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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Church Signs

Nowadays almost every church has one:  a sign with removable letters.  This serves as either a way to notify the congregation of events, or to put up witty and/or inspirational messages.   Some churches use this as place to vent pure insanity.

Now, before I go any further, I wanted to say that the some of the nicest people I know are Christian.  It is a religion of peace and love, and I am not here to trash it.  There are plenty of church signs with wise and compelling phrases, but that's not why we are here.  I wanted to show off some of the strange and zany Church Signs I have found over the years.


This one has always confounded me.  I may be missing the point, but I fear that this sign is equating finding Jesus with some sort of break from reality.


This has got to be one of my all time favorites.  The imagery this conjures is stunning.


Well, that's just silly........I guess a play on words is a good way to help people remember your message....


Like this church...........actually, I think that might  be a Dairy Queen.


Now this one is crazy.  I guess that this is here to appeal to those who want their religion "extreme".


This one tallies sinners like McDonald's tallies customers.....


Okay, this is the same as the last church, but this sign is the gift that keeps on giving.


Okay, things just got out of line.....This is incredibly offensive and incendiary.  I guess I forgot to mention that this Church once made national headlines for threatening to burn bibles on Halloween.


Okay, one more from Amazing Grace Baptist Church.   Here they are engaging in the stupidest religious debate known to man:  The Merry Christmas Vs. Happy Holidays debate.   First of all, what is wrong with saying "Happy Holidays"?  Not everyone celebrates Christmas.   Second, even if you are sticking with Christianity "Happy Holidays" can still refer two Christmas AND New Years.   Actually, its all so dumb that I can't believe I'm wasting time talking about it.


Now, I will try not to go off on to much of a rant about this one, but it seems that blatant hostility towards poor people really really goes against just about everything Jesus said.  To me, this is a case of religion and politics getting overly entwined. 


 Speaking of politics, this sign appears earlier this year when North Carolina voted to outlaw gay marriage.


 Okay, am I immature if this makes me giggle?


We will end this with this disturbing image.  I'll let everyone decide for themselves how messed up this.


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2 comments:

  1. I love church signs, too. This is the one on my photostream that gets the most hits - http://www.flickr.com/photos/randomconnections/3938762681/

    "Pastors feed and lead,
    Members follow and swallow."

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    1. Ha! One must wonder what the process is to getting approval for these signs

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