Church sign fail “Jesus – making atheists backslide for 2000 years”

The word ‘backslide’ has a very specific meaning. It doesn’t mean what they think it means.

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Wikipedia sums it up:

This article is about the theological phenomenon. For the dance, see Moonwalk (dance).

Backsliding is a term used within Christianity to describe a process by which an individual who has converted to Christianity reverts to pre-conversion habits and/or lapses or falls into sin, when a person turns from God to pursue their own desire.

In other words, their sign says:

“Jesus – Causing atheists to become atheists for over 2000 years”

Also funny: did anyone else catch the hilarious Michael Jackson joke in the wiki article? I see what you did there, internet. No this is not photoshopped. This is in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Thanks Ruth! Good eye.

What’s your favorite church sign fail? (Photoshopped or not.)

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  • Laura-Ray

    “Pessimists need a kick in the cants”

    Because my mom nearly ran off the road and spent the rest of her car ride laughing her ass off because she thought the A in “cants” was a U XD

  • Jasmyn

    I really loved the “God is baptized” sign that was on Pamalee in Fayetteville.

  • David Marjanović

    It’s clearly meant to mean “causing deconverts to reconvert”. That hardly brings it any closer to reality, though.

  • Justin Griffith

    I liked the “Don’t kill yourself – let the church help.”

  • Haley

    my favorite is one I passed on my way to class…it said, “You cannot enter Heaven until Jesus enters you!” Made me think the sermon was to be taken from the Gospel according to Ron Jeremy.

  • A church right down the street from me (I’m in VA–that could be in any direction) had a “Dead End” street sign at the start of their driveway for a while. They’ve since taken it down. Always made me smile.

  • Here’s a sign that was on a Saskatoon bus a few years ago. Anyone else see the problem I did?

  • James

    Ah, yes. The christstain fantasy that an atheist will “find Jesus” if only he or she would just hear the word/see the light. Stupid fucktard religiots.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Some of y’all still don’t seem to have grasped the full meaning of that word. (That’s okay; it’s slippery.)

    The sign tells us that atheists can use Jesus for the same purposes for which they now use KY Jelly.

  • Jeremy Shaffer

    Every so often one particular church near me will have a sign that reads, “Because the excuses have to stop some time” every so often. Makes me laugh every time wondering when that’ll be.

  • Steve

    There are whole websites out there devoted to hilariously bad church signs

  • Church signs are veritable fonts of endless unintended lulz.

  • GriffinYankee

    “Get on your feet by getting on your knees” on a billboard in Griffin, Georgia.

  • ScottS

    Best church sign I’ve ever seen was in Texas (somewhere around the Waxahachie/Ennis/Palmer area). It said “Hang out for Jesus. He hung out for you.”

  • AnyBeth

    A church sign fail but not a funny one:

    Going toward the main road in town, the sign listed a verse reference and then began the verse. Unfortunately for them, the verse was too long for the sign. Apparently they came up with the bright idea of continuing it on the other side, ignoring that people driving by usually only see one side. Upshot is that the side facing traffic coming from the main road said always and nothing more.

    A funny one from a run-of-the-mill Assembly of God that often has non-religious messages on their sign:

    “Your best suit is the one God gave you”

    Nudist Sunday? in this conservative town?! Many consider it proper to go to church dressed well. I wonder what the people in that church would think if people showed up in their “best suit” like the sign said.

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  • Mr. Mattir, MRA Chick

    The local 7th Day Adventists had a sign up for about 6 weeks stating that “Chistian life is about relationships.”.

    Yes, they misspelled the name of their Magical Jew on a Stick for 6 weeks, and no one noticed or cared enough to fix it.

  • Midnight Rambler

    I have to admit, my favorite is the old standard: “JESUS – COMING SOON!” One church I know of has had that up for at least 20 years, I’m sure there are others that have been up longer.

    Tim – the bigger problem I see with that ad is that the U-turn sign is going the wrong way. Did they copy it from England or something? Make a turn like that in Canada or the US and you’ll be in big trouble…

  • Yeah but… Christianity was not strong enough to rock Guitarzeroh’s house! Whaaagghhh! Let’s rock!