Is Angela of The Office, hypocritical in her behavior and no fun, more of the public stereotype of “evangelical” or Ned Flanders?
See the movie “Saved!” for what much of the public thinks of evangelicals. Of course, some of the characters in that movie are kinder than the subjects they’re satirizing.
In one episode the employees of Dunder Mifflin are stating their religious affiliations. Warehouse worker Darrell states, “Presbyterian.” Immediately Pam, seated next to him exclaims, “Me too!” They high five. I was surprised, because neither character is written as a Christian. Pam sheds some light on her moral code in a conversation with Jim in which she says, “I won’t live with someone I’m not engaged to.” In that these “Presbyterians” choose not to let their faith be reflected in the manner they live their lives, they embody the prevailing public stereotype of evangelicals: hypocrites.
A modern Presbyterian (definition): would not sleep with anyone that John Knox would not condemn.