Unknown to most of the world, is the fact that John Calvin created this "signal" to secretly confirm the belief in the five points of Calvinism in the public square. Below is a painting of John Calvin high-five-ing William Farel, who is just outside the painting.
Arminians use this gesture without knowing the significance behind it.
Below is a photo of two Arminians after a successful snake-handling service.
"High five" was also used by Jonathan Edwards, A.W. Pink and Corky Velveeta.
So next time someone says, "Gimme five"...explain the origin and be on your way.
I never knew....now I do!ReplyDelete
So, what do they do after an unsuccessful snake-handling service?ReplyDelete
Looks kinda-like Calvin has two right hands. I always wondered how he was able to accomplish so much writing in his life. : ) (No offence to lefties)ReplyDelete
Hey, stranger.strange.land -- That's the OTHER guy's hand. :)ReplyDelete
So, if you're a four-point Calvinist, do you tuck your thumb under and yell, "High-Four!" instead?
A tip of the helmet to Chris Hensley who wrote and suggested I do something with the "high five".ReplyDelete
I knew it,....the world stole our signal...lol..although I would not have believed it of Calvin until I saw your picture of him, must have been quite a liberal in his day.ReplyDelete
My computer has for several months had a serious aversion to CC.The title of the most recent post appears, but then it won't let me scroll down for what seems like eternity, with baited breath.Same happens if I click on headings/links to older posts (The suspense is killing me/teaching me patience and a sense of proportion.) So, when I read "high five", I immediately started thinking TULIP-ey thoughts...I was not disappointed. It seems that corny and depraved minds think alike...ReplyDelete
PS: My Computer only seems to have an aversion to CC, it does not misbehave with any other site!ReplyDelete
Linda, four point Calvinists tuck their thumb under the fingers and give a fist bump.ReplyDelete
Thanks Helen for the info on your trouble with CC on your 'puter.ReplyDelete
Is anyone else having similar problems with my blog?
If not, then Helen's computer must have been previously owned by either an Arminian or an Emergent.
Is there such a thing as a LOW FIVE? I think I know what this symbolises.....ReplyDelete
How 'bout a "HIGH TEN"ReplyDelete
(The five points plus the five solas)
Just don't make it look like you're playing "patty-cake." That would be SO un-Calvinistic.
@ Linda M Au (Linda M Gold?)ReplyDelete
Ah. That would explain the different colored sleeve.
But the picture also reminded me of an episode from the old t.v. program The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, where Maynard G. Krebbs thought that one of his hands was on backwards.ReplyDelete
Soooooo when are we gonna start making fake chrome badges in the shape of an upraised hand to stick on our trunk lids?ReplyDelete
I have heard that Calvin also invented the hand slap game and rhyme of "Miss Mary Mack"...ReplyDelete
No problems on my computer except for user errors...
Will I get $7000 if I high five with Corky?ReplyDelete
Only if it's your birthday.ReplyDelete
Hmmpf. Calvinists would never have had their precious five points if we Arminians hadn't come up with ours first. Still, it is too bad that they were the ones to think of the "high-five." It should have been ours.ReplyDelete
Jake, that's where the "low five" came into being.ReplyDelete
@ Jake & "Arminius Osteen" (!?*!)- Thought so!ReplyDelete
Eddie said (re my computer gremlins): "it must have been previously owned by an Arminian or an Emergent."
Actually, it's worse than that; it was/is owned by my husband who appears to be a Roman Catholic.
Please pray everyone