The Clog is impressed. Earlier today on Upper Sproul Plaza, Berkeley’s chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship astutely recognized students’ eagerness to hate on religion–and turned it against them! (Gasp.)clog-stuff-021.jpg

There we were, minding our own business at the Golden Bear Cafe, when suddenly a sign hung on a clothesline (which was, incidentally, attached to the Daily Cal distribution kiosk-thing) caught our eye. “My issues with Christianity are,” it read. Our interest was piqued! An opportunity to pick our ever-festering bones with Christendom presented itself, at last. Below the big sign hung the words of our fellow religion-haters, a veritable rainbow of complaints written with care on note cards. We approached.

“What’s this for?” we asked. The sign’s attendants explained that they were taking the cards and having a “speaker” “discuss” them, in order to “open dialog,” presumably about Christianity. The truth began to dawn on us a moment too late, just as the truth once dawned on Charlie Brown while Lucy cackled in the background, football firmly hand.

“Wait, what organization are you guys with?”

“InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.” By Jesus’ beard, we’d been fooled. Well-played, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, well-played.

(Note: In case the irony escaped you, we don’t actually hate Christians. Well, not all of them, anyway.)

Image Source: Jill Cowan
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship [Website]

Alex said:
Feb 28, 2008 at 10:05 pm

I saw that clothesline too!

But i wasn’t nearly observant enough to realize what group they were. :P

Concerned Californian said:
Mar 2, 2008 at 6:11 pm

haha I acutely avoided all religious activities like the one presented above.