1. ruth c says:

    Growing up in the midwestern US,  “the unchurched” was used in common small-town speech, although usually as a noun rather than as an adjective. I never recall hearing “churched” and it seemed very odd when I read it here. “Unchurched” was the opposite of “Christians” or of a denomination’s name, used the way Mormons say “Gentiles”

  2. ruth c says:

    eta: This was in the 1950’s and 1960’s in Nebraska, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana.

  3. Phil Johnson says:

    Churched, as a word, implies that an action has taken place on the person in question.  It is similar to saying a person has been “fixed” with a certain mind set according to the social institution known as the church.

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