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(STLToday)   Pastor wants 132-foot cross erected near highway. Zoning board: Hell no. Pastor: 110-feet. Zoning board: Get bent. Pastor: 99-feet. Zoning board and hate group: Cram it. Pastor: Alright Goddamit; 48 1/2. Everyone: That'll work   ( divider line
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2007-02-16 09:51:00 PM  
Heh, this monster's 198 feet. (90 miles east of St. Louis on I-70 & I-57)
2007-02-16 10:12:50 PM  
Didn't Jesus say pray in a closet or something? Not that modern Christians actually listen to what Jesus said.
2007-02-16 10:16:28 PM  
Great. Now crucify the Jolly Green Giant on it, and you've got entertainment.
2007-02-16 10:22:00 PM  
"Based on what he heard from the community, Wilson decided to try to include Town and Country residents in the process.

He sent out 208 invitations to West County Assembly of God's immediate neighbors, asking them to come to the church one night to discuss possible solutions. "We wanted to find common ground," he said.

Three people showed up.

Now THAT'S comedy.
2007-02-16 10:35:36 PM  
I wodner if when Jesus comes back if he's going to be jumpy around all those crosses. I imagine it would be like a guy who was stabbed wincing whenever he sees a knife.
2007-02-16 10:45:49 PM  
Heh, they'll be glad I hotlinked that pic.

/should know better
2007-02-16 10:46:58 PM

190 foot cross off of I-40 in the Texas Panhandle.

Google Maps image of 163 foot cross in Edmond, OK.

My ancient torture device is bigger than yours! God loves me more!!! Neener Neener Neener!
2007-02-16 10:51:54 PM  

A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. Do you think when Jesus comes back he ever wants to look at a farking cross? It's kinda like going up to Jackie Onassis with a rifle pendant on.
Bill Hicks
2007-02-16 10:57:07 PM  
For a town with a 600+ foot arch, they're kinda chinsy when it comes to size.
2007-02-16 11:52:55 PM  
Size queens.
2007-02-17 12:51:25 AM  
Size dont matter its how you work it
2007-02-17 12:52:54 AM  
"Would you people stop pulling all this crap in my Name?!"
-- God

"That goes for me, too."
-- Jesus
2007-02-17 12:54:28 AM  
hey this is just right close to the mormon church. they could have pooled their shiat. of course, there's a reform jewish temple on the next strip of outer road down (binai el).

bah. people are silly. religious folks are silly with money to burn, evidently...
2007-02-17 12:54:46 AM  
Sometime in this thread someone will post touchdown jesus. I might as well get it out of the way.
2007-02-17 12:55:32 AM  
Isn't this how that whole Tower of Babel debacle started?
2007-02-17 12:56:26 AM  
"The $240,000 cross will be erected around 10 a.m. today by The Cross Co. of Laurel, Miss."

2 hundred and forty K, sounds like they might be wanting a return on this investment. Tax free? Well yeah.

In the name of God.
2007-02-17 12:57:15 AM  
The search for a 48 foot Jesus and three railroad spikes continues.
2007-02-17 12:58:12 AM  
I've been thinking lately: can I sue the church for fraud?
2007-02-17 12:58:14 AM  
That's kind of funny, considering that the Romans lined their highways with crosses.
2007-02-17 12:59:11 AM  
$240,000???? shiat. Well at least they thought of the best possible use for that money.
2007-02-17 12:59:57 AM  
If Christ came back, would he cringe every time he saw a cross?

If I was tortured to death I wouldn't have much love for the device used.
2007-02-17 01:00:08 AM  
That giant cross looks like a God-sized handle for launching us into another solar system.
2007-02-17 01:00:12 AM  
Somebody's overcompensating for something. It won't get you any closer to your ghod
2007-02-17 01:00:17 AM  
Gogo megareligion!
2007-02-17 01:01:45 AM  
The christ-tards really have a hardon for the lowercase "t" don't they?
2007-02-17 01:01:58 AM  
Kanemano: If Christ came back, would he cringe every time he saw a cross?

Ask Bill Hicks to ask JFK
2007-02-17 01:03:09 AM  
Dude, I work across the street from that church. Our windows look on that. We watched the thing go up. And joking about it, because we're all heathen atheist scum who are relishing our trip to hell.

I thought it could be bigger.

No laser beam shooting out, killing all heathen scum.

Thank God.

/like the mondo cross we pass every time we go to Indy.
//For F-1.
2007-02-17 01:03:31 AM  
What a waste of (parishioners' or taxpayers'??) money.

Couldn't they build domestic abuse shelter or soup kitchen instead $240,000 of religious imagery?

/how long before we get one of these weirdo magnets?
2007-02-17 01:04:01 AM  
subby made me laugh.
2007-02-17 01:05:44 AM  
Shadow Blasko: Ask Bill Hicks to ask JFK

Kennedy never did look at a Lincoln the same again
2007-02-17 01:06:00 AM  
Pokey the Penguin already made this joke. Twice. And better.
2007-02-17 01:06:03 AM  
Somehow I imagine people asking this guy, "Has it ever occurred to you that people don't want your giant eyesore by their road? The road they have to travel regularly for one reason or another?" and him dismissing it out of hand.
2007-02-17 01:06:14 AM  
He pictured westbound drivers seeing the cross as they crossed the Mason Road overpass and being inspired.

Or, you know, annoyed. We can't ALL be Christians.
2007-02-17 01:06:29 AM  
How much does it cost to bungee jump off that?
2007-02-17 01:07:19 AM  
Hehe, they said "erect"

That is all
2007-02-17 01:07:53 AM  
JeyK, your soul.
2007-02-17 01:08:05 AM  
Every true Christian is well aware that Jesus set out spending priorities as such (see Bible pg. 188 paragraph 4):
1) enrich church leaders
2) build mega churchs
3) huge, gawdy memorials
4) self enrichment
5) lobbying
6) lawsuit settlements (if Catholic)
723) poor, tired, hungry etc.
2007-02-17 01:08:56 AM  
2007-02-17 12:59:11 AM outback_rebel [TotalFark]

$240,000???? shiat. Well at least they thought of the best possible use for that money.

QFT...religious nutjobs with their priorities in the wrong places.

I hope that cross kills someone.
2007-02-17 01:09:48 AM  
Religion = Big Money

and tax free
2007-02-17 01:11:33 AM  
I'd like to be in on the $240,000.00 contract to build a cross. I could make a quick 100 g's or more by hiring illegals to do the work. They are all Christians anyway.
2007-02-17 01:11:53 AM  
2007-02-17 01:07:53 AM fappomatic
JeyK, your soul.

Doh, I gave it away already.
2007-02-17 01:12:00 AM  
Oh, they also have a sign out front about abortions and how terrible they are.

Apparently, they're against it.
2007-02-17 01:14:34 AM  
$240,000?? Wimps.

2007-02-17 01:15:26 AM  
2007-02-17 01:12:00 AM number_seven

Oh, they also have a sign out front about abortions and how terrible they are.

Apparently, they're against it.

Just for them, I think I will eat a baby.
2007-02-17 01:17:12 AM  
ShutterGeek: $260,000.

That thing should be destroyed.
2007-02-17 01:18:04 AM  
Tell them that the contractor who built it is a Jew. That'll piss 'em off.
2007-02-17 01:19:22 AM  
Can you all think of a better graffiti canvas?
If I was stupid enough to live in the area, I'd be shopping for spray paint right now.

/first target - the lenses of the video cameras watching for graffiti artists.
2007-02-17 01:20:08 AM  
$240K? Pffft. Could be worse. You could spend millions of $$$ building a monument to yourself in God's name. Just ask Oral Roberts.
2007-02-17 01:21:37 AM  
Erecting crosses alongside roads?
Marcus Licinius Crassus unavailable for comment, but likely to approve this measure.
2007-02-17 01:22:18 AM  
The only sign off the side of a highway that will inspire me is one that indicates fuel or food next exit.
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