I just recently learned that the pirate term "AVAST" comes from the Dutch "to stand fast."
In nautical terms the command "AVAST" meant to cease or stop, but it was also used to mean "Stand Firm," as well as being used as a general greeting.
I think we, in the Christian subculture, need to recommission this linguistic relic and use it again with new meaning.
So to all of you brothers and sisters muddling your way through this side of eternity I say "Avast ye hardies!"
...and if any of ye would like to join this rag-tag crew of misifits, castaways, and ne'er do wells I'd be happy to introduce ye to the Cap'n. He's the only good one in the bunch.