26 May 2008

Why, oh why?

Via BoingBoing: a Ford dealership in Mojave, California, is bashing atheists to sell cars.
But did you know that 86% of Americans say they believe in God? Since we all know that 86 out of every 100 of us are Christians who believe in God, we at Kieffe & Sons Ford wonder why we don't tell the other 14% to sit down and shut up.
Even leaving aside the silly assumption that everyone who professes a belief in God is a Christian, this is one of those things that makes life as a Christian among mostly non-believing collaborators and colleagues that much more awkward. It's just embarrassing.

Here in Moscow, the closest we come to Kieffe & Sons is the Christian Reconstructionist Christ Church, the affiliated pseudo-accredited New Saint Andrews College, and an assortment of businesses run by church members, which are often marked by a window sticker bearing NSA's logo. Although I've heard that a Christ Church-friendly coffee shop refuses service to homosexuals, I'm not aware of overtly bigoted advertising from these folks. And they're Neo-Confederates. In both the case of the crazed Ford dealer and Christ Church, though, the best response by sane locals is simple: cringe, and take your business elsewhere.

[additional info appended 27 May 2008]
On NSA's "pseudo-accreditation" - the college is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, which originated to legitimize schools that teach Creation Science.

2 comments:

  1. What does "pseudo-accredited" mean?

    Either it's accredited or not.

    Right?

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  2. NSA is accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools, which originated to legitimize schools that teach Creation Science. Which puts it in the company of such fine, non-ideological schools as Liberty University.

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