So, I’ve been away for a while. Work projects, kids, and other miscellaneous outernet activities preoccupied me for bit and then I honestly just forgot about this blog. That is, until recently, when I saw this: Tim Lambesis admits he is an athiest.
This is something Mrs. MMT and I discuss fairly often. We are always frustrated when we see the icthus on business cards or up a sign for, say, a cleaning company. I personally do not believe there is a “Christian” way to cut the grass. There is no salvation I can obtain from a printing company. Now, most of these people probably just are deep/sincere believers and they want to signal that. However, me being as cynical as I am, I usually assume it is just a marketing ploy. It really kind of bothers me; I will often purposely choose another service when it comes to this.
I guess what irritates me so much about this, is that is seems to come from a place of separatism. Look, I know we are supposed to be “in this world” but not “of this world”, but I don’t think you are compromising your beliefs if you don’t put a cross on your sign for your car wash. Alternatively, you could imagine some people may decide to patronize another proprietor, solely because you do this. Now, this does have the benefit of smug self-righteousness, but as we are IN this world, those people are exactly the ones we need to be in contact with.
Sorry for the saddest Metal Friday so far, but he is/was in a metal band, so there you go. Music will be back next Friday, or not, you can never know.