Southern white Pentecostals, from the documentary, Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus.
The late novelist Harry Crews, in another part of the documentary, makes the point:
Truth of the matter was, stories were everything and everything was stories. Everybody told stories. It was a way of saying who they were in the world. It was there understanding of themselves. It was letting themselves know the way they believed the world worked, the way that was right and the way that was not so right.