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Honor God
There's a school in this part of town that promotes itself with bumper stickers saying "Honor God." We see them all the time. Given the ideological make-up of the school and the church with which it is affiliated, the sight troubles me. The other day, I thought of a counter-move. It would have to be a very long bumper sticker, but what the hell: "Honor God with compassion instead of a bumper sticker."

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celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: March 29th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I think I know someone who could make that for you. I would love one, personally.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2007 11:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Indeed!
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: March 29th, 2007 02:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I abhor bumper stickers and other such trifles that invoke God. I probably shouldn't, since it's not really the form of such things that determines the worth of their substance (and even the idea of substance is misconception). I guess it's the condescending attitude that gets me. How silly. Why should I be offended because some person admonishes me from their own position of ignorance.

I have a lot to work on :-).
masoo From: masoo Date: March 29th, 2007 11:24 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can think of one that would actually be one letter shorter than the original, but I don't imagine a bumpersticker that read "Fuck God" would make me v.popular with my neighbors, unless I moved next door to Pete Stark.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

!

From: e4q Date: March 29th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

jesus loves

bumber stickers.

graffiti, not so much.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 29th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: jesus loves

:-)

Love your American accent, BTW. . .
From: e4q Date: March 29th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: my accent

RAWKS!!!
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: March 29th, 2007 01:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: my accent

hahahaha.
From: e4q Date: March 29th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: my accent

innit!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 30th, 2007 02:15 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: my accent

I have the same accent! And my UK accent is Midlands.
_luaineach From: _luaineach Date: March 29th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I thought the baptist version of god wasn't all that big on compassion and was one of the fire and brimstone ones instead. Not to be loved, but to be obeyed. And you are not supposed to *be* nice, you are supposed to be *devout*. Is that baptist? I get them all confused and forget which are compassion and which are authoritarian and have ever since my dad (catholic) told me that it didn't matter how nice/compassionate/generous I was, didn't matter that I was in fact quite a bit more "christian" than *him*, I was going to anyway hell because I didn't go to church on Sundays. Bisexuality, abortions and non-monogamy are just sort of icing, but that no-church-on-the-sabbath was enough to do me in. I think it was that I didn't say a rosary a day, too. Or something. I was, at the time, under the mistaken impression that the Catholic god counted as a "nice" one.

The catholic god has become a bit more enlightnened, it seems, in the last 20+ years. If push comes to shove at the end of the road, and I actually end up at some gates, I could probably squeak out of the non-compliance-with-Sabbath thing nowadays.
celebrian_3 From: celebrian_3 Date: March 29th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
It depends on your brand of Baptist (and believe me, there are a LOT of different kinds--just check out the yellow pages). I was raised probably the closest thing to Baptist without actually claiming to be one (i.e. "non-denominational" Christian--which is pretty close to what would be called "American Baptist", as opposed to "Southern", which is the group that frequently doesn't allow dancing, drinking, etc.). Anyway, I managed to be raised with a good deal of a sense of compassion and concern for others, as well as a need to be dogmatically correct (i.e. in continual fear of heresy), and in ever-living fear of the fire and brimstone consequences for every action (or inaction, in the case of sins of thought). In other words, my upbringing was hell on earth. I'm not sure now whether the compassion aspect is something I picked up from the religious teaching, or on my own. It could have been both.

I don't know much about Catholics, so I couldn't tell you. :-)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 30th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I grew up progressive Protestant, I suppose. My grandmother went to both Quaker meeting and a Christian Science church. And she read Emerson like the Bible. I'm not sure what it all adds up to except that I know I'm supposed to be opposed to Catholicism!
kdotdammit From: kdotdammit Date: March 30th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
With the Catholic church you can do anything you want as long as you give the church money, confess your sins, and say a few Hail Marys. Then you're still good for the Pearly Gates. The Calvinist God is the real wrathful unforgiving fucker.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 30th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sheer indulgence!
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