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I just ran across a holy tradition of which I was previously unaware.

A few minutes ago I was listening to an Audible freebie entitled The Most Wonderful Tales of the Year: Holiday Memories Shared by Audible Narrators. In the chapter entitled “Holidays at the Secular Orphanage” by Halter Graham, the narrator speaks of how his father was raised by a Presbyterian minister who believed in “Fire, brimstone, and Sunday enemas before church to be clean for God.”

The sacred tradition of the pre-church enema is a new one to me. Has anyone ever heard of this before?

By WTSharpe6
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1

Hopefully it is hyperbole?

One can only hope!

1

Ewwww, no. That sounds like child abuse.

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No.

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That's a new one for me.....wow.....i hope it's not wide spread. The things we do to our children

Pooska Level 6 Jan 7, 2018
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I have never heard of it and I'm sure that there are many ridiculous practices that encourage people to indulge in self-effacing behavior. Just another extreme example of the impossible conditions set by those who follow a cult or religion. The implied notion of "cleanliness is next to godliness' being thrown in as an extra tit bit for effect.

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My father was raised Presbyterian never once did he ever mention such a thing, almost sounds like the minister had a sick fetish tied to being a pedophile. In Canada the Presbyterians were not that much fire and brimstone they morphed into the United Church that is generally a church with social justice as one of its goals.

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Can't be true because if it was people would not be so full of shit when they are in church.

Rudy1962 Level 9 Jan 7, 2018
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oh mine. oh mine. Don't know what to say. No comeback for that one.

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No, never heard of it.

Betty Level 7 Jan 7, 2018
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