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Exploding Jesus



"Jesus has risen near the interstate north of Cincinnati. A 62-ft. high sculpture of Christ appears to explode from the dirt behind the amphitheater at Monroe's Solid Rock Church. From the waist down, he's underground....

Enormous flea markets on both sides of highways at this exit make for large weekend traffic jams. Traders World is right next door. But Jesus faces west towards I-75 -- highly visible -- and you'd be crazy not to get off at the first off-ramp to worship and snap a photo.

The Big J. is a symbol of devotion for the congregation of 3,000 at Solid Rock, a nondenominational mega-church."

You Americans sure have some weird shit going on in your country.

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ex_chrisbil
Jan. 28th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Is... err... is Jesus being overtaken by Venom?
ex_chrisbil
Jan. 28th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
P.S. I await the inevitable heathen who crouches down in the middle for a sordid photo.

*goes to hell, does not pass go, does not collect £200*
benpeek
Jan. 28th, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
i want pictures of people lying on the cross.
ex_chrisbil
Jan. 28th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
I want pictures of people lieing on the cross!
ohilya
Jan. 29th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
Or sitting on the cross.

"What? It's not an Ent? And here I was, about to have some tea!"
ex_hestia
Jan. 29th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
*mind boggles*

I have an American friend who used to regularly tell me that I must have a very weird perception of what the US is like and that it really isn't like that. She doesn't bother telling me that any more.
benpeek
Jan. 29th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
i am sure this kinda thing is... well, rare. heh.
danjite
Jan. 29th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC)
Wow!

I wonder how many minority orphans could have been fed, clothed and housed the money they used to build that edifice?
benpeek
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:11 am (UTC)
yes, such statues do ask about priorities, don't they?
mattdoyle
Jan. 29th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)
have to admit, an "exploding" jesus is way cooler than a regular jesus. hehehe.
benpeek
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
i like how he looks a bit like charlton heston.
mattdoyle
Jan. 30th, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
if he was charleton heston, it'd be a gun, not a crucifix, laid down in front of him ;)
(Anonymous)
Jan. 30th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)
Ah...this doesn't surprise me of my hometown. Not one bit.

-paul bens
benpeek
Jan. 30th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
you should go and visit it, man!
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