Monday, August 14, 2006

This evening I finally managed to take a picture of one of those moronic "Rapture warning" bumper-stickers. Score!





I was in a library parking lot and had to do it inconspicuously. The car flaunted another sticker about angels watching over true Christians (or whatever) but I resisted.

4 comments:

JohnFen said...

I want it to happen SOON, just so I can see the look on the faces of these people when they're Left Behind. I mean, only 144,000 are going, so the odds are that the ones with the bumper stickers aren't among them, right?

W.M. Bear said...

I want it to happen SOON, just so I can see the look on the faces of these people when they're Left Behind.

Indeed, the kind of bragging, prideful self-assurance that the sticker reflects would seem to militate against its prophecy being fulfilled -- especially in light of what the Gospels have to say about humility.

Some counter-stickers:

IN CASE OF RAPTURE, CAN I HAVE YOUR CAR?

IN CASE OF RAPTURE, PLEASE PULL OVER FIRST

IN CASE OF RAPTURE, WE'LL BE RID OF BUSH

Ray said...

Mac:

You don't have to always take photos on the sly. If it's in public view, it's usually fair game. If the owner approached you, just say you like the bumper stickers and would like to order them for yourself. Ask him if there's a website.

Now the owner might assume that you're a Xtian, especially if you act friendly and straighforward. (After all, you do "like" the stickers.) Or just say you're a student doing a photo-survey of bumper stickers.

The other day I was photographing a reflection off the chrome backside of a sideview mirror on a truck. The owner suddenly appeared, demanding to know what was so interesting about his truck. I smiled, pointed to the sideview mirror, saying I was just shooting the reflection showing the buildings across the street. His hostility disappeared and he was friendly.

Of course, he could have been a drunken redneck and I would had my ass kicked. But life does involve taking chances.

Anyway, if you take photos on the sly, acting suspicious, and someone sees you, it might look bad for you. Sometimes being open about what you're doing is better.

Best,

Ray

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