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John I. Carney

King of Kings statue

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 10:26 AM
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  • I usually think of statues being made of rock or something substantial. What was this made from that it was consumed by fire?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 12:21 PM
  • I've passed this statue many times. I always thought it was a little ridiculous, but will miss seeing it on my next trip to MI. I believe it was made from styrofoam and fiberglass.

    -- Posted by nannymo on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 2:32 PM
  • Plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, according to AP.

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 2:34 PM
  • By the way, I've visited the largest statue of Jesus in existence -- and it's not the one most people would think of, Cristo Redentor overloooking Rio de Janiero. It's elsewhere in South America:

    http://www.t-g.com/story/1223729.html

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 2:36 PM
  • I've seen the statue many times also. I would have never thought it was made of styrofoam and fiberglass. I always knew I was getting closer to MI when I saw this statue.

    -- Posted by Sharon22 on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 3:45 PM
  • IF you can walk up Cristo de la Concordia, I bet it is not foam and fiberglass. Quite a site.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 4:23 PM
  • The capitalized IF looks like I doubt it can be climbed. Just a case of all thumbs trying to type.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 4:25 PM
  • -- Posted by Jicarney on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 10:18 PM
  • Has anyone watched The 700 Club to hear Pat Robertson's response to this tragedy? He always seems to know the reason for other disasters. He told his right-wing, conservative followers that Hurricane Katrina was a punishment from God on people for having abortions. He blamed the people of Haiti for the earthquake that hit there, saying that they had made a "pact with the devil".

    He said that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke because he ceded land to the Palestinians. And of course 9/11 was our fault too...just God showing us his disapproval for banning school prayer and allowing abortion.

    He also warned the people of Orlando, Fla. of possible hurricanes and retaliation after Disneyworld had a "Gay Day" at the park.

    So, how does he now explain a bolt of lightning striking down from the heavens and frying this statue to a crisp? Is this a message from God too? Maybe He's ****** at Pat Robertson and others like him for lying and taking peoples money. Or maybe it was a message to the kind of people I see on these message boards everyday. The ones who quote bible scriptures to justify their judgemental hate for others. Or,...maybe it just happened because it was a 62 foot metal rod sticking up in the air covered with foam.

    -- Posted by Rocket Valentine on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 9:58 AM
  • Maybe Pat will tell us that Touchdown Jesus was destroyed because the BCS crowned the wrong National Champion....

    -- Posted by HorseGentler on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 2:23 PM
  • Well, I'm convinced. Its time to start worshiping Zeus.

    -- Posted by Richard on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 2:30 PM
  • Well, I'm convinced. Its time to start worshiping Zeus.

    -- Posted by Richard on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 2:30 PM

    I thought you already were.

    -- Posted by somecommonsense on Sat, Jun 19, 2010, at 8:43 AM
  • rocket valentine that is soooooo funny.. you made my night.

    -- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sat, Jun 19, 2010, at 8:57 PM
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