Creeds: What do you believe?

This is the title of a very fine article by Sister Helena Burns which appeared in the Nov. 8th Catholic Register. She eloquently looks at the proliferation of bumper stickers and lawn signs proclaiming personal beliefs.

" although the word “love” appears more than once, there’s something almost menacing about these proclamations — as though there’s an assumption that the passerby doesn’t share the enlightened beliefs of the house’s inhabitants and therefore is being warned not to approach the house, or think of living in this neighbourhood unless you’re “one of us.”"

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As Voice of the Beehive sang, “I know what I believe, don’t need to wear it on my sleeve.”

I’m generally not in favor of lawn signs proclaiming things like “Hate Has No Home Here” or the stuff the sister writes about.

First of all, if someone wants to think you’re a “hater” for some reason, the fact that you have a virtuous sign out doesn’t stop them.

Second, I too don’t like the implication that if you put out a virtue-signaling sign you’re somehow better than everybody else on the block, or that the other houses are chockablock with hate. Putting out a virtue-signaling sign just indicates to me that you’re the kind of person who likes to put out signs. Reminds me a lot of that other old song, “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.”

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About the only time I ever put up stuff like this is a St. George’s ribbon for victory day due to the large number of people from Eastern Europe and Russia now living nearby and one for Easter Week with an Easter Lily. Neither have words on them and people would need to be aware of what they signify to get the meaning. I dislike advertising politics on my window also.

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Slogans are cheap!
Half the time they have no clue what they really believe. They just join the bandwagon.

Peace!

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Sadly very true Jerry. Actually stopping to think about whether I should board this wagon or whether getting off it may be necessary has always been uncommon.

I hate people who hate.

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Nah! Hate is a waste of time. Plus it is against Jesus’s teaching!!! :smile:

Peace!

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OK then, I hate judgmental people!

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These types of slogans are always stupid. Black Lives Matter especially is quite redundant. Catholics have understood this long before even the civil rights movement. They are just manipulating language in order to push agendas. Disagree with the Black Lives Matter movement, which is an openly marxist organization, you don’t think black people matter and are racist. Don’t think homosexual relationships are equal to straight ones, you hate love and are a homophobe. The slogans are meant to reduce their ideology as an ultimate good and any opposition to them as an enemy of that good.

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Many HOAs and apartment complexes and condos have strict limits on what kind of signage can be placed by tenants, how big, where it is, etc. And I believe the intent is precisely to prevent this kind of divisive virtue signaling.

We have one lady in my building here (100 units) who is a walking billboard and flies all kinds of symbols on her balcony and front window. She’s loud and proud and the management can’t do a blessed thing about it. It’s a clear violation of our lease terms, but she’s special. Aren’t they all?

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I very much agree. We have never put up an election poster or lawn sign. I once put a postage stamp sized sticker on my bumper in support of one candidate but it was very poor quality and washed off in the rain the next day. I was thankful that it had. LOL

I like it when I’m at a stop light behind a car where the entire back side is covered in bumper stickers.

I try to see how many I can read in that one or two minutes.

Easily amused, I guess

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If there is a lease agreement clearly stating what can or cannot be done, or CC&Rs and Bylaws which clearly state the same, then the management company can do something. Either the owner (individual or corporate) or the management company is choosing to not do something, or the board of directors are making that choice.

In other words, they can, but choose not to, usually for a multitude of excuses.

Both.
One for church and one for Rosary. No difference except words.

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Good bit of satire there by Babylon Bee.

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It may or may not matter that her politics happen to closely coincide with the politics of the parent management company, which is an expressly political lobbying organization. :sob:

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