You Know You Went to Baptist School When

I’m sorry for the delay of posts. I had a very busy day yesterday, one which included a ten hour trip to the emergency room. However, I am okay! I also have some good news I’ll share with you all a bit later this weekend. I hope you are all doing well. The following is a list of things from a Facebook group entitled “You Know You Went to Baptist School When..” I grew up going to Christian schools of all denominations: Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, and just non-denominational schools. I’m sure not everyone will get this but it’s pretty funny and I had to post it here. It’s also for a good laugh, for those of you who were blessed enough not to attend a Baptist school.

-You can recite the pledge to the Christian flag & the Bible without hesitation

-You envy all Catholic school girl uniforms

-You roll your uniform skirt when you can, and avoid wearing it in public

-You usually only shave your knees cuz your shirt is long enough & your knee highs clearly cover your legs

-You break dress code as often as you can, & when you get caught you just “fix it” and then do it again the next day

-Your uniform shorts for sports teams are longer than the guys shorts

-Basketball is the primary sport

-Homecoming is not a dance, it’s a dinner.. so is junior senior.

-AACS actually means something to you

-You’re forced to participate in AACS competition if you have any talent whatsoever, & if not, at least they filled the catagory.

-You feel guilty about reading any other version of the Bible except the KJV

-Greek is like a 2nd language to you.

-You join the cheerleading squad just to do steps

-you go to church more than 3xs a week

-You start to carry your Bible in your purse, because you’re afraid that you’ll forget it for chapel

-You have a myspace, just because.

-You have a private myspace, because your principal will look at it & expel you for that one curse word, you just HAD to add.

-All your weekends are somehow booked up with sports tournaments & church events

-Everyone has “dated” everyone but no one is allowed to “date”

-You can name every kid in the entire high school

-You can count your classmates just using 2 hands & maybe one foot

-You boyfriend “shop” at other schools because you grew up with all the guys in your school & they’re just weird

-The 6 inch rule.. do i need to go into detail?

-Detention consists of the “circle of boredom” or cleaning out the bus

-You immediately turn down the music as you pull into the school parking lot

-Your teachers gossip just as much as you do

-Everyone freaks out about the latest drama, especially who’s dating who!?

-If you are dating someone outside of the school they are automatically bad for you, & everyone is always “praying” for you & giving chapel messages about how dating in high school is stupid

-The Wilds is where you’re senior trip will take place

-You get offended if people ask if you go to a Catholic school

-You live in a bubble

-Life outside the bubble is fascinating.

-Every time you are in a situation where a skirt is a must, you feel like you are going back to time, falling back into bondage

-After graduating, you didn’t wear a skirt or stockings for close to a year

-The 1st time you went to a real dance you felt so free from bondage

-‘going out’ w/ someone merely meant that you sat next to them in class, in chapel, lunch, and wrote notes to each other.

-Any college outside of BJU & PCC are of the devil

-You’ve had cemented in your head for years that secular music is of the devil

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Angelica Yarde
My name is Angel Yarde. I am a designer, front-end developer, and speaker. I am the editor and designer of Studio 404 whic was founded in December 2006. In January 2014, I launched Studio 404 Paper, a paper shop which includes type-focused greeting cards, note cards, and prints. I currently reside in Celebration, Florida where I co-own a branding strategy studio, Sevenality, with my husband.
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9 Comments

  1. OMG I know that’s meant to be funny but to me it just sounds horrible! I can’t even imagine going to a school like that. I’m so glad my parents aren’t religious.

  2. ^
    What if your parents are religious and you didn’t go to a Baptist school? Way to imply that all “religious” people are over-protected kooks.

    I think it says something that Angel posted this, and someone took the time to create this. It’s nice that people can make light of things like this, without forsaking whatever religiosity they may have.

    Not to bring hostility to Angel’s blog, but this comment just seemed ignorant.

  3. ^
    What if your parents are religious and you didn’t go to a Baptist school? Way to imply that all “religious” people are over-protected kooks.

    I think it says something that Angel posted this, and someone took the time to create this. It’s nice that people can make light of things like this, without forsaking whatever religiosity they may have.

    Not to bring hostility to Angel’s blog, but this comment just seemed ignorant.

  4. Hey Angel, how are you? Long time no chat! I’m sorry my sites been MIA for so long. It’s back up though. As far as your post goes, that was funny. I especially liked the part where “Your teachers/Professors gossip almost as much as you do” classic! I hope things are okay with you and nothing serious! Stay strong sweetie!
    .-= Jamie´s last blog ..Tornado watch/scare =-.

  5. I never really followed a religion so I wouldn’t really know some of the reasons that are listed but that sounds a lot like my friends’ Jewish community when talking about the “dating”
    .-= Lady´s last blog ..What Do You Guys Think? =-.

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