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buzzard religion n joc Cf buzzard Christian n

The religion practiced by one who goes to church only for funerals.
1970 DARE (Qu. CC7, . . A person who goes to church very seldom or not at all) Inf NC87, Buzzard religion—comes for funerals; VA69, He’s got buzzard religion—said about someone who goes to church only when someone dies. 1985 Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg VA) 26 Oct 24/2, Certainly you’ve known those who possess “Buzzard Religion.” That is the belief that the only reason I need to attend church is when I know of someone who has passed away and I need to attend their funeral service out of respect.
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