quote:Originally posted by stevew628
My stepfather's relatives are Babtist. And I went to an old fashioned church revival in the early 60's with a distant cousin while on "vacation". I can relate to what the story is about. Saw some odd things that week---odd to even to an 8 year old. Although I grew up Presbyterian, I converted to Catholicism before getting married.
The amazing thing about that enviornment is the impact it has had on society. Elvis came from an enviornment like that. Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, etc. - All of them come from fundamentalist/Pentacostal backgrounds. The contradictions are amazing. There's much more expression in that sect compared to, say, Catholicism. There's also, of course, a lot more rules and regulations. Balancing those two things out has created some incredible music.