13 Crazy Church Rules

Posted by Matt Lane on February 17th, 2010 filed in Blurbs, Christian Living

When I was a kid I was taught in church that these things were sinful but as a thinking adult I see things differently. In no particular order, I am unable to find these sins in the Bible:

  • All drinking
  • Using different translations other than the KJV
  • All swearing (even reading the word H**l in the Bible was done with TONS of hesitancy)
  • Music with guitars and drums (even if it was “Christian”)
  • Going to movies (but not renting or buying movies)
  • Playing cards
  • Not going to church on Wednesday and twice on Sunday
  • Mowing the grass on Sundays
  • Work of any kind on Sundays
  • Not wearing a shirt and tie to church
  • Wearing jeans to church
  • Guys with hair past their ears or collars
  • Tattoos and piercings

These things I now find ridiculous and actually hilarious that they were taught or implied. Can you add to this list?

Oh, and thank Jeff for the inspiration to write this.

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7 Responses to “13 Crazy Church Rules”

  1. Jeff Says:

    You’re welcome. I think you left off, “be bored and make sure no one else is having fun while you’re at ti.”

  2. Scott Says:

    So true! I think you covered the most popular of “sins”.
    I remember getting scolded by my grand mother for not waiting till 8 days after birth to get my son circumsized. I guess I’m not as good of a parent as Pauls…….. I need a drink!

  3. Matt Lane Says:

    Jeff – That might belong on a different list…stay tuned.

    Scott – Funny you would comment about a Jewish tradition after Jeff commented.

  4. Jeff Says:

    What about not running in church? Can that make a list?

  5. Matt Lane Says:

    Oh man…how could I leave that one off the list? Yes two more to add to the list:

    – No running whatsoever in church
    – Never ever place your Bible on the floor or any other book on top of it.

  6. James Says:

    Luckily, I go to a church that has no rules. The main reason I love being a Christian is because there are no rules.

  7. Greg Says:

    Where is the rule that says women can’t be priest?

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