March 23, 2007 / 10:07 AM / 13 years ago

Humor in church: the rite stuff?

A cross in a file photo. The hunt is on for the best pulpit pun, with a $985 prize for the number one religious slogan. REUTERS/Darren Staples/File

LONDON (Reuters) - “Fight truth decay” is a favorite. “Come in for a free faith lift,” is another — two examples of the toe-curling puns plastered across so many notice boards outside British churches.

Now the hunt is on for the best pulpit pun, with a 500 pound ($985) prize for the number one religious slogan.

“It never fails to amaze us how many interesting posters there are,” said Margaret Slater of the church property specialists Congregational & General Insurance who are organizing the competition.

“Some of the puns really make you smile and we’ve seen some great examples of creative copywriting too,” she added.

Among the classics she cited were “Chxxch — Have you guessed what’s missing.UR!” and “God, you’re great!”

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