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Old 02-15-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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This is just making a big deal out of something for nothing.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:37 PM
Status: "Baseball: Race for the pennant!" (set 28 days ago)
 
Location: Houston, TX
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The folks near Amarillo will be upset. There is a 'biggest cross' just east of there on I40.
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This is just making a big deal out of something for nothing.
I don't think so, but I'm not the type of Christian who thinks big roadside crosses are the ideal message about our faith. I guess that's a topic for the religious forum, however...
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:59 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
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It seems that the picture posted is of a different church's (even bigger) cross that was built under the radar, without much fanfare. Living Proof Project Updates (http://sagemontblog.startlogic.com/living-proof/ - broken link)

Grace Community Church is the church mentioned in the original article posted here, and they haven't constructed their crosses yet. That pastor plans to "mark the city for G-d" by starting with two crosses, one on the way to Galveston, the other in the Woodlands, and surrounding the city with a bunch of them eventually. Yikes! Keep the Faith | A reader blog about liberal religion with the Rev. Matt Tittle | HoustonBelief.com

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Old 02-16-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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It seems that the picture posted is of a different church's (even bigger) cross that was built under the radar, without much fanfare. Living Proof Project Updates (http://sagemontblog.startlogic.com/living-proof/ - broken link)
So many crosses...who can keep track?
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:34 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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It seems that the picture posted is of a different church's (even bigger) cross that was built under the radar, without much fanfare. Living Proof Project Updates (http://sagemontblog.startlogic.com/living-proof/ - broken link)

Grace Community Church is the church mentioned in the original article posted here, and they haven't constructed their crosses yet. That pastor plans to "mark the city for G-d" by starting with two crosses, one on the way to Galveston, the other in the Woodlands, and surrounding the city with a bunch of them eventually. Yikes! Keep the Faith | A reader blog about liberal religion with the Rev. Matt Tittle | HoustonBelief.com
I'm a Christian, but I really hate stuff like this.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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It seems that the picture posted is of a different church's (even bigger) cross that was built under the radar, without much fanfare. Living Proof Project Updates (http://sagemontblog.startlogic.com/living-proof/ - broken link)

Grace Community Church is the church mentioned in the original article posted here, and they haven't constructed their crosses yet. That pastor plans to "mark the city for G-d" by starting with two crosses, one on the way to Galveston, the other in the Woodlands, and surrounding the city with a bunch of them eventually. Yikes! Keep the Faith | A reader blog about liberal religion with the Rev. Matt Tittle | HoustonBelief.com
This is just insane.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Amazing to think we can have a giant statue of Sam Houston whom was a Baptist & freed Texas from Mexico, but we can't have a cross reminding us of Jesus. Next delima we'll face is the Mexicans wanting us to take down old Sam labeling him as a racist.

Some of you remind me of those idiots that wanted the bible (which had originally been there since 1956) removed from in front of the downtown courthouse a few years back.

http://www.click2houston.com/news/3639446/detail.html (broken link)

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:44 AM
 
Location: south by midwest
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Amazing to think we can have a giant statue of Sam Houston whom was a Baptist & freed Texas from Mexico, but we can't have a cross reminding us of Jesus.
Would your mind change if we subbed out that cross for a Buddha statue, or is only one religion worthy of adorning our freeways? Just saying.
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Old 02-17-2009, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Amazing to think we can have a giant statue of Sam Houston whom was a Baptist & freed Texas from Mexico, but we can't have a cross reminding us of Jesus. Next delima we'll face is the Mexicans wanting us to take down old Sam labeling him as a racist.

Some of you remind me of those idiots that wanted the bible (which had originally been there since 1956) removed from in front of the downtown courthouse a few years back.

Judge: Courthouse Bible Display Unconstitutional - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston (http://www.click2houston.com/news/3639446/detail.html - broken link)
Yeah, when I think of Christian traits, calling people "idiots" is the first thing that comes to mind.
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