My good friend Tree wrote a great post yesterday, primarily about living in a “southern” state. But towards the end, she hit upon a topic that makes me (insert Southern accent) madder’n shit: using religion to push your business.
I make no bones about the fact that I am not religious. So part of me understands that I don’t have a close, personal relationship with God like so many Christians do and maybe he *has* suggested they incorporate Jesus on the cross into the “T” of their logo. Seeing as I wasn’t there at their last con-fab with the big man, and all.
But I rather doubt it.
No, I rather think that God is disgusted by it.
Because what it really says is one of two things.
That you either want to use your religion to push your products and pad your profit margin by invoking the name of Jesus – something the Catholic church has been doing since the dawn of time – so why not?
OR, you want to mark a clear line in the sand, telling people who YOU are and that OTHERS are NOT WELCOME.
That is NOT a beautiful celebration of their relationship with their God. What THAT is, my friends, is absolutely disgusting.
And then of course, there are those who put the American flag on their business cards and banners. Maybe they think I forgot what country I live in? Ohhhhh. Wait, I get it. You want me to buy more of your shit because now I know what a gas-guzzling, spit-chewing redneck you are! Thanks for the warning, dude. I’ll pass.
Because, you’re just as bad as the religious freaks. Trying to cow me into shopping with you because otherwise I am a bad American. Fuck you!
See? I told you this shit pisses me off!
Obviously I need to talk to my therapist about why this bothers me so much.