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Old 18 January 2010, 08:02 PM
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Comment: Look at the picture. It is of the destruction in Haiti after the
recent earthquake. Funny how the only thing left standing and almost
utterly untouched by any damage is the statue of the crucifix. Amazing.


Comment: I have seen this photo circulating Facebook. This stone crucifix is
still standing after the Haitian earthquake because Jesus wants us to know
that he is always there. It's a miracle. Yup, 100k+- men, women and children
dead or buried alive in rubble and this statue makes still standing makes it
all good.

After I had commented about this photo on a friends page stating that Jesus
should have put his efforts into saving the people who were screaming and
calling out his name, rather than saving a stone idol statue of himself, I
received an response that went something like this. "Jesus wants to show
us that he is always there and the real miracle is that he is no longer on the
cross, he is risen..." In other words, DON'T look at death and suffering of
these people, but rather, look over hear at the pretty birdies and puppies.
Aren't they cute and cuddly and don't they make you feel good inside?


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Old 18 January 2010, 08:11 PM
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Even if it is true ... so what? There are probably much more secular scenes of this sort throughout Haiti, where things remain standing even though the buildings around them have collapsed.

This really irritates me. Is God so petty that in His quest to judge a nation, He'll make sure that His symbols aren't affected? That makes God look like a Six-year-old.
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Old 18 January 2010, 08:17 PM
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Even if it is true ... so what? There are probably much more secular scenes of this sort throughout Haiti
Sure, but anything secular is meaningless and unimportant and makes baby Jebus cry, so those images aren't worth anything.
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Old 18 January 2010, 08:23 PM
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Yup, 100k+- men, women and children
dead or buried alive in rubble and this statue makes still standing makes it
all good.
I'd say yeah, despite the death toll, the injured. the shortage of food, clean water, medical supplies and housing, the estimated ten year rebuilding plan in an impoverished nation and the suffering physical and mental, this undamaged statue does in fact make it All Good. Everything's just peachy in fact. Quit your whining and get on with mining coconuts or whatever it is you do over there - the Jesus statue is still intact.

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Old 18 January 2010, 08:24 PM
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So the crucifix was okay, but the church was destroyed?
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Old 18 January 2010, 08:30 PM
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I'd say yeah, despite the death toll, the injured. the shortage of food, clean water, medical supplies and housing, the estimated ten year rebuilding plan in an impoverished nation and the suffering physical and mental, this undamaged statue does in fact make it All Good. Everything's just peachy in fact.
I suspect the person who wrote that was being equally sarcastic.
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Old 18 January 2010, 08:32 PM
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Sure, but anything secular is meaningless and unimportant and makes baby Jebus cry, so those images aren't worth anything.
Unless, of course, those things kinda sorta have the shape of a cross. Then we can praise Jesus that His symbol survived the carnage!
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Old 18 January 2010, 08:37 PM
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Funny how the only thing left standing – and almost
utterly untouched by any damage – is the statue of the crucifix. Amazing.
Not too amazing, since 50% of buildings in Haiti weren't damaged or destroyed (said the AP on Friday, anyway).

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Old 18 January 2010, 08:39 PM
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Don't invading/ conquoring forces generally plant thier "flag" or mark at the scene of thier battles to mark thier territory?

So like.. is god saying "I DID THIS" with these and we just interpert it as a sign of love/strength?
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Old 18 January 2010, 10:39 PM
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So the crucifix was okay, but the church was destroyed?
It's God's way of saying that he wants a better house...
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Old 19 January 2010, 04:05 AM
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Somehow, I just knew something like this would turn up.
BTW, has Phelps gotten around to making his God Hates Haiti site yet?
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Old 19 January 2010, 04:16 AM
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No, but Pat Robertson had some particularly awful things to say.
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http://www.godhatestheworld.com/haiti/index.html
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Old 19 January 2010, 04:20 PM
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No, but Pat Robertson had some particularly awful things to say.
Don't forget Rush I'll get sober tomorrow Limbaugh's comments as well.
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Old 19 January 2010, 04:41 PM
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Comment: I have seen this photo circulating Facebook. This stone crucifix is still standing after the Haitian earthquake because Jesus wants us to know that he is always there. It's a miracle. Yup, 100k+- men, women and children dead or buried alive in rubble and this statue makes still standing makes it all good.
Stone Crucifix??? Were do they get stone. Just because the building is does not mean some placed in front is as well.

To me it looks to be painted wood. If you look closely you can see to vertical lines were the to pieces were notched and joined. Also who would paints stone. Lets not forget that small wood things do a lot better job of surviving earthquakes than large unenforced brick buildings.
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I wanna see a natural disaster where all the religious symbolism is destroyed and all that's left is the porno theater.
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Old 20 January 2010, 04:06 PM
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I wanna see a natural disaster where all the religious symbolism is destroyed and all that's left is the porno theater.
I realize you are being facetious, but one reason you probably won't see this is because many religious buildings (notably, those from the major religions) are built to impress the heathen locals, so are built strong - the profits are in the long-term; porno theaters tend to be quick-and-dirty (no pun intended) buildings - the profits are in the short term.
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Old 21 January 2010, 06:38 AM
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By the way: Wasn't the fact that a mosque survived the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 interpreted by some as proof that it was a buildings of the devil - because the devil sent the tsunami, but wouldn't destroy his own house?

How does that fit with the surviving cruxifix being a sign of Jesus? Shouldn't it be seen as

a) proof that the cruxifix is of the devil (see above), or
b) proof that Jesus sent the earthquake, but wouldn't destroy his own likeness (but apparently his father's house behind it)?

Don "wondering" Enrico
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Old 22 January 2010, 06:01 PM
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I wanna see a natural disaster where all the religious symbolism is destroyed and all that's left is the porno theater.
You know what I wanna see? I wanna see a natural disaster take out Phelp's church (I'll be charitable and hope it doesn't happen while anyone's in it) and see him make a "God Hates Me" site.
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