31 Signs You Grew Up Seventh-Day Adventist

“No it’s not a cult, we’re just vegetarian Christians.”

1. You know a haystack has nothing to do with actual hay.

It’s your favorite lunch, stacked high with lettuce, tomatoes, beans, veggie chili, cheese and globs and globs of sour cream.

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2. Every Saturday is a constant stream of:

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3. All of your best jokes were about Ellen G. White.

Except when your parents were around, because they would be pissed if they knew your were joking about Ellen G. White.

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4. And every once in a while you threw in a joke about “The Great Disappointment.”

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5. You were once an Adventurer and Pathfinder.

“Girl Scout? What’s that?”

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6. PSR is forever tied to your memories of summer camp, sixth-grade camp, and any and all church retreats.

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7. You were either born here, went to school here, or are currently working here.

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8. You attended ____________ Adventist Academy from K-12.

Insert the name of your city.

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9. Piercing your ears made you an absolute rebel.

Pierced ears = badventist.

ID: 1136614

10. You regularly went to Friday night vespers.

ID: 1136724

11. And you have been on a lot of Missions Trips.

ID: 1136714

12. Anytime you saw this, you knew you wouldn’t be able to watch it.

Don’t forget Sabbath starts on sundown Friday.

ID: 1136478

13. Until the “advent” of iTunes, this is where you did all your music shopping.

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14. A fun Friday night likely consisted of this:

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15. You never had a real prom.

Because obviously dancing wasn’t allowed.

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So instead you had a themed “banquet” where your entertainment was typically some kind of juggler.

ID: 1136630

16. Because of the no dancing rule, this is the basic extent of your dancing skills.

ID: 1136592

17. When it came time to pick a college, these were your basic choices:

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18. And if you were a real rebel, you went here for a semester:

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19. 99% of your friends are studying to become a doctor, nurse, med-tech, or pharmacist.

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20. You know what a quarterly is.

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21. Your parents probably have around 15 of these stashed away somewhere.

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22. Your church definitely had one of these.

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23. Where you had your fair share of potlucks.

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24. You knew that every 13th Sabbath you could expect this:

Don’t worry it’s just grape juice.

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25. And this:

Although you and your friends were always conveniently busy during foot-washing.

ID: 1136736

26. Your pantry probably looks something like this.

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Veggie meat for days!

ID: 1136674

27. At every party, graduation, or wedding you went to Martinelli’s was the drink of choice.

ID: 1136577

28. Although technically speaking you were a strict vegetarian, you always found it hard to resist pepperoni.

Which you conveniently forgot was pork.

ID: 1136744

29. Your favorite Adventist factoid was that Kellogg’s was founded by Seventh-day Adventists as an alternative to the unhealthy foods of the day.

ID: 1136745

30. Though, ironically enough, Little Debbie’s was also founded by Seventh-day Adventists.


ID: 1136772

31. And most importantly, you love bragging about how Seventh-day Adventists are one of the five groups of people that live the longest in the world.

Seriously, here’s the proof.

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