Last week, Skyline Baptist had a real doozy on their marquee that I still can’t figure out.
Huh? Can somebody tell me what this is supposed to mean? I just don’t get it. You would think Christians would be a little more careful about attributing direct quotes to the Deity they worship. That presumption that they know exactly what the Almighty would say is just astounding to me! You would they they would understand the implications that they have to speak for their own silent Deity. You would think, but even granting this level of ignorance, I can’t figure out what this sign is supposed to mean.
I love you and I can be scary - like mom only different - God
So let me get this straight. God loves me. Like mom. But different from mom. And God can be scary. Like mom. Only different from mom. And since this is never explained, I can leave it up to the worst nature of my imagination to fill in the gaps. Mom loves me, but will torture me if I do not bow in worship to her? Sure. Why not. The terrible implications of this sign are just too vast and terrible for me to contemplate. It could mean anything. Which means it will mean the worst thing I can think of. No thank you!
The other side of the sign was another quote directly attributed to the Almighty. The Deity returns to His usual self with a simple dichotomy that His puny creation can understand.
Yeah, that’s more like it. Catchy and direct. Like ‘Turn or Burn’! I like it.