My proposed explanation for the proliferation of Papyrus in Protestantism:
- Why not a nondescript font?
- The perpetrators wants their text to stand out and look more “biblical”
- Why not a blackletter font, then? Like Old English? or Goudy Text?
- These are not always as legible and most of these Papyrus infractions are on signage, power point slides, or book covers
- Being protestant and often emphasizing the authority of the bible over the authority of tradition, they want it to look first-draft biblical. Not part of an illuminated bible in a monastery, but like something hidden in a cave in Israel.
- On that note then, a fancy script text might strike some as too Catholic while Papyrus in all it’s flaws is at least a bit more denomination-neutral.
- And thus…