WARNING, this is kinda a vent post, I really just wanted to vent about how much this irritated me and pissed me off
so I was driving along one evening and so happened to look over at our
old church. This is one of the most stupid things I have ever seen and
really pisses me off. Let me start off by explaining why we stopped
attending this church... when you go through the door, you see these
snobby snears from people because you aren't dressed in a fancy 3 piece
suit and a $100 dress. Anything you think, is wrong. Anything you do, is
wrong, don't look at people, don't shake hands, don't join in unison to
pray. Seriously? So anyway, to summarize the story, They spent over
"$100,000" on this cross to place outside of the church via donations.
There are plenty of people in our community that need help, not only the
people that attend the church. A TRUE christian would know to help
their brothers and sisters. This cross goes against almost everything
that they "believe in" regardless if they say that it "symbolizes
everything we believe in". I seriously wanted to buy some spray paint
and a 110 foot ladder and paint "Greed and Idol Worshipping is a sin!"
across it. I'm glad to see that you are proud of your religion, but
you're doing it in the most hypocritical way possible. Go ahead and
start teaching your followers that greed and jealousy and judgement of
your fellow peers is the way to live your life.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
By ASHLEY JACKSON - Bulletin Staff Writer
Victory Baptist Church in Fieldale is building a cross that will stand nearly nine stories high.
The cross will be 110 feet tall and more than 60 feet wide. Naff Welding and Machine Works of Henry, owned by brothers David and Bobby Naff, is building the cross by welding and fabricating the steel. David Naff is a member of Victory Baptist Church. “There are none (crosses) in the state of Virginia that tall,” said Victory Baptist Church Pastor Dan Schelling. The cross is a symbol for “everything that our church believes in and stands for,” Schelling said, adding that the church sings mostly Southern gospel music that focuses on the cross and the resurrection. “It’s all about the cross,” he added. The cross will consist of heavy fabricated steel and will weigh about 35 tons, Naff said. At the footings are 300 tons of concrete, he added. In July, the footings were poured and the first piece of steel was placed in the ground, Naff said. The rest of the cross will be attached to that piece, he said. The initial piece of steel is 17 feet deep in the ground, Naff added. All of the pieces of fabricated steel are being put together at the church. Two large cranes will be needed to raise it, Naff said. The project will cost more than $100,000, Schelling said. It is all being paid for by donations from people inside and outside of the church, he said. The hope is to have the cross completed before Easter on April 8 so the sunrise service can be conducted under the cross, Naff said. People from surrounding areas will be welcome at the service, he said. The idea to build the cross came about four years ago when the church choir traveled to Tennessee to participate in a jubilee. On the way there, they saw a large cross in Bristol, Tenn., on Interstate 81 at a church also — ironically — named Victory Baptist Church, Naff said. After seeing the cross, Schelling called the Tennessee church. Officials there put him in touch with an architect near Richmond who built the cross in Tennessee, Naff said. The blueprints were purchased and construction began. The cross in Tennessee stands 75 feet high, but “we wanted to go bigger so people could see it from (U.S.) 220,” Naff said. Those driving down U.S. 220 can look at the cross and it will “remind them of what Christ Jesus did for us on Calvary” and hopefully “make us think about how we are living,” Naff said. “The congregation is very excited about the cross,” he added. A possible second phase of the project would be a military memorial around the base of the cross with American flags and a tribute marker for fallen soldiers, Schelling said. “A cross is a place to come and pray” and the memorial could serve as a place for loved ones of fallen soldiers to have a moment of silence, Naff said. - http://martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=32471&back=archives
How would YOU give back if you had $100,000?