Monday, November 16, 2009

On the road for Jesus



We discovered this traveling "evangelist" in the Walmart parking lot. Note the New York license plates.

We get all kinds in Florida when the weather cools up north!

42 comments:

Hilda said...

I've never seen itinerant evangelists before, and definitely never with a trailer! Great capture, Jacob.

Lee Spangler said...

These people are true holy rollers!

Memphis MOJO said...

I saw www.hushmoney.org in one of the photos, so I looked it up. There really is such a web site!

Olivier said...

une autre façon de tagguer une voiture ;o) je ne comprends pas les messages

Vogon Poet said...

Simply can't understand these guys...

Gunn White said...

Well, we both have democracy where we live....
Unique photo!
Well seen and well done!:-)

Paula said...

Well, we can't say he doesn't have good intentions.

Cezar and Léia said...

I could not understand it, maybe it's a kind of pilgrimage?( I don't know if it's the correct word in English but you understand me, don't you?)
Léia

magicpolaroid said...

wow incredible! but like it so much!

Antjas said...

Keep an eye on this guy. He just may become the shepherd of the newest mega church. Those New Yorkers.

brattcat said...

Haha.

Dan J. said...

LOL !!! I never really thought about all of that. We just know the "eccentric" are not around when the weather cools. It is kinda like migrating birds.... unless you really think about it.... you don;t know where they go.... you just know they are not here.

This one made me laugh !!!

Allison said...

A few questions:
1. Did you get a job as a greeter at Wal-Mart?
2. Did you ask for a ride in the camper?
3. Did you try to covert him or did he try to covert you?
Reverent regards from Allison and Leif:)

Jacob said...

@ Allison:

1. No, they said I was too grumpy from being berated by Minnesotans.
2. Are you kidding?
3. I never "covert" anything or anybody, nor do I "covert" to anything or anybody.
4. Now, I know you're kidding. Neither of thyselves are in the least reverent. Is reverent the stuff they put in champagne to make it effervescent?

Pious platitudes from Jacob and Lois Anne.

Jacob said...

@ Leia - No, it's not a "pilgrimage" as you would understand that word. It's just one of the thousands of religious freaks we have in this country who are probably afflicted with mental problems.

Jacob said...

@ Lee - Funny!

B SQUARED said...

Kind of a church on wheels. I can't imagine that would survive too long in New York. I have to say, we get more than our share of 'wierdos' down here. They are already flooding the town. It's getting harder to take with each passing year.

Virginia said...

I'll bet you thought my Drive By Preacher was driving that! BTW, he was in from of Wal Mart and Sam's CLub!! :)
V

Small City Scenes said...

Well, It takes all kinds---and this is one of the "all kinds'.

I like the Holy roller comment. MB

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Well, the trailer certainly is colorful, but I think I would stay well on the other side of the street if I saw him coming down the road! (Actually I met a man in New Zealand who was pulling a trailer decorated with similar thoughts - but he was riding a bicycle and the trailer was quite small!)
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - Part of the price one pays for living in Paradise!

Jarart said...

Hey, a gypsy preacher! Why not. Lee Spanglers comment made me laugh!

Daryl said...

So now he's turning water into gas .. well done!

Halcyon said...

Things like this scare me.

Bergson said...

not proselytize if there's an accident

JM said...

I've never seen anything of the kind. Too much for me! I'm not sure I would like to meet these people! :-)

Lois said...

It's too bad they can't stop this type of vehicle from crossing the state line at those Florida Welcome Stations. Maybe if they didn't give out the free orange juice, or do they still do that?

Allison said...

@Jacob...Funny how I wrote "covert" twice, huh? I wish they would make a computer that typed what I mean and not what I type. That would make a "convert" out of me...BAHAHAHAHAHA!

Tricia said...

Hmmm, all the writing on the camper is very strange, looks extremely tacky, whatever good they're trying to get across to people.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Never saw anything like that in NY--and glad of it!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool capture, though!!

cieldequimper said...

lol @ Bergson. I'll steer clear of this one if you don't mind too much.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

LOL-:)
Very funny. I don't understand these guy's concept, but I do find it a bit amuzing-:)

Best regards
Asta

Jacob said...

@ Allison - My computer has the same proglem.

Jim K said...

First think I noticed was the NY plates.....Yankees...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wonder if the driver of the camper realizes the kind of bad impression he creates for his cause.

Leif Hagen said...

Wow, Jacob Meister! A way popular posting today - lots of comments and fun at that disciple's expense!

Follow-up question - were you shopping for a plastic Christmas tree at Walmart?

Jacob said...

@ Leif - disciple of nonsense! And we already have our plastic Xmas tree.

Bibi said...

Well, there's no chance they're not getting their message across. 'Subtle' is not in their dictionary!

Frank said...

Notice that the graffiti-covered contraption is being pulled by a Lincoln Town Car, an older model but a Lincoln. I guess if your home on wheels looks like this one on the OUTSIDE, your car must have a few luxury accoutrements:

Like a bobble-head Jesus on the dash and flip down bible from the visor?

What did the magnetic sign on the car door say?

(I just know you're NOT a Walmart greeter but instead directing parking lot traffic?)

Paula said...

I knew as soon as I saw this it would be in the Walmart parking lot. I'm sure they passed through Pensacola on their way down to see you.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Holy moly, what a tagged camper! Being an "evangelist" must be pretty frustrating.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson