98 thoughts on ““Revival””

        1. Actually, folks, when I was living in Minnesota a neighbor had a dog with one hind leg amputated.

          You would think that the dog would consider himself lucky because he wouldn’t have to lift one leg. However, he never learned to switch-hit and would find a likely spot, lift the one good hind leg and go splat!! onto the ground.

          But he wouldn’t give up. Again and again he would try until finally he would decide to lean against a tree and do his duty.

          I am not making this up.

        2. I’m sorry, but the dog story just makes me grin. Don’t know if he was that determined or just not very bright.
          I remember our three-legged cat; when he had to have a back leg amputated from being hit by a car, Mother was broken-hearted but Lightfoot Louie (the name stuck) did just fine.

        3. I’ve known a number of pet dogs and cats that were each missing a leg, and all of them seemed to do fine. If they had to hunt their own food out on the steppes, it might be a different story, but the domestic animals adapt.

        4. Then there was the three legged dog that walked into a saloon. He said, “I’m looking for the man that shot my paw!”

        1. Bald Jones grad would be extremely proud, but upset he didn’t get to display his investigative skills first!

          🙂

          B.R.O.

        2. I am proud. Just reading the thread sitting in the Anchorage airport ready to board for Phoenix. Time for a couple weeks in Prescott & Sedona…..

          Fine work, Tiarali.

  1. I remember after my hubby and I were first married, we missed missionary week.

    That next Sunday our SS teacher who was also our Pastor prayed that we would, “get our hearts right and be there every time the doors are open.”

    A year and a half later, his brand new principal had some type of relationship with a girl who was in high school. Her dad was in a coma and no one was allowed to find out if she was 18 or 17. Which, it doesn’t matter, he should have been more than fired. He told the church, “no one is allowed to talk about this amongst yourselves b/c it will be gossip.” I remember many people moved to Watertown, WI and sent their kids to the MBBC acad after that. What a tool.

    We moved away a year after we were married to a small town where we didn’t go to church and that’s when I started questioning things. Neither one of us grew up Fundy.

    1. These people are the same type that Jesus addresses in Matt. 23:23: “”Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices–mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law–justice, mercy and faithfulness. ”

      (Of course, issues like attending missionary week aren’t even in Scripture and thus aren’t God’s commands anyway!)

      It baffles me how anyone can so vehemently demand church attendance and adherence to certain dress standards and such while covering up egregious sexual sin and crime.

  2. I would guess the date is fairly recent. The poster looks like it was printed in the 1940s, but that is par for the course 70 years later.

    Of course, the spelling is atrocious. The preaching will likely be worse. And the quotations around “Revival” are something of a truth in advertising that one rarely sees in fundamentalism.

    1. Also in 2010, 2000, 1997, 1987, 1978, etc., etc.
      I haven’t checked on the latest “end of the world” date, but there’s always one coming up on somebody’s calendar.

  3. I think Tiarali nailed it – 2010 because of the Sun-Wed dates preferred by so many churches.

    I’m too young to remember month-long “revival” meetings, but I am old enough to remember week-long meetings.

    Now we have Sun-Wed meetings.

    Anyway, the spelling “nite” gained in popularity in the 80s, I think… without the cell phone number and without checking the dates, I would have guessed late 1980s (like 1988 or 1989), with a backup dates in the early 1990s.

    That time also fits before the give-doctorates-away-like-cheap-door-prizes fad, so that fits as well.

      1. I have an Edison cylinder I found at a thrift store — I use it as a pen holder. I just had to own a cylinder. Now if I could find an original wire recording, I think I’d own at least one recording in every format.

      2. Probably not *every* format.
        Several years ago, NPR did a series on “Lost and Found Sounds” that included some really obscure formats that never made the big time.
        In any case, having the old recordings is one thing, and having the machines that play them is another. There are a few collectors who specialize in equipment that can play forgotten recording formats. These people are among my heroes.

        http://www.npr.org/sections/lost-found-sound/

        1. Dang it, Beth, I told you not to talk about the world ending in 2012. Now you’ve broken the Internet!

  4. Oh, I just realized my whole last name is up here instead of just Beth D. So much for being at least sort of anonymous. Oh, well, I guess if any fundie friends are reading, I might find my list of friends being a little shorter.

    1. I understand, Beth. Somehow I think many of us need different friends.

      I stifled myself for years, not speaking up and not letting my friends know what I truly think. It came out little by little, and the friend list grew thinner. Some outright insulted me. Others just didn’t take time to talk to me any more.

      If you are afraid of losing your friends, your friends are really more enemies than friends. Real friends should be able to see the differences and accept you anyway.

  5. I am late to the party since the prizes have already been handed out.
    I just want to say what a blessin’ seein’ that this church is still walkin’ in the old paths of 1959 wherein was the good way. No need to modernize and compromise your layout and design patterns to try to keep up with the world! Amen? If it worked for John R. Rice it will work for you! Amen?

  6. I find it interesting that the quotations around “Revival” are handwritten, instead of computer generated…or maybe that was the point of the whole thing…just an observation…

  7. Off topic sorry: I just googled ‘SC pastor arrested for sex crime’ (I was looking for a specific story I’d seen alluded to on Twitter). I was astounded by the number of hits from news stories. Just amazing. Seems that when they aren’t preaching, they’re busy, well…

      1. I must say, the TV coverage was funny. The victim didn’t want her face on TV, so while she was talking, they focused on her foot. It looked like a shoe ad. I mean, why her foot? Why not a stock photo, or a silouette, or a bowl of flowers, or a stick figure, or, oh, anything?

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