One day, in the middle of May, I attempted to impress my girlfriend with the word, "Supralapsarianiam". I nearly choked to death on the streets of Soho in the rain.
I was talking to a Bible study group about Oprah's religious views. I invented the term, "Oprahlapsarianism" and promptly fell out of my chair in a choking spasm. I'm okay now.
Yah, everyone knows you have to talk baby talk if you're going to be a Calvinist. Why the Arminians insist on it. Anti-intellectualism and ignorance are the only way to evangelize anyone. Keep it simple stupid:)
Naturally, I agree with your view of anti-intellectualism in the Christian community. I use the twenty dollar words myself, but then I have to qualify the meaning. The joke has to do with trying to "impress" someone with their words rather than sincerely debating or arguing a position.
Elbows to the ribs work pretty good too.
If I say "supercalafragilisticlapsarian" will someone have a heart attack?
yes...but you had nothing to do with it.