Church Pet Peeves #4

Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Joe, Oct 19, 2007.

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Anyone bothered by any of these?

Poll closed Nov 2, 2007.
  1. People smoking near the church entrance

    60.9%
  2. Public testimonies which include intimate details of one's life

    39.1%
  3. People who "peek" during prayer

    4.3%
  4. Finding your name listed on the prayer chain

    13.0%
  5. People who repeatidly blurt out "amen" during the church service

    17.4%
  6. People who dress casually to church (jeans, t-shirts etc..)

    17.4%
  7. Church members who clearly have enough $$ yet do not tithe

    26.1%
  8. Church members whose only participation is attending church services each week

    4.3%
  9. People who regularly arrive late disrupting the church service upon entering

    47.8%
  10. People who throw spit wads at each other during the service :D

    43.5%
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  1. Joe

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    Anyone bothered by any of these?
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    People who "peek" during prayer???

    How can we know who they are
    without 'peeking' ourselves?
     
  3. I Am Blessed 24

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    Good one Ed!

    Also; how do you know if anyone tithes or not? That should not be public knowledge.

    We don't allow smoking on the church grounds.

    I participate by attending church. Period. When I was younger, I was involved in every ministry at the church. I have since passed my tasks on to the younger group.
     
  4. donnA

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    Regular attendance is participating. Your pew isn't empty. Others see your faithfulness in attendance and it is encouraging to them, especially when there are a lot of christians who do not attend regularly.
     
  5. Ed Edwards

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    For about 15 years I was the person who kept
    end-of-the-year donation receipt. I knew everybody's
    non-cash donations. There were about a dozen
    people who donated cash without claiming it
    (I was later an usher and saw what people put
    in). A couple of them were tithers who were convicted
    that they didn't need to tell the Government what
    they gave. Personally I claim it on my income tax
    I was in the 18% of my income goes direclty
    to the Federal Government -- let the G'vmnt pay
    18% of my tithe ;)

    Anyway, I didn't mark anything that might concern me
    but never happens in my church.
     
  6. billreber

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    "throw spit wads"? If I saw anyone in my church do such disrespectful behavior, I would personally and immediately reprimand them -- and also any parents who did not agree with me.

    HOWEVER, I have never been bothered by any such thing. I hope the kids know better!

    Bill :godisgood:
     
  7. billreber

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    BTW the only choice I marked was the first one.

    I've got to tell a short "real life" incident, though.

    I was visiting a church for the first time, and sat beside two grade-school boys (I think they were about third grade). They began to play with a nail, dropping it on the wooden pew! I asked them to put away the nail until after the service. The boys sort of sneered at me, and continued to drop the nail on the pew. After the third request to stop doing that, I snatched the nail away from the pew, putting it in my pocket. The boys started to complain, but quickly calmed down.

    At the end of the service, two men came down from the choir loft and thanked me for my actions. One even took possession of the nail! They then introduced themselves to me -- they were the deacons of the church!

    The boys called me later that week to apologize for their misbehavior! And, yes, my wife and I joined that church, and I even ended up teaching those two boys in Sunday School.

    Bill :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  8. JerryL

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    My biggest pet peeve is Preachers that are supposedly called to preach, yet don't take the time to learn their Bible. Namely tithe teachers bringing back one aspect of the law, and people that use Websters definition of tithe instead of God's definition.:laugh:
     
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    How about spit wads being shot at me while i preach! :laugh:
     
  10. abcgrad94

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    I remember growing up in Kentucky where cigarettes are everywhere, even at church. One Sunday our preacher, who was a pretty large man, got irritated about all the smoking at the front door. He told the congregation, "I might like food, but you don't see me running out the door eating a candy bar as soon as church is over!"

    After that, the smokers waited to light up until after they got in their cars.
     

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