Driving home from a lovely picnic today, we passed one of those sign-boards in front of a little Christian church. You know, the ones with the movable type on which someone spells out some sort of brief, thought-provoking message that’s intended to pump up the church-going crowd? I think they’re the preaching equivalent of hearing that “Y’all ready for this?” song before a sporting event.
At any rate, this particular sign caught my eye because it boldly pronounced the following:
Sin has no mimimum wage
That sounds good and preachy, for sure, and it even has a sort of home-spun familiarity to it. Yet, at the same time, it’s been several hours and I’m still uncertain what it actually means.
Does sin work for free, or is it on a tip system? If sin works for free, do you have to pay for virtue? And does any of this have anything to do with tithing at the church in question?
I’m hopelessly confused, and I’ve half a mind to go there this Sunday in the hope of getting some clarity on just what the heck the sign-maker was going for here.
On the plus side, as confusing as this is, it could have been worse.