Spotted by George outside his local church in East London:
related: He died for your clip art
FILED UNDER: God · London · parking · you're like so going to hell
thou shalt not inconvenience the vicar.
Feb 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm rating: 31
To be fair, what is the point of being a Vicar if you cannot occasionally invoke the wrath of God?
Feb 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm rating: 6
reasons you are sent to hell:
1. crimes against humanity
4. parking without permission
Feb 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm rating: 29
Also, talking in the theater.
Feb 6, 2012 at 11:36 pm rating: 30
Atheist Scum Unite!
6. Driving the speed limit in the left lane.
Btw, am I the only one wishing there was some sweet clip art, maybe Jesus with a tear running down his cheek? If you’re going to use my old Catholic guilt, better make it sting…
Feb 7, 2012 at 8:58 am rating: 16
Back when I was a church-goin’ type, I could have totally got behind a denomination that had snee’s #4 in it’s doctrine…
@ Atheist Scum Unite: maybe clip art is too overstated for the Brits? Any UKians who would care to educate us colonials on that subject?
Feb 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm rating: 2
Jade, there is a *special* kind of hell for people who talk in the theater.
Feb 20, 2012 at 8:53 am rating: 2
Isn’t this tantamount to a curse?
Feb 6, 2012 at 11:41 pm rating: 2
It’s really more of an FYI. “If you park here, you’ll burn for eternity. Just thought you should know!”
Feb 7, 2012 at 6:26 am rating: 14
Not really, more of just a “before you do that, maybe think about it a little.”
And considering Vicars can often be on call at hospitals and hospices for death bed duty, it is worth considering “do I absolutely have to park here?”.
I gotta say, I do love this sign. If you are going to deal with something as heavy as the Almighty every day you deserve to make light of it occasionally. Unless they really think it is tantamount to eternal damnation to park there in which case the sign is funny for a whole other reason.
Feb 11, 2012 at 1:38 pm rating: 2
St Peter: Well, let’s see…(looks in his book) Fed the homeless, donated to the poor, yes, good, good, oh… oh, dear… parked in the church’s drive. Begone, Lucifer!!
Feb 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm rating: 24
Who is ‘Fed the Homeless’, and why is he classified according to his living status?
Feb 8, 2012 at 10:06 am rating: 2
Hallo, Scotland Yard?
Yes, well I thought you should know, actually.
There’s been, well, rather a constant parade of obvious sinner types driving up to and away from the vicarage out here in East London.
When they’re off, it sounds like the vicar says “Thanks for dropping by” and then something about their “soles being as fit as a fiddle now”.
The vicar always struck me as a right chap, but I think your lot had best look into things out here in case he’s gone woggish and fallen in with that terrorist crowd…you know, the one with the bloke who tried to blow up a plane with his bloody shoes.
Feb 7, 2012 at 1:33 am rating: 3
Maybe the vicar has been influenced by the Westboro Baptists. Except instead of ranting and frothing at the mouth he Wrote a Note! That’s how badass we are in the uk.
Feb 7, 2012 at 3:58 am rating: 12
“Keep Calm and Write A Note”
Stiff upper lip and all that. Must be the tea.
Feb 7, 2012 at 7:26 am rating: 11
Gotta love a church with a sense of humor. Team vicar!
Feb 7, 2012 at 6:49 am rating: 13
This reminds me of a sign a saw on a church a few weeks ago…
YOU PARK HERE, YOU PREACH HERE!
Feb 7, 2012 at 7:38 am rating: 18
BAD SINFUL PARK YOU!!!
Feb 7, 2012 at 9:54 am rating: 19
If the drive was really in *constant* use, I wouldn’t be able to park there because some other car would be blocking the way.
I guess we’ll be in Hell together, mister lying vicar.
Feb 7, 2012 at 11:27 am rating: 28
This is typical of organized religion, laying on the guilt to benefit themselves.
Feb 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm rating: 5
“The Vicarage Drive” is so pretentious.
Feb 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm rating: 0
Feb 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm rating: 2
I once asked my priest for forgiveness during confession because I parked in his spot, but he told me that not even one thousand hail mary’s could redeem my soul.
Feb 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm rating: 6
Back in the day, Catholics had a program where you could buy a Get Out of Hell Free card for cash…a sliding scale affair based on the severity of the sin and your ability to pay.
Kings & queens paid fortunes…
possibly the idea behind Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam.
Feb 7, 2012 at 10:48 pm rating: 2
If I don’t know or care what a vicar’s real job or magic powers are, can I just go ahead and park there?
It seems to me that Eternal Damnation<Ticket so I'm riskin' it.
Feb 7, 2012 at 10:40 pm rating: 3
In fairness to the vicar:
(1) Knowing her, I’m very sure it was a joke.
(2) The sign has since been taken down.
But that doesn’t stop it from being awesome.
Feb 8, 2012 at 2:08 am rating: 10
I don’t think you need to know her to get it is a joke. Sad it is gone though, it is so nice when organized religious types have a sense of humour.
Feb 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm rating: 4
Dawn French would’ve had this sign up team awesome vicar
Feb 8, 2012 at 3:49 am rating: 5
Going to visit the vicar would be its own hell.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
Feb 8, 2012 at 9:15 am rating: 5
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