A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.
"ooh! a poor person in need of help! i better make sure they get arrested!" to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling. Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…
SOMEBODY CALLED THE COPS ON JESUS!
why is it that were always told not to get tattoos at a young age because we “will regret it later on” when we are basically told to choose a career path by age 18? i’d rather be 40 years old with a tattoo that meant something to me when i was young than be 40 years old not wanting to get out of bed to go to a job that i hate because i was forced to decide on a career in my teens
Because you choose something as a start at 18 and learn and grow and develop in awesome ways as you figure out what’s even better and what is next. Life doesn’t work like magic, there is no *POOF* you’re a [something] forever. We are supposed to grow and learn and expand our interest and abilities and use that accumulated experience to shape our life in a way pleasing to ourselves. So choose something interesting to do and get started on living.
And don’t expect that tattoo you got at 18 to mean the same thing to you at 40 or 60 or 80. If you choose something meaningful the knowledge, experiences and the depth of character you acquire through your years should add a remarkable clarity to the piece and enhance it in ways you can’t even comprehend yet as a callow and inexperienced youth. And if you choose a piece of shit Dokken tattoo you can regret that fucker to the end.
Life, if you ain’t living, learning and growing you’re fucking it up. You don’t have to stand still, you don’t have to wait and you don’t have to do some shit thing forever just because it’s in front of you. Those are choices YOU make. Don’t blame the world for your choices, fight to do better for yourself.
"Speak of the devil, and he shall appear."
This is genius, but I need there to be a making-of video just so I can see how they got this thing on the cat without it flipping out and killing everyone in a 100mi radius.
Watching this video of parkour fails, it’s a wonder that there are any teenage boys alive at all. They are so so dumb.
Also, the one at1:05 where the dog comes over to see if the kid is alright is my favorite.
i needed this so badly.
At some point, stupidity generates some kind of physics-warping field that protects us from harm; the field eventually fades, but while it’s up, we learn basically nothing.