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Sat, 16 Jun 2007

Church Signs

— SjG @ 5:41 pm

Facing the main street at a church up the road from here is one of those illuminated signboards with the movable letters. For years, it amused me with its inadvertent proclamation:

SUN.WORSHIP
10-11 WEEKLY
ALL WELCOME

I’d always had to resist stealing the punctuation. “Get thee behind me, Loki!” I’d say quietly under my breath. And somehow I forbore.

Evidently, however, I was not the only one who interpreted the sign that way. So it’s been changed:

SUNDAY
WORSHIP 10-11
ALL WELCOME

But I still wonder if it bothers them that they’ve just abstracted the misunderstanding by one level. After all, the word “Sunday” originates in Pagan sun worship (refs: here which links to other sources, and numerous others).

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