My brother (BBJim), sent this to me the other day while I was on the phone with him (I love instant messaging). And we laughed long and hard about it. Oh, my goodness, was it hilarious.
Sad, too, though. Because, really? Ok, wrenching myself out of ValleySpeak for a moment…
The story, in a nutshell, is about a highway in Polk County, Florida. A Christian group called “Polk Under Prayer” got together and blessed the road, using holy oil. A year later, a group of Athiests went out there with a container of “unholy water” and “unblessed” the road. Armed with scrub brushes and their water, they figuratively “scrubbed away” the blessings that had been bestowed before.
I read through many of the comments, as well. And Jim and I had some fun abusing the entire prospect. Disrespectful actions aside, I have to agree with the author of the linked opinion piece: if Athiests don’t believe in a Higher Being (be it “God” or any other deity under the myriad names that are out there), why do they care??? Because if God doesn’t exist, then neither does the blessing!!! But, by saying that they were ‘washing away the blessing’, doesn’t that imply that they’ve bestowed themselves with supernatural power that they don’t believe exists for a God???
I think the best idea appeared a ways down in the comments… this is Polk County’s answer to any graffiti or ‘mess’ problems they may have! Ask one of those ministers to go bless it and let the Athiests know… a little while later, they’ll be appearing with their ‘unholy water’ and scrub brushes, and voila! No more graffiti!!!