Is This a Church’s ‘Positive Message’?

(In response to this post)

About M J Shepherd

Matthew graduated Louisiana State University in 2009 with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. He has been drawing cartoons and comics online for several years.

  • A Hermit

    A church in my neighbourhood has had almost exactly the same message as that cartoon on their marquee sign for the last week. It says “Get to know Jesus; it’s Hell without Him…”

    I was just thinking as I drove it past it today that even back when I was a Bible believing Christian I would have been annoyed by that sign.

  • Rain

    It’s a positive message for people that make a living at it or if their hobby is gathering people into as large a group as possible and pretending to be in charge of them. Billy Graham was pretty good at both when he was in his prime. He has a lot of money now even though Jesus hated rich people, so you know there is some cognitive dissonance going on there.

  • Anna

    It’s odd how Christians regularly threaten people with their signs and bumper stickers, and yet they are offended by even the slightest sign of disagreement. I just don’t get how they can be so blind to their own message.

  • cipher

    Because for the vast majority of them, it isn’t really about any sort of message; it’s about the security of belonging to a group and their own pathologically low self-esteem.

  • allein

    One of the churches I pass on my way to work currently has
    Know God Know Peace
    No God No Peace

    The other church (that has signs) is generally more positive; right now they have “God is like Allstate, You’re in Good Hands” on one side and “One kind word can warm 3 cold months” on the other.

  • Houndentenor

    Just yesterday I saw a bumper sticker that said something to the effect of “If you don’t believe in God, you’d better be right!” with flames reaching up from the bottom. If that’s the best you got to argue for belief then my response is,”if you don’t believe in the “right” god, you’d better be right!” because I don’t think the Christian god would be okay with believers in Zeus or Odin or Krishna. That’s just one of many problems with Pascal’s wager.