TOPEKA, KS—Responding to a concerned friend inquiring as to whether he thought God was OK with the continuous wanton debauchery he had become known for, local man Stephen Blattner disclosed Tuesday that in lieu of sanctification, he had gotten a cross tattoo.
“Do you really want to argue religion with me?” Blattner asked the man at his home after being challenged about the Christian merits of his voracious appetite for recreational drugs, fornication, and violence. Pulling up his right sleeve a few inches, revealing the red cross he had tattooed on the inside of his wrist several years ago, he added, “Do you really want to go there with me?”
Dismissing the idea that a tattoo does not cancel out the need for growth in holiness, he reminded his friend of the permanence of his ink. “Want to know if I love God? Look right there. That’s on my skin for life, man. Forever. If that’s not commitment to Jesus, then I don’t know what is.”
“Where’s yours?” he added. “Oh, you don’t have one, do you?”