Coming to a church near you!

I drove by this beauty on the long way home after work this week. These type of signs and more importantly, the message within them are ubiquitous in the lawns of churches everywhere. I often chuckle while reading the clever sayings. The classic “No Jesus no peace, know Jesus know peace.” Clever indeed! Sometimes they say odd things like “What it is, is what it is, and that’s what it is.” Maybe these churches subscribe to some service that gives you these clever things to put out front. It must a lot of pressure to keep them fresh.

The sign above however, plays on fear. Reminding the reader, it’s heaven or hell for eternity. Do you really have to throw that out there to draw them inside? Lets play nicer on the signs, ok?


4 responses to “Coming to a church near you!

  • sunofmysoul

    ..or, could be interpreted as eternity has two choices: sunday school or worship
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  • Mike Hoey "the voice of reason"

    I am sure it feels like an eternity in there : )

  • theguywiththeeye

    I had to come back and compliment you for using a phrase which is necessarily simple and inspiring to me: “So I am here to call bullshit.”

    As thinkers, we have the tendency to present complex arguments and sometimes fail to appeal to others emotionally. But quite simply … there’s nothing left to discuss on the God question … it’s just time to call bullshit.

    We are instinctively docile and social creatures who instinctively take care of our own. “God” divides us.

    • sunofmysoul

      Not just that, but for so many of us who have come out of a very emotionally charged/pressured religion…It is very difficult not feeling re-pressured by the same tactics. Fear tactics…and those who question one’s honesty etc. Being accused of turning away from godbelief because we have sin we want to enjoy, or because we hate god…doesn’t make sense to us but still it it very frustrating.
      At times I want to throw my hands up and quote Lemony Snicket:
      “It is very frustrating not to be understood in this world. If you say one thing and keep being told that you mean something else, it can make you want to scream. But somewhere in the world there is a place for all of us, whether you are an electric form of decoration, peppermint-scented sweet, a source of timber, or a potato pancake.”

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