As I've mentioned many a time, I live in a very fundieful area and I've worked with a lot of very conservative religious people. Sometimes, fundies say the darndest things. While looking through my old journal I was reminded of an incident I found rather amusing.
The store owner was South African and much more liberal than the average employee in his shop. He'd mentioned a number of times before that the constant playing of praise music was a bit annoying. We played satellite radio at the shop and it was almost permanently set on set on a Christian music station. One day he came in and chatted with us for a while when he noticed the radio was playing a mainstream song.
He asked, "Did someone finally change the channel?"
My co-worker (and manager) replied, "Sometimes this station plays sexual music between the Christian music."
The owner asked, "Sexual music? It's not Christian but isn't calling it sexual going a little too far?" After all, the song had been a Kenny Loggins ditty called "The House at Pooh Corner" which could not be construed as sexual in any way.
She replied, "You know how you have your Church life and your sexual life? Everything that is of the world and not of the Church is sexual."
She went into the cooler to get more flowers and I burst out laughing. The owner joined me. He laughed hard enough to tear up.
He asked me, "Should I tell her or do you want to?"
I replied, "Oh, I'm not touching this one."
For a short time after his explanation, she used the term 'secular' but eventually slipped back to using the word 'sexual' instead.
So every time I see or hear the word 'secular' I giggle just a bit.
Hehe, sexual humanists!