So, a church spends over a million buck erecting a gigantic cross to show just how mush they love Jesus:
Huh. So how does this fit with Mathew 6:6? You know, where Jesus tells people to “ … when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” Or how about Matthew 23:5? In that verse Jesus rebukes people who make big, public displays of piety when he says “ … they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments.” Or how this lines up with Mathew 23:23? He really lets fly on those who indulge in the hubris of following some laws at the expense of ignoring commandments about serving those in poverty or who need help, saying, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others.”
In fact, MANY verses seem to indicate that the Big Guy thinks ginormous and tacky grandstanding about how religious you are means you suck.
I’m sure Jesus still loves you, but he’s been calling you and your ilk asshats for two millennia, you dipshits. Don’t you people ever read that book you are always thumping and throwing a gay people?