Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Congregation

Congregation, n. The subjects of an experiment in hypnotism.

2005 Update: A zoological garden of domesticated sin.

24 comments:

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Congregation

Like you have here in your comment section Doug.

A gathering of select (only the most elite in other words people who comment here) individuals often of likemind or at least with pieces of like mind who come together for a specific non purpose, often times to worship.( Doug)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Congregation: A gathering of folks in order to be preached at about a particular belief system.

For example: Frisbeetarianism (n), the belief that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there.

Tom & Icy said...

Hey Willie and Walela, what is Doug saying here? That when us animals get together we do the wild thing in a tame way?

Dusty Daddy of Icy said...

As for you comment on Dogs Daze, there is a big dif between wearing a glove and cutting you hand off. As for your def connecting congregation and sin, you must be talking about a platonic orgy again!

Doug said...

Alice, so I'm the golden bull?

Tan Lucy, then what's the difference between Frisbeetarianism and Universal Unitarianism?

Icy, Willie and Walela are victims of Bob Barker. They do the tame thing in a wild way.

Hey, Dusty, I'm with you, pal. Sorry.

Sar said...

Congregation: a group gathering for a common purpose. Not to be confused with similarly named Congress, who've long since abandoned their desire and ability to do so.

(Frisbeetarianism - that's funny, TLP!)

(Oh, and thanks for the group compliment, Alice -- right back at ya.)

Brown Bear Brownie said...

Mine happily combines both definitions with Dusty's suggestion. Plato has retreated, though.
Meekmok!

Scrawler said...

Hiya Doug! Glad you popped in; have blogrolled u now so can't lose you again :)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Doug: With UUism, your soul, if you chose to have a soul, can go anywhere it damn well pleases. Up on the roof is fine, but then, so is under the broadwalk. There are many paths that can be taken. Or not. Just have coffee. Wherever.

Jamie Dawn said...

That word makes me think of only one thing: Church.
The congregation congregates, dressed in nicer clothes than they would wear to Pizza Hut. They sing, pray, get preached at, give money, sing, pray and then uncongregate. They go home and change into their Pizza Hut clothes.

actonbell said...

congregation: a somewhat large group of people who are loitering. In high school, groups of students talking in halls were told that they were congregating, and to break it up. That's what I think of.

Doug said...

Sar, congregation isn't a pseudonym for sex. Congress is probably more aptly named.

Meekmok!, B-cubed

Tan Lucy, and your soul goes to committees while you live, right?

Jamie Dawn, my Mom was right, you do write like Erma Bombeck. Go in peace, serve the lord, hold the olives, thanks be to God!

Actonbell, that's really funny. A lot of congregations are like that.

Doug said...

Oh, Inky! Didn't see you there. Always nice when you drop by.

AP3 said...

I work with congregations, so I'll have to leave it at "no comment".

;-P

dddragon said...

"Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there;
And 'twill be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation"
~ Daniel Defoe

Congregation, adj. a group of plovers (a small shore bird)

A Little Bar of Soap said...

What is WRONG with all of you? A congregation, gathering to worship Jesus the Lord and Savior, is the most wonderful thing humans can create.

Doug said...

Aral, my current career started with faith-based public health. Don't sweat it, they talk about each other worse'n anything you'll say.

Dddragon, that made me laugh. I hadn't seen that quote, although I've heard similar comments. I once attended a mega-church in Denver and I could feel the horns and smell the brimstone.

Little Bar of Soap, I actually agree that a gathering for worship is one of the best things there is. I was talking about congregations.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

You're the golden bullor i'm a great big kiss asser.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Congregation, n. Ecclesiastical catchcloth.

Doug said...

I wondered what that would feel like. Kiss away, dear Alice. Kiss away. I like the new profile photo.

Gabriel, you cleared it up for me.

Comfort Addict said...

A mob dressed in nice clothes and covert fear.

duwbryd said...

I love this definition of congregation. I wish I could have it. You should make a dictionary of such things.

Doug said...

CA, as a midwesterner do you know the phrase "Nervous as a whore in church?"

Duwbryd, it's yours so long as you don't sue me for putting it here. Welcome. Looking at your sites, if you haven't yet, look at Pia's site and Sar's.

Doug said...

Oh, and Alice's.