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I was thinking about this. Does fundie smoke ? Is smoking forbidden ?

(i'm speaking about cigarette, not marijuana)

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I'm thinking, like drinking, most fundie groups would forbid this. Then again, you had groups run by DPIAR who seemed to have no problem sipping whisky, probably along with a good cigar, but then maybe only a male thing.

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The Coghlans, at least Perry and Deanna, do both. Sometimes The Vision Forumer's try to dress themselves up as worldly and classy sometimes so a family like the Serven's, say, will have wine with dinner.

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Yes, I thought with their 50's fetish, some of them will be in the "I can't live 10 minutes without smoking."

But, I guess that with 10 children and more, affording one or two cigarette packets by day is too expensive ? Smoking take me nearly 20% of my salary, I can't imagine what it's when you have a family.

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I grew up fundy and smoking was a huge no-no. Something about defiling the body, since our bodies belonged to Christ. Also no drinking, tattoos, premarital sex, etc.

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I grew up fundy and smoking was a huge no-no. Something about defiling the body, since our bodies belonged to Christ. Also no drinking, tattoos, premarital sex, etc.

I second this. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit so we should not defile it with tobacco. This is also the same reasoning that would be used against drugs were they to be made legal. Whereas there are verses in the Bible directly related to alcohol, this rule was a little more interpretive.

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I grew up fundy and smoking was a huge no-no. Something about defiling the body, since our bodies belonged to Christ. Also no drinking, tattoos, premarital sex, etc.

this. my parents both smoked before they got saved and they quit afterwards. they also stopped drinking (although in the last year of their marriage, apparently they started again, and now they do, so it goes along with a lot of their rules that they've relaxed over the years).

tattoos were also forbidden and piercings...well, ear piercings were fine, but i had to beg them to get a second set of holes and they finally relented after i turned 18, though, i went a little piercing crazy. :P the very conservative christian camp i went to, girls couldn't have more than two piercings in the lobe. although, i just looked up their website and now they don't say anything about piercings, so perhaps they have relaxed this rule since i've been there over ten years ago since i specifically remember that rule.

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this. my parents both smoked before they got saved and they quit afterwards. they also stopped drinking (although in the last year of their marriage, apparently they started again, and now they do, so it goes along with a lot of their rules that they've relaxed over the years).

tattoos were also forbidden and piercings...well, ear piercings were fine, but i had to beg them to get a second set of holes and they finally relented after i turned 18, though, i went a little piercing crazy. :P the very conservative christian camp i went to, girls couldn't have more than two piercings in the lobe. although, i just looked up their website and now they don't say anything about piercings, so perhaps they have relaxed this rule since i've been there over ten years ago since i specifically remember that rule.

Aaaahhh, fundy camp memories. I remember having to leave home without my earrings since NO piercings were allowed at all. And making sure that my culottes covered my knees and my heart was open so I could reevaluate my horrible sin-filled life during the billion chapels that were held that week. Funnily enough, I always had fun at camp and still managed to do a lot of non-fundy things with boys I met at camp. :banana-dance:

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Aaaahhh, fundy camp memories. I remember having to leave home without my earrings since NO piercings were allowed at all. And making sure that my culottes covered my knees and my heart was open so I could reevaluate my horrible sin-filled life during the billion chapels that were held that week. Funnily enough, I always had fun at camp and still managed to do a lot of non-fundy things with boys I met at camp. :banana-dance:

yeah there were a few things that were kinda non-fundie about them, like girls could wear pants (outside of chapel, except for leadership camp girls who could only either wear shorts that came to the knee or skirts...no clue why shorts that came to the knee were okay but pants weren't), but there were quite a few things that made them fundie. the music was very, very specific. no "beats", a lot of hymns and other very conservative-style christian songs. i remember a ridiculous circumstances where one year, there was a cool song that camp counselors liked, but they weren't allowed to sing or perform it because the original song had a beat. then the resident music group, unaware of the ban, created their own version without a beat and suddenly it was okay. i remember hearing that and thinking..."really? you couldn't have just done that in the first place instead of banning it?"

and yes to the billion chapels. there was always a morning and evening chapel and during the week there were various chapels/sessions in between. the schedule was actually pretty rigorous and we didn't have a lot of free time. i actually ended up stressed out sometimes because there were things i wanted to do or get done and i could only do them during free time, of which sometimes there was not a lot of.

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I was thinking about this. Does fundie smoke ? Is smoking forbidden ?

(i'm speaking about cigarette, not marijuana)

Smoking is forbidden in fundie circles. You WILL be called out.

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No smoking. The only people I ever saw on church grounds smoking a cig was a visitor.

No cigs, no alcohol, no dancing.

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Perry from LiaS is the only one I know of. He posted something about cigars of Facebook and people went apeshitcrazy on him. He posts a lot about marijuana too so I imagine he paratakes of that as well...

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Sounds like a joyfull life...

If you have the joy of the Lord in your heart, you don't need all those worldly things to make you happy. And if you do need worldly possessions/habits to make you satisfied, you obviously have sin in your life that is being used a stumbling block and you need to weed it out immediately or something pretty awful will happen to you, your family, the church, your hometown, possibly the entire world, AND IT WILL BE ALL YOUR FAULT. I am not kidding. This is the shit I was taught.

Joy of the Lord indeed.

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If you have the joy of the Lord in your heart, you don't need all those worldly things to make you happy. And if you do need worldly possessions/habits to make you satisfied, you obviously have sin in your life that is being used a stumbling block and you need to weed it out immediately or something pretty awful will happen to you, your family, the church, your hometown, possibly the entire world, AND IT WILL BE ALL YOUR FAULT. I am not kidding. This is the shit I was taught.

Joy of the Lord indeed.

that reminds me of that song..."the joy of the lord is my strength..."

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Smoking is so out of the realm that it is rarely even mentioned. I have never heard a sermon on the evils of smoking. I cannot think of one conservative-type Christian I know who smokes.

To see that kind of Christian smoking would be, to me, about the equivalent of seeing them pull out a copy of the Koran (sp) or taking a kneel towards Mecca.

Just not part of the culture at all.

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Smoking is so out of the realm that it is rarely even mentioned. I have never heard a sermon on the evils of smoking. I cannot think of one conservative-type Christian I know who smokes.

agreed. i've heard sermons on drinking and drugs and adultery and pornography and all kinds of stuff like that, but smoking was never addressed. :think:

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There's a conservative Christian guy I know whom I have *never* and I mean literally *never* seen without a wad of tobacco in his mouth. :ew:

Anyone else know anything about chewing among fundies?

edited to add the question that I neglected to type before posting.

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Maybe tobacco chewing is a different thing, because apparently cowboys did that and fundies seem to be obsessed with cowboys? :lol:

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No smoking. The only people I ever saw on church grounds smoking a cig was a visitor.

No cigs, no alcohol, no dancing.

Well forbidding smoking at least makes SOME sense, unlike the other two.

Also smoking is frowned upon in plenty of non-fundie circles and is no longer socially-acceptable like it was - especially in places where smoking in public places is banned.

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There's a conservative Christian guy I know whom I have *never* and I mean literally *never* seen without a wad of tobacco in his mouth. :ew:

Anyone else know anything about chewing among fundies?

edited to add the question that I neglected to type before posting.

Even though I am in Texas, and have spent most of my life here, my experience is that not very many cowboy/rednecks attend SBC. Can't think of any, or more fundie, that chew either although I know plennnnnty of men who chew, which is viler than smoking. Disgusting.

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