Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anatomy of a Bumper Sticker

This bumper sticker to the left, with a quotation from Mother Teresa, is the only one I ever put on my car. No one could possibly argue with it, even those who want free abortions for everybody. The result is an image that actually stands for something, yet alienates no one, at least if the viewer is at all honest with himself. Be that as it may, most bumper stickers are not too deep when it comes to expressing significant truths. If that isn't bad enough, most people base their "convictions" on little more than that which is expressed on bumper stickers.

Someone sent me an explanation of this other one; you know, the one with the seven symbols cleverly spelling something. I don't know who wrote this. It explains the letters, as well as what would be more likely to happen than "coexisting." Now, the explanation does not take into account the more moderate adherents of certain belief systems. Then again, those are obviously not the ones with which one has to contend in this scenario, don't you think?

Or don't you?

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