Gimmee That Old Time Religion #1LinerWeds

When you’re looking for one-liners, they pop up everywhere. The other evening at Southern Indiana Writers, we got to talking about religion. One of the members told about a highly emotional service with a sort of folk band, I guess. I don’t know the denomination, but I don’t think it was Episcopalian.

ANYWAY, this week’s one-liner was part of the report on that meeting:

She was taken by the spirit and hit a parishioner over the head with her banjo.

You can’t make that shit up.

This has been part of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday link-up. Visit Linda’s delightful site and check the comments for links to more one-liners.

A WRITING PROMPT BASED ON MY POST: Describe that church service.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Gimmee That Old Time Religion #1LinerWeds

  1. JoAnna

    April 11, 2018 at 11:43am

    I don’t think it was Episcopalian either. We have occasionally had banjos in my Episcopal church, but the spirit is quieter and unlikely to hit. Tapping our feet is easy. Clapping and dancing are possibilities when the spirit really gets going.

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      Marian Allen

      April 11, 2018 at 1:48pm

      I was raised Lutheran. We didn’t even clap. Foot-tapping would probably be okay, as long as it was only your toes and didn’t show through your shoes.

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  2. dan antion

    April 11, 2018 at 12:19pm

    Sounds like my grandmother. Once, as our minister droned on, she yelled up to him: “is this going to take long? I have a roast in the oven.”

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  3. joey

    April 11, 2018 at 9:38pm


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