Monday, March 03, 2008

The Full Gospel Church

I was driving along a back road in New Mexico yesterday when I saw a sign for the Full Gospel Church. I have never seen one of those before. I'm guessing one of two things:

1. The Gospel Church is full and cannot admit any more members, or
2. There are fractional Gospel churches. There might be a Quarter or Half Gospel Church.

This requires further investigation...

9 comments:

Rob said...

Perhaps they enjoy a drink?

Guy said...

That one went straight over my head. Explain por favor...

Rob said...

Full? Of drink??

Guy said...

I have not heard of a liquor saturated person as full before but it makes sense. Perhaps that is an Aussie expression. You are forbidden from using that expression on this blog again! :)

Rob said...

Be glad I didn't suggest they were 'as full as a goog'! :-)

Guy said...

First I used wikipedia to look up goog but it came up with Google and then I tried Google but it too said that goog was Google and so I picked my "Aussie Slang Translated: A guide for Americans with Australian Friends" off the bookshelf and flipped through the pages to discover:

Goog, as full as a : drunk. "Goog" is a variation of the northern English slangword "goggie" meaning an egg.

So why would someone be "as drunk as an egg?"

Rob said...

Someone might be 'as full as an egg'. There's another variation I grew up with 'as full as a bulls bum' which never made much sense to me but it certainly has a ring to it!

Fat Charlie the Archangel said...

Since you folks is all furriners, I'll explain - in English (at least, in Amurrican) "full" can also mean "complete" - as in "the complete Gospel", as opposed many churches which tend to focus on specific books of the Gospel, or on the Pauline epistles (outside of the Gospels).

(originally I typed "books written by Paul" but I much prefer the word "Pauline" :)

I'm glad that we had this little talk. Is it bedtime yet?

Guy said...

If what fat charlie says is true, which I suspect it is, then I think that my second guess is pretty close. I should have said that 'other churches' and not 'other Gospel churches' are fractional.