In my recent post on "systematic tackiness" (perhaps "systemic" would be a better word), I seem to have failed to exorcise the demon of bad taste that haunts the ELCA church in my neighborhood. Indeed, tonight I spotted the following message on that church's streetside sign:
GARDENING FOR GOD BRINGS PEAS OF MIND
Don't think for one moment that I am speaking lightly when I mention exorcising and demons. It grows increasingly clear to me that habitual exposure to spiritual tackiness can make one susceptible to demonic possession. For example, take the current series of "Gardening for God" signs displayed by the local ELCA parish. Doesn't its tackiness make your head spin until you feel like shouting pea soup?