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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   (stltoday.com) divider line 227
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2007-02-17 01:22:54 AM  
I am actually happy that these kooks are spending their money on crap like this instead of buying more political influence. I would think that the Statute of Liberty above turns off more potential allies than it gains, but then I would never imagine that such a monstrosity would be built in the 1st place.
 
Bhh
2007-02-17 01:24:22 AM  
I used to drive by Touchdown Jesus all the time. (AKA Jesus in Quicksand). I wonder how much that eyesore cost. It looks like it was made with plaster of paris like we used to make stuff in art class in 4th grade.

/needs to start at church, this "real job" stuff is for suckers
 
2007-02-17 01:24:31 AM  
JerseyTim: 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.

He's probably out burying dinosaur bones with his dad right now
 
2007-02-17 01:25:08 AM  
Someone should build 50 foot 'S', 'h', and 'i' letters to the left of that giant 't'.
 
2007-02-17 01:25:10 AM  
maryjones.us
 
2007-02-17 01:26:17 AM  
"It's not what we wanted, but it's what the government authorities permitted," Wilson said. "And it's God's will for us."

Yeah! Don't spend the time and money on any of the useful shiat that Jesus suggested, like caring for the poor and forgotten. Spend it instead on violating one of the Ten Commandments that you crazies insist must be posted in every schoolroom. God Bless America!!
 
2007-02-17 01:27:47 AM  
.....Marcus Licinius Crassus unavailable for comment, but likely to approve this measure

Now if we could only get these preachers to take the same "medicine" that ended Crassus' life...
They've obviously got enough of it. Just have to melt it down.
 
2007-02-17 01:29:23 AM  
Oh jeez...

I grew up right there, off of Mason. It was really annoying when the Mormons put their giant steeple along Hwy 40...but now this?

Can't they get the Troopers involved? (There's a State Highway Patrol facility right there along with their radio tower that's easily 100'...maybe they could claim interference?)
 
2007-02-17 01:30:14 AM  
These people are goddamm scary.

That is all.
 
2007-02-17 01:30:42 AM  
I just started a new job and one of my co-workers, a very very annoying co-worker (annoying and incompetent) is a holy roller Christian. Not a single conversation can be completed without him mentioned something about God or Jesus or Heaven or how the only true judge for him isn't in the courtroom but beyond the pearly gates.

Finally today I decided to say something to screw with him. He was biatching about the illegals and I said "Jesus was from Mexico." He started to deny it, and I said, "Think about it, Jesus is a very common name in Mexico, has been for a very long time. If Jesus was from the middle east his name would have been 'Mohammad'."

He wasn't happy about that. Apparently you don't make that statement when you're at the top of a 12ft ladder and he's at the base handing you your tools.
 
2007-02-17 01:31:12 AM  
I guarantee this was more about Town and Country either stretching its fascist muscles or squeezing the church for more money (especially given how it ended).

/lives near there; T&C government is generally full of douchenozzles
 
2007-02-17 01:32:14 AM  
Doesn't suprise me in the LEAST that this is Missouri. Bible belt-BULLSHIAT! They've got more strip-clubs than I can count, usually with a church WITHIN A STONES THROW - go get your sinnin' done, then repent!

Hypocritical asshats. How about spending that money on some PEOPLE instead of on a huge farking cross that WON'T CONVERT ANYONE???
 
2007-02-17 01:34:24 AM  
The Last Resort

She came from Providence, the one in Rhode Island
where the old world shadows hang heavy in the air.
She packed her hopes and dreams like a refugee,
just as her father came across the sea.

She heard about a place people were smilin',
they spoke about the red man's way, how they loved the land.
And they came from everywhere to the Great Divide
seeking a place to stand or a place to hide.

Down in the crowded bars out for a good time,
can't wait to tell you all what it's like up there.
And they called it paradise, I don't know why.
Somebody laid the mountains low while the town got high.

Then the chilly winds blew down across the desert,
through the canyons of the coast to the Malibu
where the pretty people play hungry for power
to light their neon way and give them things to do.

Some rich man came and raped the land, nobody caught 'em,
put up a bunch of ugly boxes and, Jesus, people bought 'em.
And they called it paradise, the place to be,
they watched the hazy sun sinking in the sea.

You can leave it all behind and sail to Lahaina
just like the missionaries did so many years ago.
They even brought a neon sign 'Jesus is Coming',
brought the white man's burden down, brought the white man's reign.

Who will provide the grand design, what is yours and what is mine?
'Cause there is no more new frontier, we have got to make it here.
We satisfy our endless needs and justify our bloody deeds
in the name of destiny and in the name of God.

And you can see them there on Sunday morning
stand up and sing about what it's like up there.
They called it paradise, I don't know why.
You call some place paradise - kiss it goodbye
 
2007-02-17 01:40:15 AM  
Doggie McNugget: Didn't Jesus say pray in a closet or something? Not that modern Christians actually listen to what Jesus said.

Most do.

Shadow Blasko: Sometime in this thread someone will post touchdown jesus. I might as well get it out of the way.

And here's the exception: how are your teeth? Quite a few people gave a quite a lot of money to make sure you were OK. The updates stopped.

Well, played, sir.
 
2007-02-17 01:47:45 AM  
Why is it that Christians seem hellbent on living their lives as far away from the ideals of Christ?
 
2007-02-17 01:51:25 AM  
Mnementh2230: Doesn't suprise me in the LEAST that this is Missouri. Bible belt-BULLSHIAT! They've got more strip-clubs than I can count, usually with a church WITHIN A STONES THROW - go get your sinnin' done, then repent!

Hypocritical asshats. How about spending that money on some PEOPLE instead of on a huge farking cross that WON'T CONVERT ANYONE???


No strip clubs in St. Louis, which is where this "story" happened (have to go to East St. Louis for that, which is in Illinois).

Nice rant, though. ;)
 
2007-02-17 01:53:20 AM  
"If Jesus came back don't you think that a cross would be the last farking thing he'd want to see?!"

static.flickr.com
 
2007-02-17 01:53:37 AM  
What are these Christians trying to compensate for? Big churches, big crosses, big anger/hatred for people that don't believe the same way...

Everytime I see this kind of shiat I think, you know, if you just followed the simple rule Jesus stated - "Love one another" - you wouldn't need to compensate because everyone could see how cool you really were.
 
2007-02-17 01:53:38 AM  
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Hosted By Strange USA
 
2007-02-17 01:56:39 AM  
Hehe ultra super giant cross? lame. They need a giant jesus crucified to it too.

/so long as tax-less church funds pay for it all
//better than the pastor/preacher spending the money on farking kids and a ferarri
 
2007-02-17 02:00:01 AM  
They get away with it in DC!

ke4gdx.mine.nu
 
2007-02-17 02:00:09 AM  
At that size, shouldn't the cross be black?

/with a big vein
 
2007-02-17 02:00:26 AM  
I love you, The Hate Group!
 
2007-02-17 02:00:28 AM  
Matrixxx1:

Is that the Jolly Green Giant?
 
2007-02-17 02:04:58 AM  
About the only large-scale Christian symbol that has any class (and isn't a church or cathedral) is the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.

On the other hand, Christianity isn't the only religion with big fark-off symbols. Buddhists have quite a few large-scale Buddhas - though unfortunately the Buddhas in Bamiyan, Afghanistan were destroyed by the Taliban.

And don't forget the Transformarians.
img293.imageshack.us
 
2007-02-17 02:05:13 AM  
There's a 208 foot cross at the Old Mission in St. Augustine Florida:

positivelystaugustine.com
 
2007-02-17 02:05:19 AM  
I think I know how Fark works.
If this was a muslim trying to erect a statue of muhammad, you be be screaming, so what....freedom of religion!!!! They should be able to put up anything they want!!!

Right?? Yea, I KNOW that's right.

You people are screwed up.
 
2007-02-17 02:05:29 AM  
T is for Turtle!
 
2007-02-17 02:06:10 AM  
krelborne: Great. Now crucify the Jolly Green Giant on it, and you've got entertainment.


keyboard...you...owe....yadda yadda
 
2007-02-17 02:07:03 AM  
And this serves the local community/public good how? It's stuff like this that makes me reconsider churches and other religious institutions having tax-exempt status.
 
2007-02-17 02:07:53 AM  
hodgep: The only sign off the side of a highway that will inspire me is one that indicates fuel or food next exit.

"Only 15 miles to Bob's House of Feces"

-Family Guy
 
G2V
2007-02-17 02:08:34 AM  
I'm still waiting for a 540 foot Mecha-Mary with laser eyebeams and rocket boots.
 
2007-02-17 02:09:34 AM  
.....If this was a muslim trying to erect a statue of muhammad, you be be screaming, so what....freedom of religion!!!!

No, we'd be laughing at the stupid Muslim who doesn't understand that Islam bans images of Muhammad.

/freedom of religion - not freedom from ridicule
 
2007-02-17 02:10:22 AM  
oh Dogperson, Muslims don't erect statues of Muhammud!

(though I know what you're trying to say here)
 
2007-02-17 02:10:28 AM  
nashBridges: And here's the exception: how are your teeth? Quite a few people gave a quite a lot of money to make sure you were OK. The updates stopped.

He posted a followup (pops) about a week ago.
 
G2V
2007-02-17 02:10:34 AM  
Dogperson
I think I know how Fark works.
If this was a muslim trying to erect a statue of muhammad, you be be screaming, so what....freedom of religion!!!! They should be able to put up anything they want!!!


Yeah, fark totally loves Muslims. I've never seen any insane muslims bashing here.
 
2007-02-17 02:10:48 AM  
dyank69
...religious nutjobs with their priorities in the wrong places.

Ah, Yes, the Christian church is a "religious nutjob."
 
2007-02-17 02:11:20 AM  
Shadow Blasko

Ugh, I knew someone would post that. I've passed it a few times, somewhere in southern Ohio, on I-75? Creepy as hell.
 
2007-02-17 02:11:21 AM  
This is in a residential neighborhood in South Wichita. It's 110 feet (eleven stories!) tall.

farm1.static.flickr.com

Bonus: This particular church is well-known for its vociferous anti-gay ministry. Can you hear the property values deflating?
 
2007-02-17 02:12:17 AM  
Dogperson: If this was a muslim trying to erect a statue of muhammad, you be...

You'd be really stupid. Muslims don't generally erect statues of the Prophet because that would be a form of idolatry.
 
2007-02-17 02:12:52 AM  
There's a big cross over here by my house. I soooo wanted to steal one of those inflatable SpongeBobs and hang it from the cross.
 
2007-02-17 02:13:30 AM  
Sure are a lot of erections in this thread.
 
2007-02-17 02:14:52 AM  
Dogperson
I think I know how Fark works.
If this was a muslim trying to erect a statue of muhammad, you be be screaming, so what....freedom of religion!!!! They should be able to put up anything they want!!!
Right?? Yea, I KNOW that's right.
You people are screwed up.


I checked the posts and I am pretty sure that no one was saying that they didn't have a right to do this, just that it was stupid, tacky, religous nutjobbery, and off kilter with people's perceptions of the teachings of Christ.

I am guessing from your response that the criticism stikes close to home. Care to justify this monstrosity? Or would you just like to stick with your claim of anti-Christian bias with no evidence?
 
2007-02-17 02:15:05 AM  
Shadow Blasko: Sometime in this thread someone will post touchdown jesus. I might as well get it out of the way.

That is not touchdown Jesus.
 
2007-02-17 02:15:45 AM  
Mnementh2230

Doesn't suprise me in the LEAST that this is Missouri. Bible belt-BULLSHIAT! They've got more strip-clubs than I can count, usually with a church WITHIN A STONES THROW - go get your sinnin' done, then repent!

That pretty much sums up my experience with fundie Christians.
 
2007-02-17 02:17:56 AM  
Dogperson

I'd say that if someone tried to put up a big statue of Muhammad, Farkers would be the last group of people that they would need to worry about. Quit being an idiot.
 
2007-02-17 02:18:05 AM  
You are all making my point. I didn't know that. But you guys sure know.
 
2007-02-17 02:19:33 AM  
Dogperson

I think I know how Fark works.
If this was a muslim trying to erect a statue of muhammad, you be be screaming, so what....freedom of religion!!!! They should be able to put up anything they want!!!
Right?? Yea, I KNOW that's right.
You people are screwed up.


I can't speak for everyone else, but personally I would find that offensive too. I'm not saying that all gigantic religous statuary is offensive however. It is about the purpose of the statuary. I have seen some extremely large and tasteful Buddha figures in southeast Asia. These are usually placed inside a religious hall, within an enclosed temple complex, or carved into solid rock that is partially enclosed by an solid rock or brick wall to prevent a direct view.

If this group wanted to erect a statue for the purposes of the group, I think we both realize that it doesn't need to be 100 feet or even 48.5 feet tall. A simple and relatively small cross in the sanctuary or on the front lawn would do. This is about telling every one who is not a Christian to "Suck It," "Join or Die," etc. I rank this with the people who want to put statues of the 10 commandments in US courthouses. These are my opinions, but I think that other people may share them to some degree.

/BTW Muslims would never make a giant statue of Muhammed.
//Their teachings are that it is sinful to create graven images of people (akin to playing Allah)
///stop trolling, it is an ugly practice
 
2007-02-17 02:20:31 AM  
Will do what I always do when I see these monstrous apparations. Snicker, think what a bunch of tards, and have a passenger take pictures for my collection. The collection is titled stupid crap I have seen. The picture collection does include mullets.
 
2007-02-17 02:21:05 AM  
As an atheist, I've gotta say that's really close to stifling freedom of speech.

I don't know why anyone would want to say T so badly, but that is a letter.
 
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