First Family attends a “boisterous” Easter service…what does that mean?

Boisterous-Rough and noisy, noisily jolly or rowdy; clamourous; unrestrained. This is the word that the pool reporters have used to describe the church service the President attended yesterday at the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. Traditional black churches do have lively services often punctuated with music, dance and testimony, but it is not strange it is simply different, but not “boisterous”.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-first-family-attend-boisterous-easter-170008046.html

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  • Spanish Inquisitor  On April 6, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I’m going to step back a bit and comment, not on the specifics of your post, but more generally/

    Why is Obama’s, or anyone’s for that matter, personal attendance at church something we have to report on, analyze, criticize, comment or even have an opinion about? Isn’t one’s religious beliefs, and the way they celebrate them, something personal, something that doesn’t need to be shared except with the few people of the congregation one chooses to join with? Why is religion such a huge part of the national discourse? It infests everything anymore, from the business of pizza parlors in Indiana, to the decisions of individuals to marry and have children, to Presidential aspirants injecting their religion into the campaign, to how one is greeted over the Xmas holidays, to, apparently, the style of worship the President chooses. Since when did all this become fodder for public discourse? Why can’t religion just be another aspect of a person’s life, privately and quietly observed?

    Aren’t there more important and consequential things going on in the world? His “boisterous” worship has as much interest to me as Kim Kardashian’s wardrobe, and the same amount of importance to the world….

    • Bill  On April 7, 2015 at 12:07 am

      S.I., this is an eloquently articulated viewpoint on which I totally concur. The world is on fire and there are far more critical events which deserve our attention.

      • Spanish Inquisitor  On April 7, 2015 at 4:32 pm

        Thank You, Bill. I appreciate that…

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