Quote# 66915

The modern dance holds many dangers for the Christian both young and old. I once knew a Christian couple who would go to clubs with the intent of "picking each other up" at these different establishments. I suppose that they got some measure of enjoyment and a certain thrill out of doing this. However, it was not very long before one of them was engaged in an adulterous situation and the church was moved to withdraw fellowship from this person. Their marriage ended in divorce and their children separated from mother and father. Oh how that couple wishes that they had never gone to such places and participated in such reckless abandon with their Christianity. Let us resolve not to make the same mistake in our lives and avoid the modern dance.

Kevin Cauley, Berryville church of Christ 56 Comments [10/29/2009 12:55:45 PM]
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Submitted By: Alex Nguyen

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Oh, quit making shit up. Nobody buys it anymore.

10/29/2009 1:04:29 PM

Doubting Thomas

"However, it was not very long before one of them was engaged in an adulterous situation and the church was moved to withdraw fellowship from this person."

If that were me, I'd tell the church a hearty "FUCK YOU" and not have anything to do with those holier-than-thou fucksticks. My sex life is nobody's business but mine and my wife's.

And guess what, if they wanted to commit adultery, they would have anyway regardless if they went dancing or not.

P.S. Why don't fundamentalist Christians have sex standing up? It might lead to dancing.

10/29/2009 1:07:15 PM

The Watcher

This circles around to a giant non-sequitur.

10/29/2009 1:14:28 PM


Oh yes, it MUST have been the evil dancing that caused it, and not any sort of flaws in the people themselves.
Further evidence of fundies' tendency to disassociate themselves from personal responsibility.

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance..."
-Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

10/29/2009 1:15:55 PM


Is it to late to make a "Footloose"-quip?

10/29/2009 1:35:34 PM


What is this, the 1800's?

10/29/2009 1:36:22 PM


And I know a couple who met in a nightclub and have been happily married for 20 years.

10/29/2009 1:49:24 PM

Thinking Allowed

So your wife left you for someone else she met in the club?

10/29/2009 1:56:26 PM

I'm guessing the whole affair thing had nothing to do with date night locations.

10/29/2009 1:59:28 PM


This is because they went dancing. Right.

Then I can blame the 1983 Video game industry crash for Obama's nobel prize?

10/29/2009 2:03:04 PM

Case Story

Your case stories don't mean anything. Something happening to one or two people out of nearly 7,000,000,000 is not an indicator of anything.

10/29/2009 2:28:07 PM


I live near Berryville, AR. All of those hillbilly backwood stereotypes fit that place well!

10/29/2009 2:34:28 PM

ghost mouth

seems like people who have trouble keeping their junk in their pants.

not a problem with dancing, just with these people who can't handle grinding

10/29/2009 2:50:20 PM


Look, just because your wife left you for someone at a club, does not mean that all people who go clubbing are bad people.
Also, dancing doesn't lead to sex. You're welcome to join the rest of us in the year 2009.

10/29/2009 2:54:14 PM

Doctor Whom

Just in case you're not lying for Jesus, it sounds as though the couple had issues independent of dancing.

10/29/2009 3:00:44 PM


However, it was not very long before one of them was engaged in an adulterous situation and the church was moved to withdraw fellowship from this person.

Let me get this straight - when one of your flock falters, which by your own tenets they are all pretty likely to do sooner or later, the response of the church of your allegedly loving god is not to comfort, advise or support them but to fucking cast them adrift?

10/29/2009 3:07:39 PM

Jack D

Well, guess what?! My high school church group had to sit through a love triangle unfolding every Sunday morning, and that was after two other teens who met at church started having premarital adolescent sex.

(Oh, how that couple wishes they had never gone to church and participated in guitar sing-alongs with such reckless abandon.)

10/29/2009 3:25:48 PM

Philbert McAdamia

... and in the morning they saw... a HOOK!... hanging from the door handle.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

10/29/2009 3:26:56 PM


By 'this couple I once knew' do you mean 'NO ONE'?

10/29/2009 3:38:37 PM


I'm sure we can find marriages that broke up because one of them was a nut-bag, Bible-thumping, holy-rolling fundamentalist, too.

10/29/2009 3:57:41 PM


Sounds like the relationship just went south. Stop blaming the dancing. It's just a pathetic excuse.

10/29/2009 4:00:52 PM


Thejebusfire wrote:

"Also, dancing doesn't lead to sex."

Unfortunately. :-(

10/29/2009 4:09:41 PM


Not to mention that one could twist an ankle or strain one's back.

10/29/2009 4:24:13 PM

Dr. Shrinker

The bible says that David danced. He also had sex with anything that moved, marriage not withstanding. And yet he was, favored in the eyes of your God.

I don't think your god gives a fig about dancing or adultery.

10/29/2009 4:29:05 PM


so the message is never have fun.

just like usual, right, thanks for reminding us why we never listen to you.

10/29/2009 4:39:48 PM

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