While churches in Europe may be world-famous for their historical value and architecture, the ones in America are known for their notoriously funny and clever church signs.

Much like a store might write up a cheeky message on their sidewalk A-frame to entice people walking by to come inside, churches use humorous marquees to try and draw potential faithful in to fill their pews - or, now and then, just to put a smile on someone's face who might need it. The trendier the joke, the more likely they are to appeal to young audiences.

Speaking of trends, one of the latest ones to hit Twitter happens to be posting pictures of sinfully funny church signs. Though we don't necessarily agree with everything they say, we give them major points for creativity. Check out the best of the best church sign sayings, and see which ones deserve the most 'praise.'

(h/t: 22 Words)

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Daria B
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3 years ago

2 dads and a mother, to be precise.

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Harper-May
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3 years ago

To be honest we have all failed to read terms and conditions

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MagicalUnicorn
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3 years ago

this is actually genius

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Jennifer .S
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3 years ago

I was at a women's christian conference a few months ago, and the theme of the first talk was 'Towers or Tables' and it was really inspiring. It follows the same concept about how if you confine yourself away from others, you can only build up, and that to make your tower bigger you have to build a whole new floor, but to make a table bigger you add a chair. I loved it.

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

This partly restores my faith in christianity.

Clever Fool
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3 years ago

Christianity? This restores my faith in humanity.

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Etienne Pisano
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3 years ago

This is really a true Christian message!!! :-)

Jessica Nussbaumer
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3 years ago

Liliana - no it's not the media... just sounds like you've been going to the right churches!

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Amy Dias
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3 years ago

The haters are the screamers and that's why they are heard. Christians who practice acceptance must raise their voices to overcome the hate

Hans
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3 years ago

Now this looks like a liberal church.

Jessica Nussbaumer
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3 years ago

Liliana - no it's not the media... just sounds like you've been going to the right churches!

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Jessica Nussbaumer
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3 years ago

Where do these churches exist? So happy to see this!

Melody Lanzatella
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3 years ago

Actually, having been raised in a Christian home. I find that a hateful, hypcritical, judgemental Christian is the norm.

Leni
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3 years ago

Really depends on what kind of Christian you run into. Hateful christians tend to look for other hateful christians to avoid cognitive dissonance, so growing up in a hateful christian home isn't exactly in your favor when being exposed to loving christians.

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Dario Agrillo
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3 years ago

A hateful christian is also an oxymoron without oxy...

Randa Ratliff
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3 years ago

Need more churches & people like this!

Pattie Kelly
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3 years ago

"HAPPY"

Katelin
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3 years ago

My favorite part is just the lady "popping out of the ground"

viktoh..
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3 years ago

#word

onbootshop
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3 years ago

I love Church

Sofia Bellavista
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3 years ago

Which one? There are many kind of Churches, Westboro Baptist being one of the many hateful ones

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Applause! Someone is teaching something right!

Betty Wilma
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3 years ago

What is this chick doing?

Seong Jin
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3 years ago

I love this one <3

Doug Witte
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7 months ago

Christian beliefs in the Bible say gay relationships are wrong. Therefore gay Christian IS AN OXYMORON.

Felype Rennan
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8 months ago

Like a song by Mauro Henrique says "How can one have God without having Love, if He IS Love"

Tor Rolf Strøm
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1 year ago

Ops, I guess there are a LOT of oxymorons out there then

Marvin Purser
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2 years ago

When I accepted the job of Blood Chairman for the city of Eminence, Ky., I posted this message on my church sign every day for a month: "If you can empty a pint, you oughta be able to fill one!" When the day to give came, we got 58 pints, the highest ever for this small town. -Rev. Marvin Purser

Marion Muhoberac
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3 years ago

Amen

The Cube Cat
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3 years ago

This one is nice, but not exactly funny

incognito82
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3 years ago

What's with the creepy woman under the sign?

Master Markus
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3 years ago

HAHAHAHA! I forgot for a moment I was dealing with Christians - a people who never read the Bible they supposedly follow. http://skepticsannotatedbible.com/gay/long.htm

Jason Cooksey
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1 year ago

So unscriptural. Yes, a gay Christian is most certainly an oxymoron. A hateful Christian is too, but practicing homosexuality and being a follower of Jesus is not compatible if we believe the clear teaching of Scripture.

JessG
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1 year ago

Dude what?!?! A gay Christian is an oxymoron?!?! That's absolutely ridiculous. Seriously, think about that.

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Zachary Benson
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2 years ago

Being Gay is an abomination in Gods eyes, God says love the sinner not the sin, if someone tells you your in sin it's out of love that you may become right with God, you dont let your children stick silverware in electrical outlets or play on the highway, do you?

Lillukka79
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2 years ago

I didn't know sticking silverware in electrical outlets was a sin. Where in the bible does it say so?

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Harold Junior
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3 years ago

The sign is symbolic of the morally bankrupt and spiritually deceived who now embrace behavior completely contrary to God's will and plan for humanity. Romans 1:24-27 "Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie...For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due." The sign is symbolic of the morally bankrupt and spiritually deceived who now embrace behavior completely contrary to God's will and plan for humanity. Romans 1:24-27 "Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the

Miguel Angel
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3 years ago

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The church is full of gays, nobody hates them. Some of them are priest, some are chaste, some are married with someone of their opposite sex and have children, because genitality is not the center of their lives. They all are happy.

Master Markus
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3 years ago

So YOU say. I can't imagine that chastity and forcing yourself into a heterosexual relationship leads to happiness. Hell, a bunch of priests can't even keep it in their pants. It would just be better if everyone was allowed to act on the harmless natural urge of being attracted to adults of the same sex. ALSO, there are bisexuals, so maybe someone you know is happily married with children because sexuality isn't a dichotomy for everyone?

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Meowton Mewsk
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3 years ago

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Not really. Their god is hateful and they want to be godlike.

Daniel Losinger
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“Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable.” Leviticus 18:22 “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.” Leviticus 20:13 “In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Romans 1:27 “Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire.” Jude 1:7 “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of

Peri The Nerd
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3 years ago

God still says love thy neighbor. I don't see why you or anyone else for that matter has the right to decide other people's lives/lifestyles.

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athornedrose
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1 year ago

YES! You can do both! it's not a contradiction!

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Flinkie
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3 years ago

Lol

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Getting my food and drinks ready, because I'mma be stuck in a huge traffic jam.

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Hans
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3 years ago

Churches with A/C...for a European this is unimaginable...

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Sophie G
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3 years ago

a kibble dispenser?

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Master Markus
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3 years ago

Please don't be an asshole and honk at signs. The horn is there for getting other people's attention.

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Krystine Patterson
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3 years ago

Best.Sign.Ever. Someone should make this into a sign and wave it in front of the vile Westboro Baptist Church members.

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💖 Stacy Rae 💖
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3 years ago

I love this one. I want a T-shirt with this on it.

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Pun Game level: GOD

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Lello Panzieri
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3 years ago

!!!

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

Agreed

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

:D This one is amazing :D Made me laugh out loud!

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Hans
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3 years ago

This cannot be real, can it?

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Debra Starr Moon
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3 years ago

Modern day Golden Rule?

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Neeraj Jha
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3 years ago

Respectively, it should have been: A sheep, a drum, and a snake. #BaaDumTss

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

Looks photoshopped. A church wouldn't put up a sign like that.

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Hans
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3 years ago

I doubt they thought about the double meaning...

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earringnut
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3 years ago

can we just take a minute to talk about how there is a liberal baptist church?

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Andrew Cas
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3 years ago

And then add coffee!

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Cayman
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3 years ago

Huh, I never thought about that.

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Leni
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3 years ago

Heard they recently released mosquitos of a specific breed that would spread infertility amongst its kind as a way of disease control.

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Cinzia Effori
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3 years ago

Can someone explain me the meaning?

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Ben Smith
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3 years ago

One of the best! Love this sign

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Becca The Bear
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3 years ago

Tell my dad I said hi then

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Daniel Popescu
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3 years ago

What if you start laughing and have an accident?

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sunnyrei82
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3 years ago

this one is cute

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

I want to meet the pastor of this church 😀

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Jennifer .S
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3 years ago

Lol 2016

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Pieter Markey
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3 years ago

Actually, why not!

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Crystal Guider
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3 years ago

Ummmm... I'm not sure that's a good thing lol.

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Something tells me, Darth Vader would not go to church though

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

Oh Lawd

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Vlad Horobet
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3 years ago

That when you get into the pool the water gets into our ears.

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Rebekah
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3 years ago

Pastor Butch Race... I love this fact.

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Pat
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3 years ago

Better hope He doesn't come in your lifetime. With your attitude You won't like where you go.

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Hans
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3 years ago

Which? I need to google this...

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Sherbaan Naab
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1 year ago

Funny... Inaccurate, but funny :)

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Pat
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3 years ago

Wrong type of change. Attitude not clothes. You can come in your shorts and jeans or your Sunday best at my church as long as you come.

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Socially Awkward
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3 years ago

Yes!!

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Cayman
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3 years ago

😂

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Crystal Guider
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3 years ago

This was super cute!

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Marzo Florida
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3 years ago

That's actually pretty sweet :)

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Lara B.
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3 years ago

Punny...

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SarahofBorg
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3 years ago

I'm sorry but we don't have any mutual friends

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