Monday, May 18, 2009

Making sense of church signs

I've always found it difficult to relate to roadside church signs. They're all worked up about Jesus this and Jesus that. Jesus was a fine fellow in my book, I'm not always convinced that the messages on the signs really work for the kind of material you read in the New Testament. Maybe it's just me.

On the other hand, I recently discovered that when I mentally replace the word "Jesus" with "Bicycle" that the whole world makes a lot more sense.

One of the coolest things about having a bike religion is that you could go out and get your own sign and put up those changeable messages. You wouldn't event need to be all that creative, because there's all sorts of signs in every town that you can just cut and copy the text, substituting "Bicycle" for "Jesus."

A little googling revealed that these types of signs are called "Readerboard Signs." And I suspect that most every church has an old one in their shed. New they run a couple hundred $, but if anyone has a lead on one, we can mount a "Bike Temple" sign on top with logo, put it on a bike trailer, and share the holy message of bicycling in text form, in a format that many religious-oriented folks can relate.

Yours in The Faith,
Pasture Ted

1 comment:

  1. I saw this one tonight at Williams and Stanton--


    What's an appropriate modification? The easy one is

    but there's probably room for a little more creativity, too.