Skip to comments.Beer Church; The Largest Unorganized Religion in the World!
Posted on 07/25/2003 11:00:02 AM PDT by mhking
Making the world a better place, one beer at a time.
For each and every one of you, your own appreciation of beer is something deeply personal. The appreciation of Beer is also something that is universal. Beer Church is about the relationship of the two; your personal affection for beer, and humanity's overwhelming love of Beer. Beer Church is a celebration of Beer (with a capital "B"). Beer Church represents the "something larger than yourself" to which you belong by virtue of your very personal love for beer. Beer Church is about the one thing that we all have in common, regardless of all of our other differences. Something we all believe in. Beer.
Any gender, any sexual preference, any nationality, any shoe size or hair style; beer drinkers of the world are all part of something much larger than themselves. They are part of a loosely connected, diverse social group of countless individuals all around the world, with at least one thing in common. Beer. And sure, someone might be able to say the same thing about cheese, or coffee, or many other things, but we didn't. We said it about beer. And because you know the difference, you are one of us. You are Beer Church.
At last count, Beer Church has over 40,000 registered members from 26 different countries around the world.
Just imagine what we can do! The Beer Church Mission Statement
Charity - We intend to expose Beer enthusiasts to, and organize them for the benefit of, various charitable, civic and compassionate causes, offering our members the opportunity to contribute collectively or individually. Although we are primarily a local organization in the Seattle, WA area, we attract the attention of beer enthusiasts around the world with our Web site. We intend to provide an example of the good things that can be done. We believe that beer's worldwide popularity can and should be used to band people together for the benefit of society as a whole.
Civic Responsibility - We believe in promoting responsible fun. Beer should be part of a recipe for positive social activity, but is too often used as part of a recipe for disaster. We urge everyone to be personally responsible all of the time. Anything else is disrespectful of yourself and your community.
The Web site - It is the goal of Beer Church to provide a fun, informative and useful Web site for persons all around the globe who are interested in and passionate about beer. The Web site is an evolving expression of our membership's needs and wishes. All suggestions will be welcomed and sincerely considered so that we may better serve the Beer enthusiasts of the world.
Everbody loves beer!
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FYI: This has fast outgrown it's original "charter" and become a home for the truly bizarre. An alternative saying/phrasiology is being sought (and suggestions are very welcome!). Also, like it's "cousin list" the B/C list, it has become a high-volume list.
I'm leaning toward "Just damn," on the suggestion of quite a few folks. I won't make a decision until Sunday. (And thanks to all of you for sending your suggestions!)
My appreciation of beer has two parts. 1) It smells utterly dreadful and 2) it makes people act really stupid. I'm at a loss as to why anyone would ever drink it...
I'll drink a beer to that.
Your nose is obviously out of whack. And it only makes you stupid if you let it.
We gots the beer, we'll have communion as soon as someone shows up with some pretzels.
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