Friday, July 31, 2009

WWJD?

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Probably not run a credit collection agency. I have no idea what the legal issues involved in this are, but I find it uniquely hilarious that a credit collection agency's motto was "What Would Jesus Do?"


The plaintiffs in the suit, Mark and Sara Neill, claimed they were harassed and oppressed when they received a collection letter from Bullseye Collection Agency that included the acronym "WWJD," which is often considered to stand for “What Would Jesus Do?”

Bullseye, however, argued that "WWJD" is not oppressive as a matter of law and cannot violate the law. Furthermore, the agency argued, if any law actually prohibits the use of "WWJD" as a business motto, then such law is unconstitutional, because it violates the company’s freedom of speech, freedom of religion and equal protection rights.


So, WWJD?

Luke 12:15- Then he said to them, "Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man's life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions."

Matt 19:21- Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

Yeah, I'm pretty sure Jesus would not have been all into the credit collections. But muches lulz on putting WWJD on a collection letter.

5 comments:

  1. Of course they are using it as a pseudo threat but you can't stop them without causing a slippery slope, so let the assholes have their little wwjd.

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  2. If there is a Jesus, somewhere he is spinning with livid fury in his thing-that-isn't-a-grave.

    Srsly. It's like having a Mother Theresa Center for Shooting Orphans and Lepers.

    Gaah!

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  3. Excellent response, as usual, PF.

    I would add that Jesus wouldn't used the motto, because he would not want to piss people off unnecessarily... after all, he "said" to love our enemies.

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  4. Completely off-topic, but I thought I'd let you know, PF (seeing as I can't find a way to eMail you) that my blog in your blogroll, Respectful Defiance, is defunct. I'm now operating a better one (or so I like to think) at Preliator pro Causa. Thought you should know.

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