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Why so against dancing?

Discussion in 'Baptists' started by TwilightSol, Aug 16, 2008.

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  1. TwilightSol

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    I've never really understood how other bapists could be so against dancing. In the Bible it says several times to rejoice, and it explains the ways in which the Lord wants us to praise him. Dancing is one of those ways. (Forgive my lack of referance:doh:) What's your opions I'd like to know.
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  2. MrJim

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    Club dancing isn't done for the Glory of God~rather it's done for more earthy reasons...yet don't think all baptists shun dancing. The local homeschool co-op (in which there are some baptists) has an award winning square dance group~do you like square dancing?
     
  3. trentlogain

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    I don't have a problem with it. David danced before the Lord. I think even Rachael danced before the Lord as well. The key phrase is "before The Lord".
     
  4. MrJim

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    And they weren't bustin' it with 50cent...:D[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. lilydawn

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    If it is done out of joy and not in a sinful way.
     
  6. Hentenza

    Hentenza I will fear no evil for You are with me

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    As long as is not disco.^_^^_^^_^

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  7. HolyRevolution

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    I think if you are doing it for God then its kool but if for sin its bad.
     
  8. edie19

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    I don't like much of the "suggestive" dancing that I see, but aside from that no problem with dancing at all
     
  9. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 In a Kingdom by the Sea. Supporter

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    I see no problem at all with dancing. I'm surprised to hear many Baptists do? Dancing is an art form and a form of self-expression. It is physically healthy for exercise and a great stress reliever. In worship settings, I have not seen dancing but why not? Ballet and other ice skating dancing are just gorgeous. Dancing with friends is fun. I do this as a form of exercise with my best friend. We put on some music and dance around, sometimes with a strobe light, to get into shape and warm up for toning exercises.
     
  10. seekHisMercy

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    In my 42 years being Baptist I still haven't found a Baptist church nor know of one, that shuns, bans, bad mouths, runs down, or otherwise.... clean normal dancing. I think it's another one of the rumors purported by other faiths or atheist. I think if you go to place where you find half naked people rubbing and down on each other you'll finds all faiths having something to say about it.
     
  11. arunma

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    I'm against dancing because it's a good excuse to hide the fact that I couldn't dance to save my life. ^_^
     
  12. MrJim

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    Yeah I saw that clip on youtube~it was pretty bad:D
     
  13. FreeinChrist

    FreeinChrist CF Advisory team Staff Member Site Advisor Supporter

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    I'm not against dancing just because it is dancing. Some of it is fun. I like folk dancing alot. But alot of dancing in clubs is in no way glorifiying God. Some of it is dowright profane in how it imitates sexual acts.
     
  14. MrJim

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    I don't like square dancing, had to do it in PE class in Jr High, never recovered from the trauma[​IMG]
     
  15. FreeinChrist

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    I'm not big on American square dancing.. I use to take international folk dancing and learned a variety of dances from other countries, including English (european square dancing) - like that alot..

    Havne't been able to do it for a decade or so though...
     
  16. edie19

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    I probably shouldn't share this, but I sprained my ankle square dancing in Jr. High phys ed class
     
  17. MrJim

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    Another casualty of forced Jr High square dancing~how many more must suffer?
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  18. MrJim

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    Good square dancing requires a banjo & fiddle~do those Brits even know about banjos & fiddles?:D

    European square dancing indeed~~when I think of Euro folk dancin' I think of one thing .. POLKAS...where's my accordian?
     
  19. edie19

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    much more dangerous than dodge ball
     
  20. MrJim

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    Dodge ball is useful~teaches hand/eye coordination and team skills; square dancing is from the dark side[​IMG]
     
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