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And He was probably trying to get in for years. 

http://www.thestate.com/living/religion/article212119039.html

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Jesus Christ is being removed from a South Carolina church.

A statue of Jesus Christ and accompanying artwork that has been displayed at Red Bank Baptist Church for more than a decade will be taken down by Thursday, according to church officials.

The art will be removed because a majority of the congregation voted that the 7-foot-tall statue and sculpted reliefs were "causing some confusion."

According to the church, many people think the sculptures are Catholic and not representative of a Baptist church.

 

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I really want to see the rest of the scenes he created around the statue. He did really good work, from what I can tell in the 1 picture.

And how stupid does this church think people are? People mistaking a church that says "Baptist" on the outside with a catholic church all because of the art work. Good grief!

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@gustava,  that's my favorite quote about my home state said in 1861 by an SC attorney opposed to secession.  (I can't recall his name ATM.)  @quiversR4hunting,  it always bothered me that our "evil, heathen" Catholic neighbors had crucifixes and statues of Jesus's mother in their home, but we had maybe one picture of Jesus in our Baptist church.    That seemed wrong to me and I was just a little kid.

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2 hours ago, gustava said:

South Carolina:  Too small to be a country; too large to be an insane asylum.

And I seriously doubt that we are too large to be an insane asylum.   I so want to move

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I wonder how they felt about big butter Jesus in Ohio before he got struck my lightning. 

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Now that I had time to look it up James L Petigru uttered the famous line.  I knew his last name was the same as a street in Greenville.

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I agree with the one member of the church, who complained that removing the art as "too Catholic" is 1) insulting the intelligence of  people and 2) suggests there's something wrong with being Catholic. (Of course, many of her fellow Baptists DO think there's something wrong with being Catholic).

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I clicked on this absolutely SURE it was going to be about a hispanic guy named Jesus getting kicked out of the church, which says bad things about my opinion of SC. Which is where some of my best friends live, and is only a few miles from me.

But no, thankfully? Maybe? 

They're not being racists this time, just giving Baptists a bad name by being anti-Catholic, instead. (Though, I haven't done any research on it but I'm betting some of the historical anti-Catholic stuff in the US was as much racism as religion, at least in many areas.) 

Stupidity. It's everywhere.

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5 hours ago, Alisamer said:

I clicked on this absolutely SURE it was going to be about a hispanic guy named Jesus getting kicked out of the church, which says bad things about my opinion of SC. Which is where some of my best friends live, and is only a few miles from me.

But no, thankfully? Maybe? 

They're not being racists this time, just giving Baptists a bad name by being anti-Catholic, instead. (Though, I haven't done any research on it but I'm betting some of the historical anti-Catholic stuff in the US was as much racism as religion, at least in many areas.) 

Stupidity. It's everywhere.

Historically Catholicism was and still is the religion of the immigrant populations coming in to the United States.  The Irish, Italians, and German immigrants made up a large part of the Catholic population of this country in the 19th century and some of that anti-Catholic stuff was in response to the church being one of the immigrants.  A lot of Catholics came out here to the Midwest to get away from the anti-Catholic douche nozzles out east.  And now the descendants of the 19th century immigrants are attacking immigrants as not being American enough.  Jesus Fornicating Christ, do these people not realize that their ancestors were viewed with the same contempt and suspicion that their own ancestors were? 

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9 minutes ago, 47of74 said:

And now the descendants of the 19th century immigrants are attacking immigrants as not being American enough.  Jesus Fornicating Christ, do these people not realize that their ancestors were viewed with the same contempt and suspicion that their own ancestors were? 

One of my relatives (second cousin once removed?) was spouting off a bunch of xenophobic garbage and being super anti-immigrant and it’s like you do realize our grandparents came here as refugees, right? Freaking asshole.

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Why am I not surprised that this is a Baptist church?  I'm still shaking my head over this, trying to make sense out of it.  Which is not ever going to happen. 

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I honestly cant handle anymore stupidity. How could a church that is saved by the blood of Jesus Jesus not want a statue of Him? That's all I can say about that.

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10 hours ago, JermajestyDuggar said:

I wonder how they felt about big butter Jesus in Ohio before he got struck my lightning. 

They had a larger and more obnoxious looking one made. I am embarrassed every time I drive by that church.

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And what would these good god fearing baptists say if they found out that Jesus was brown skinned, a jew, and believed in socialism (there was a huge fight on Twitter about this), and his mother wasn't married when she got pregnant and didn't get married till after he was born. 

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Also I sincerely doubt Jesus is 7 feet tall :P

 

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The CelticDude just reminded me of a problem they had at our former church.  St Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church (don't let the evangelical fool you, it is a rather liberal ELCA church).  An upstate pastor, who is well known around here for painting icons, painted an icon featuring St Luke for the church.  They had it displayed in the narthex for everyone to enjoy.  IT was a beautiful painting.  Then the complaints came:  People didn't tihnk it appropriate that we had an icon.  A couple of morons mentioned "no graven images", which was amusing because the same people had their photos in the church directory.  Long story short, the icon was eventually moved to the church office to stop the complaints.  

 

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20 hours ago, gustava said:

South Carolina:  Too small to be a country; too large to be an insane asylum.

Hmm actually, if google is correct in its landmass and population then going by this data (admittedly out of data data) https://data.mongabay.com/igapo/world_statistics_by_area.htm it would be about 115/116 in both landmass and population.

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22 hours ago, 47of74 said:

congregation voted that the 7-foot-tall statue and sculpted reliefs were "causing some confusion."

According to the church, many people think the sculptures are Catholic and not representative of a Baptist church.

A sign that said "Baptist Church" couldn't help with that?! Got to imagine hauling off a sculpture costs a pretty penny. 

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9 hours ago, Ali said:

They had a larger and more obnoxious looking one made. I am embarrassed every time I drive by that church.

Hi neighbor!

I kinda regret not seeing Football Jesus in person before he died. And luckily the new one isn't on my normal routes anywhere. But I admit to being excited the first time I saw the legend (I'm a recent transplant) - kinda like the M&Ms in the commercial seeing Santa....."(It) does exist!"

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On 5/30/2018 at 11:58 AM, JermajestyDuggar said:

I wonder how they felt about big butter Jesus in Ohio before he got struck my lightning. 

"I can't believe it's not Jesus..."

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This was hand sculpted by an original member of the congregation. I mean, I am sure he went to all that effort out of love for Jesus, right?  A South Carolina newspaper article came up in my tablet feed saying he hoped it wasn't destroyed, just sold or donated. 

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6 hours ago, Rowan said:

Hi neighbor!

I kinda regret not seeing Football Jesus in person before he died. And luckily the new one isn't on my normal routes anywhere. But I admit to being excited the first time I saw the legend (I'm a recent transplant) - kinda like the M&Ms in the commercial seeing Santa....."(It) does exist!"

I actually live in Michigan and pass by the crazy church when I visit family down south. 

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20 hours ago, anniebgood said:

And what would these good god fearing baptists say if they found out that Jesus was brown skinned, a jew, and believed in socialism (there was a huge fight on Twitter about this), and his mother wasn't married when she got pregnant and didn't get married till after he was born. 

I have heard that argument from a few people, most of them are white and older.  I've had that discussion with a few people myself - he was born into a Jewish family in the Middle East.  He probably was not the blondeish, obviously white guy in the paintings still on the wall of most Protestant churches!

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