The first, a mission statement of sorts, was on the wall of a client of mine, a Mary Kay cosmetics seller. The 2nd was a church that I saw just a a mile away.
I'm obviously not a Christian, but I pride myself on the fact that I know more about religion than most of the religious people that I know. And I'm pretty damn sure that God, or at least the God of their own bible, did not "intend for them to have more". More compassion or more forgiveness, perhaps. But not more money or cars. It's fascinating how God-centered pastors or businesses fooling people into believing otherwise. We all know why ... people believe what they want to believe. If they value possessions, they will seek that belief system that reinforces their desires. And if that belief system involves God, then all the better because it will give their selfishness a legitimacy.
The second picture deserves a response in the tone in which their statement is given:
- "Your church and religion making something a sin does not make it so."
Especially when said religion picks and chooses what transgressions the bible is supposedly against to define as sin. Just a few things the bible is against that are ignored: 19 Things The Bible Forbids Other Than Homosexuality