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Old 01-08-2009, 05:20 AM
 
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A little-known Brazilian farming town with sugar cane wealth is set to upstage Rio de Janeiro by erecting a statue of Christ that will eclipse its famous equivalent atop Rio's Corcovado mountain.

The Christ statue in Sertaozinho, northwest of Sao Paulo city, will be 187 feet tall when perched on its 128 foot (39-meter) pedestal, Brazilian daily newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo said Tuesday.

Holier than thou? Christ statue has rival | Oddly Enough | Reuters
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:37 AM
 
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A little-known Brazilian farming town with sugar cane wealth is set to upstage Rio de Janeiro by erecting a statue of Christ that will eclipse its famous equivalent atop Rio's Corcovado mountain.

The Christ statue in Sertaozinho, northwest of Sao Paulo city, will be 187 feet tall when perched on its 128 foot (39-meter) pedestal, Brazilian daily newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo said Tuesday.

Holier than thou? Christ statue has rival | Oddly Enough | Reuters
I actually posted a thread on the subject of Idolatry in the middle of December. It was the account mentioned at Isaiah 44:9-17 where the absurdity of the making of any Idol and bowing down to it is beautifully illustrated in a sort of comical example. I think it would also apply here as well. Here's a couple of translated versions of the same account. If I did'nt know better, I'd say an atheist originally wrote this and it was stolen & plagerized by Isaiah.
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BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Isaiah 44:9-17;

BibleGateway.com - Passage Lookup: Isaiah 44:9-17;

I believe it applies to the many things I've seen in most churches who profess Christianity. Be it a simple Cross, statue of Mary or Jesus, Artwork Icons from Eastern Orthodox, Rosary Beads, medallions, any objects used to worship. I remember taking a tour of the Vatican to view Michael Angelo's art work. There were the caskets of every pope, many with windows which showed nothing more than a skelaton of the Pope with mummified or rotted skin and faithful worshipers sitting in front of the shrine made for their favourite Pope. Actually praying to what looked to me to be no more than an old carcass. (no offense meant)

Islam also has it's share of idolatry, though they claim to have none. However, the Cube-like structure in Mecca, designated Holy Cities, the Black Meteorite stone, any holy Shrine or Mosque, Sacred Mountains, pictures or giant murals of various powerful regional Clergyman being carried thru streets and followers chanting the name of the mighty political Cleric, etc.

Why would there be any need for objects of veneration if believers are to worship God in "spirit & truth" ???
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