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  1. robycop3

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    There are several local preachers in my area that seem to have a voice or speech defect. Shortly after they begin a sermon, their speech becomes like"And on the third day..AH..He was resurrected..AH..and left the tomb..AH..in His own body..AH..

    All those "AHs & UHs" are totally unnecessary. They make the sermon longer & distract from its message. I don't know if they learn that stuff in some seminary class, or what. Can anyone provide some intel ?
     
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    I've heard that down South in several churches.
    Also, down there, I have seen churches would wave their handkerchiefs.

    Up North, don't think I have ever heard an "AH"
     
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    Informal English

    "holy tone
    A method of utterance, often used in their sermons by Primitive Baptist preachers, in which the sound "ah" occurs at the end of each breath pause, and the taking of fresh breath is intentionally made audible. Also holy whine."



    Also described in chapter about "the mountain people" in a 1918 book put out by the Home Mission Board of the SBC!

    "In many remote sections the preachers in speaking still affect...the 'holy whine'....many of the older mountain church members regard this method of delivery by the preacher as a hallmark of downright earnestness"

    "A mountain woman who had been brought up under the recurrent sermonic 'a-ahs' of old Brother Jones, after hearing Dr. John A. Broadus, who was reckoned the foremost American Baptist preacher of his day, remarked: 'I'd ruther hear Brother Jones...'."
     
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    If you think that's bad, you should hear the sermon delivered in an Italian accent. :Wink
     
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    That's likely not deliberate!
     
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    The preacher I'm talking about operates in the Charleston, WV-Huntington, WV-Ironton, OH-Ashland, KY. metro area of about 200K, which isn't remote. He's a Baptist. Those noises he makes are phony as a football bat. I guess he's covering up the fact that he's not a great preacher. But at least he tries.

    I've heard others on the radio do the same thing. While several are good preachers, they spoil their sermons with their silly, phony, and unnecessary grunts.
     
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    Driving through Atlanta many years ago on missionary deputation, preparing for Japan, I heard one of those "breathers," a radio preacher say, "And the fires of Hell are like when they dropped the A-bombs on Nagasaki and Himajima!
     
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    its disengenuous garbage
     
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    I dislike the annoying habits of preachers I don't like. I learn to live with the annoying habits of preachers I do like.
     
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    This example highlights why it is unreasonable to expect normalized racial desegregation any time soon. Many black preachers have some of the most demonstrative affectations around.

    America is "Christianized" enough that one can church shop, even extensively depending on location. One can expect cultural norms to affect preferences, and for those preferences to largely determine choices.
     
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    It is the flesh on display.It is done for eyeservice as they seek to convey the idea that the Spirit of God is overwhelming them.
     
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    Himajima...Is that where the super-battleships Murasame & Yamamoto were berthed?
     
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    Must be!
     
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    It's called whooping or hooping. Annoys the mess out of me as well.
     
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    IMHO, it greatly dilutes the sermon.
     
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    I'm way back up a holler at 3500ft on the TN/NC/VA border. We call it "Old Timey Preaching" here, ain't heard those other terms. Most country churches here preach that way. These Churches are Missionary Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Regular Baptist, Union Baptist, Old Regular Baptist and Primitive Baptist. Been that way for generations. I've not heard it before in Southern Baptist or Presbyterian churches.

    Here's a prime example of it from a brother:
    8:00 is a good timestamp to start for a little bit to hear it.


    The singing style keeps them high and low pitches too with an emphasis on some of the vowels. No idea why we do that.
     
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    If you're happy with it, fine. But down here, where Ohio, Kentucky, & West Virginia all come together, there are few "old timey" preachers, & few KJVOs. And I live only 35 miles from Jolo, WV, the snake handlers' world capital.
     
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    I'm not a particular fan of it, I get easily distracted by it, but the Holy Spirit gives me patience enough to still get something useful from the sermon even if it ain't my cup of tea.
     
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    well still not nearly as bad as those who like to hold up their bibles, run back and forth on the stage, and yet rarely read out of it, just giving forth "Holy Ghost inspired speaking"
     
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