Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cross Partially Removed from Water Tower ??

A while ago, I highlighted the case where the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the town of Whiteville, Tennessee, requesting they remove the cross the town had erected on the top of the water tower.  The mayor, James Bellar, called it an act of terrorism.

Well, to avoid losing what could have been an expensive court case, the town has indeed removed the 'cross' . . . sort of.  They simply cut off one of the arms.

Now it's not a cross, it's some abstract symbol or something.

Mayor Bellar had this mature thing to say:

"This brings to close a sad chapter in the history of Whiteville that can best be described as terroristic, cowardly and shameful! The fear and terror caused our older people here is shameful. So shame on your client and your firm!"

Yes, what a perfectly appropriate response to someone requesting you obey the law.  Shake your finger at them and cry, "Shame, shame shame!"

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More Jack Chick weirdness

Jack Chick has a new tract, always a source of amusement. 

This one's called "The Awful Truth," and it by turns rehashes old Chick material and goes deep into new unfathomable territory.  This one focuses on how Satan rules the Earth and that the Catholic Church is behind every evil deed in the history of ever.

While I'm no fan of the Catholic Church myself, I'm not convinced they are behind the rise of Islam and the assassination of JFK.  But it seems strange to me that God is supposed to be all-powerful, and is the creator of a universe that's over 30 billion light-years wide, but can't prevent Satan from having free rein on Earth.