As a child, I attended an Episcopal elementary school. Although the church in our school was quite beautiful, as were many of the ceremonies, some of the stuff was just plain disturbing.
Take the high priests, or head honchos as I called them, that attended services from time to time. These men always arrived at church looking like this:
This totally scared the hell out of me because as a child I watched a Spanish subtitled movie (you know, without the parental permission) entitled The Inquisition. In the movie, the Inquisitors cut out the tongue of a young woman who was accused of being a heretic. This was frightening to me as an eight year old child, especially when some of these same dudes from the movie showed up at my church to perform a service.
You see, I got the giggles a lot as a child, matter of fact, I still get the giggles a lot - it's a blonde thing. And sometimes, that said giggling occurred in church. I never knew when something, which practically anything, would make me giggle.