This is the part of our crusty old pie of a town where the trade unionists, Bible-thumpers
, eager salesmen and women, as well as charity collectors, all gather.
I don't hear much of that "good news" preached at Seoul Station or in the subway tunnels by the Bible-thumpers
; I don't hear that from the aunties who pass out tracts in front of the neighborhood elementary school near where I stay.
Three young Bible-thumpers
were all set to baptise and save me!
As appropriate reflection for Holy Week, one wonders if our bible-thumpers
in the Senate would disqualify Peter as a witness because he thrice lied knowing Christ.
Many liberal Jews, for their part, hold stereotypes of evangelicals as intolerant Bible-thumpers
To the cynical reporter for GQ Magazine, he said: "We're Bible-thumpers
who just happened to end up on television.
I wonder how these bible-thumpers
view the lesbian policewoman murdered in Manchester with a colleague.
He is alternately in awe of and dismayed by his contact with Americana; a highlight comes in the Deep South, when Lewis bares his buttocks to two "self-righteous Bible-thumpers
" who rail at him for resting under a tree -- on church property.
The outraged Bible-thumpers
, the opportunistic theatre manager, the hapless mayor, the pretentious playwright, the smarmy critic, the "Actor with Genitals," and Marquand, "A Concerned Woman of Esteem"--any resemblance of Coble's over-the-top characters to actual persons, living or dead, is ...
As for the movie itself - a rip-roaring thriller - don't you just love listening to the Bible-thumpers
bumping their gums about the plot being riddled with "factual inaccuracies"?
Vegans may be offered a delightful Garden of Eden salad topped with a heavenly creationist dressing intelligently designed by cordon bleu Bible-thumpers
There he would gently but in a no-nonsense manner engage in theological table talk that challenged the far more conservative, literalistic, and even revivalistic Anglo pastors, who seemed intent on making their youths' camp experience one in which success would be counted by the number who had "given their hearts" to Jesus by "making a decision for Christ." I recall the adrenaline rush I felt one particular warm summer evening as I summoned up the courage to pray aloud at our closing campfire that "the still, small voice" of God might be heard amid all the bombast and emotionalism of the wind, earthquake, and fire to which we were being subjected by the Bible-thumpers
. (Even then I wasn't quite foolhardy enough to use the word!) It was a defining moment for me in my own way.
Clifford Edwards is one of three self-proclaimed bible-thumpers
featured in a fascinating RTE documentary about the rise of evangelism in Ireland.
Others, vociferous bible-thumpers
and evangelicals, adhere to a fire and brimstone God who is ready to punish the smallest infractions.
NOT THAT THESE FOLKS AREN'T FAR PREFERABLE TO ANY GROUP OF SEX-HATING BIBLE-THUMPERS
, BUT THESE "SENSUAL SANTAS" STILL GAVE ME THE CREEPS!