10.) A lack of dance skills is actually looked upon favorably.
These dance moves by Adventists I have seen done, yes.
9.) Wearing long skirts means you hardly have to shave your legs.
8.) We can be proud (um, humbly grateful) of the Adventist connection to delicious veggie meats that can be eaten straight from the can/box.
Big Franks. Stripples. Little Links/Saucettes. What’s not to love?
7.) Abstaining from alcohol saves you a lot of money and empty calories.
Added bonus: You never have to worry about beer goggles.
6.) Anywhere you go in the world, there are only 2 degrees of separation among Adventists.
You can find an Adventist church in almost every country, and it’s almost guaranteed that someone there is going to know someone you know. It’s like being in a giant family! (Note: this item also makes it onto the list of “Worst Things About Being An Adventist” as word of activities you’d rather keep secret can quickly spread.)
5.) Going on a student missionary year not only makes you really cool in Adventist circles, but also provides a chance to travel, exposes you to new cultures, broadens your mind and delays entrance into the real world.
4.) Not buying earrings/necklaces/rings/bracelets allows you to save up for that really nice watch and car.
3.) Keeping the Sabbath gives you a good excuse not to go to your co-worker’s lame party on Friday night (but gives you extra incentive to party HARD on Saturday night).
2.) Biblically, we kick butt. And so do our elderly.
1.) Taking a nap on Saturday afternoon is not only an approved activity, it’s almost a requirement.
You’re not kidding about running into someone no matter where you go that knows somebody you know. My non-Adventist husband was in the Army for 20 years and no matter where we were stationed (I stopped going to church when I was 16) I ran into someone who knew somebody I went to academy with. I worked at the membership desk at a Sam’s Club in South Dakota and ran into a women who’s maid of honor at her wedding was a girl I roomed next to in academy. When we were stationed in Colorado Springs, my gym teacher from academy walked into the clinic where I worked. Unbelievable.
I have two great ideas for articles. 1.) A piece on the classic slideshow being presented at church (from mission trip, kids church, church picnic etc.) but the accompanying music is “Changes” from 2 pac.
2.) Some sort of battle between the two sabbath schools at Loma Linda, Relive, and Advent Hope. They are both polar opposites in terms of beliefs. They can have like a bible bowl competition, flag football tourny, or softball game.
There’s room for humor in these ideas. I’d love to help with this blog.
Whoa, that would be interesting to see–some kind of challenge between ReLive and Advent Hope.
Instead of Yoda dancing, you need to use a clip of the “Elaine dance”! Also, Stripples are the best, especially “Stripple Sushi”, where you take some brown rice and roll it in a Stripple…the best!!! You can’t stop at just eating one, that’s for sure! Too bad they’re not the healthiest thing or else I would eat them more often! LOL!