(1 Corinthians 1:18 NASB) For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.Since you can’t have a crusader without a cross, maybe the offense of the mascot was its costume, not its warlike nature. To misquote The Shadow, “Who knows what thinking lies in the hearts of man?”
This got me to thinking about how lawyers often make the world a worse place by pushing lawsuits that have nothing to do with justice or fairness. How about law schools having their own mascots. Maybe we could suggest a few mascots for law schools. Harvard could become the Litigators. USC could become the Highbrows and Yale could become the Blood Suckers.
Perhaps we could do the same for government agencies. IRS could adopt the Turnips, as in getting blood from. DHS could become the Allstates, as in being in good hands. TSA could become the Voyeurs. The Department of Justice could adopt a Mafia motif since their protections seems to be for sale. The FBI and CIA could fight over the Pink Panthers. The Department of Agriculture could have a starving child with a bottle of ethanol in its hand. The EPA could adopt the mercury laden florescent light bulb. INS could be represented by the Three Monkeys. The possibilities are endless.
I wonder what my mascot would be? I wonder what yours would be. Somehow I don’t think Socrates or Demosthenes would be appropriate.
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