Friday, February 11, 2005

The Christian T-Shirt Company

In the first flush of enthusiastic evangelism that besets many an unsuspecting new Christian, I considered starting a Christian T-shirt company. The T-shirt: that wonderful wearable canvas used by many a cat-kissing treehugger, moustached militant lesbian and democratic commie as their personal billboard and silent megaphone, declaring their recycled truths to the world.

Somehow, the more I thought about it, the more poser-ish that idea sounded: like wearing a little gold cross on a chain, or a funky what-would-Jesus-do bracelet or having a fish sticker on the car bumper. In knowing the one true God, the minds and hearts and the whole lives of Christians are to, and are given the ability to, change drastically: they are now to clothe themselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature (Romans 13:14); they are now to clothe themselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Colossians 3:12). If I as a Christian live such an undistinctive life that no one can tell I'm Christian, then a "Jesus is my homeboy" rag

(last seen on Brad Pitt; Madonna had a "Mary is my homegirl" one) would just be an unnecessary embarrassment.

Thought these T-shirt spoofs from were worth a snort or two though (despite their theological inaccuracies):

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