Monday, November 22, 2004

Oh, Lordy. Just not so loud.

One of my pet peeves is religious bumper stickers. I was behind a car today that had about 7 of them. They said things like "My boss is a Jewish Carpenter", and "Christians aren't Perfect, Just forgiven". Really, I have issues with anyone who wears their faith on their sleeve. I appreciate the fact that they are so passionate about their faith. However, the way I look at it, putting religious bumper stickers on your car and slipping in God in every sentance is more of a turn off than something that brings people toward God.

My relationship with God is very personal to me. The way I look at it, screaming that you are a Christian through bumper stickers is like two people necking on the streetcorner. I mean, I love my husband. I am very passoinate about our relationship. But seeing two people sucking face on the streetcorner, in full view, makes me want to tell them to get a room and then go clense myself. It does NOT make me want to run and kiss my husband. While this act of "love" is a beautiful thing between two people, when anyone other than those two people have to witness it, it becomes gross. Same with the God bumper stickers. The relationship that person has with God is a beautiful thing, if they keep it between them and God. But to shove it in everyone else's face cheapens it.

Those little fish on the back of the car...they don't bother me quite as much. To me they are more like a little peck or holding hands. But, geez, please don't shove it in my face.

1 comment:

joy said...

AMEN SISTER!!!!!!!!!