"Thumper" and/or "Bible Thumper"

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    Some people may know this, some may not. But here you go.

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    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.
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    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.
     
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    I see you received a pm from freeandfun too!
     
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    Oh my GAWD!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    I have had this word aimed at me as well.
     
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    Can I get a "Hallelujah?"
     
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    Although I did not want to start a conflict, I have to admit feeling belittled by this phrase also.
     
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    Remember "Jesus Freak"?
     
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    And here I thought this was a cuddly-bunny-thread....well, I'm hijacking it!!

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    oops...you forgot these, from the same site too...
    * Someone who tries in a forceful or enthusiastic way to persuade other people to believe in the Christian religion and the Bible.
    * An evangelical or fundamentalist Christian who believes the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that its enclosed laws and precepts should strongly guide public policy.
    Yep, all on the same site...guess ya missed that part..
     
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    Oh and BTW...Lets see ya take a stand on the term Fag/gay/ queer
    that get thrown at NE all the time..
    Hummm...this thread could be fun.:D
     

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