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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by atestring, Feb 2, 2006.
There is a denomination that was the first to be called REDNECKS.
I read an interesting story about this recently.
This might be interesting. If nobody gets it right, I will tell the story.
I had to guess. I went through the list hoping there was a category for "I don't have a clue."
Good idea, MC
i should have given that option.
I will not vote since I know the answer.
What was your guess?
Pentecostal -- but like I said it was just a guess. Wouldn't surprise me one little bit for it to be SBC
My guess: Primitive Baptist.
The denonimational usage of the term, so far as I know, is not definitively related to common American usage of the term. (Although using it to refer to a denomination does occur in American literature, but in a specialized sense.)
I had to look it up but it is a pretty interesting story. Thanks.
I will give you a clue. It was neither Pentecostal or SBC.
The answer has been picked.
I say Pilgrim Holiness....when they sat outside in the sun and their necks got red from sunburn??
When you gonna tell us?
ARGH -- you are going to force me to use my brain and do some research -- you sneaky Alabamian!
Actually I'm trying to be patient here -- I've got enough research for my current class! But I do want to hear the whole story.
by the way -- I was going to call you a sneaky guy instead of a sneaky Alabamian, then I realized that girls can eat string too . . .
So I still had to use my brain this rainy Saturday morning I hope it doesn't fry before I finish work for my class. hehe
If you can eat a string you deserve an answer.
so Here Goes. Or should I keeep you in a suspense a little while longer?
And I don't eat string, but I figured you did since your handle is ate string or does that translate to something else.
I'd rather have a big thick juicy burger with cheese and onions and tomatoes and pickles and mustard and lettuce and . . . FRIES with salty ketchup
The first rednecks? Scottish Presbyterians. If I'm wrong I'll go put the tires back on the truck, take it off blocks and put the hood down.
I was going to hold out a while but I have really been anticipating the chance to tell this story.
I read the story in an article in a magazine that we get down here The Old Southern Times.
I will not quote the article since I am not sure if that might be a violaton of posting rules. I will surmise in my own words.
The Term Redneck originates from Scottland and refers to supporters of the Narional Covenant and THe Solemn League and Covenant. The supporters were referred to as "Covenanters".
These people were made up mostly of a group that fled Scottland for Ulster (Northern Ireland) during the persecution of the British Crown.
The Covenanters of 1638 and 1641 signed documents that stated that Scotland prefered a Presbryterian form of Church Govt and would not accept the Church of England as the State Church.
Some of the covenanters signed the documents in their own blood and wore red pieces of cloth around their neck as a distinctive insignia.
Most of these were part of a group called the Ulster Presbryterians who settled in the south.
It was the "Ulster Presbryterians" that were used in the famous "CAne Ridge REvival of 1801" that took place in Bourban County Kentucky.
Southerners became associated with the revival which had an impact on The south and many denominations were born out of this revival.
The spread of Methodism in the South was impacted by this Revival. The Christian Church
( Disciples Of Christ) , The Church of Christ, and The Cumberland Presbryterians can trace their roots to this revival.
BTW the Baptist in the State of Kentucky doubled their membership in one year because of the Revival.
Many Southerners were later referred to as "rednecks", but it all started with the Presbryterians.
In the 1940's a Minister in Glasglow by the name of Dr. Coulter wore a red clerical collar.
I honestly do not eat strings.
The name "atestring" is used because I play the mandolin which has 8 strings.