The Christian T

I’m not fond of the idea of Christian merchandise that costs twice what regular stuff costs.

I have long been a silent critic of stores that sell candles with Bible verses on them — costing five times what they might cost at Target without the verses.

A secondary thing… I am not willing to put a symbol on the back of my car telling the world of my faith in God. The simple reason is this — I am not a perfect driver. One day I might accidentally cut off another driver — and make her angry. She will then see that symbol and lump all Christians in the “bad driver” bucket. Furthermore, I doubt that anyone will change their course toward God through seeing a symbol on my car.

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6 Replies to “The Christian T”

  1. I totally agree. I used to have a Green Bay Packers shirt. (I did not buy it. It was given to me.) Almost every time I wore it someone would comment on the shirt and a conversation would ensue. I reckon if you want to witness buy a Green Bay Packers shirt and see where the conversation leads you.

  2. I buy all my candles at the dollar store. 

    A friend at church has a vast collection of Christian t-shirts. One of the best I saw was on a former coworker, in Home Depot colors, and it said “Building materials saved my life!”

  3. I think faith is very personal and should be kept private. A small cross near by the heart is perfect. (or a hidden tattoo maybe?) I don´t like people demonstrating their relation to god. So I like it you don´t have a sticker on your car 😉
    But the tee´s cool though.

    BTW there are these kind of stickers for disabled as well. Awful!

  4. the ‘christian tshirt’ is one of the most unfortunate oxymorons of our time. i firmly believe that it’s one of the primary reasons the world tends to not-like-us. 

    -despite what edgy haircut marketing execs find to model the thing.

  5. i, too, will never advocate for candles with verses written on them. that is something that just should never have happened.

    1. Agreed on both points, Stefani.

      I would venture to guess that many of those candles will end up unused in landfills, after the people who buy them die.

      I’m a bit fatalistic this morning…

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