armchair cultural observation since 1995

Lost in a cloud of salt and ketchup

By J. Reed (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

“Yesterday a major battle in the culture war went down at fast food establishments and all over social media. Apparently true disciples of Jesus ingest fatty (and delicious!) chicken sandwiches while thumbing their nose at the unwashed liberals. Or maybe the true disciples of Jesus show how much they love their neighbor by heaping judgment and condemnation at the right wing crazies. It’s all a little unclear, lost in a cloud of salt and ketchup.

Hopefully today the dust (and grease) has settled and we can take a step back from the insanity.

Here’s the thing: Jesus didn’t protest or boycott his enemies, he had dinner with them. And Jesus didn’t buy a sandwich to show his support for a certain ideology, he lived it.

Jesus didn’t call us to buy sandwiches or to protest someone else’s opinion. He did say a lot about loving our neighbor, but not a lot of that happened outside chicken restaurants across the U.S. yesterday.”

Kevin Hendricks, Church Marketing Sucks

Image credit: By J. Reed (Flickr) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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