Monday, July 23, 2007

Huh?



A friend tells the story of a conversation with his gym teacher in high school.
"What religion are you, son?"

"I'm a Christian, ma'am."

"Well, I'm a Baptist, and those two are very close!"

7 comments:

D. P. said...

I'm going to try to believe that he took Jesse to mean he was a part of the Christian Church/Disciples of Christ tradition. I really, really am.

Kyle said...

Whatever gets you through the night, Darrell.

Hehe.

That was probably it...

+ Alan said...

I've often seen the word "religion" used interchangeably with "denomination" in Christian circles. Interesting.

Matthew J. Perkins said...

reminds of a time someone at work asked me what "religion" I was. I said "I'm a Christian." Then they were like, "no, but what RELIGION are you?" and I was like, "I'm a Christian, that's my religion." I knew what they wanted but I wasn't gonna give it to them. But after a couple more exchanges like that they finally wore me down and I sheepishly said "...I'm a methodist."

Kyle said...

Yah, that's totally weird. I always wonder what they think they mean by the word.

RANDOM GUY said...

well i always gave them this replie when they asked me ignorantly over and over what religon i was..i would simply say..."ummmm...you mean waht denomination am i....i am lutheran" and then came the what is a denomination..and id have to educate them on how denominations are like branches on a tree that come from the main truck i.e "idea".

Aidan said...

It's right up there with my other favorite, "Are you Catholic or are you Christian?" Argh!

"Neither, I'm an Episcopalian." Ha.