Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Most offensive church sign ever . . . almost

I'm not going to criticise Christianity, just the stupid signs that get put up on their message boards by well-meaning people. There is one that has been put up recently in my local area that I happen to find particularly offensive:
"We're too blessed
To be depressed."
Lucky you. How unfortunate for those of your congregation who are probably being treated for clinical depression and are quite sensitive about the matter. 
I guess they will probably be less likely to be brave enough to reveal their diagnoses and personal struggles to you now that they know that they aren't blessed enough to escape their own personal pain.
I wish people would think more often before they opened their mouths. 


Milk and Two Sugars said...

Hooray, you're back! I'm so, so pleased!

I'm often appalled at the signs out the front of churches. Though they do sell the message that those who write the signs are devout - just not considerate.

Robin said...

Yeah, I cringe at the same things sometimes. I believe, but don't go to church anymore because the religious rhetoric doesn't do justice to the "TRUTH". I think God is probably pretty sad over a lot of it.

Oddly enough, a church which gets a lot of flack from conservative Christians (and I used to consider myself one of those) is Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. But they probably do more christian acts/services than most churches. I happen to know a couple of folks who go there (although I live in VA) and it is probably as non-conservative as any can be. It was featured in the movie "Pursuit of Happyness" with Will Smith. I bet you wouldn't see that sign anywhere around there.

Anyhow, I just happened by and saw your comment. It spoke to me. Thanks!

The Girl said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments. :)

I'm not Christian, but I understand what you are saying, Robin. Some people will warp anything to back themselves up.

Elaine said...

It is sad when people do not have enough awareness of life out there in the real world so that they end up doing something so CRASS!