Some people may know this, some may not. But here you go. --------------- Bible Thumper: n. Offensive. Used as a disparaging term for a Christian, especially a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian, considered to be overly zealous in haranguing or censuring others. Bible thumper is a highly pejorative term used to describe Christian fundamentalists, or anyone perceived as such. As an insult, its target domain is broad and can often extend to anyone engaged in a public show of religiosity, fundamentalist or not. The term alludes to a preacher thumping his hand hard down on the lectern and the Bible on it to emphasize a point during a sermon. -------------- Seeing as how the term is considered offensive to its target, much as the word "******" is offensive to blacks, I would highly recommend (as a member, not as a "mod") that people refrain from using it.