Going at it again: ‘Spread the word, they said,’ Part II
Earlier last week, I was surprised to report that I did not see any more of those ‘blurb of God’ signs that peppered my neighborhood last week.
As you may have read in the post, I went through and re-purposed and replaced many of them to reflect a balance of other spiritual beliefs:
As a matter of fact, it would seem that the Housing Authority had removed all of them as of Wednesday of last week.
I felt gratified to think that my point had been made, as I had not seen them replaced.
I must say that I’m a fan of that second blurb, the one written in cursive/black ink.
Jesus loves you like any one else. don’t worry.
I am especially tempted to respond to this one with snark, thusly:
I thought that You said that I was special! I am worried that You love everyone else more than me 😦
or better yet…
So I take it that You are capable of breaking my heart ‘like any one else’ that loves me, too. No thanks 😦
You could always be snark and put out “What would Brian Boitano Do” or quote those things from the Bible that aren’t acceptable, like bride’s being bought. More prayers for other religions and you could also post legal quotes from the law about the separation if church and state, or quoting city ordinance about vandalism ir sign posting…
You are absolutely correct. As I mentioned in the post, I had tried to present ‘deep thoughts’ from other spiritualities, just to balance out all that Christianity. These signs – hers and mine – were taken down eventually, and I was gratified that my point had been made.
I hadn’t thought of posting legit Bible quotes that showcase obviously outdated and disturbing Christian beliefs, but that is an *excellent* idea – thank you 🙂
I found the meaning of the cursive note rather ambiguous, and therefore, I lean toward snark as my default response whenever there are several ways in which someone’s words can be understood. I live to expose such contextual gaps, especially. It’s how I entertain myself these days when faced with evangelical Christians.
Though you also make a good point in that if all else fails, I could post more civic reminders of letter of the law as it upholds separation of church and state.
I’m amused by your counter protest to date. 🙂
http://chaplaincyinstitute.org/library/blessings-and-prayers/quotes-ancient-scriptures-of-hinduism/ Some counter quotes that you might like.
Do it! I’m loving this. Next time I see similar things posted around my area I’ll think of this for inspiration!
I’m glad that you’re enjoying this as I most certainly am 🙂
Thanks for your comment.