Monday, July 14, 2008

No Smoking In Church

I like this church.

In Minnesota, if we don't want guns in our public places--including churches--we need to have some obnoxious sign like this on the primary entrance. Otherwise, the second amendment is offended, we can't defend our homes from the Tories, and all that.

Maybe our churches should combat such lunacy with humor.


Meredith Gould said...

Combat lunacy w/humor? What a totally great idea, IC. But, wait. Won't that generate disputes and maybe even a synod about what constitutes the correct humor?

What if one Faithful Catholic's sense of satire is a little less robust than another Faithful Catholic's sense of satire? Could be schismatic.

I'm being somewhat sarcastic here, which is irony gone bad. Pray for me!

ArchAngel's Advocate said...

Question: I don't smoke, but wouldn't be better to smoke now than to smoke in Hell? (I've heard tell that there's no "No Smoking" section in Hell...)

Tony said...


I don't understand what you're trying to say. Are you saying that it's obvious one shouldn't carry a gun in church, because if that's the case, I disagree with you.

The Ironic Catholic said...

Yeah, Tony, I am saying that. At least in Minnesota, it makes no sense to me at all. But we have a conceal and carry law that belies our "The People's Republic of Minnesota" mentality.

I realize not all (including the guy responsible, Jesse Ventura) agree with me.

Regardless, I like the no smoking sign. :)

sinisterdan said...

I think that a schism over satire would be great. Even better would be a schism over sarcasm, because not everyone would get it.

You'd have standing room only.

Bookishmuch said...

Funniest sign I ever saw on a church: "Use other door please. Nesting geese WILL ATTACK! GOD BLESS."