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Side A: Clever; Side B: WTF?

Now that Crummy Church Signs is on a permanent hiatus I'll post these here.  Missoula's New Life Worship Center on south Reserve St. (aka state highway 93, a major north-south artery) is known around town for their sometimes somewhat clever signs they'll put up.  E.g. "Where's global warming when you need it?" during a record-breaking cold snap.  They usually have a different message on each side of the sign.  So during the last week of August drivers on southbound Reserve street saw:

For a church without a website that's kinda cute and clever.

Drivers on the northbound side, which is the side the church is on, saw:

What the fuck? Don't serve God leftovers?  What is that supposed to mean?  The closest the Google can find for that phrase is someone's blog entry Serving Leftovers to a Holy God and a sermon entitled Serving God the Leftovers.  If it's based on the latter it's one of those things that makes me question if the pastor really wants people reading that part of the Bible.  While the sermon is based upon Malachi 1:6-14, anyone who keeps reading and gets to Malachi chapter 2, especially verse 3, will learn the origin of the term, "Eat shit and die."

Hey, God said it first.  How can it be obscene if God said it?  That gives kids a free pass like you wouldn't believe.

If you want to use a cryptic message to draw people in be prepared for that whole "as ye sow so shall ye reap" proverb, even if that isn't in the Bible.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two churches nearby do something similar. They have marquees that change weekly. It's almost as if the churches are competing with each other at times.

Like the Protestant VS. Catholic church sign fight over dogs going to heaven.