Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Church signs tick me off

Yeah, I know, this is one of my little quirks. But bear with me as I get up on my soap box. I can't stand messages on church signs!

Not all of them, of course, but most. What really bugs me are the cutsy, light-as-air frothy statements that could just as easily be found on a fortune cookie. You know the type: "Life is more fun if you don't keep score" or "Those who throw dirt, lose ground." Some of them are quasi-spiritual: "Forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them more"; "Seven days without prayer makes one weak"; or "God answers kneemail." But seriously, you can usually find deeper thoughts on Readers' Digest's "Quotable Quotes" page.

The church has -- or should have -- something the world can't get anywhere else. Jesus Christ has the "words of eternal life" (John 6:68), and yet these churches fill their signs with froth. The Bible is God's own Word to us, and there are innumerable words of wisdom that can be drawn from it, words that have the power of God behind them. It amazes me that churches look anywhere else for what to put on their signs.

Okay, I must admit, one sign cracked me up a month or so ago, when the Dallas area was experiencing its gazillionth day in a row of 100+ degree heat. The sign (on a Baptist church in Mesquite) said simply: "You think it's hot here?"

Kudos to for the graphic.


Humor Me said...

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BRWombat said...

Awesome link, humor me!! Thanx!!

Humor Me said...

No prob, glad you liked it.