An actual sign hanging on the gates of an actual church in the middle of downtown Portland. I was going to use this node to explain a few of the fundamental Chirstian beliefs and New Testament scriptures that this sign not only ignores but also seems to blatantly refute, but I decided that it would be fun for you all to see how many you can come up with on your own! I see five all together; how many can you come up with?

As far as loitering, Jesus does say Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest (Matt. 11) (which certainly seems to promise a haven for loiterers) and in the end of the gospel of John, there is some discussion of "What shall this man do?" to which Jesus replies, "If I want him to just hang around till I come back, what do you care?" (John 21). Actually he doesn't use the word "hang around" - he says "tarry" which brings to mind the tar baby, who did nothing at all.

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