The Monday Morning Laugh-A-Thon

Ok…I was cruising around the news today, and found a religious article about the signs Christians use to attract people to the church.  So, I thought I'd just post a bit, and you tell me what you think. We'll try and rate each one, and then leave the discussion for the readers.  I'd love to get your take on these. 

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This one was found around my neck of the woods. Right outside Lampe Missouri, someone decided this NEON JESUS would bring people like flies to the Zapper.  (RATING:  Three Bibles)

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I don't know where this one came from, but You can rest assured, it was in a community that loves them some huntin'.  We love the idea of reading the Bible, but the gun reference might not be exactly what Jesus had in mind.  (RATING: Two Bibles.)

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This one kind of scared me.  Maybe I go to church after reading, but maybe I wreck the car as I drive by because I'm looking out the review mirror at the Devil running down the road after me? I love the idea we go to church for fellowship, but do we really need to be scared into going? (RATING:  1 BIBLE)

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FUNNY!!  Not E-Mail.  KNEE MAIL!!  HA!  This one gets the Laughter of the day.  This is AWESOME!!  OH, you decide.  (RATING: ??)

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For you Rednecks.  Well…Here's a bit of the Larry version of Church.  I can just hear him pulling up to the mic saying "GIT R DONE…."  HA!!!  (RATING:  3 Bibles for the references to Larry.)

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Um?  I don't get it.  But I'm sure I'm not going to let Satan be the King of my heart. 

So, what do you think?  As I drive the country, I see these things all the time.  Sometimes I drive by, and sometimes I stop and pray.  Sometimes I laugh, and sometimes I just shake my head and wonder, "Did someone really spend time thinking that up?" 

I guess the real question of the day is, When did the church think it necessary to advertise for people to come?  Why do we have to have the wittiest sign in town to attract people, or get people talking?  Isn't the gospel enough? 

I'm not advocating we don't have a good laugh.  (if that's what these are intended for)  So if it's one big joke, let's keep on thinking up witty slogans.  But if we're really trying to simplify the gospel into a wise crack, is there something to that?

I don't know.

What I do know is, I'm laughing at some of these today.  Some out of the fact they just make me laugh, and some out of …..WHEW!

Which one do you like?

6 Comments

  1. I actually like the “scary” one. Yeah, it’s scary, but it’s funny in a “let’s mock it” way. A second would be the git r done one.
    I didn’t like the knee-mail, because it was too kitchsy and the “give satan an inch one” is just too doom and gloom.
    Very nice, but the ones in my town are better. There’s one on a (facebook) bumper sticker that’s a church sign that says
    “I kissed a girl and I liked it. And then I went to hell.” I liked that one.
    lol

  2. I like the “git-r-done” one the best.
    I have seen a sign that said, “Go to church or go to hell”. But the most naive one I have seen is, “Seekers welcome”. Who wants to be called a seeker? If I didn’t go to church that would turn me off. And, by the way, Christians are the seekers, not the other way around! (Luke 19:10)

  3. As with all humor this kind it is at the expense of God’s greatest gift HIS SON! Remember “HE that sits in Heaven also laughs” psalms 2:4

  4. “Go to church or the devil will get you!”
    We used to pass this sign every time we drove to visit relatives!
    It definitely kept me going to church as a child, at least until the real reason for going dawned on me! I still think it’s a hilarious sign!

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