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Invocation

In a similar post to this one, Paula Reed posted the video of the minister at her church, Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, CO, delivering an invocation at a Barack Obama campaign event in her town.

From that prayer:

All the great traditions – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism – teach that we are all connected to each other. They teach us that we best demonstrate our religious faith by showing compassion for one another. If we are to be faithful, we are to help one another, we will work for justice, we will work for peace.
When God works through us, we will marginalize no one.
When we are truly faithful we will see that religion is what ties us together. Any faith that divides us, that creates enemies, that preaches hatred, is false.

I don’t wear religion on my sleeve and don’t desire to preach, but this makes sense to me. Religion and faith are a part of the thread that connect all people.

It is my hope and prayer that the future leader of this nation (and of all nations), will lead us in this direction.  Away from hatred and disconnection.

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More Hell

One of the articles that gets the most view on this blog is called Hell is Real, which doesn’t reflect my religious values as much as it does show some rather interesting roadway viewing near my hometown of Cincinnati.

I suspect that what folks are searching for are pictures of Touchdown Jesus, pictured below:

Butter Jesus in Monroe, Ohio

You can find that statue, also known as Butter Jesus, just north of Cincinnati, near Exit 29 on the east side of the freeway.

But Touchdown Jesus can also be found in a more appropriate location than near the side of the freeway. How about the a mural on the library outside the football stadium at Notre Dame?

Mural at Notre Dame University library

I would be remiss if I didn’t include a YouTube video by comedian Heywood Banks about that same Big Butter Jesus.

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Hell Is Real?

Drive south from Columbus, Ohio on Interstate 71. About halfway to Cincinnati, on the east side of the highway, check for the following sign out in the middle of a corn field.

Found on Interstate 71 in Ohio

Sign on Interstate 71 in Ohio

And if that thought doesn’t just shake your bones, once you get to Cincinnati, head north on Interstate 75. Brace yourself as you get to Exit 29, the Monroe Exit. Immediately after the porn shop signs and flea markets, look on the east side of the freeway for Butter Jesus. And brace yourself…

Butter Jesus in Monroe, Ohio

Although both of these are a bit much to believe for a born Jew, now UU, they are truly shocking and maybe just a bit absurd.

I know I’ve asked this question before in this blog, but what kind of religion is this???

Certainly not about peace and good works.