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Old 07-31-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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Studies have actually shown that having a bumper sticker of any kind means you are statically more likely to experience road rage and drive aggressively. The content of the sticker doesn't matter...the result is the same if its a Jesus or a Darwin fish. It's thought that decorating your vehicle makes you more likely to view it as your territory, so you react more strongly if someone, say, cuts you off while driving.

Sometimes if a person has a religious symbol in or on their car (bumper sticker, idol on the dashboard, etc.) they may feel some additonal protection from same. The benevolent power being their co-pilot to a degree. It can sometimes cause them to drive more agressively and/or take more chances or not be as careful as they should be.

Hopefully the diety of choice has "got their back" but I tend to give them a wider berth as a precaution.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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As a Christian, I'm opposed to the fish symbolism on cars. I think a Christian's actions should speak louder than something you stick on your vehicle. I call it "Bumper Sticker Christianity", and I can't stand it.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Its a free country. If people want to put their love for their relgion on their car... well good for them. Why should it bother someone else? It's called tolerance.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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The Christian propaganda on cars reminds me that a true Christian would have sold his car and given the money to the poor.
Christians need to get to places too, like church for instance, lol...

I see them from time to time here in Australia. By no means uncommon.
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:35 PM
 
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I think they're silly......but so are a lot of things people put on cars.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:04 PM
 
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Here's a great site for fish...

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My favorite are the Freund fish and Cthulhu fish
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I honestly dislike any type of bumper sticker, especially those who put a bunch of them all over their car. Tacky. I've never really know what makes some people think that other drivers really care all that much what their religion, politics or opinions are, especially while in traffic. The religious ones seem a little more egregious though, because of the often mixed messages. For example, the woman in the SUV I see every morning on the the way to work with the big "DISCIPLE" sticker on her back glass glass, the five Jesus fish (two big ones and three little ones) representing the family and the license plate frame saying how I am basically screwed "without a prayer." Of course, she shows me the virtues of her born again life as she speeds through traffic, runs red lights and cuts people off as she weaves in and out of traffic. I'm sure Jesus approves because after all "Christians aren't perfect - just forgiven" dontcha know. And they wonder why so many of us don't take them, their religion or their god too seriously. That being said...

...it's their paint. They want to ruin it with stickers and symbols, be my guest. Personally, I'm with sanspeur. I would not defile my Corvette with such things. My SUV? Okay, I have a Dallas Cowboys license plate frame.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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The fish symbol is actually the Pisces. If you look closely throughtout the bible, they move on to the next age of astrology. There was the bull, and then the ram. Jesus's age was the fish and he talked about the age of the water bearer.

These people with fish on their cars are unwittinly supporting astrology.

Astrology in the Bible
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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The fish symbol is actually the Pisces. If you look closely throughtout the bible, they move on to the next age of astrology. There was the bull, and then the ram. Jesus's age was the fish and he talked about the age of the water bearer.

These people with fish on their cars are unwittinly supporting astrology.

Astrology in the Bible
No they're not. Symbols have no universal meaning, but represent entirely different things to different people. This even holds true for symbols like the swastika. People today relate to it as a Nazi symbol, but its use goes back thousands of years and meant something entirely different when it was first used. People who use the fish symbol on their car are not "unwittingly" supporting anything.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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No they're not. Symbols have no universal meaning, but represent entirely different things to different people. This even holds true for symbols like the swastika. People today relate to it as a Nazi symbol, but its use goes back thousands of years and meant something entirely different when it was first used. People who use the fish symbol on their car are not "unwittingly" supporting anything.


Actually this is the meaning of the Jesus in the bible.

When was Jesus Born | The Unspoken Bible.
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