Self-Help

This made me laugh (even though the labels were clearly contrived by the photographer and not put there by the library). But at any rate, there isn't really a conflict. Reading a self-help book is already an example of helping yourself by seeking help from another. Anyone who thinks they are a completely independent individual [Read More...]

Moses the Lifeguard

This cartoon came my way on Facebook today: While it is just a bit of silly humor, it can be the jumping off point for a reflection on something more serious and timely. A lot of religious believers make it a point of dogma to affirm that miracles happened as described in the Bible. But [Read More...]

Honest Church Signs

Via Facebook, I learned of the Honest Church Signs Tumblr. They are not real signs found anywhere, but they could be, as some of them hit quite close to home. Here are a few samples. Click through to browse more. Even if they were fabricated using online church sign creators, what honest church signs have [Read More...]

Context Changes Meaning

I have often emphasized that fundamentalists do not accomplish what they claim to. Simply repeating the same words in a changed context does not preserve meaning. The image below, which Allan Bevere shared for his latest caption contest, illustrates this point well, I think: [Read more...]

We Love Hurting People

Unfortunately the sentence on this church sign can be understood in two different ways. And unfortunately there are churches for which each of the possible meanings is true.   [Read more...]

Immaculate Con

Steve Wiggins shared this photo of one of the gates to the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, when open and separated from the other. There are a lot of instances of logos and names being put on opening or sliding doors with unfortunate and amusing results. There are lots of jokes that one could make. But if [Read More...]

Please No Explanations Inside the Church

I’ve always enjoyed the ironic double entendre of the large notice at the top of this sign at the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane: Another version of it became something of a meme a while back, and I even blogged about it before having been to the church where it [Read More...]

Think Harder

From 9Laughs.com [Read more...]


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