Yesterday Ari and I were taking our dog for a walk when we stumbled upon something that shocked both of us.
It wasn’t a crack head trying to sell us a tent.
It wasn’t a guy pissing on a street light pole in broad daylight.
And it wasn’t even a middle-aged woman telling her friend that she “was gonna go all crazy and shit” if she didn’t get paid later that night.
Even though all of those people can be found all too frequently around our neighborhood, it wasn’t any of them. Instead, it was a giant, overwhelming, sun-blocking church.
This church was not there about a month ago. But suddenly, there it was. Huge. Massive. With lettering basically yelling “Jesus Christ is The Lord!” at us.
How is it that apartment complexes take at least a year or so to be put up, yet churches seem to spring up at any moment and, quite frankly, scare the hell out of you?
I think that’s exactly the effect that they’re going for. They sit around a table, discuss how to make Jesus even more intimidating than he already is, and then it’s settled: They will build a gigantic church, way bigger than necessary, that will scare all the Non Believers shitless.
And that’s exactly what happened to Ari and I.
When we saw this church, we stopped cold in our tracks and stared at it.
In fact, my exact words were “Jesus fucking christ!”
Somehow, I can’t help but think that’s not what they were going for, but then again, I don’t think I’m really their target audience.
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