Communion Of Dreams

Compensate, much?
September 14, 2009, 10:05 am
Filed under: Firefly, Religion, Serenity, Travel

Another item from my recent trip to Pittsburgh . . .

We’re happily driving across Illinois on I-70, making good time. It’s been . . . well, decades . . . since I had driven through Effingham, and I wasn’t in the slightest prepared for what I saw when I crested a particular hill. This:

The Cross in Effingham, Illinois.

Yeah, that’s a real picture. See the size of the itty-bitty people at the base of the thing? From their website, the thing is said to be 198 feet tall.

It looms there, looking very much like some kind of alien construction, all shiny* and sharp edges. Surreal. There are very few instances when I viscerally feel my lack of religious belief, but this certainly was one of them. I almost drove off the road looking at that bizarre thing.

Jim Downey

*No, not that kind of shiny, silly!

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Check out “The Valley of the Fallen” outside Medrid Spain at Wiki or Google. Visited there some years ago. Makes this one lokk pretty shabby.

Comment by gerhardt

In an architectural sense, at least makes this look awfully new worldish.
Take a look:

the big building at the base is a MONESTARY for craps sake-the Spanish king filled it with gold and art treasures. Maybe his “Stairway to Heaven”?

Comment by gerhardt

Hey, there’s a long tradition to buying your way into heaven, Gerhardt.

Thanks for the link.

Jim D.

Comment by James Downey

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