Thursday, May 19, 2005

Hot Doughnuts Now!

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At our local Krispy Kreme, it is not unusual to see a "Hot Doughnuts Now" sign flashing. Hot doughnuts melt in your mouth and fill your whole being with a sense of coziness and warmth. Even though we rarely indulge in the treat of a hot doughnut, the red neon sign always brings a smile of sweet remembrance to our minds.

There is, however, one place where this is not true. There is a large church in our fair city that has its own flashing sign, and it has on occasion flashed the words, "Hot Doughnuts Now." This is an affront to me and my family. This sign always evokes feelings of outrage and disgust in us. This church not only serves doughnuts for its worship service, but at each entrance to the sanctuary, there are cappachino machines! Inside, the sanctuary resembles a movie theatre complete with big screens so that attendees do not even have to pick up a hymnal, a large stage, and "orchestra" pit with a rather large drum set. Who are we worshipping - God or ourselves???? Worship is not about entertaining ourselves; it's about bringing glory and honor to the God of the universe. Does this type of thing bother anyone else?

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