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.'

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#1

Two Dads

Two Dads

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#2

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

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Harper-May
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#3

Details Inside

Details Inside

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#4

Tables Not Fences

Tables Not Fences

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Jennifer .S
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#5

Christian Oxymoron

Christian Oxymoron

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Lara B.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This partly restores my faith in christianity.

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#6

Praying And Listening

Praying And Listening

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athornedrose
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Anticipated Traffic

Anticipated Traffic

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Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#9

It's Hot In Hell

It's Hot In Hell

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#10

The Best Version Of Yourself

The Best Version Of Yourself

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#11

Texting While Driving

Texting While Driving

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Master Markus
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#12

The Preferences Of God

The Preferences Of God

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Krystine Patterson
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#13

Love Everyone

Love Everyone

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💖 Stacy Rae 💖
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#14

Christian Puns

Christian Puns

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#17

Christian Puns

Christian Puns

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#18

Smoking Hot

Smoking Hot

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#20

Dad Joke Marquee

Dad Joke Marquee

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Neeraj Jha
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#21

Dissing The President

Dissing The President

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Ben Smith
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#22

Once A Year

Once A Year

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I doubt they thought about the double meaning...

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#23

Undocumented Refugee

Undocumented Refugee

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earringnut
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#24

Recipe For Holy Water

Recipe For Holy Water

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#25

Noah The Brave

Noah The Brave

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#26

God's Creations

God's Creations

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Leni
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#27

Teenager Bible Version

Teenager Bible Version

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#28

Hot As Hell

Hot As Hell

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#30

Jesus Is Watching

Jesus Is Watching

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Daniel Popescu
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if you start laughing and have an accident?

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#31

The Missing Part

The Missing Part

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#32

Aim For Perfection

Aim For Perfection

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Marzo Florida
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to meet the pastor of this church 😀

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#35

Having Trouble Sleeping?

Having Trouble Sleeping?

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Crystal Guider
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#36

Disturbing Lack Of Faith

Disturbing Lack Of Faith

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Cat Meow
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#38

A Sign From God

A Sign From God

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Vlad Horobet
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#39

Proper Last Name

Proper Last Name

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Rebekah
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pastor Butch Race... I love this fact.

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#40

Don't You Dare

Don't You Dare

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Pat
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#41

Google Doesn't Know It All

Google Doesn't Know It All

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which? I need to google this...

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#42

Stable Management

Stable Management

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#43

Come As You Are

Come As You Are

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Pat
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#47

More Than A Like

More Than A Like

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#49

Blah Blah Blah

Blah Blah Blah

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#50

Friend Request

Friend Request

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SarahofBorg
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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