woah dont get all born-again on me- or god will take away your soul
Born Again Christians believe once you verbally confess to God that Jesus is Lord and you believe Jesus was raised from the dead, you are born again and can now enter heaven. This belief is based upon a bible verse in the book of Romans, Chapter 10 verse 9.
Born Again Christians believe in the bible very literally.
* born-again is also used to describe someone with the annoyingly hypocritical born-again behaviors.
* born-again: Gay people are bad...pray that god will change them.
born-again: oh and jews are going to hell...help them accept jesus.
person: huh? stop preaching
born-again: hurry its prayr group time...i have some great new gossip
person: dude what the hell- your going major born-again on me!
Born again christians tend to be highly conservative in politics, and regularly ostracize minorities, non-Christians and Catholics, as well as try to demonstrate unquestioning loyalty to a conservative political establishment. Militarism is also quite common as well. This pattern of behavior amongst working-class caucasians of European extraction, is common in the American South and Midwest, and especially in Northern Ireland.
Calvinism, a miserable interpretation of protestantism which exemplifies self-denial and hatred of the body, as well as ideation of salvation, is the cultural source of the born again phenomenon, as well as the tent revival phenomenon of the earlier 20th century. Calvinists were removed from England before and after Cromwell in the 17th century, (due to ruining everyone's fun), transplanted into Ulster and persecuted by the Gaelic Catholic locals (when they yet again, ruined their fun with teetotalism), and finally relocated to the US to inflict their misery on the Native Americans. They then splintered off into either mainstream, or wackjob/Pentecostal/etc etc. churches, depending on the education level and social class of parishoners. The less educated a person was, the more likely they were to embrace a sort of folk, pagan, voodoo interpretation of the bible, including 'healing', 'laying on of hands', 'speaking in tongues' and other occult activities.
When the 20th century media began to broadcast radio and television, this folk religion suddenly had unbelievable resources, and became the 'born again' movement you see today, funded by TV preachers begging for money nationwide, from born again christians who want to spend their money on securing eternal life instead of booze, drugs, or women.
OR: (Northern Ireland)
Uff yee can't come tae tairms wit the concept of eternal daum-nee-a-shun? Ut us on the heead a-yee? Tae breng the ward o' Jaysus Christ intae yer life? Ond be as barn a-gee-yun? Wha' wit the sen we surroound ar-see-yulves witoot knowledge er conscience? Ond remee-yumber thot the Beast lies just streets away from us, en blessful eggnorance! Supportin' the daum-nable Papal demon? Ond their gutter-language of tribal nonsense instee-yud o' good English custom?....(peter out and fall asleep.)
-Someone who is experiencing hard times, who is willing to accept anything to save them from dispair, even to go as low as christianity.
-About as difficult as writing your name down on a peice of paper
Mark: Wow man, I can relate, today I was able to bounce a ball of the wall and catch it!