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    Dear Lord, Please Save Me From Your Followers #3

    From http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.as...8&nav=0RaPTZdd

    (Monroe, Ohio) Nov. 26, 2004 - An Ohio church has built what is believed to be the largest statue of Jesus in America.

    The Solid Rock church built the giant fiberglass and styrofoam statue to remind people of the real meaning of Christmas.

    The statue is 62-feet tall. It cost about $250,000 dollars to build.

    The church plans to make the Jesus statue even more visible by adding lights.
    [zoning administrator] If the Jesus is 62' (20 meters) tall, think about how tall that sign is. [/zoning administrator]

    $250K? Think of what can be done with that sort of money. It's one thing to have a expensive church structure -- it's something that is an important civic building, built to last the ages -- but a big styrofoam Jesus? What a waste of money.

    BTW, there's a BIG difference between the beautiful carved stone Christ statues found on mountaintops outside Latin American and Brazilian cities, and a tacky styrofoam Jesus along the Interstate.
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    Did somebody say eyesore of the month, this life!How blasphemous!

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    That cost $250,000!!!!

    Someone got taken.

    btw, it looks like it was carved from a giant block of unsalted butter.

    EDIT: And in a related story.....the local homeless women and children's center had to close because of lack of funding.
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    Why did they want everybody to laugh at Christianity?

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    A few thoughts quickly came to mind...

    - Would that be considered a sign, and is it conforming?

    - Oral Roberts had a 900-foot tall Jesus, the best you can do is a measly 60 feet?

    - I always thought Jesus was black.

    - To draw even more attention, the church will soon be erecting a 100-foot tall golden calf.

    - Wasn't there an episode of the Simpsons where all the oversized signs came to life?
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    Waste. Of. Money.

    Styrofoam and fiberglass?!? Come on! I like the old Jesus statues in South America, but this is not that kind of quality.

    $250K could have gone a long way on serving up a Christmas dinner for the poor.

    That statue reminds me of a low-budget zombie movie where the zombies pop up out of the dirt.

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    To me it looks like Quicksand Jesus.

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    Ignited something in me.

    Definetly better spent helping someone.

    How many meals could have been provided for the poor and elderly members of the Church?

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    Whoa! Hold on everyone... Don't you get it? These folks wanted to remind others of the real meaning of Christmas... What better way?


    Spend a boatload of cash on crap that no one really needs. I'd say that sums it up pretty well, myself...

    And how will they fit that huge Jesus on that little cross?
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Whoa! Hold on everyone... Don't you get it? These folks wanted to remind others of the real meaning of Christmas... What better way?


    Spend a boatload of cash on crap that no one really needs. I'd say that sums it up pretty well, myself...
    This being America, we'll probably be able to buy 62' styrofoam Jesus' at Wal-Mart by next Christmas.
    "There's nothing wrong with America that can't be fixed by what's right with America." - Bill Clinton.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Whoa! Hold on everyone... Don't you get it? These folks wanted to remind others of the real meaning of Christmas... What better way?


    Spend a boatload of cash on crap that no one really needs. I'd say that sums it up pretty well, myself...
    Made my day, Mastiff.... Made my day. ..
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    Do they know that Jesus was never buried under ground? He was put in a cave. Why do they have him coming out of the ground like the dancers from Michael Jackson’s Thiller? Why am I thinking that it is not a Catholic Church?

    WAIT... Biscuit is this your new house?

    Other thoughts include, what do the environmentalist thing of the foam that is used, and it is me, or is there an amazing resemblance to Michael Landon?

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    How about....

    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    Do they know that Jesus was never buried under ground? He was put in a cave. Why do they have him coming out of the ground like the dancers from Michael Jackson’s Thiller? Why am I thinking that it is not a Catholic Church?

    WAIT... Biscuit is this your new house?

    Other thoughts include, what do the environmentalist thing of the foam that is used, and it is me, or is there an amazing resemblance to Michael Landon?
    Charelton Heston in Ben Hurr or in his most recent role as head of the NRA, now all they have to do is put an AK-47 in his hands. Maybe two fist fulls of cash to symbolize how well this church must be doing to spend that kind of money on a plastic jesus for the planets dashboard ...... I can't believe I said that.... Can you forgive me......
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    Jesus is gonna get brain cancer being so close to those high tension wires. Maybe that's what happened to the whole congregation and they've lost their better judgement.

    From now on you can call me MC65FT JESUS.

    He does look like Michael Landon, or one of the BeeGees in their heyday, with that hairdo.
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    Looks like a suburban freeway megachurch. To Patio Man, this is profound religious art.

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    I think it's in the public right-of-way. Move it!
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    Quote Originally posted by Mastiff
    Whoa! Hold on everyone... Don't you get it? These folks wanted to remind others of the real meaning of Christmas... What better way?


    Spend a boatload of cash on crap that no one really needs. I'd say that sums it up pretty well, myself...

    I have tears from laughing so hard!
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    The church Web site looks like the Landover Baptist parody site. You can't get involved in many aspects of church life unless you pay a tithe.

    This is scary.

    This page is absolutely disgraceful.

    This electronic funds transfer system alleviates the need for you to write a check, or count out cash for tithes and offerings. You will also benefit from the accuracy in crediting your giving to the proper membership number. Solid Rock will benefit by a reduction in administrative work allowing us to concentrate more on the work of Christ!

    This system offers an option that will make giving an easy, painless process.You choose the amount and the timing of giving, either weekly or monthly. Your giving amount, timing of debits, bank account changes, or cancellation of the program can also be accomplished quickly and in full confidence right from your desktop.
    Here's another article online. An interesting quote:

    Lt. Michael Sanders of the Lebanon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said there has been no increase in accidents. The Monroe highway exit also is marked by a Hustler of Hollywood sign for one of Larry Flynt's largest adult stores and a billboard for Bristol's Show Club & Revue adult club that features a lingerie-clad woman.
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    Building on the Rock is a 9 week course taught by Pastor lawrence Bishop. Graduation from this course is a requirement for church membership.
    I wouldn't want any part of that -- where in THE BOOK does it say that you have do that ?
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    Here's another article online. An interesting quote:

    Lt. Michael Sanders of the Lebanon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said there has been no increase in accidents. The Monroe highway exit also is marked by a Hustler of Hollywood sign for one of Larry Flynt's largest adult stores and a billboard for Bristol's Show Club & Revue adult club that features a lingerie-clad woman.
    I think we need to check out that church for ourselves. Who is up for a road trip?
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    It looks like a cult to me.

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    Quote Originally posted by nuovorecord
    This being America, we'll probably be able to buy 62' styrofoam Jesus' at Wal-Mart by next Christmas.
    Or, at the other end of the spectrum, a diamond-encrusted 24 carat gold Jesus wrapped in a gold lame cloak signed by Christo for only $1.3 million at Nieman Marcus in Dallas. They would sell at least three of 'em by Christmas.

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    Check out the "Peculiar People TV" section on their website. Apparently its their youth ministry, to make church seem urban and hip. That must be a challenge when your building is a faux Mediterranean abortion next to a highway exit.

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    Quote Originally posted by boilerplater
    That must be a challenge when your building is a faux Mediterranean abortion next to a highway exit.
    I thought it looked like a casino... but I bet they rake in more money.
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    Don't think it's only the red states that embrace displays like this.

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