Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A Curious Allah Van


The Allah van is usually parked in this driveway.  It is a curiosity, sticking out like a sore thumb in this central Florida community, which features religious groups of all sizes and colors (mostly Christian), but is notably knee-deep in Christian fundamentalist rednecks. 

We have over 200 Baptist churches, several Roman Catholic churches, a couple of Anglican churches, two Episcopal churches (one of which is a breakaway and won't accept gays), the usual mainstream churches (Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, United Church of Christ, etc.), a bunch of large independent churches, and lots of small store-front churches tucked away in strip malls.

There are, I believe, four Jewish temples.

I don't think there is a mosque.

The theme for September 1, is "Curiosities."  You can check out what other City Daily Photo bloggers have posted to honor this theme here.

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Well, that's a curious one to be sure! Hope your week is off to a great start, Lowell!! Enjoy -- but stay out of trouble!!! :)

RedPat said...

I don't think I would want to drive that around in that area, Lowell! I might run into the guy with the flag from the other day! ;-))

Halcyon said...

The US was built upon the principle of religious freedom. If others can praise Jesus on their trucks, I see nothing wrong with praising Allah here.

Linda said...

Wow, Lowell, we here in Montreal have pretty much the same church denominations that you mentioned in your post, adding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and Jehovah's Witnesses. We also have Muslims but I have never, ever seen a vehicle like this! Amazing find!

cieldequimper said...

It's surprising that you don't have more!

William Kendall said...

It certainly does stick out like a sore thumb.

Lois said...

This definitely fits the theme Lowell! Interesting note about the Episcopal church that won't accept gays. As a member of an Episcopal church here that split because of that issue, I would think they would now be calling themselves Anglicans. At least that is what the group that broke away from my church did. We Episcopalians are an accepting bunch and I kind of like it that way!

Kate said...

Lots of churches. This van certainly is making a statement and I'm curious to know how it is used. What is its purpose?

Kay said...

Yep. This definitely fits the theme today. And as with quite a few others I'm left kinda speechless.

llandudnopictures said...

Praise be!

Cezar and Léia said...

So much churches, so much prejudices...
Anyway, it's a curious van for sure.
Hope everything is fine there!
hugs

EG CameraGirl said...

Very BRAVE people drive that van, methinks!

Birdman said...

I guess LOTS of religion is need in central Florida. You sinners.

Karl Demetz said...

A very curious van for sure, Lowell. We have also many religious people here, but no one owns such a van.

VP said...

Not sure Allah would like this thing...

LOLfromPasa said...

What you lack in mosques there we can make up for over here. But, I haven't seen one of these vans :).

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my lord, sounds like everyone's covered here Lowell :)

Pierre BOYER said...

:-) Strange mosque...


Pierre

"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