Trafficking with Darkness

 

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I look at the car ahead of me in traffic and discover profound darkness. The upper left corner assures us that we are in the presence of no useful idiot, but rather a fellow traveler. Powered by female dog dust, especially combined with that font, is an invocation of deepest, darkest Disney. Remember the good old days when the villainess’ were not the protagonists of Disney films? Here, eat this delicious apple.

Who is “in love with all your flaws and sins”? Certainly not God, but very much the other guy. “Believe in love, in peace”? Not in Him whose love brings the peace surpassing all understanding? The anime eyes? “You are stronger than your demons,” is a lie the demons cannot repeat enough, almost as big as “the devil is just an abstract concept, he doesn’t exist”.  I think that thing in the lower right is a Marxist pole dancer, but that’s just a guess.

Demoniac on board

When you are stuck behind the darkness in traffic

I’m guessing that the owner of this car believes that they are charitably imparting great wisdom and light. That they are very proud of their carefully curated expressions of self. Maybe that hand in the lower left contains just a pinch of narcissism. Well, we are only human. Let he who is without sin, and all of that. At least this time there were no flames gushing out of the tailpipe and there was no earthshaking musical accompaniment providing additional ritual aggression.

Demons may hate us, but they also like to play with us.

How was worship this week?

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  1. Jimmy Carter Member
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  2. Ekosj Member
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    I forget who it was, but in 2008 some national morning show one of the talking heads asked:

    “Do Volvos come from the factory with the Obama bumper  stickers or are they after-market additions?”

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  3. Sisyphus Member
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    At least there is no invocation here of deepest, darkest Disney. And I was never comfortable with the “preventative war” stuff, either. But isn’t it a tad heterodox to endorse Hillary and Bernie?

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  4. Ekosj Member
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    I recall driving through  Vermont and thinking that there were some old Suburu’s who’s structural integrity depended on Progressive stickers

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  5. Ekosj Member
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    When those “Coexist“ bumper stickers start showing up in  Beirut and Karachi and Tehran, I’ll start taking them seriously 

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  6. Jimmy Carter Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    When those “Coexist“ bumper stickers start showing up in Beirut and Karachi and Tehran, I’ll start taking them seriously

    That cracked Me up.

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  7. Mad Gerald Coolidge
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    I’ve long fantasized about slapping NRA stickers on these when no one is looking.

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  8. Headedwest Coolidge
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    Mad Gerald (View Comment):

    I’ve long fantasized about slapping NRA stickers on these when no one is looking.

    Or this:

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  9. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Can you imagine what the car dealer will say when one of those heavily-stickered cars comes in as a trade?  Would they even take one in trade?

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  10. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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  11. E. Kent Golding Member
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    I remember reading an article that claimed that there was a strong correlation between the number of bumper stickers on a vehicle and the belligerence and territorial behavior of the driver.

    I personally don’t mind the vehicles with vacation spot  or local regional pride stickers.

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  12. E. Kent Golding Member
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    Sisyphus: How was worship this week?

    Worship at the Christian Church I attend was worshipful.    I enjoyed it,  and felt peace.

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    It’s amusing to me that those anti-war bumper stickers are always negated when it’s a Democrat running the war.

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  14. Jim McConnell Member
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    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    That’ll be a lot of fun come trade-in time, won’t it?

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  15. The Reticulator Member
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    That’ll be a lot of fun come trade-in time, won’t it?

    I’d like to know more about the one that was torn off. 

    Also, I think that would be rather harsh treatment of Cheney. Removing her from public office should suffice.

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  16. Michael Brehm Coolidge
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    I thought about getting a bumper sticker once, but then I realized that I had nothing to say to whoever happened to be driving behind me.

    What do you think that life would be like if the concept behind bumper stickers wasn’t just relegated to the sphere of vehicles? Picture standing in line at the movies, and the person in front of you just slowly turned around to face you and told you matter of factly, “You can’t hug with nuclear arms.” I think that there would be a great deal more bloodshed in queues, for one thing.

     

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  17. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):

    At least there is no invocation here of deepest, darkest Disney. And I was never comfortable with the “preventative war” stuff, either. But isn’t it a tad heterodox to endorse Hillary and Bernie?

    The indoctrination of the occult is mind-boggling – I’ve been behind similar and actually went to a website that one had on the back end – it was a witch site – and it told me there is a heavy networking on Instagram.  I can’t even tell you how stunned I am – there are so many lost souls – especially among the young………

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  18. Cassandro Coolidge
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    Michael Brehm (View Comment):

    I thought about getting a bumper sticker once, but then I realized that I had nothing to say to whoever happened to be driving behind me.

    What do you think that life would be like if the concept behind bumper stickers wasn’t just relegated to the sphere of vehicles? Picture standing in line at the movies, and the person in front of you just slowly turned around to face you and told you matter of factly, “You can’t hug with nuclear arms.” I think that there would be a great deal more bloodshed in queues, for one thing.

    I like the one that says, “If you can read this you are driving too close”.  That’s about it.

    And Nuke The Whales is good.

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