Archive for the ‘Church Signs’ Category

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The Tactics of Authoritarianism: Fear

19 April, 2010

They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers call this a new order.  It is not new and it is not order.
                   Franklin Delano Roosevelt Read the rest of this entry ?

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At Last, Truth in Advertising

30 June, 2009

Today, (((Wife))), (((Boy))), (((Girl))) and I went for a drive.  We meandered up the back roads of the Pocono Mountains, traveled West to Binghamton, and then down through the Endless Mountains and the Back Mountain back to Wilkes-Barre.  We managed to stay off the main roads.  It was nice.

I did, however, see a sign for a church up in Laceyville, PA.  And the name of the church brought an instant reaction from me. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Church Signs

10 June, 2009

What would I do without church signs?  Here I am, enjoying a nice vacation at home, (((Wife))) worked her street corner for the last day this school year, and I have been trying to come up with a topic about which to post.  And along comes a couple of church signs. Read the rest of this entry ?

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A Church Sign and Confirmational Bias

5 May, 2009

I spotted a church sign not too far from the street corner upon which (((Wife))) works:

Consider All Decisions. 
Consult With God.
God will whisper,
“This is the Path.  Walk in it.”

 And my first thought upon reading it?  Confirmation bias. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ultimate Protest

31 March, 2009

Do you ever feel like you want to protest something?  Or everything?  But each different thing that you protest needs a new sign, right?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have an all-purpose protest sign?  One that tells the world you hate everything that your version of god(s) hates? 

Well, (via hissingteakettle (attribution under Creative Commons)) here it is: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Fill a Void

28 March, 2009

I have got to be more careful when typing in search terms.  I recently bought a Tamiya Infantry Tank Mark II, Matilda (it’s an old kit (actually, the first tank model I ever built was this one (long ago)) and discovered a molding error in the turret.  I really don’t want to order a new turret, so I decided to check on-line for a way to fill a void in the styrene plastic.  I typed in “fill a void” and hit enter (I should have included the word ‘styrene’).  This is what came up. 

Fill The Void – 3:44pm

Is Your Life Empty? Let the Lord Jesus Christ fill the void!! Informative articles that will help you find meaning and purpose in your life.
www.fillthevoid.org/ – 18k – CachedSimilar pages
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Church Signs #12 (A Quickie)

13 January, 2009

One of our local churches has this sign on display:

What is your number one reason for not worshipping God? 

I can answer that one.  God does not exist.  I don’t worship unicorns, faeries, ethical Republicans, or any other mythical beasts.

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Analyzing a Joke

30 November, 2008

 A really good friend of mine sent me this:

A salesman was driving down a deserted stretch of highway when he notices a sign out of the corner of his eye.  It reads:

SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS
HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION
10 MILES

He thinks this is a figment of his imagination, and drives on without a second thought.

Soon he sees another sign that reads:

SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS
HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION
5 MILES

Suddenly he begins to realize that these signs are for real, and drives past a third sign that reads:

SISTERS OF ST.  FRANCIS
HOUSE OF PROSTITUTION
NEXT RIGHT

His curiosity gets the best of him and he pulls into the drive. On the far side of the parking lot is a stone building with a small sign next to the door reading:

SISTERS OF ST.  FRANCIS

He climbs the steps and rings the bell.  The door is answered by a nun in a long black habit who asks, “What may we do for you my son?”

He answers, “I saw your signs along the highway and was interested in possibly doing business …”

“Very well my son. Please follow me.”  He is led through many winding passages and is soon quite disoriented. The nun stops at a closed door and tells the man, “Please knock on this door.”

He does so and another nun in a long habit, holding a tin cup, answers the door.  This nun instructs, “Please place $100 in the cup, then go through the large wooden door at the end of the hallway.”

He puts $100 in the cup, eagerly trots down the hall and slips through the door pulling it shut behind him. The door locks, and he finds himself back in the parking lot facing another sign:

GO IN PEACE.
YOU HAVE JUST BEEN SCREWED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS.
SERVES YOU RIGHT,  YOU SINNER. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Church Signs #12: I Call Bullshit on This One.

18 November, 2008

My (((Wife))), while working her street corner in the south end of town, noticed a sign out in front of a Baptist church.  Today, as we drove by, she pointed it out to me.  The sign?

“To Embrace Diversity is to Embrace God”

 

I did a double take.  Then, for good measure, a triple take.  Since when has Christianity ever been about diversity?  Read the rest of this entry ?

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Church Signs #11: Rapture Meets the Godfather

6 November, 2008

One of the churches here in town has an interesting sign up right now:

 You Are On
Heaven’s Most Wanted List! Read the rest of this entry ?