If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(CNN)   Preacher wishes people would stop dressing so badly for church, because while Jesus may love you, he hates that coat, and those shoes... jeez   (religion.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 206
    More: Silly, Sloppy Sabbath, Windsor Castle, National Catholic Register, Queen of England, dress codes  
•       •       •

4171 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Apr 2014 at 9:51 AM (30 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



206 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-04-22 08:04:28 AM  
Johnny, what can you make of this?
 
2014-04-22 08:18:55 AM  
I don't really think Jesus would have given a damn what you wore as long as you were listening to him.
 
2014-04-22 08:30:44 AM  
Matthew 6:
"28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith?"
 
2014-04-22 08:49:34 AM  
"Blessed are the dressmakers, for they will clothe the children of God."

Matthew 5:9
 
2014-04-22 08:50:51 AM  

Diogenes: "Blessed are the dressmakers, for they will clothe the children of God."

Matthew 5:9


I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers".
 
2014-04-22 08:54:12 AM  

naughtyrev: Diogenes: "Blessed are the dressmakers, for they will clothe the children of God."

Matthew 5:9

I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers".


You can't wear cheese.  Unless you're Gaga or something.
 
2014-04-22 08:55:13 AM  
I went to church with the family on Easter because my mom wanted me to go since it had been a couple years. I was shocked, shocked I say, by the number of hot girls wearing low cut dresses/skirts. The thigh is not the limit in the house of the lord.
 
2014-04-22 08:55:36 AM  
Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.
 
2014-04-22 08:57:00 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I went to church with the family on Easter because my mom wanted me to go since it had been a couple years. I was shocked, shocked I say, by the number of hot girls wearing low cut dresses/skirts. The thigh is not the limit in the house of the lord.


The Lord gotta get some scratch, too.
 
2014-04-22 08:57:18 AM  
Just be thankful they're even there, farker.
 
2014-04-22 08:59:39 AM  

gunslinger_RG: Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.


And for people who drone on about the Puritans, they sure misunderstand the sticking points that made them come here.

They didn't like having others telling them how they should observe their faith.  They thought (rightly) that many of the traditions were a joke.  Every time the War on Christmas noise starts I have to laugh, sadly, at how badly the noisemakers just don't get it.
 
2014-04-22 09:15:40 AM  

gunslinger_RG: Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.


Not just the Christian right, and not just in today's world.

Why do you think there are over 40 thousand Christian denominations in this world?
 
2014-04-22 09:16:35 AM  
dailygrindhouse.com

I am reluctant to accept fashion advice from a man who dresses in this manner.
 
2014-04-22 09:18:08 AM  
Hey, my Sunday best just happens to include jorts.
 
2014-04-22 09:18:51 AM  

BunkyBrewman: Not just the Christian right, and not just in today's world.

Why do you think there are over 40 thousand Christian denominations in this world?


And I would imagine at least half of them claim to be "fundamentalist."  Shiat, not even the Catholic or Orthodox churches can claim that.
 
2014-04-22 09:53:36 AM  
Seems awfully concerned about what people are wearing.. maybe he's hiding something.. something fundamental about his true nature.
 
2014-04-22 09:55:13 AM  
If my wife's church is typical, they should be happy that anyone under the age of 50 is coming to church.
 
2014-04-22 09:56:00 AM  

Diogenes: gunslinger_RG: Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.

And for people who drone on about the Puritans, they sure misunderstand the sticking points that made them come here.

They didn't like having others telling them how they should observe their faith.  They thought (rightly) that many of the traditions were a joke.  Every time the War on Christmas noise starts I have to laugh, sadly, at how badly the noisemakers just don't get it.


You mean, like the people you are lambasting?
 
2014-04-22 09:56:05 AM  
img.photobucket.com

/oblig
 
2014-04-22 09:57:55 AM  
And the LORD spoke and HE said 'though shalt wear extravagant hats whilst though are in my house'.
 
2014-04-22 10:00:07 AM  

naughtyrev: I don't really think Jesus would have given a damn what you wore as long as you were listening to him.


That is my take on it. If Jesus loves me, he will love me in jeans and a t-shirt just as much as slacks and a button-down with a tie.
 
2014-04-22 10:01:00 AM  

Diogenes: gunslinger_RG: Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.

And for people who drone on about the Puritans, they sure misunderstand the sticking points that made them come here.

They didn't like having others telling them how they should observe their faith.  They thought (rightly) that many of the traditions were a joke.  Every time the War on Christmas noise starts I have to laugh, sadly, at how badly the noisemakers just don't get it.


I laugh about the Puritains too and one of the reasons they came here was the fact they hated Christmas or at least the drunken party it was in England.
 
2014-04-22 10:03:19 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I went to church with the family on Easter because my mom wanted me to go since it had been a couple years. I was shocked, shocked I say, by the number of hot girls wearing low cut dresses/skirts. The thigh is not the limit in the house of the lord.


Best part is when they kneel down for Communion.
 
2014-04-22 10:03:47 AM  

Carousel Beast: Diogenes: gunslinger_RG: Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.

And for people who drone on about the Puritans, they sure misunderstand the sticking points that made them come here.

They didn't like having others telling them how they should observe their faith.  They thought (rightly) that many of the traditions were a joke.  Every time the War on Christmas noise starts I have to laugh, sadly, at how badly the noisemakers just don't get it.

You mean, like the people you are lambasting?


Rubber and glue here?  Really?  Weak.

I'm not "lambasting" them.  I'm holding them to their own standards.  They certainly aren't.
 
2014-04-22 10:03:56 AM  
James 2:1-4

My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, "Here's a good seat for you," but say to the poor man, "You stand there" or "Sit on the floor by my feet," have you not discriminated among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?

Focusing on the dress of people is sinful.
 
2014-04-22 10:05:02 AM  
But if they have to buy new clothes they have less money to put in the collection plate. Won't someone please think of the collection plate!!
 
2014-04-22 10:05:11 AM  
GOD HATES RAGS!1!!!!!1!!!!111
 
2014-04-22 10:07:35 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I went to church with the family on Easter because my mom wanted me to go since it had been a couple years. I was shocked, shocked I say, by the number of hot girls wearing low cut dresses/skirts. The thigh is not the limit in the house of the lord.


Every now and then when I go to the church my brother and his family go to, which is very laid back, I am suprised by some of the short dresses. I dont care though and I just hope God isnt mad about me getting a chubby during service.
 
2014-04-22 10:09:25 AM  
Didn't David dance naked before God in the Temple? Not just any church, but the Temple of Solomon when Yahweh was still hanging out in it? Of course, the priests weren't to crazy about that either, but God seemed happy enough.

/atheist
//i.e. read the bible
/// don't ask what the original "dirty hippie" wore...
 
2014-04-22 10:10:05 AM  

groppet: scottydoesntknow: I went to church with the family on Easter because my mom wanted me to go since it had been a couple years. I was shocked, shocked I say, by the number of hot girls wearing low cut dresses/skirts. The thigh is not the limit in the house of the lord.

Every now and then when I go to the church my brother and his family go to, which is very laid back, I am suprised by some of the short dresses. I dont care though and I just hope God isnt mad about me getting a chubby during service.


Ahhh, the holy hard-on
 
2014-04-22 10:12:18 AM  
People don't know how to dress for anything anymore be it work church , court a or just being seen in public-have some self dignity people. You should see the way some folks show up for job interviews. I kid you not, one woman came in to fill out an application at our HR in jogging shorts and heels.

I don't go to church on any regular basis , just for things like wedding or when the SO drags me to one of her things but people dress like slobs. Nobody says buy and wear expensive clothes but at least make sure they are clean and no flip flops,shorts or (as much as Like seeing good looking chicks in them ) short skirts and stripper heels. Heck even as kids we, weren't rich (6 kids in my family) but we had one set of clothes and shoes set aside for things like church, weddings, school events etc,. They were not fancy and they were often hand me downs but we looked presentable and showed some respect for the occasion.

How often to we hear about how easy it is to spot the Americans at Disney land or elsewhere by the way they dress?
 
2014-04-22 10:17:17 AM  
There's a much better way of dealing with church than dressing up or not dressing up.

Just don't farking go.  Stay in bed, mow the lawn, get a beej, whatever you feel like.  Because your god isn't real, and there's no point wasting your time or money on badly written fiction.
 
2014-04-22 10:17:22 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Johnny, what can you make of this?


i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-04-22 10:18:55 AM  

scottydoesntknow: I went to church with the family on Easter because my mom wanted me to go since it had been a couple years. I was shocked, shocked I say, by the number of hot girls wearing low cut dresses/skirts. The thigh is not the limit in the house of the lord.


The Lord is my Sheppard, he knows what I need!
 
2014-04-22 10:19:09 AM  
So your "god" can only hear you if you go to the right place, at the right time, wearing ONLY the right clothes?? Sounds like one powerful diety!
 
2014-04-22 10:19:27 AM  

hasty ambush: People don't know how to dress for anything anymore be it work church , court a or just being seen in public-have some self dignity people. You should see the way some folks show up for job interviews. I kid you not, one woman came in to fill out an application at our HR in jogging shorts and heels.

I don't go to church on any regular basis , just for things like wedding or when the SO drags me to one of her things but people dress like slobs. Nobody says buy and wear expensive clothes but at least make sure they are clean and no flip flops,shorts or (as much as Like seeing good looking chicks in them ) short skirts and stripper heels. Heck even as kids we, weren't rich (6 kids in my family) but we had one set of clothes and shoes set aside for things like church, weddings, school events etc,. They were not fancy and they were often hand me downs but we looked presentable and showed some respect for the occasion.

How often to we hear about how easy it is to spot the Americans at Disney land or elsewhere by the way they dress?


One of my peeves as well.
Dress appropriately for crissakes, in clothes that FIT!
If you're a  middle aged woman with stretch marks and unsightly bulges do not attempt to dress like your teenage daughter, please.
 
2014-04-22 10:21:53 AM  

Combustion: So your "god" can only hear you if you go to the right place, at the right time, wearing ONLY the right clothes?? Sounds like one powerful diety!


Portland? The city where I saw a woman wearing socks, tevas, and a dress to the symphony?
 
2014-04-22 10:26:19 AM  

JoieD'Zen: Americans at Disney land


They're not the ones wearing track suits or tucking their shirts in?
 
2014-04-22 10:28:05 AM  

Mike Literous: GOD HATES RAGS!1!!!!!1!!!!111


HAHAHAAHAHAHAAA!!!!

Oh man, that's hilarious!!
 
2014-04-22 10:29:44 AM  

Diogenes: Carousel Beast: Diogenes: gunslinger_RG: Everything wrong with American Christian Right is actually nut shelled in this article if you study it.   American Christian right fundie's today, are not arguing over actual tenets of Christian dogma or parts of high theology but they are up in arms over their TRADITIONS as they have come to know them.  You dress for church, women have a certain role, gays don't come out of the closet, and black men don't get to be president.  It is why they make no sense in terms of actual Christianity because that is not in any way shape or form what they are fighting for at all.

They are pissed the world changed and their traditions are giving way.. as all traditions must... to a new dawn and a new age.  Christ is liberal enough to move forward into the future.  These poor sobs are just going to wail in their little churches about the end of the world when it is just really the end of the world as they have known it.

Oh their faith turns out to be so weak and small.

And for people who drone on about the Puritans, they sure misunderstand the sticking points that made them come here.

They didn't like having others telling them how they should observe their faith.  They thought (rightly) that many of the traditions were a joke.  Every time the War on Christmas noise starts I have to laugh, sadly, at how badly the noisemakers just don't get it.

You mean, like the people you are lambasting?

Rubber and glue here?  Really?  Weak.

I'm not "lambasting" them.  I'm holding them to their own standards.  They certainly aren't.


It's weak to point out your hypocrisy? Sorry dude, I call it like I see them. You can't hold up the one as an example to defend and then accuse the other of the exact same thing as an attack.

That many (possibly most) religious traditions are stupid and backward we can agree on.
 
2014-04-22 10:30:36 AM  

naughtyrev: I don't really think Jesus would have given a damn what you wore as long as you were listening to him.


This! So many damn idiots out there claiming to be christian but are are really as anti-christian as possible.
 
2014-04-22 10:31:47 AM  

pute kisses like a man: FirstNationalBastard: Johnny, what can you make of this?

[i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-22 10:32:00 AM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-22 10:33:20 AM  
One of my Pastors worked in a previous church that split over something as stupid as whether men could wear baseball caps during the service.  That said, the women here took one of the young girls aside and said, "Hey, you are not just your cleavage."

The scriptural precedent could be that if you're doing something that doesn't matter, but upsets other people, you should stop in consideration for their weakness.

Our church ministers to street people.  One of the traditional guys couldn't take the dirt and smells.  He would just about cry when the street folks would break the bread in line ahead of him.  Pastor said, "There was nothing clean and tidy about the crucifixion."  He was also 'germ phobic,' so we started cutting up some of the bread so that people wouldn't touch his portion.  He still left our church.

The remaining people in their Sunday best love on the people with urine and fecal incontinence.  There's a lot of care & compassion going on.

/Evangelical
 
2014-04-22 10:33:21 AM  

Diogenes: naughtyrev: Diogenes: "Blessed are the dressmakers, for they will clothe the children of God."

Matthew 5:9

I think it was "Blessed are the cheesemakers".

You can't wear cheese.  Unless you're Gaga or something.


Well, obviously, this is not meant to be taken literally. It refers to any manufacturers of dairy products.
 
2014-04-22 10:34:09 AM  

jasonvatch: Matthew 6:
"28 "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you-you of little faith?"


So... go buck naked?
 
2014-04-22 10:35:56 AM  

Carousel Beast: It's weak to point out your hypocrisy? Sorry dude, I call it like I see them. You can't hold up the one as an example to defend and then accuse the other of the exact same thing as an attack.


I'm holding them to their own farking standards.  Not mine.  Sorry that's so hard for you to grasp.
 
2014-04-22 10:37:02 AM  
Nothing to do with religion and everything to do with a crotchety old man being crotchety.
 
2014-04-22 10:38:10 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Johnny, what can you make of this?


This?

Well, I can make a hat, I can make a broach, I can make a pterodactyl!
 
2014-04-22 10:39:28 AM  
Times change, standards change. Big deal. We don't wear white tie and tails very often anymore, but that used to be a standard evening dress. The world didn't end when that type of dress fell out of favor.

If a public or private place wants to enforce a dress code that is fine; you either don't go there or you dress as expected to in those situations. This is not new....

You want to dress up for church, find one that prefers you do that. You wanna dress in flip flops and tees, find a church that is ok with that. From what I have read of Jesus he won't care.
 
Displayed 50 of 206 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report