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So I was sitting in traffic during the afternoon commute today when I saw part of a billboard up ahead. It was practically glowing in the waning sunlight. I read "JESUS CAN FREE YOU..." and the rest was blocked from my view by a truck.
I thought, "Free me from what?? The weight of my soul crushing debt? The monotony of a 9-5 office job? What is it?! I must know what Jesus can save me from this time!"
Slowly, the traffic crept forward and I could see more and more of the sign. After what felt like an eternity, I finally saw the whole thing.

JESUS CAN FREE YOU FROM SIN

Well that was disappointing. Some of us quite enjoy living in sin. I certainly don't feel the need to be freed from it. But it seems, even here in mostly liberal, progressive Massachusetts, I can never be truly free of having religion crammed down my throat.

Happy Friday, y'all!

NicThePoet 7 Mar 16

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Yes, Jesus can free you but if it wasn't for the talking snake story there would be no need for Jesus (or anyone else) to do anything. Think on that.
Then we have this group on TV that wants you to just close your eyes and ask Jesus to come into your heart. Apparently you are not supposed to see him when he does this. I wonder if this would help your heart trouble?

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I was told that 'sin' is a state 'without love' - I rather think I fall in an out of this state many times in a day totally pissed at the weather and as I am typing this the sun came out-

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Jesus can save you from sinful monolinguism. Now enrolling, learn Spanish today!

Jesús saves!

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Is it just me or are we seeing more of a these signs in the Northeast?

This is is the only one I've seen lately

@WickedNicki well then it must be spreading. In the Albany NY area we've had a few. Though the ones that are not on the main highway have been quickly and hilariously vandalized.

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I chuckle every time I'm on my way back to my works shop from the east end of town because of one of those silly jesus billboards by the road. It's so random to see and almost unnoticeable if you've conditioned yourself to igore billboards. Sadly this one has JESUS in big ass red letters which it a little harder to ignore.

It read "JESUS you only way to god - call ### - FIND - TRUTH"

Ain't no one finding anything other than some bored ass pastor trying to make an easy dollar.

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It’s ironic that they want me to believe that Jesus can free “me,” and yet they’re so bound up in fear, paranoia, anger, animosity, hostility, insecurity... If I were looking for freedom, those are the very things I would want to be free from.

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Jesus can free you... from Spotting Indisputable Naivety.

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We have a bunch of “Jesus saves...” signs. All I can think of is “Jesus saves, the Devil plays the lottery.”

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Jesus can free you from sleeping late on Sunday morning....that's all he can co.

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Maybe you didn't see the whole sign. It probably said: :JESUS CAN SAVE YOU FROM SINGLES CRUISES!

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I’d say JC had better start with some ‘trickle-down’ saving … starting with that guy in The White House.. Shit - I’m too far behind him to ever catch up!

Varn Level 8 Mar 17, 2018
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If only Jeebus could deliver us from traffic. Now that would be a miracle!

Amen to that!

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I want to get a stencil made and carry it in my car so when I see "Jesus Saves" on an overpass, billboard or church marquee I can stop and quickly add "15% or more by switching to Geico"

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Yet, Jesus couldn't free himself from the cross, so...

Too soon?

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It's the old patent medicine show trick of creating an imaginary disease, and then offering a cure. Christianity created the state of sin, and then offered up Jesus to cure it. Only their snake oil is a bit harder to swallow.

@Robotbuilder: This should go into a list of best quotes about religion. Love it!

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Jesus delivers you from sin, but only if you believe and obey, Satan delivers free will for all. Were I believer, I would choose the "wrong" side.

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A quote from O Brother Where Art Thou 'Jesus saves, but George Nelson withdraws!'

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Fuck yes being bad can feel so good.

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Why should he? My sins are mine and mine alone. My responsibility. Why would this dude I've never met want to take all my punishment for my own mistakes? Is he a masochist? I won't learn from my mistakes that way. SMH this Jesús guy should worry about himself first.

What if he could turn your sins into wine like he supposedly did with water?

@WickedNicki I don't drink lol

@LadyAlyxandrea That's OK. I'd buy Jesus sin wine from you.

As far as I remember a sin is 'without love' there are many times in a day when I am without love and it doesn't bother me one iota. In fact i'd hate ot be plagued by the feelign of love if someone has just rear ended my car

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I like the argument proposed by Rasputin more. It was more like "Jesus can free you TO sin".

Rasputin said: "You can't be forgiven until you have sinned".

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But I LIKE to sin! Why would I want to be free of THAT? 😀

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I agree, I do not want to be saved from my sin.

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This reminds me of when I play bumper sticker "Jeopardy" my favorite is:
The answer:
"jesus saves"

The question:
What is a fictious diety.

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If you don’t sin Jesus died for nothing. I’m doing my part😉

Yeah! I'm aiming to grow old disgracefully...

@ASTRALMAX may the spaghetti monster be with you in your journey my friend.

@ASTRALMAX & the invisible pink unicorn

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I like your attitude.

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