Somehow or other last week I wound up at the Cafe Press website looking at this t-shirt. It reads:
God said it.
I interpreted it
as best I could in light of all the filters
imposed by my upbringing and culture,
which I try to control for but you can never do a perfect job.
That doesn’t exactly settle it
but it does give me enough of a platform
to base my values and decisions on.
It is a satirical reworking of the old saying, “God said it, I believe it, that settles it.” If I didn’t have such bad experiences with fun t-shirts shrinking and wearing out very quickly, I might order one. Perhaps there’s a mug available.
My hermeneutics classmates and I had a good laugh over that one, as it happens to be a fitting t-shirt for the stuff we’ve been discussing in class.
A couple of friends and I were talking about some “facts” one of them read on the internet and we came up with another variation: “The internet said it, I believe it, that settles it.” Good times.