Theological punctuation?

In 'God' We Trust at the Ellis Theater
What do you think? Clever use of punctuation to make a pithy, postmodern, metatheological comment? Or something else?

Via The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks.

UPDATE: If anyone’s curious, this appears to be the Ellis Theatre in Perryton, Texas. A nice photo of it with a different slogan showing on the marquee can be seen on Flickr.

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About Nathan Rein

I'm a historian of the Protestant Reformation. I teach religious studies at Ursinus College, in southeastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. More about me at nathanrein.com.
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3 Responses to Theological punctuation?

  1. bethany says:

    nice post. I appreciate the link. Interesting topic for a blog, I study rhetoric of religion in my day job, so we have some things in common.

  2. BY says:

    Didn’t the postmodernists love the strike through more than the quotation marks? You know the concept of x was “always already” “under erasure”.

  3. Craig Martin says:

    BY: I once asked Derrida for his signature, but instead of asking him to sign my copy of Margins of Philosophy, I asked him to cross out the copy of his signature printed at the end of “Signature Event Context,” so I could read it “under erasure.”

    I thought it was awfully clever, but his response was: “You could have done this yourself!”

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