1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Inappropriate Handshake

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Gib, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. Gib

    Gib Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    27,256
    Likes Received:
    14
    A college student was home for the weekend and came to church today. At the end of church he approached me and gave me a fist pound. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fist_pound

    It's not the first time we've done it. My kids and I do it. We did it in High School (in the 80's), my kids do it today. I do it at with co-workers. I see people do it where they wouldn't normally shake hands. I think of it as a greeting gesture and see nothing wrong with it.

    Anyways someone mentioned they saw me doing it and thought it was inappropriate. Imagine what they would think if I gave him a Holy Kiss.

    Then there's the pound hug. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pound_hug .. Something I do on occasion with friends and family. Do you find these inappropriate greeting gestures?
     
  2. whatever

    whatever New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2004
    Messages:
    2,088
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did they give a reason? I can't imagine what's wrong with it.
     
  3. Gib

    Gib Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    27,256
    Likes Received:
    14
    Yea, they said that's what the gangs do.
     
  4. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    I give lots of the people in my church a fist pound. I don't see anything wrong with it. Of all the things in church to be concerned about this is not one. Some people will get upset at anything.
     
  5. LeBuick

    LeBuick New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2006
    Messages:
    11,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    I do both all the time. We call the fist pound, "giving knuckles" and the hug is how we all greet each other (males). Especially preachers.

    I guess we joined the Christian gang complete with secret handshake and hug... :wavey:
     
    #5 LeBuick, Aug 6, 2006
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 6, 2006
  6. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,499
    Likes Received:
    7
    Just ask that person if they eat meals. That's what the gangs do. Ask them if they drive a car. That's what the gangs do.

    Tell that person that you are not aware of what the gangs do. If he presses then ask him how he would know.
     
  7. drfuss

    drfuss New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    1,692
    Likes Received:
    0
    quote:
    "Anyways someone mentioned they saw me doing it and thought it was inappropriate."

    Would you consider the someone that mentioned it, elderly?

    I would say a fist pound for the fist pounders, and a regular hand shake for the regular hand shakers.
     
  8. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    10,407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Howie Mandell on "Deal or No Deal" does this over a germ phobia about handshaking.
     
  9. mcdirector

    mcdirector Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2005
    Messages:
    8,292
    Likes Received:
    10
    how about the Monk handshake?

    -----------

    I really don't want to be flippant, but some people need to find some more serious things to worry about.
     
  10. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,872
    Likes Received:
    128
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Well, don't we all learn something new everyday!?! :thumbs:

    I have seen young people on tv "fist pound", but I never knew that there was a name for it!! :tongue3:

    I also had to look at the site and see what a pound hug was. I guess I'm just not "hip".

    How someone could get their underwear in a knot over this is waaaay beyond my scope of understanding. Whew!!

     
  11. Gib

    Gib Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    27,256
    Likes Received:
    14
    At your age, you just hope you don't blow out your hip.:tongue3:
     
  12. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,872
    Likes Received:
    128
    Faith:
    Baptist
    And if you keep that up you're not gonna live to SEE my age.....:thumbs:
     
  13. PastorSBC1303

    PastorSBC1303 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2003
    Messages:
    15,125
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh my dear friend, and you say I live on the edge :laugh: :thumbs:
     
  14. rbell

    rbell Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    The solution involves two steps:

    First, give them this:
    [​IMG]

    Second, quote them Romans 1:13a...

    "Now I would not have you, ignorant brethren..."

    That should do it.

    Good luck on your new job search after taking my advice.
     
  15. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,872
    Likes Received:
    128
    Faith:
    Baptist
    rbell!!! you have GOT to stop making me laugh so hard......
     
  16. tinytim

    tinytim <img src =/tim2.jpg>

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    11,250
    Likes Received:
    0

    Brave with a capital B!!! First you took on tater in another thread, now Scarlett....

    I bet she could give you a fist pounding if she wanted to...

    BTW, I do the fist pound and hug pound....
     
  17. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    No issue here. But I work with kids.
     
  18. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    May 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,872
    Likes Received:
    128
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Saggywoman, I couldn't help but laugh at your post. I knew what you meant, but as someone who also works with children...well, you KNOW that we have "issues"!

    Ha! :laugh: :laugh:
     
  19. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    13,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like the person that said inappropriate needs a hobby or needs to get a life.
     
  20. John of Japan

    John of Japan Well-Known Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2005
    Messages:
    12,918
    Likes Received:
    370
    Faith:
    Baptist
    Well I never! You folk just don't understand what is a proper and dignified greeting at church. You're supposed to bow to each other, like we do at my church!:tongue3:
     
Loading...