Looks like some stormy weather moved the letters on that sign around! Very good caption, and I liked seeing the Historic Second Baptist Church.
Thanks, Ellen. This sign was probably mixed up very recently by normal summer storms. But the words around us are dependent on human care, and we see so many partial signs. From my earlier posts, you might like the KFC sign saying Nacker 99 that stayed up for years after Katrina; or an abandoned gas station sign that slowly changes. Originally it said God Always First, Katrina messed it up a little, but Gustav made it say, God... now it's down to G.
I went through the photos of the previous posts you linked to and it´s so interesting to read the signs and their changes, as if letters/words/messages were part of landscapes too and both climate and human care affected them and made they change/mutate. It´s quite moving when it involves the word God, besides.
Hi Aleph, I think so too. I always liked that particular sign, and it's in an incongruous place, just came from the heart of whoever owned the building years ago. The bottom picture here is the building with the soulful sign. Thanks for commenting, sp
Hi Sussah,I like the pics very much, as usual. Not trying to "instigate" or anything like that, but I couldn't help but think of the news I read today re: concealed handguns being allowed in Louisiana churches. I guess individual churches can forbid them, but I was wondering how many churches (or denominations?) would embrace this idea?I'm not a religious person, as I think you know, but this seems a bit bizarre to me (as an "educated" guy with a pretty good handle on most things related to Christianity).Is it mostly political/media bluster?
Hi Rick, Thanks for writing. I know, whatever happened to non-violence? (I'm like a Canadian when it comes to gun control.) Here's one local report of the story. Our Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a little all over the place. He has been a good advocate of the need to protect the coastline from the oil, then something like this shows his true colors. I suppose that general federal, state, and local laws would apply to churches... but why push the issue and call attention? It's hard to understand him for very long. We could definitely use several "Martin Luther King Days" during the year, instead of only one, to get people thinking about non-violence more frequently. sp
Just where I want to hear Mass: The Church of the Holy Six-gun.I liked this bit from the story: "You may remember the shooting inside a Baton Rouge church in 2006. Darlene Mills and five of her other family members were gunned down by her estranged husband. It was a tragedy but one that doesn't happen often."Sort of like an oil spill.
Right!! It's even more likely than an oil spill. Everybody's mad already, then they go to church. And I don't think the relatives are the only ones in danger! People should think ahead... rather than putting crisis on the calendar.