This post is not a commentary on religion, but on literaure. OK?
I love church signs. The ones with the movable letters so the congregation can make up a message. You know the ones I mean? I’ve heard them called street pulpits. I guess I like the messages, not the actual signs.
Some are really witty: Come to church and get a faith lift.
Some are helpful: A local church posted Thou shalt not run the red light when an intersection camera was installed on its corner.
Some are tacky: 1Lord + 3 Nails =4 given. (Yikes, that’s just so flip.)
And here’s one that just doesn’t make sense: the church at the corner of my street has a sign that simply says Pray with Faith. Who’s Faith? Do I know her? And why does she want me to pray with her?
Oh, do you think that the sign indicates that when I pray, I should do so with faith? ‘Cause, that’s a message that came straight from the DRD (department of redundancy department). When one prays, it is in the belief that some higher power can hear the prayer. If you didn’t have faith that your prayer is being heard, aren’t you just talking to yourself?
Needless to say, that particular sign annoys me. I just don’t thing the folks there are trying very hard.