It’s strange how the songs we sang back when can take on such different meanings after a departure from fundyland. If we sang the dirge-like straing of Lord I’m Coming Home once we probably sang it a thousand times. But now whenever I hear it, it sounds a bit like this: I’ve wasted many precious [...]
Many fundamentalists (especially those of college age) have a love affair with all things Irish that borders on obsession. This yen of fundies for Ireland is a bit confusing on its face. After all, fundies don’t approve of liquor, Roman Catholics, dancing, luck, or kissing people merely based on their ethnic heritage. In fact, they [...]
The challenge today is to rewrite (or invent) hymn titles to demonstrate fundamentalist reality. Here are a few to start… Break Thou The Purely Symbolic Matzo Cracker Of Life When We Baptists Get To Heaven Blessed Be the Standards That Bind Blindly Trust And Obey Without Thinking Revive Us Again, and Again, and Again, and…
In many fundamentalist churches there is a phenomenon known as “Favorites Night” which is code for “the pastor is taking the night off.” The bulk of these services consist of church members chortling in sadistic glee as they search the hymnbook for obscure songs in hopes of making the pianist lose her sanctification. In aid [...]
Call me crazy but I still love this stuff. (This one is actually done by Altar Of Praise Chorale, a Mennonite acapella group).