Burn

Last Sunday a tapestry caught fire in the worship space we rent for our church (it didn’t ignite during our service). No one was hurt. Only the tapestry was damaged and the fire was extinguished quickly.

Now there are signs. Everywhere.

“Safety begins with people.”
“Volunteers! Be careful when unplugging hot things.”
etc.

Seriously… “Volunteers! Be careful when unplugging hot things?” That’s in the same class as “Do not poke eyes with sharp objects” and “Caution: Our coffee is very hot.”

Since when was church supposed to be safe? In some areas of the world, going to church can get you killed. Following Jesus got all the apostles killed — gruesomely.

Now I dislike a fiery death just as much as the next person, but come on. Candles everywhere + tapestries means that at some point something is going to burn. It happened. Take precautions. Move on. There are more important things, like all the unsaved souls that are going to burn forever in hell.

Now, I’m not ripping on the church. I’m sure they were “asked” by their insurance company to post the sings.

I’m not ripping on the insurance company. It’s a wise “business move” to post those signs.

What am I ripping on? Our overly litigious society where a church has to spend time and money posting inane signs! Maybe some people should burn forever in hell… ;-(

This rant has been brought to you by the letter F and the number 6.

I’ll try to get pictures next week.

The morning after:
So I ranted pretty good last night. Very copasetic.

One note: Of course I want *everyone* to go to heaven. Some people just require “super sized” grace. It’s a good thing God’s grace is infinite!