Comedian Demetri Martin has this one-liner:
To me, a bumper sticker is… like a little sign that says, “Hey, let’s never hang out.”
A few more thoughts also come to mind when I see someone still sporting a “Bush/Cheney ’04” sticker on their SUV…
So I’m (pleasantly) surprised to hear a Christian urging other Christians to remove the religious bumper stickers and symbols from the back of their car.
What are Steve Sjogren‘s reasons for this?
- The Message of The Scriptures is Repeatedly “Prove your faith by your integrity, consistency – that is, not flash, but essence.”
- THE TRUTH: Traffic Conditions Are Beyond Your Control, Period. Thus You Will Tick People Off With Your Driving On A Regular Basis No Matter What…
- The Primary Push Behind Such Symbols are Marketing Companies
- As We Drive With Symbols On Our Cars, Not A Single Positive Thing Will Come of This
- One Word: WHY?
He talks about each of those in more depth here.
I’ve never put an atheist bumper sticker on my car… mostly because I know the only purpose it would serve is to rile people up. It’s not like anyone is going to see my Darwin Fish and go, “What?! Of course! Evolution! It all makes sense now.”
(via Conversation at the Edge)
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