They pop up everywhere. The VW Bug was completely covered with “coexist” bumper stickers from one end to the next. I thought it looked hideous! It hurt my eyes, and I wouldn’t want to drive something like that…

How many bumper stickers does it take to cover a Bug? I don’t know…my guess is there were about a hundred “coexist” stickers on that car…yes really, after the 10th sticker I stopped counting…

Just then…

traffic started moving again.

The little Bug peeled to the left.

I didn’t bother to see who was driving…it was irrelevant to me. After all, this is the USA and you and I have the privilege of driving the car of our choice – (as long as we’re not in violation of the law, of course – e.g., driving recklessly, drunk driving, not having a driver’s license or worst no car insurance).

I went my way and headed North…

That “coexist” bumper sticker kept circling my thoughts…

I don’t care for its message. It’s disingenuous, artificial and some would even say blasphemous to have symbols of Judaism, Christianity and Islam together as if singing “Kumbaya.”

I think somewhere there is a school of thought that, if you try to mix water and oil, you can’t drink it because its got oil in it, and you can’t cook with it because its got water…

The next day, I saw a guy standing at a corner…

holding a sign that said, “Jesus loves you.” It wasn’t a professional sign, it looked like he just took a magic marker and wrote on cardboard.

Someone in a car shouted the “F” word, gave him the finger and drove away.

The guy with the Jesus sign wasn’t harassing anyone. He wasn’t obstructing or impeding traffic. And no, he wasn’t begging, either.

He was just quietly standing there in a little circle of the corner holding his sign.

Maybe you’re thinking he should not have been there to begin with?

I was concerned that perhaps someone from the “View” would crawl out of nowhere and shout it’s “mental illness!”

And the “coexist” bumper sticker from the day before? It flashed quickly before my eyes, and…

I asked myself, when did nastiness, hatred, incivility and bitterness become the norm?

It’s everywhere…

And maybe it started on a school playground…or maybe it started in Hollywood…or perhaps it all started in politics when Cain killed his brother Abel because God loved Abel’s sacrifice better than Cain’s.

But today, we’re supposed to be better than then…it’s the 21st century…we’re supposed to be…

sophisticated, educated and morally superior perhaps? We’re adults, we don’t have to like each other to coexist and be civil to one another, we don’t even have to agree 100% of the time. Right?

As Americans of all skin tones, shapes and sizes, we notice that nowhere else has the nastiness, hatred, incivility and bitterness become more evident than in the most recent state of politics in our country.

Consider:

In 2016, Hillary Clinton labeled the American people, “deplorables” and further stated:

“…some of those folks they are irredeemable but thankfully they are not America.” [emphasis added] (Source: www.nraila.org/articles/20160916/hillary-clinton-labels-americans-deplorable-and-irredeemable).

Wow…not even God Himself has ever uttered such mendacity upon humanity.

And in 2008, Barack Obama made the statement: “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion…” [emphasis added] (Source: www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/).

That? Well? Suffice it to say, you can draw your own conclusion.

Thank God that the U.S. Constitution, guarantees Americans, our First and Second Amendment rights which shall not be infringed!

Therefore, let’s proudly wave the American flag, for freedom, for the rule of law, for our military, for all those who have come before us and sacrificed to make this country great…God bless the USA and God bless President Trump!

12 thoughts on “Hmm…the “coexist” bumper sticker – right there in front of me!

  1. WOW!!! What an excellent article.

    I believe in the rule of law and the right of every US citizen.  Because the rule of law is the supremacy of law, it gives everyone the constitutional right to freedom of speech, religion, etc.

    We just need to accommodate each other and live peacefully to defend the course of this great nation called the USA.

    Thank you for sharing this awesome write-up.

    • Hello Abayomi,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post.  I agree with you, our Constitutional Rights of Freedom of Speech and Religion are perhaps the most important qualities that identify this great nation.

      Only in the USA can we freely express and/or maintain our own opinions. 

      I appreciate your comment.  Cheers!

  2. We currently live in an era where the big guns are trying to make the change. To be honest, mostly they fear that they will lose their authority and most importantly money. That is why you see all the gun controls slowly coming out, the mass shootings, etc. your story is such a good example. There is nothing wrong with that man expressing his love for Jesus and there is nothing wrong with that VW bug expressing his/her “coexist” stickers as well. However, humans like to pick sides and that is where the conflict comes in. I really hope that President Trump wins in 2020 as well. I am tired of these people ruining our great country. 

    Keep up the good work!

    • Hi Nuttanee,

      I appreciate your comment.  I agree and pray that President Trump will win the 2020 elections!

      Thank you for your comment!  Cheers!

  3. Your web site is very informative especially now that our world is in such turmoil.  There are days when I don’t know if I’m coming or going and I’ll see a bumper sticker that says “Wake Up and Smell the Air”.  It makes me realize that I’m free to enjoy fresh air and freedom but it makes me wonder, how many of us know.  The American flag is supposed to stand for freedom for all but I must admit over the past couple of years, things have changed.  You can actually feel it in the air we breathe but the question is, do we want to continue the madness that has been bestowed upon us or do we fight, to get back to normal.  I’m in a military family and I never thought I’d ever ask the question, what did we fight for?  Where is the rule of law?  Have we forgotten who we are and what we stand for?  It’s time to Wake Up and Smell the Air.  

    • Hi Peggy,

      Wow! You’ve touched on a whole bunch of issues and I could probably spend months and months discussing all those issues which would carry me over and beyond this short reply.  LOL!

      But certainly, you express a sentiment that more and more is being felt by many.  And not just by Americans.  There is turmoil in the U.S.A., but it is happening everywhere throughout the whole world.

      For example, this morning I read an article about the uprisings and killings going on in Hong Kong.

      Not too long ago I read an article about the genocide of “white farmers,” in Africa.

      And of course, in the USA every so often unsuspecting victims just going about their business are attacked, police officers getting killed for doing their job, our duly elected President is slandered and defamed almost on a daily basis, etc. 

      People calling bad good and vice versa… cheer insanity.

      It certainly appears that immorality and lawlessness have replaced the order of the day.

      And yet we have to coexist and share the same planet.

      As a military family, I don’t cherish the idea of our young men and women fighting other people’s wars and trying to bring peace and civility where for centuries they’ve never learned to get along with each other much less the world.

      But the military gives us a special bonding and it’s like we’re one big family!

      I feel honored to pray for our young men and women in the military they put their lives on the line for our freedoms every day.

      To close my reply, there is certainly something very different in the air.  As a believer in Jesus Christ and the infallible word of God the Bible, I believe that now we are closer to the Rapture of God’s church than ever before and I wait with anticipation for that day when “…I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.”  I Corinthians 15:51-52.

      So my hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ because He is alive and well, He is in control of all things He is God and he sacrificed himself for us that we may have eternal life!

      Thank you Peggy for your comment and please be assured that God will never fail you!

  4. I enjoyed reading this post and yes I do agree with you, I believe there is a lot of social engineering going on and not just in America but all Western European countries, the only countries being forced to be diverse are Western European, the governments have all become corrupt, our leaders have no interest in our peoples or our countries and it’s becoming more obvious as each day passes, here in the UK we shocked them with Brexit and America an even bigger shock with the election of Trump, lets hope we can turn the tide and stop their NWO, take care.  

    • Hi Russ,

      Thank you so much for your comment!

      Thrilled to hear from someone in the UK.  Your comment is spot on!

      Stay strong, remain hopeful and pray. 

      Again, thank you so much and so glad you enjoyed my post. 

      Have a safe and happy day!

  5. Wow, this is so interesting and educative as well, I enjoyed every line of the article and I can say I’ve been changed a bit by reading this. I agree with you on the fact that we don’t need to be of the Same religion, educational background, moral superiority before we can coexist as neighbors in one Same community, we can be whatever we want as long as we are not violation the law. 

    I’ve really enjoyed reading through this article, its very lovely and educative. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hi Jones,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post.  It pleases me very much that you enjoyed the article and that overall it resonated with you.   

      It was one of my earlier posts from 2018, but I still believe every word I wrote. 

      When I saw the little VW on the road that day, I wasn’t able to take a picture of it and believe it or not, though I’ve seen that sticker on the bumper of so many cars since then,  I’ve yet to see another VW all covered with stickers like that one. 

      So I don’t have a featured image in my post because I’m still waiting to see another car like the I saw that day covered with all those stickers…and this time, I hope I can take the picture. LOL!

  6. Believe it or not, the “coexist” bumper sticker that you see everywhere has an interesting history… basically the design was stolen from it’s creator who did not receive the recognition or compensation for the thoughtful and creative design. 

    I find it surprising that President Trump is mentioned in the same article with an idea of coexisting… his policies and actions are some of the most extremely divisive that the country has ever seen. 

    • Hello Aly,

      (1) I am aware there is a history of copyright disputes regarding the design and artwork of the sticker. My post is completely unrelated to that…
      (2) As to your statement: “I find it surprising that President Trump is mentioned in the same article with an idea of coexisting…his policies and actions are some of the most extremely divisive that the country has ever seen.” 

       As you know, in the United States of America, we have something that is called Freedom of Speech. 

      It’s the First Amendment to our Constitution; where citizens are free to think, associate and express themselves without the fear of persecution.

      At least that is how it had always been until the Dems lost the 2016 Presidential elections…

      For example, I remember how talk of impeachment began even before the President took office. 

      And since then it’s been one attack on the President after another:

      E.g., they’ve called him “orange man.”  Have wrongfully accused him of being “racist.” Have condemned him for having been married and divorced twice before.  They have not only attacked him, but have also abused and attacked the First Lady calling her all kinds of names and have even made threats to his children.  They’ve called for his “assassination” and have even made effigies of the President’s decapitated head.  There’s been the Russian collusion hoax, the fake dossier, the “insurance policy” etc.  And now the so-called “whistleblower’s complaint,” and they even changed the complaint form to allow hearsay.  There have also been the repeated attacks on the President’s supporters, they’ve attacked and chased the President’s supporters out of restaurants, out of stadiums simply for wearing the red MAGA hats.

      So you see Aly, I believe that these “actions are some of the most extremely divisive that the country has ever seen.”  

      Thanks for your comment.

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