May 20, 2018
Christian Beefcake, Part 2
I don't have those prejudices now, of course, but I still thought it would be interesting to look for beefcake among the "sinners," to see what all the fuss was about. I already did 1. Evangelicals and 2. Moderate Chrsitians. Now it's time for the "cults" and "Catholics."
There's a 99% chance that these swimmers from Lone Pine High School in Highland, Utah, between Salt Lake City and Provo, are Mormons (top photo).
No Jehovah's Witnesses colleges - they disapprove of higher education. But I found this photo of a cute guy with some of their literature.
No Christian Science colleges, that I can find, but a key word search resulted in this photo. It's from a website called "Women's Wrestling."
4. High Church Christians, or what Nazarenes called "near-Catholics" and "Catholics." Highly liturgical services (a lot to read and recite), priests rather than ministers, clerical vestments, and a lot of "empty rituals," like Communion every Sunday. Emphasis on church hierarchy and the sacraments rather than personal salvation. Plus they allowed drinking, smoking, dancing, movies, all sorts of evil practices. Some members were just brainwashed, but many were literally possessed by the devil, and extremely dangerous.
We weren't supposed to talk to them except when absolutely necessary, or look them in the eye, or go near one of their churches.
So of course I sought out most of my friends from near-Catholics.
There was a Roman Catholic college nearby. I could go there instead.
Trinity Lutheran College swim team.
So of course when I was living in Los Angeles and home for the holidays, and the preacher's wife asked what church I was attending out there, I said "Catholic."
See also: Sinner Beefcake Part 1