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GOD(s)

Pursuant to Kansas Law a new License plate is now (as of July 1, 2009) available for pre-order. It is the "In God We Trust" plate. The response has been quite interesting. I did not think that they would come flooding through the doors, since the actual plate will not be tangible until early September, but we have been averaging about 20 pre-orders a day. And at a cost of $45 that is pretty good.



Now I was talking with one of the ultra-Christians here at the office, and I told her my feelings. I said that I don't like the plate and I think that if people did not wear their religion on their sleeve and only kept it in their hearts, this world would be a much better place. She disagreed and said that we need to proclaim and witness God as much as possible. I just shook my head and turned and went back to my desk.

That being said I came up with a alternative plate for all those alternative people out there. Now even if it were available I probably would not get one. Because I know what those good, up standing Christians are like. It would like putting a target on my car. One example, I had a gentleman bring his standard KS issued plate in to exchange it for a different lettering. The letter he had was like PDX-666 and he said that his car has been vandalized and that he gets notes left on his car all the time about how he is going to hell. he said that the 666 plate did not mean anything to him but a different set of numbers might make his life a little easier.

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westcbear
Jul. 9th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. I love your version. Much more realistic.
kumazuki
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I should have put a cross on there too, for all the saints and apostles and marys that the Kristians pray to also....
pirateseasick
Jul. 9th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
I have to say, the first thing I thought of while happening on this entry was "... Werewolves of London!"
kumazuki
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:05 pm (UTC)
Really!?!? How is that?
pirateseasick
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Because the first thing I saw was the license plate images, and they say "AAOOO" and my brain completed the phrase in my head. I'm presuming you've heard The Warren Zevon song?
kumazuki
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh! OK! now I understand. :)
mrdreamjeans
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
You're a delight, but your co-worker is an idiot. That kind of message does not belong on a state license plate.The same people who proclaim their Christianity by a license plate or their patriotism through a yellow ribbon magnet on their car, are usually the biggest hypocrites. I thought religious and political opinions were not to be offered in the work place.

HUGS!

Edited at 2009-07-09 11:02 pm (UTC)
kumazuki
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I thought the same thing. Eventhough, she is a very nice woman, I DO NOT discuss religion with her if I can help it. I guess religion is not an opinion when the state is pushing it.
putzmeisterbear
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:11 pm (UTC)
Kansas believes that there is no separation of church and state.
hickbear
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
I thought that Kansas believed that "The Church" WAS the state?

Of course, which "The Church"? Methodists? Baptists? Presbyterians? Episcopals? Maranathas? COGICs? Etc.s?
putzmeisterbear
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
I vote for the Temple of Offaler the Crocodile God.
kumazuki
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Kansas also believes there is no evolution....
tonyinabag
Jul. 10th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
i have to say, that one is better than one that's offered here in OK!

kumazuki
Jul. 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
I think that would be here soon, but since they just murdered Dr. Tiller I think that they may wait for a mourning period before they start pushing again....
fogbear
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
This is why I belong to Americans United for the Separation of Church and State (and the ACLU and The Humanist Society).
bearhedded
Jul. 10th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
People become concerned when children have imaginary friends after a certain age....... yet religion is forced down our throats, constantly!

I don't see much difference!
fireboy4plai
Jul. 14th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Just please tell me that we can refuse that gaudyness in favor of something more subdued. I have to get a new plate this year and I really don't need that on my pick-up it's just too cliche for words. Although, combined with the OK plate, obviously local government isn't wasting a single dime on graphic designers. That thing's just frightening.
But seriously folks, fine, let the Christians proclaim their faith, at least the Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses have the decency to put on a tie first. What is with this Blue Collar Comedy Jesus mentality? Did your coworker happen to notice that in going from a buffalo to God, we go from mildly dignified watermarks to artwork by Hasbro?
kumazuki
Jul. 14th, 2009 08:24 pm (UTC)
The IGWT plate is a "specialty" plate and it only an option if you want to pay for it. Well, actually you are in luck with the State of Kansas being hard up for money. Currently you are not required to get a new tag. You can keep the one you have and just get a sticker unless your current tag is destroyed, lost or stolen.
fireboy4plai
Jul. 15th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm gonna go for it, and I'm gonna enjoy it:

--I don't have to have it?? There is a god!--

I feel good about that.
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