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    Why Christians Should Have Nothing To Do With Snowmobiles

    Perhaps it will help others to avoid this form of worldliness if I present some facts and arguments.

    Snowmobiles are sinful.
    Snowmobiling is a waste of time. Christians are always pleading that they haven’t got time for Bible study. They are too busy to help in the youth work at the church, etc., but they have time to go snowmobiling. Anything which takes up time better spent in spiritual things is wrong for a Christian.
    Snowmobiles are harmful to those who ride them. Not only are they in danger of harming themselves, but they may do great harm to others. The finger of suspicion points straight at snowmobiles as the likely cause of increased incidences of ruptured discs necessitating spinal fusions and many other physical ills caused by being jostled and slammed up and down in a vehicle with scarcely any springs or shock absorbers.

    Those who ride them like to invite their friends to join them in the sport.
    Some of these not so experienced as the owners have suffered serious injuries in accidents such as broken arms and legs. We have heard of people travelling at high speed being decapitated by wire fences. Surely it is wrong for any Christian to endanger his life in a snowmobile.

    Snowmobilers have a bad influence.
    People who own snowmobiles and spend a lot of time with them influence others to get as glued to the sport as they are and Christians should not have such obsessions except in spiritual things things related to the Lord’s work.

    Snowmobiling Leads to Worse Things.
    In spite of all I have said you may not be convinced that snowmobiles are a great evil, but you cannot deny this: they could be the thin edge of the wedge of worldliness creeping in and we must guard against small beginnings.The thing may not be so bad in itself but if it leads to sin then what are we to say? In some places it seems that all trails lead to the tavern where you will see dozens of snowmobiles parked outside.Others go in for racing and of course bets are placed, so the sport brings the Christian into the company of people who gamble and drink. Some of the worst people drive snowmobiles. What part can a Christian have in this business?

    The Matter of Christian Testimony
    Snowmobiles are an annoyance to many people.  They roar up and down polluting the air with exhaust fumes and at night their lights distract motorists and flash into people’s houses. Farmers are afraid to go out at night on their own property for fear they would be struck down. Snowmobilers have no respect for other people’s property or privacy.  Any Christian wearing a snowmobile suit is therefore a poor testimony. He is bound to be a stumbling block to others. People will say “If that’s what Christians do, count me out. I’ll have nothing to do with Christianity.”

    Snowmobiles are an invention of the devil.
    When the automobile, “the horseless carriage” was invented, preachers warned that it was an invention of the devil and they were laughed at. But no one can deny that the automobile brought on a weekend pleasure craze which kept thousands of people away from the churches.

    How many parents regret that they ever bought an automobile or ever taught their own children to drive? Parents, knowing the dangers were always careful about how and when they used their automobiles, but their young people were reckless. Some drove too fast, killing themselves and injuring their friends. Others parked the automobile down some lovers’ lane . . .The same will be true of snowmobiles. Mark my word. So now you can understand why I will never own a snowmobile. (The fact that I cannot afford one has nothing to do with it.) Nothing could be more worldly than riding snowmobiles and a Christian is plainly told “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world”.

    Furthermore, I will not have fellowship or associate with snowmobilers or with those who do not own snowmobiles but are friendly toward those who do.

    We would like to meet with others who feel as we do with a view to stamping out snowmobiles. If we could get enough Christians to take a strong stand on this we could form a lobby and work to get legislation enacted prohibiting the manufacture and sale of these terrible machines. We could go from there to tackling other things which take people away from the church every weekend, such as camper and larger pleasure vehicles and private airplanes.

    Here is an interesting post found over at on why Christians should have absolutely nothing to do with... snowmobiles. Norman street writes... Before I became a Christian I went snowmobiling most winter weekends and thoroughly enjoyed it. But now I see the pastime in a different light. True, the church I attend is against snowmobiles and to teach a Sunday School class I had to sign a consecration pledge stating that I do not own a snowmobile and will never ride one. I think that I would have come to this conclusion anyway, because anyone ought to be able to see (if he really thinks about it) that the whole sport of snowmobiling is “out of bounds” and Christians need to think twice before they do anything "just for fun."


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    1. Peter Hamm on Tue, September 11, 2007

      Todd, probably time to shut down comments on this one. No one seems to understand satire in the Snowmobile world. Or perhaps a really large type disclaimer at the top.

      Daniel, you’re right, it’s sad.

    2. Big Windy on Tue, September 11, 2007

      The vibrations from the devils machines arouse many ladies , leading to drunken fornication in the devils lair , so I have been told…..........

    3. ARP on Sat, September 15, 2007

      I’m a christian and I sell snowmobiles for a living. I’m pretty sure God is okay with it!

    4. Aaron on Mon, September 17, 2007

      two words for you who are upset by this post,


    5. Daniel on Mon, September 17, 2007

      Two words?  Sar casm?

    6. Mean Dean on Tue, September 25, 2007

      Ummm ... guess you guys obtained the same written permission to repost this as I did just a few weeks before you did?

    7. aj on Fri, February 15, 2008

      I love to ride snowmobile! And Jesus is my Co-pilot! Yaaaa!

    8. BATMAN911 on Sat, April 26, 2008

      Your an IDIOT!

    9. Rach on Wed, January 14, 2009

      I love snowmobiling with my husband and kids. It a great way to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors in winter which would otherwise be very long and cold. I certainly do not consider my husband, children or myself evil. Have you ever considered how evil the computer is with its available porn sites to minors and connection to any evil you could possibly want to find. Maybe you shouln’t own one.  Its all in the way you use something.

      Do you drive a car cause I heard you can pick up a hooker in one. Run someone down with one. Oh I could go on about lots of stuff. You could have used the time you spent writing this crap writing something positive that could actually influence good. Some people can find the bad in anything. I certainly hope god will forgive me for enjoying my winters snowmobiling cause I plan to spend many more winters doing it.

    10. Dean Peters on Wed, January 14, 2009

      RACH - part of the problem is here is a lack of context. Meaning, because the article was plagiarized from my site (, one loses the fact that I use parody and sarcasm ALL the time to communicate.

      Meaning, the article copied (without attribution) here is a commentary about stupid legalism, not snowmobiling.

      A sense of humor helps.

    11. Tax Lien Properties on Sat, January 24, 2009

      Wow!  I wasn’t sure what to think when I read your article.  I was thinking I was headed straight for an eternity of damnation.  Reading the comments, I’m guessing…hoping your article was all in fun.

      It’s amazing at what people like to make sins out of.

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