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Thursday, January 26, 2021

kiss the sky
Back in 1980, Oral Roberts had a vision of a reassuring 900-foot Jesus:

“…He stood a full 300 feet taller than the 600-foot-tall City of Faith.”

Of course, Christ is not a one-size-fits-all kinda diety. Whereas He had to approach quadruple-digits in height to impress the televangelist, a 62-foot, fiberglass-reinforced styrofoam representation of the King of Kings is inspirational enough for the Solid Rock Church of Monroe, Ohio.

And wouldn’t you know: Even though this weirdness resides in Ohio, it’s got the inevitable Florida connection. The statue was assembled in the Sunshine State — and, amazingly, was allowed to depart northward (I’d have thought some Floridian house of worship would have snagged it first).

I’m just as glad that Roberts came out with his super-sized version first. I couldn’t imagine listening to the groovin’ beats of MC 900-Foot Jesus had his moniker been 838 feet shorter.

(Via …Because Everyone Else Has One)

- Costa Tsiokos, Thu 01/26/2006 04:49:15 PM
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  1. Doesn’t look even slightly like Kanye West.

    Comment by CGHill — 01/26/2006 @ 08:58:03 PM

  2. Which is why this picture won’t be gracing the cover of Rolling Stone anytime soon…

    Comment by CT — 01/26/2006 @ 10:38:10 PM

  3. It’s in between Cincinnati and Dayton, meaning I drive past it all the time.

    It’s pretty frightening, really.

    Comment by tim — 01/26/2006 @ 10:57:19 PM

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