It made me wonder if the driver was a Christian that was tired of people reacting with hostility to his open display of religiosity*, or was he an atheist offering air conditioning advice to the multitude of Christians around him?
As I drove on it continued to tick over in my brain and I thought, if he was a Christian – rather than an atheist as I actually suspect – tired of his faith being attacked, what symbol would better convey at a distance "Don't mess with me and my brand of God!"?
I started thinking of various underwater critters that broadcast "DON'T TOUCH!" Apart from Aquaman.
"Jellyfish" was the first to pop into my head, however it would be a bit hard to symbolize and might get confused with the Flying Spaghetti Monster. One thing you don't want in a symbol is confusion.
The shark would be a good choice, but it's been done (about 3/4 down the page, and you can also see the "Blow Me" fish for sale there as well).
Then I thought of the puffer fish. Mild most of the time, but mess with him and he blows up in your face. That sounds just about perfect. So here it is, the "Jesus Puffer Fish":
Nothing says "Don't mess with me and my God" like the "Jesus Puffer Fish"! Many products are at this very moment sporting the "JPF" at my CafePress shop (direct link). All proceeds from the sale of "JPF" products goes to the "Getting my broke ass out of debt" fund.
In other news, I don't think I'll be participating in this week's Illustration Friday topic. But then again, who knows? In case I don't, have a great week everyone.
* Holy crap! "Religiosity" is a real word! Here I was thinking I was being funny, making it up and not only is it real and the perfect word for the point I was making, I spelled it right straight off the bat! You have no idea how rare that is for me.