’t get enough. hahahahahahaha I have sent it to everyone I can think of. Darrell I wuv you from afar. :mrgreen:

  7. There is more than one Old Time Religion. This is from Pete Seeger:
    CHORUS:
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    Give me that old time religion
    And that’s good enough for me

    Let us pray with Aphrodite
    Let us pray with Aphrodite
    She wears that see-through nightie
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    We will pray with Zarathustra
    We will Pray just like we use ta
    I’m a Zarathustra booster
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    We will pray with those Egyptians
    Build pyramids to put our crypts in
    Cover subways with inscriptions
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    O-old Odin we will follow
    And in fighting we will wallow
    ’Til we wind up in Valhalla
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    Let me follow dear old Buddha
    For there is nobody cuter
    He comes in plaster, wood, or pewter
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    We will pray with those old Druids
    They drink fermented fluids
    Waltzing naked thru the woo-ids
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    Hare Krishna gets a laugh on
    When he sees me dressed in saffron
    With my hair that’s only half on
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

    I will rise at early morning
    When my Lord gives me the warning
    That the solar age is dawning
    And that’s good enough for me

    CHORUS

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