For Stacy

Today I had the extreme pleasure of getting to meet Stacy and her delightful Delaney.  And, I must say, she truly is delightful.  Actually, they both are, but Delaney is just a really super wonderful baby.  Alert and quiet when she is awake, and  . . . umm . . . asleep and quiet when she is asleep.  Never having had the pleasure of a quiet newborn, or a newborn who slept, well, I was smitten.  Darn this cold I’ve had, or I’d have asked to hold her.

Anyway, my mother (she came with me) and I were telling Stacy about one of the sights we saw on our little trip to meet up with her, and I really wished I’d brought a camera so I could have gotten a picture of it.  One of these days I will have to get a picture of it.  In the meantime, I will just share a video of it off of You Tube.

But, before I do, please do not think I am some blasphemer who is going straight to Hell.  You must see this in person to truly appreciate the ridiculousness of what I am about to show you.  Okay, not everyone thinks it is ridiculous, obviously, or it wouldn’t have been built; but I think it is, and I think this for a few reasons:

1.  Jesus walked on water, so to build a statue of him that makes it look like he is sinking is, well, dumb.

2.  The amount of money that church (and I have no clue as to its denomination, so you can’t accuse me of bashing a particular religion) where was I?  Oh yes.  The amount of money that church must have spent on that statue probably could have fed several families for several years.  Or sent missionaries to serve in some area of the world where they could have really used medical supplies.  Umm, and food.  And people who weren’t starving and dying and whatnot so they could be of some help.

3.  When you see it in real life, it really does look like it’s carved out of butter.  Though I’ve always heard it called “Touchdown Jesus”.

Okay, so one more thing before you watch the video.  The first two slides are not altered photos.  They are the real deal.  After that, well, just use your best judgement.

Okay, here goes.  Enjoy.  Or say a prayer for my soul for finding this funny.  Whichever.  But Stacy, here is the Touchdown Jesus I was telling you about.  I know you didn’t get to see it while you were in Ohio this week, but now you can say you’ve seen it.

And George, if you’re out there, Tewt the Newt is speechless.

2 thoughts on “For Stacy

  1. 3continentfamily

    Oh my. That’s really something….crazy. Funny at first, but then I wonder if it was the members of that church who funded it and how many of them are struggling themselves? You’re right- the money could have been better served elsewhere. Yikes.


  2. Goodness, what a shame I did not take advantage of the opportunity to see that while I was here – I can only imagine what a sight it would be to see in person. It is, uh, extraordinary? Or, well, creepy.

    Thanks to you and your mom for meeting up with Delaney and I while we were here – I had such a fun time and really enjoyed the opportunity!


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