Thursday, 30 April 2009

Lord, Forgive Me, I know Not What I Say

Salt Lake City is a very religious city. It seems that just about anyone who I have a casual conversation with will ask me "are you LDS?" It even beats the other question "where are you from?" If I am honest 12 months ago I didn't even know what LDS was. Now, unfortunately, I'm not quite so ignorant and so I know that when someone asks me that question they are asking if I am with the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, in other words am I a Mormon. Regretfully I always have to say no. I regret it because it usually means a conversation about the virtues of visiting the LDS Museum at Temple Square in Downtown is sure to follow my answer. As happened yesterday when I helped an old man fix his car. I didn't mind ruining a t-shirt in the process but I could have done without the well meant preaching. 

Anyway back to why I started writing this post. Due in no small part to Salt Lake being a Mormon City you are bombarded with religious images everywhere. Which is fine. There is one in particular though that I pass a few times a week and for some reason every time I see this billboard I interpret it probably not as was originally intended. I see this and I think someone unintentionally made Jesus sound perverted. 

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy

Ironically I don't think its situated outside an LDS Church but with thoughts like these I'm probably not cut out for the faith anyway. I also might have to keep my thoughts to myself, I don't want stoned for listening to that devil on my shoulder.

Listening to: REM - Losing My Religion. I didn't choose it, blame iTunes.

6 comments:

Some Chilean Woman said...

That's definitely not the Mormon Jesus....Mormon Jesus is not THAT much fun.

Scotsman said...

That's right Mormon Jesus probably wouldn't make water into Wine. Not in Utah anyway, not without a membership fee.

Just a Girl said...

Haha! I've had similar thoughs with church songs.

"Comin' in, comin' home, comin' on"

Sing that with a straight face if you have a naughty mind.

Some Chilean Woman said...
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Scotsman said...

With a voice like mine its best not to sing.

Leigh Russell said...

I just read the story of how you met your significant other. It amazes me how life can be changed by some small random whim of another person. So many possibilities. Why this one? As for the inuendos - I teach young teenagers and they can find a double entendre in almost anything we read in class. I was about to say, Sometimes I see them coming - aaagh!