Monday, July 26, 2010

Maybe you didn't think this through.

An innerwebs user posted this picture of a bumper sticker he found at his parent's home:

Ok - besides the obvious scariness involving veiled threats of violence, let's delve into this just a little more.

Legion. For teabaggers, it's pretty weird they would refer to a demon from the Bible this way. Legion was a possessed man that Jesus came across. This guy spent his days roaming a cemetery near Gerasenes, scaring the living crap out of people. Then big JC shows up, Legion freaks out from being in his presence and asks for mercy. Jesus then casts the demons into a herd of pigs, who proceed to do their best lemming impersonation, swan diving off the cliff into the water below.

Note is does NOT say "We are a legion". The lack of the first letter of the alphabet and the lower case "l" means they are not referring to their group as some 4500 strong Roman army. The only other explanation is that they lack the ability to properly proofread. But I still believe they made that statement with the direct intent of placing the name "Legion" upon themselves.

Here's my question: why would a bunch of people that like to boast of their Christian values and their desire to return this country to an earlier way of life compare themselves with a demon possessed man? Discuss.