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“Why don't Baptists have sex standing up? Because that might lead to dancing.”
“If you don't agree with absolutely everything I say that means God hates you and you are going to Hell.”
Baptism was founded by a recently ordained ex Anglican priest, and his wealthy apprentice. Instead of sprinkling water laced with hallucinogenic anointing oils over infants, they fully immersed adults in a river or a Baptistery, because they either thought babies didn't have any original sin to wash away or that they couldn't form a contract with the afterlife before learning to talk. That or maybe John Spilsbury looked at a baptismal font through a microscope and saw a bunch of tiny demons in the communal Cesspool, that he thought might be responsible for the black death.
The Baptist church had a rocky start with a schism between it's founders where Thomas Helwys, declared that Baptist co Pope John Smyth was a "Fag Enabler" and in bed with the Amish. After that Helwys reigned as the sole Baptist pope from his prison cell after angering the effeminate King James. Many years ago he swallowed a bee and started talking incoherently, nearby onlookers were stunned and confused. He later told his followers that he was speaking in God's Language or "tongues".
Baptist men don't necessarily love their wives. Baptist women don't necessarily love their husbands. Baptists aren't supposed to do sex till they're married. Tragically that means if they like different thingies they find out too late. They're supposed to do only sex in the missionary position. That makes sex less interesting.
edit Baptist Code of Conduct
- Believe in God (pagans, Buddhists, Moslems or atheists are all inferior people).
- Believe in the power of American white straight men (but Hitler was evil, an atheist like Stalin and un-American, the KKK is Southern Baptist American).
- Jews are welcomed (but has separate seating along with African blacks, unmarried women, the cursed handicaps or them Chinamen, Chicano Mexicans or Cherokee Injuns).
- Don't drink (but can take moonshine or Bud beer).
- Don't smoke (only applies in church services, but praise big tobacco profits).
- Don't smile (unless you're told to!) :-D
- Remember Children will be present (anyone under age 25).
- Respect your elders (what if your step-father molests you?)
- Don't say bad words (except "Jesus!" frantically in a sermon).
- Dress properly (but dress like wal-mart clothing brands 6 days a week).
- Never burp, fart or vomit (you can't help it, let's face it we sin).
- No Sex (only pronounce it by the spelling S-*-X).
- No drugs (they helped made our illicit drugs illegal).
- No rock or hip-hop music (may not apply in Harlem or the Hill-billies that is).
- No gambling (the Baptists like Episcopalians support the stock market).
- No dancing, parties or "decadence" of any kind (does the new art count?)
- NO TV, radio or the internet (except 700 Club, TBN, FOX NEWS (Especially when Glen Beck is speaking of course) AM talk radio or Conservapedia).
- Condemn homosexuality (um...did the bible say all "sins" are forgivable?)
- Condemn all other branches of Christianity (especially those damned Catholics, and that story about some dumb "Reformation." Baptists were the original Christians back in ! Everyone else is just a wannabe or a hater!)
- No adultery (which means that they don't cheat on their own spouse; if they get involved with a married man/woman and cause them to cheat on their spouse, though.... well, that's not their problem, so....)
- Support the death penalty (but praise the sanctity of life).
- Women have limited rights (except support Palin for 2012, curse that wicked Hillary).
- Never discuss politics, religion, money or race (except to support conservatives, fundies are right, capitalism against evil communism, and those civil rights people want to bring the ghetto into your suburbs).
- Believe in the separation of church and state, just as long as the state does whatever your church wants it to.
- Believe that once someone accepts Jesus they will go to heaven. Note: This only applies to Baptists, any other non-baptist christian will go to Hell.
- Reserve special condemnation for Catholics in general and the Pope in particular, likely because the Catholic Church has succeeded in attracting 25 times the number of paying customers. Baptist preachers never miss a Sunday without mentioning the "Roman church," the Pope, or anything Catholic. The typical Baptist's day is consumed in a jealous resentment that the Catholic church exists. Catholics, for their part, when asked about Baptists, simply reply, "What's a Baptist?"
- Trick atheist and other non christian into becoming servants of Jesus. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. If you just read that last sentence you are now a servant of Jesus whether you like it or not. When you die you are now forced to go to heaven and serve Jesus instead of partying in Hell.
- Worship anything with Jesus on it even if thou shall be a penis with Jesus drawn on it. (Even though homosexuality and sex is condemned/banned.)