Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Terrible T-Shirt Tuesday: Why Would Jesus Say That To Me? Edition

If you've spent any time in American Evangelical Culture, you've seen a lot of odd, amusing, or groan inducing t-shirts. Which is why today I'm kicking off Terrible T-Shirt Tuesday.

From c28

The basis for this design is part of Song of Songs (Song of Solomon) 8:3, which is printed in small type in the corner of the shirt and reads "love is as strong as death. its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame."

It's unclear where the hurricane metaphor came from or whether this would be a big seller on the Gulf Coast. But by far, the biggest problem I have with this t-shirt is that I can't see it without immediately thinking of this:



  1. Just as an FYI, the hurricane reference comes from the song "how he loves" by John Mark McMillan.


  2. Thanks. I have never heard that song. But I must admit, I still find it to be a strange metaphor. I mean, Jesus loves me in a destructive manner with a small deceptive time of calm in the middle? I understand how he meant the phrase, but that's what I think of hurricanes.

    But overall, it just makes it a shirt for other Christians. I stand by my belief that anyone else who sees it will immediately think of the Scorpians song, which is an extremely awkard way to think of Jesus loving you. :)