Craig wrote: chicpea wrote:
Craig wrote:Hold up, you don't know any Christians?
I don't think so. Maybe I do - probably co-workers. Who knows?
I bet some of broads are Christian. PPJ is a good bet.
I don't know where we are at in this amazing advanced stats conversation, but let me state that I am a self-hating cultural catholic.
Yeah. Exactly. Cultural Christians I know quite a few of. I suppose even I am one. The culture we grew up in was dominant Christian culture by a long country kilometre. I celebrate Christmas and Easter but there are no religious aspects to any of these events. I know lots of biblical stories/metaphors/references, and even own an annotated text of the Old Testament (more for textual studies than anything). But I don't know any people who actually go to church, nor have I ever really. I know a lot of Joes, McBets, and Mough Moughs. Like, if you're from Mexico, you are automatically Catholic. It's not a choice unless your some sort of Mayan.
As for my family, I bet my dad, from a good ukranian immigrant family, upon joining the military in the late 60s, checked "Christian" in the "religion" box - though I have not ever once heard him mention god or heaven other than to shake his head at people he hears about on the news. A lot of his side get married at the Orthodox church still and then go pound back pilsners in the parking lot before the reception.
I'll never forget when I was a kid in Nova Scotia on a military base. Down where we had our one store (CanEx - awesome store btw; can buy gum and watches and fishing rods and hockey tape), in the parking lot were two nearly identical buildings. They were facing each other across the parking lot. Both were all white with green slanted roofs. One was the Catholic Church and the other was the Protestant.
Hilarious in retrospect. But that was eastern Canada in the 80s.