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Food Lady
10-27-2013, 04:35 PM
maybe you should find something else to do with your Sundays. I know people make occasional comments, but you have run your mouth through the announcements, songs, the message, even the time of silence during the communion. All I have heard is your voice this morning. I am currently missing part of the message because I had to get up and walk away.

XCashier
10-27-2013, 05:32 PM
How utterly rude! Where the heck were the ushers?

This guy needs a sermon on how to behave in public.

DGoddessChardonnay
10-27-2013, 07:17 PM
How utterly rude! Where the heck were the ushers?

This guy needs a sermon on how to behave in public.


That should make for an interesting sermon. . .

The lady who was teaching Sunday School this morning was asked by one of the elders "how many Sundays have you been at the 11 o'clock service and heard a cell phone ring?"

Her reply: how many times haven't I heard one ringing?

Really folks, it's not that hard to turn your phone off in church. I put mine on Do Not Disturb before I leave the house and make sure it's set to accept calls from No One.

I heard one Sunday morning a phone went off and the pastor asked the member "Is that God calling?"

The member said "No, it's my Mother."

dalesys
10-27-2013, 08:01 PM
...The member said "No, it's my Mother."
Pastor: "Oh, a higher authority."

eltf177
10-27-2013, 08:24 PM
One would hope the pastor would stop and say something like "And now we interrupt this message from God for one obviously _far_ more important!"

Irving Patrick Freleigh
10-27-2013, 11:24 PM
The lady who was teaching Sunday School this morning was asked by one of the elders "how many Sundays have you been at the 11 o'clock service and heard a cell phone ring?"

Her reply: how many times haven't I heard one ringing?



And then on the other side you might have those who spend the entire sermon hunched over their phones cranking out #yolo, #swag or #churchgoerproblems tweets.

Kit-Ginevra
10-27-2013, 11:26 PM
I leave my mobile at home when I'm at church.There are very few things that need someone to get in touch with you that direly.Relatives about to shuffle off the mortal coil or having it with you because you are the emergency link if Granny falls over again are about the only main reasons.And if it's that important,the rest of the congregation will more than likely know the situation anyway...

Seshat
10-28-2013, 08:05 AM
And obstetricians (who do get a call from God!), transplant surgeons (patients, living donors), and a few similarly key others.


But yes, I agree with you in principle, just with a few exceptions.

Mr Hero
10-28-2013, 12:52 PM
I admit to having my phone during church. I use an app that has just about every church manual, magazine, hymns, and scriptures. But during temple worship? (Only members in good standing allowed in) phone is off and stored safely in my locker.

Jack T. Chance
10-28-2013, 11:49 PM
Perhaps your church needs to start employing "ninjas" to deal with rudeness (http://www.slashfilm.com/wtf-london-theater-employing-volunteer-ninjas-to-confront-rude-moviegoers/)! :devil:

Pixilated
10-29-2013, 12:38 AM
Had a couple of characters like that at the last church I attended. And the really sad thing was, they were two of the older members of the church (think white hair) and they were collection ushers. Definitely should've known better.

Sapphire Silk
10-29-2013, 05:43 PM
One would hope the pastor would stop and say something like "And now we interrupt this message from God for one obviously _far_ more important!"

I can so totally see my priest say this during Mass! He's kind of cantankerous (heart of gold, though).

EvilEmpryss
10-29-2013, 06:19 PM
And obstetricians (who do get a call from God!), transplant surgeons (patients, living donors), and a few similarly key others.
And that would be what the vibrate setting was made for. :)

Ringing phones don't belong in theaters, meetings, or other public gatherings where the message would be missed by the rude interruptions.

dalesys
10-29-2013, 08:20 PM
Our ward music director would ask "Who had a good breakfast this morning?"
... hands rise ... "It's Fast Sunday."

"How many of you are converts?"
... hands rise ... "When are the rest of you joining?"

Food Lady
10-29-2013, 09:21 PM
I admit to having my phone during church. I use an app that has just about every church manual, magazine, hymns, and scriptures. But during temple worship? (Only members in good standing allowed in) phone is off and stored safely in my locker.Quite a few of my congregation use tablets/smartpones to look up scriptures. Mine won't hold a charge, so I bring in my actual book. I had to remove myself fromt he situation so I went downstairs and posted this from my phone. We're fairly casual; it's like a family gathering. But an ongoing conversation with anyone other than God during communion I frown upon.

Mr Hero
10-30-2013, 01:59 AM
Our ward music director would ask "Who had a good breakfast this morning?"
... hands rise ... "It's Fast Sunday."

"How many of you are converts?"
... hands rise ... "When are the rest of you joining?"

Way off topic, but reminds me of a story from when I was in college. One Sunday, the person giving the lesson asked who all in the room were converts. Thinking it was a trick question, I raised my hand.

He asked me when I got baptized. My answer? When I was eight (standard age to be baptized where I go to church)

greensinestro
10-30-2013, 07:17 PM
I've been to a couple of funerals where people talked through everything, right down to the moment of silence to honor the dead. Rude rude rude!!!

Racket_Man
10-31-2013, 07:44 AM
I've been to a couple of funerals where people talked through everything, right down to the moment of silence to honor the dead. Rude rude rude!!!

Just be glad they did not open a beer during the service (from one of the Blue Collar tours encore section).

Aislin
10-31-2013, 08:35 AM
I'm sorry, I'm a bitch. I told someone off at a funeral the other day. I told her that we were all trying to hear the eulogy and could she shut up a minute. Of course some people were offended I spoke up.

Ironclad Alibi
10-31-2013, 03:35 PM
I'm sorry, I'm a bitch. I told someone off at a funeral the other day. I told her that we were all trying to hear the eulogy and could she shut up a minute. Of course some people were offended I spoke up.

No doubt the people you told to shut up.

jedimaster91
10-31-2013, 08:54 PM
Our ward music director would ask "Who had a good breakfast this morning?"
... hands rise ... "It's Fast Sunday."

"How many of you are converts?"
... hands rise ... "When are the rest of you joining?"

*snerk*

I hate Fast Sunday. It doesn't go very fast.


I too have my scriptures and teaching manuals on my phone. Much easier to carry around than my giant-print-for people-who-can't-see book. And at least when I'm playing Bejeweled during the kids' Sharing Time lesson (I teach in Primary and someone else teaches that class. I'm just there to keep them from ricocheting off the walls....) the sound is off.

fireheart
11-01-2013, 03:39 AM
Try having a hurdy-gurdy playing during an Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Yeah....the hurdy-gurdy group weren't invited back for the following year's medieval fair.

(the "smoking ceremony" is not as it sounds. Basically a bundle of herbs and other items are placed inside a portion of tree bark, ignited, then blown out to produce smoke. The smoke is then trailed over the "leader" and then in all four cardinal directions. The reasons for it vary depending on the tribe that's doing it...I've heard everything from warding off evil, cleansing the area to inviting our ancestors (both "whitefella" and Aboriginal))

Casino Jockey
11-01-2013, 10:51 AM
Try having a hurdy-gurdy playing during an Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Yeah....the hurdy-gurdy group weren't invited back for the following year's medieval fair.


thats just.. WOW..
i just underwent a bit of cultural training for my childcare course and we did alot of work on the Aboriginals and there culture and customs..

thats just downright rude

Shalom
11-01-2013, 05:00 PM
At the synagogue I attend when I'm visiting the inlaws, there's a poster on the door to the sanctuary, with the message "For better communication with G_d - - Turn off your cell phone!"

(You'll still see some people gazing at their phones during the weekday services, but that's because they have the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) as an app on their smartphones. Me, I prefer to hold the real thing. On the Sabbath you can't use a phone anyway.)

One of the things I really like about the town I live in, is that it's the first place I've lived where, no matter which synagogue I attend, NOBODY talks during services. That just drove me nuts when I was younger. It's dead silent during the sermon, but when we're reading from the Torah, there's fifty conversations going on. What, you'll listen to the words of the Rabbi and disrespect the words of G_d? What kinda business is that?

"How many of you are converts?"
... hands rise ... "When are the rest of you joining?"

I heard something similar once.

Background on Jewish culture: The Hebrew word "Teshuva", literally "return", is the general term for repentance. If someone has sinned and repents his sin(s), the informal term is "doing Teshuva".

The term "Baal Teshuva", literally "one who has returned", is generally used to refer to someone who was once not Orthodox and has since become so, taking on Sabbath observance, eating Kosher, etc. Many Baalei Teshuva are more meticulous about their religious practices than even those who have been observant from birth.

So one time, a cousin of mine was asked by one of his Rabbis. "So tell me, are you a Baal Teshuva?"

He, having been observant all his life, and assuming he was being asked if he'd ever been irreligious, somewhat indignantly replied "Of course not!"

The Rabbi raised an eyebrow and asked gently. "So ... why not?"

(postscriptum: said cousin is now a Rabbi himself...)

Jay 2K Winger
11-03-2013, 09:59 PM
Just be glad they did not open a beer during the service (from one of the Blue Collar tours encore section).

It wasn't just during a church service, it was during a eulogy.

Foxworthy: "I'm just gonna guess this: one of your relatives."
Engvall: "My Uncle Jack. We weren't even outside, we were in the church! The priest finishes talking, and we hear this pf'chk! And there's Jack with a can of Coors, and he just goes 'What?'"

blas
11-04-2013, 08:53 AM
I'm not surprised.

You can't even go to a movie anymore without a bunch of noodleheaded morons talking well into the movie, if not the entire thing, or giggling or playing on their cell phones.

I'm pretty sure there are lots of tweets and updates during funerals and services.

Some people are just...retarded as to how to behave in public.

fireheart
11-04-2013, 11:55 AM
thats just.. WOW..
i just underwent a bit of cultural training for my childcare course and we did alot of work on the Aboriginals and there culture and customs..

thats just downright rude

No shit. I was actually more amazed that said group weren't mobbed by the ENTIRE cohort of "entertainers" for the weekend. (there were about 5 groups there who were arena "performers" each with about 4-12 fighters PER GROUP)

I've gotten used to the Aboriginal welcome used at the start of most formal events. I remember for my sister's Year 10 "graduation" there were two boys on stage. One of them proceeded to give the entire welcome for my area's people...as a rap. In the language of said people. Then the other boy said the English translation more slowly and less "rappy".

On that note, there's actually a show which teaches the kids some ATSI words for different groups, it's featured on ABC's educational hour called "letter box" I believe. They start the show with the "informal" welcome for the group where the show is filmed and then have a few segments involving different Aboriginal words. (ATSI=Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander)

Kogarashi
11-14-2013, 03:58 AM
I do take my phone to church with me because it's my replacement watch and I occasionally have need of the camera on it. Plus church is 3 hours (not counting choir practice and any after-church things I or my husband need to take care of). Of course, my phone goes on vibrate before I leave the house, and frequently doesn't get turned back on until late evening when I realize it's still in my Sunday bag, at which point I've invariably missed a call or two from family that afternoon. Oops.

I think what I dislike more than hearing a phone go off during church, though, is hearing it going off for a long time because whoever owns it either hasn't realized that's their ringtone or because they're too embarrassed to admit it's their phone by getting it out and silencing it. Or they can't find where it's hiding for some reason. I've gotten so used to responding immediately to my ringtone that when I hear it on someone else's phone (as an alarm sound, for instance), I immediately react.

Our ward music director would ask "Who had a good breakfast this morning?"
... hands rise ... "It's Fast Sunday."

"How many of you are converts?"
... hands rise ... "When are the rest of you joining?"

*giggling*

I too have my scriptures and teaching manuals on my phone. Much easier to carry around than my giant-print-for people-who-can't-see book. And at least when I'm playing Bejeweled during the kids' Sharing Time lesson (I teach in Primary and someone else teaches that class. I'm just there to keep them from ricocheting off the walls....) the sound is off.

Lucky. When I was a Primary teacher I was too busy keeping my charges from yanking on each other's hair or turning around to talk to the kids in the row behind us. Of course, now I'm in the nursery (18 months to 3 years old, for those curious), so I'm even more of a kid-wrangler than before....

Mr Hero
11-14-2013, 12:55 PM
I remember something embarrassing that happened one time during church. I had my alarm set for 11:30 because where I attend meetings at 1. Well, I had found out the day before that none of my usual rides were going to make it, so I went with my brother's parents in law that meet for church at 11:00. I forgot to turn off the alarm. So of course when the bread and water (we use water in our church, not wine) and everyone is quiet, my alarm blares off. I panicked and then ran out of the meeting into the lobby and turned off my alarm there.

I was quite embarrassed and was glad I was just a visitor there. Though thanks to some boundary changes I'm actually part of that ward. (I got automatically released as a primary teacher in the old ward. Sad day)

Kogarashi
11-15-2013, 06:14 AM
So of course when the bread and water (we use water in our church, not wine) and everyone is quiet, my alarm blares off.

The embarrassing stuff always seems to happen during the quietest part of the meeting, no? :lol:

fireheart
11-15-2013, 10:05 AM
The embarrassing stuff always seems to happen during the quietest part of the meeting, no? :lol:

Or the funniest.

In high school down here, when kids reach year 10, they have the option of taking care of those baby dolls that cry at random times so you can experience the result of what happens without contraception. While the babies are a bit more sophisticated now, back then if they started crying, you'd shove a plastic key in its back and when it was satisfied, it would coo.

We took the dolls on a field trip to different schools to tell kids in primary school about our open day and to COME TO OUR SCHOOL :lol:. Because of their nature, they would go off at random times. During our little shows, there would be moments of absolute dead silence and then one of the babies would randomly coo. Cue students in Grades Six and Seven giggling madly. (The shows were MEANT to be for the Grade 7's only, but most schools would also let the Grade Six students come along. Hands down though, we had one of the best "ads". Most schools would either send along a teacher or two or send along one or two students with a teacher. We took along the entire music class, some of the dance class, some of the parenting class and a couple of random students to show off science experiments :lol:)

Ironclad Alibi
11-15-2013, 08:47 PM
The embarrassing stuff always seems to happen during the quietest part of the meeting, no? :lol:

Or the funniest.

Which brings to mind the Mississippi Squirrel Revival (The Mississippi Squirrel Revival).