At the gym today I saw a man working out with a t-shirt that said:
KNOW GUNS, KNOW PEACE.
You’ll notice that some of it is in bold. It was an attempt at clever word play that, frankly, didn’t suit the wearer. He probably thought the colours were “Real purty”.
I don’t think he realised how oxymoronic that statement is.
Anyway, on the machine next to him was a man with the word ‘Jesus’ emblazoned on the front of his t-shirt in huge colourful letters.
It got worse.
The back of the t-shirt read:
‘John 3:3. Jesus Is coming. Are You Ready? Ask me about it.’
Oh, I wanted to. I wanted to SO much…but I didn’t think it was fair fight.
Only in America would those t-shirts exist, or be seen in public….let alone be seen side by side! What I found fascinating was that no one one batted an eyelid, no one stopped to gawp and no one pointed and giggled.
The closest I saw back in England was a t-shirt that had this on the front:
“Jesus loves you…”
And on the back it read:
“…but everyone else thinks you’re a cunt”
I wonder how that would go down over here?
I would probably ‘know peace’ very quickly.