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    This Church is… well…


    I kid you not... this is from a REAL church bulletin. I think it has to set the record for the number of times I've seen the word 'bitchin' in one paragraph in a church bulletin. Actually, I don't know that I've ever seen the word 'bitchin' in a church bulletin... until now. It's Friday, but this one's real...


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    1. bishopdave on Fri, December 07, 2007

      from my days as a navy brat in San Diego, I seem to remember that “bitchin’” the verb differed immensely in meaning from “bitchin’” the adjective. This bulletin uses the adjective. I used “despise” once in a church newsletter, in reference to George Steinbrenner, and was told that was inappropriate. I think I’ll stay away from bitchin’.

    2. Leonard on Fri, December 07, 2007

      Great Scott, Jeepers, Jeeze, heck, oh my gosh, golly, wee doggies what will these young people come up with next

    3. Camey on Fri, December 07, 2007

      What got me was “this is a hill we die on baby”......


      Sitting on a hill at the moment

    4. Eric Joppa on Fri, December 07, 2007

      SO I guess that this church is “totally” out dated? I haven’t heard the word “bitchin” in forever, maybe even my entire life. Wasn’t it cool in the 50’s?

    5. Leonard on Fri, December 07, 2007

      Silly Eric, some words never lose their cool.  It was cool in the 60’s and 70’s and it is cool today.  Cool was bitchen in the 50’s and I noticed you used that word.  Nothing is outdated if you say it loud enough and clear enough to make people notice.

      However I used the word bitchen to describe a miracle of Jesus in the Againsteverythingbutus baptist church I grew up in and, well let’s just say they heard the word bitchen and started bitchen.

    6. deaubry on Fri, December 07, 2007

      wow you are liberal , i never would have thought it, and against every thing but us is a great statement, wow, cool. ummmmm.

    7. Camey on Fri, December 07, 2007

      It was cool in the 80’s when I was in junior high and high school.

    8. Eric Joppa on Fri, December 07, 2007

      aww yes the 80’s….There is a cycle to the coolness of words, but it hasn’t returned yet….On another note, how were those shoulder pads? and what kind of hair spray did you use? how many cans a week? how many inches high was your hair?

      And most importantly, which hair band… Bon Jovi, Def Leopard, G&R;, Poison, Aerosmith (even though they began in the 70’s)?

      I love the 80’s

    9. Camey on Fri, December 07, 2007


      We’re talking Texas 80’s here….So even BIGGER than anywhere else.  Definitely shoulders pads and my hair was so tall… people sitting behind me in church KNEW it was me…. Some would say, “Hey Camey? Can you part the water so we can see what’s up ahead?” lol

      Oh… but I really wasn’t supposed to listen to any of those hair bands.

      Those Righteous 80’s. lol

    10. Shane Vander Hart on Fri, December 07, 2007

      Hey this blog is bitchin (whoops, my bad that just slipped out).  This is a lame attempt at trying to be relavant.  I would file this in the being “of the world” category.

    11. Rick Boyne on Sat, December 08, 2007

      I agree with Shane… it is a lame attempt to be relevant.  There is great shock appeal, even to those of us who are children of the 70’s, but its effect is opposite of the intended on someone even as cool as me.

    12. Jan on Sat, December 08, 2007

      So, do they wear wrap around pants to church too?

    13. Jim on Mon, December 10, 2007

      This is an example where the attempt to be relevant to the culture, or the attempt to connect with the culture is taken too far.  As Believers we are called to be in the world, but we are not to be molded into the shape of the world.  Unfortunately, the Church is starting to allow the world to define who we must be to reach the world, rather than being molded into the image of Christ and changing our world.

      Being offensive in language is a struggle with which many Believers strive to overcome, so using the profanity of the the world to reach a lost world seems to be going in the wrong direction.  Who is changing whom?   Remember what Ann Landers said about profanity: “Profanity only proves how limited one’s vocabulary truely is.”

    14. David E. Richardson on Mon, December 10, 2007

      Looks like the Junior High kids are doing their bulletin.  Good grief, that’s just immature, unprofessional, and high on senseless shock value.  Nothing cool about that at all.

    15. deaubry on Tue, December 11, 2007

      are these all leaders in the church. no wonder the church has such a bad name, as we say down south it just ain’t funny.

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