In certain parts of the United States affectionately known as the Bible Belt, a metal "Jesus fish" pasted on the back of the car in front of you is a common sight. You might think that this is an indication of politeness on the road. Often, the driver is, in fact, a nice person and demonstrates it with his/her driving etiquette. However, this is not always the case, especially on the dog-eat-dog streets of Houston, Texas.

More often than not, it seems, the asshole who cuts me off in traffic or tailgates and honks at me for going only 10 miles over the speed limit or fails to use the turn signal when turning or changing lanes is proudly displaying his devotion to Christianity on his car in the form of the Jesus fish (or the even more tasteful symbol of the Jesus fish righteously feasting upon the flesh of the Darwin leg-fish). I find it very hard to believe that Jesus would have supported such behavior. And what kind of message does this send about Christian righteousness?

So if you do choose to publicly display your religion on your vehicle, know that you are representing your religion to the world by how you drive. And if Jesus were driving today, he would use his turn signal every time he changed lanes.

The title for this node came from a bumper sticker.