Yesterday, in the parking lot of a small town grocery store in rural southern America, I spotted a bumper sticker that proclaimed "I am Christian and I vote." This seems like a simple enough statement but I ended up pondering the implications of that sentence. What is the underlying meaning of this proclamation? I really am not sure how to interpret it. Is it an attempt to make other Christians feel compelled to vote? Is it a statement that seeks to make others (ie unbelievers) mindful of the power of established religion in our country? It "comes off" to me as an in your face statement of provocation. Maybe I'm wrong. Or does the owner of the bumper sticker feel the grip of their organized religion is waning and that legislation is the best way to correct the secular direction our country seems to be headed upon? 

If I had a bumper sticker on my truck that proclaimed "I am atheist and I vote." what message would that project? 

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I Think I need a bumper sticker that says "I'm gay and I sleep nekkid."

Haha!! That wouldn't be so risky in (say) San Francisco.

I keep wishing I could post a sticker or sign like this:



Why do you have to be 'gay', 'happy' does come up though....

I always assumed that saying was intended to inform the reader that the driver intends to influence policy based on their Christian beliefs, so watch out, atheist!


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