Does it bother anyone else that so many churches have these moveable-letter signs used to leave “cute” messages to people who drive by?
Maybe I’m the only one, but it bugs. Big time.
I finally hit the wall on this issue the other day. I was driving past a church building (some “World Outreach” someplace-or-other, but church names are a sore spot I’ll leave for another time . . .) and saw the following message, displayed for the benefit of the spiritually-bereft:
FREE TRIP TO HEAVEN
Does this irk anyone else???
Hello, relationship! How many men propose marriage to their beloveds with the winning plea of: “Receive a free honeymoon if you ACT NOW!”
Let’s not even mention the demeaning insinuation that Christianity distills down to nothing more than the avoidance of eternal damnation. Does this church really believe they’ll win souls this way?
(In case you’re wondering, I didn’t notice any skidmarks on the road.)
As I was searching the net, I noticed I’m not the only person affronted by this kind of “sign evangelism.” Here’s a column about it, posted on the American Vision website. (Not sure who they are, but the column is good.)