"Signs, signs, everywhere there's signs; blockin' out the scenery, breakin my mind..."
As we drive south on Interstate 75 in southern Georgia and northern Florida, this song comes to mind. (Yes, I'm a '70's gal and this is a '70's song). But, a more appropriate song, I can't think of at the moment.
"All trucks use right lane"; "Golf, fun, retirement living at it's best!"; Cracker Barrel next exit"; "Pecans and fresh Peaches in 5 miles". These signs can be helpful, although they needn't be the size of a small building, in my opinion.
All of a sudden, I begin seeing signs that truly shock me..."We Bare All"..."Strippers!"..."Semi Parking Provided!" Now, If you know me, you know I'm not often at a loss for words, but momentarily, I was.
Then my mind went to my sweet, innocent, precious granddaughters. Someone else's sweet, innocent, precious granddaughter grew up to be advertized on a 100 foot billboard as a stripper that "bares all". And lets not leave out that someones sweet, innocent, precious grandSON grew up to go there and lust after her!
"Adult Supercenter!" This makes me sick to my stomach. Literally! And, ironically, the sign right behind the "Adult Supercenter" sign says "Sex without consent is rape!" Uh...sex without MARRIAGE is a sin! And so is "Baring All".
What ever happened to morals? I know, I know...not popular in this technologically progressive society we find ourselves living in. But, really...even if one isn't "religious", is it really all right in their minds to "bare all", and advertize it on a sign??? This conduct isn't new, it's gone on pretty much forever. Look at Sodom and Gomorrah. But now we're so morally bankrupt that we have no shame and advertize it on a sign.
Jesus BORE it all. And he did it without sinning, knowing we would sin. And I don't think, no, I KNOW he wouldn't approve of these signs, or the people represented by them.
Another song comes to mind- but I'm changing the lyrics just a wee bit.
"Mama just let your babies grow up to be cowboys!!!"