Friday, November 4, 2016

Jesus take the wheel - of prayer and traffic signs in Lebanon

Well, if you ever heard of the song "Jesus, take the wheel" by Carrie Underwood, you'd be surprised someone has taken this to literal proportions in Lebanon. Surely, Lebanon is a religious country, and the Eastern regions of Beirut are rather Christian (not doing any census, and not counting predominantly Muslim Syrian refugees) - but hey, at the beginning of Kaslik road, someone put a full sign which said "pray the rosary on the road to arrive safe". There, don't bother with the seat belt, don't mind the speed limits, disregard all road signs - I suppose this gives (another - older - song) "livin' on a prayer" a full new meaning.  I am not here to denigrate prayer, as I know it is important for those who believe, but this scares me truth be told.