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05 May 2008 @ 05:53 am
Monday Moon Madness  
"The Lord Honors Your Heart's Intentions"  Huh?  That was the message greeting me at the Chevron on my way to work.  I've mentioned this place before (or intended to... heh) but I get a kick out of either arguing with them or (rarely) agreeing to the things they post on their sign.  These one sided arguments occur at about 0320 and 35 miles per hour so no one else gets to hear them, but they keep me amused.  They have the right to post what they like and I have the right to vehemently disagree.  I wouldn't get gas there anyway since their prices are insanely high.  There are about 2 or 3 places in our neighborhood that have decent gas prices and then there are places where you can be ripped off by any one of four gas stations along two blocks.  The "inspirational" Chevron is from the latter grouping.

Here's where they may have come up with the idea, but does x=y?   I don't think so.
I feel: chipperchipper
The Lone Bearlonebear on May 5th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
I love that station. If only to laugh at the blinkers that they wear. And I'm sure you know the other station there, and the car wash are also fundie owned.

I agree with, and laugh with as opposed to at, the sign on the church north of the beltway much more.
j_luc_pitard: Gj_luc_pitard on May 6th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
I used to be annoyed at it, especially when they were so damning of Clinton (hey kids, can you say 'hypocrisy?' I think you can!) but now they just amuse me. The fact that I don't frequent them is based more on the outrageous prices along that strip than on their religion or point of view. The folks at http://www.thayeravenue.com/ took a few pictures of the signs and claimed to want to document them, but luckily seem to have lost interest. I say luckily because most of them are forgettable. Every now and then though, they make me smile or get mad. Either way is good.
(Anonymous) on May 6th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
Well, ya know, there's always that tension between the "Road to hell is paved with good intentions" types and the "Dot every i and cross every t and you're home free" types. I could see this as a decent middle ground - doesn't say anything about one's brain's intentions. (This is what comes from working on a series on faith and works, everything sets off a train of thought - truly dangerous for those of us who could find two sides to a Moebius strip). This qualifies as one of their signs I'm not tempted to stop and argue about - never done it but been real tempted once or twice. And I don't even have the 3AM excuse.

Oh yeah, insane or amusing life update for the week - I am now a member of the Vestry.

Have a good trip.


j_luc_pitard: Samj_luc_pitard on May 6th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
It's just such a trite way to handle a complicated concept. The church up at Forest Glen also tends to put up ridiculous platitudes and I argue with them alone in my car as well. Hence, my need to share!

I think you're insane, but in a good way, for joining the vestry. I'm watching a wonderful couple at our church as they over commit and I hope they don't burnout. The husband made a comment recently about how he "wasn't allowed to join any more committees" because the couch was too uncomfortable to sleep on. I laughed. While the kids are young, I'm taking no responsibilities if I can help it!