We went to a Southern Baptist church. When I was a small child, until I was about 8 or 9 years old, I worried if I didn’t go forward and get saved every Sunday — which I couldn’t do, it was absolutely too humiliating to see these adults flailing and beating their breasts and sobbing, and I thought, Oh, my God, this is so ridiculous, so embarrassing — I could never bring myself to go forward. And I’d think, Oh, my God, if I don’t go next Sunday, if the end of the world comes, I’ll go to hell. And that’s is a pretty hard thing for a 7- or 8-year-old to carry all the time.
Lily Tomlin, March 15, 2005 interview with The Advocate