Chris James Posted November 3, 2013 Report Share Posted November 3, 2013 From time to time the religious absurdities of the world crop up in the most unlikely places. I reference this image for you: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/amid-syrias-civil-war-a-40-foot-statue-of-jesus-rises-on-mountain-top-between-front-lines/2013/11/02/39f0eabe-43bd-11e3-b028-de922d7a3f47_story.html Here we have Syria in the midst of a civil war with religious and tribal factions on both sides killing innocents in the tens of thousands, and what is the response of the Christian community...why put up a statue of course. The millions of rubles it took to plan and execute the placement of this statue is the greatest absurdity of our time. Yes, I say rubles because behind this statue is the work of the Russian church. You know, those nice sweet Christians of the Russian Orthodox Church who want to see the word gay eradicated from the face of the planet. Bastards all. This money spent in the face of the mounting refugee crisis just proves how misguided some Christian minds can really be. The rubles will be wasted since I predict the statue won't last long in its current location. Back in 2001 The Taliban destroyed the two 1700 year old statues of Buddha in Afghanistan with dynamite. Graven images of deities are an affront to Islam, as are the Taliban themselves, but don't tell them that. So now we have given them a new forty foot statue for target practice. Think of the publicity the destruction of a Jesus statue will give them, the Taliban will. So why put up a statue like this in the middle of a war? The most idiotic statement in the article only proves that some Christians don't understand their own deity: Because “Jesus would have done it,” organizer Samir al-Ghadban quoted a Christian church leader as telling him. Oh really? Quote Link to comment
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