Wednesday, January 26, 2005

The Crustacean is taking over my brain

A number of us at Daily Kos noticed this photo essay from the UCC yesterday:












Amid
the UCC's "Come as you are" banners in downtown Cleveland, SpongeBob
Squarepants comes "as he is" to the UCC's national offices, known as
the Church House.

SpongeBob
enters the UCC's Church House. Despite Cleveland's chilly temperatures, he knows
he'll be greeted warmly inside.











SpongeBob is one of
a number of visitors welcomed daily at the UCC's Church House in downtown Cleveland.
Here, Spongebob signs in and receives his visitor tag.
SpongeBob
visits The Pilgrim Press, the UCC-related publishing company and the oldest publisher
of books in North America.







SpongeBob takes a
break in his tour to soak in the extravagant welcome from the UCC.

SpongeBob
meets with the Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC's general minister and president,
in his office. Explains Thomas, "No matter who you are or where you are on
life's journey, SpongeBob, you're welcome here."










SpongeBob spends a quiet, reflective moment in the UCC's Amistad Chapel with The New Century Hymnal, the nation's first Christian hymnal to use fully inclusive language. "Jesus didn't turn people away. Neither do we."


And one wag even came up with this idea:
This could end up like that gnome thing where we all take pictures of SpongeBob all over America.

I nearly hurt myself laughing.

Go UCC!

(thanks to Renee in Ohio for spotting it.)

Sounds like a super idea to us. So if you've got a SB doll, a digital camera, and some time to kill, take a picture of Bob's visit to your church, and e-mail us the results. We'll put 'em up.

So far, we haven't seen any more church pictures, but the challenge did inspire some other silliness:



and



That's supposedly a photoshopped pic of Arnold Schwarzennegger, by the way.

Now, don't you have some pictures to take?

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