April 14, 2008

What should Father Esget put on his sign?

There was a protest demonstration vigil happening today at the Synodical Office Building, and I was thinking about it as Kassie and I went to pick up our passes to the Papal arrival ceremony at the White House on Wednesday. Kassie asked me, "Why is it that a Lutheran pastor and his wife are going to see the pope again?"

{{{Nota bene: Theoretical exercise only}}}

Which got me to wondering: Could we sneak in a sign? It would need to be on cloth, something I could fold up and keep down the leg of my slacks, or inside my suit coat. So--and this is just for pretend, O good fellows of the Secret Service--what should a Lutheran pastor put on his protest sign for the Pope to read? Leave your best papal protest sign in the comments.


Eric said...

Oh, common...this should be obvious...

95 Thesis

in big, bold letters.

Elizabeth said...

Right, but they should be in Latin, and prefaced with this Latin statement:

"Lege atque lacrima!"

Otherwise, a simple "Die dulci fruere!" will do, if you don't have time to write out the theses.

Christopher Esget said...

I'm not sure the 95 Theses will fit on a sign that I can smuggle past the SS... :)

But if I could, "Lege atque lacrima!" would be a hilarious preface!

Latina est utilis.

Eric said...

Oh, I wasn't suggesting to put all of them on a sign...just a sign that says:

95 Thesis

I'm sure the Pope will know what is being referred to...

wmc said...

"For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law." (Romans 3:28)

I suggest you leave out Luther's "alone" as it allows them to duck the issue.

wmc said...

Another thought in view of your picture:

"Nice Hat"

Allen said...

If you feel like having your congregational president bail you out of jail:


or if you wanted to be more obscure:

"2 Thess. 2:9-10"


Past Elder said...

As a veteran of JPII's Des Moines visit, I would say the best protest would be to stay home.

Lutheran Lucciola said...

I'm a bit late to the game, but if I could label the pope picture itself:

"Welcome to Roy Rodgers, may I take your order?"

I'm here all week, don't forget to tip your waitress.