What do you think of the label ........

United States
August 2, 2008 9:57am CST
I have heard the word bible thumper used recently and I was wondering what everyone and anyone thinks of this label. I could find a use for the word in some occasions with certain extremities, but would never use this to hurt someone's feelings. What do you think? Could you find a use for it, or do you hate this label?
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@shooie (4985)
• United States
2 Aug 08
A label is a label. They have labels for every group now days. Sad really. People want unity in the world but WE all have to pin labels on people. I was born in raised in California if like a melting pot of races and lifestyles so we are use to everyone hanging out with everyone. Yes in cali there are racist people as well but then for the most part no. I had black,brown,yellow,white,gay and anything else as friends in high school and on the job. And I am one that was labeled bible thumper because I went to church. shrugs. Thing is all my friends and I we knew where and who we were so it didn't matter if people labeled each of us. Labels really don't mean anything it's just bored people that have their noses so high if a good rain came they would drown.
@shooie (4985)
• United States
2 Aug 08
ah forgot to mention was raised in cali and well last 3 years been in Sout Carolina. whoa....culture shock. Can't get use to the hate scene some are in here.
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• United States
2 Aug 08
I apologize for the way you were treated, I feel that that is too strong. What I mean by how i see a "bible thumper" is when someone tries to make you feel bad for not believing in what they believe in. For a better reference, the people that say "Child you need saving from the evils in your life, our church can help. If you continue to go down this path you will find yourself in the fiery torment of hell". It was a little much for an example, but I have heard worse than the above statement. I wouldn't consider someone who went to church every day a bible thumper, only an avid believer. I think that you were clearly misjudged, and thats is sad. I understand what you mean by culture shock lol. I am a miltary wife and we moved from texas where I lived my whole life, to Georgia. Talk about difference in climate and weather lol.
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@shooie (4985)
• United States
2 Aug 08
yes gotta love the weather here...lol I came from dry heat to humidty....take a shower here and when you town off you feel like you need another one...lol as for feeling sorry for me being labeled a bible thumper don't. Is like everything in my life and my friends life agree to disagree. Nothing wrong with being a bible thumper...lol
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• United States
2 Aug 08
I'm not a Christian, but I have used the term in reference to militant Christians. I've heard people use it to simply reference anyone conservative or open about their beliefs, which bothers me. I'm not overly fond of the label, but it's better than getting branded as hating Christians by casually mentioning someone and tacking on 'that crazy person who thinks Jesus is the reason to bash peoples' heads in'.
• United States
2 Aug 08
True, that is understandable. I really don't use it that often, and I would never say it to try and make someone feel less confident about their lives. However I feel that if you believe in something it isn't fair for you to try and "make" or "force" someone into feeling bad that they dont' feel the same way.
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@bamakelly (5193)
• United States
2 Aug 08
I have heard of this quote before. I find it to be somewhat of a title of ridicule in my estimation. I guess it can be taken by people in different ways. I am not a very religious person but do own a Bible and people should be more respectful toward people and their beliefs. I don't know why people get labeled like they do. I guess it is just part of human nature.
• United States
3 Aug 08
I believe that labels well be always be a part of our lives, sadly because we all judge people. I agree that you should be more respectful of people and their beleifs, however they should also be respectful that you believe in completely different things if that be the case. For instance I don't be rude to people comeing to my front door inviting me to church, I simply state " I believe that in life we don't have enought time, and i'd rather keep my home as my personal church. That way I can spend what little time I have with the ones I love, and live my life with the free will god gave me." Thats just how I feel. Not that I don't want to pray and worship, just that I want to do it in the sanctitiy of my own home.