Christian Clichés

I’ve always been bothered by these and this post is by far the best one I’ve seen. I’m not sure how bad the wife references are but all the others really hit the nail on the head. There are so many that resonate with me I would have a hard time picking any to quote here. The comments unpack all of the rest of them and are awesome.

Some don’t like the idea of this kind of post thinking it’s arrogant and unkind. I think that people need to think for themselves and put things in their own words. It’s also important not to be constantly using language that unbelievers have no knowledge of. And we are not clones. We are individuals.

Here are some that I have to add, in addition to the ones mentioned above.

He’s such a dynamic speaker.

Feel led or feel moved to…

Out of your comfort zone

Prayed up in addition to the already mentioned loving on

It was absolutely gloooorious!

Maybe that last one isn’t so bad. It’s a word that fits but when people say it the way they do it kind of makes me feel all funny.

Then there is also the archaic English/Biblish used in many translations that just can’t be let go of. Maybe they’ll stay around for another 400 years. We probably won’t be around to see.

HT: Between Two Worlds

4 Responses to “Christian Clichés”


  1. 1 Gary Zimmerli

    When I hear people use those cliches it puts me “out of my comfort zone”. 😉

    Seriously, coming from such a mainline background, it does make me very uncomfortable when I hear people talk like that, especially the young men in their suits and the very pretty young women with their big toothy smiles and long flowing hair. I guess they are a cliche in themselves.

    Why do they make me uncomfortable? Maybe there’s something of a holier-than-thou feeling I always get from them, especially when they find out I’m from the “liberal” UMC!

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I always wonder what those people are like at home and during the rest of the week. Some are genuine I’m sure but it’s just too much to be real sometimes.
    Jeff

  3. 3 Gary Simmons

    Hah, that post is a real gem. How are you doing, Jeff?

  4. 4 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks.

    Had a bad fall when I fainted over the weekend, landing on my lower back. I think it’s OK, but was in a lot of pain yesterday. Otherwise I’m hanging in there. Thanks for asking.
    Jeff

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