Originally Published: September 1, 2010 9:48 p.m.
The Daily Courier recently published Robert Samuelson's lengthy column, titled "Ours is a bumper sticker nation," which highlighted the variety and significance of bumper stickers.
"We are our bumper stickers," the piece began. "They are one way that we define ourselves and announce our various identities," it continued. If that is true, then the author failed to list the one category of vehicular stickers which is seen as often as any other, but that was never mentioned in his column. Christians express themselves too and our bumper stickers are out there to prove it, in their many forms.
The sun-faded sticker on the rear bumper of my pickup truck states, "Jesus is the answer." Those on my husband's truck read, "Jesus is Lord" and "Got Jesus?"
The Christian message has also gone from bumper to rear windows in the form of a person praying at the foot of a cross. The more subtle "fish" insignia, identifying the occupant as a Christian believer, can be found on the back of many vehicles.
Who has not seen these or those similar?
If a professional columnist is going to write about how bumper stickers represent various identities of the American population, why not include all of them, especially those that are regularly seen?