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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #101
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Some great aerials below, shame they are not available in a bigger size.

Despite being up the statute isn't completely finished yet, still about 2 weeks worth of work to go before the official unveiling.



















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Old November 12th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #102
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Old November 12th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #103
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From what distance is it visible?
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Old November 12th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #104
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Well I must say, I don't find it realy ugly. To me he has a too serious look, maybe with a friendly face, he will attrackt more people?

But He looks a bit like a Normadic King, instead of a Jewish one, but at least he has a beard and a headcovering. :-)

Only acc. to the pictures I see, he turns his back to a former laborcamp. Just a few kilometers behind his leftside some of Jesus familymembers had to work in the camps of Lubrza (Liebenau I and II).
It might be a bit difficult for some Jews overthere to understand if Jesus was King of the Poles or the Jews if they visit Lubrza and from there they can see the statue.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 04:17 PM   #105
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Terrible. Glad I don't live in Swiebodzin.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 02:55 AM   #106
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World's tallest Jesus statue unveiled in Poland

About 15,000 Christian pilgrims and tourists streamed into the western Polish town of Swiebodzin Sunday for the unveiling of what has been billed as the world's tallest statue of Jesus, police said. Skip related content

Polish television stations showed throngs of worshippers marching in procession with religious banners and placards proclaiming "Christ the King of the Universe."

"This monument is a visible sign of faith in Christ," said Bishop Stefan Regmunt who blessed the statue at a ceremony presided over by Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz.

The brain child of retired local Roman Catholic priest Sylwester Zawadzki, the figure soars to a height of 33 metres (108 ft) which he said symbolised the 33 years Jesus lived on earth.

It is three metres taller than Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer which stands on a mountain top overlooking Rio de Janeiro.

The three-metre gold crown gracing the 440-tonne Polish statue, said to symbolise the three years of Christ's ministry on earth, would bring the monument's overall height to 36 metres.

"Christ the King will welcome visitors to Catholic Poland," the 78-year-old Father Zawadzki has repeatedly said of his creation which stands on an artificial 16-metre mound. "The monument has been erected to fulfil a religious mission, not as an attraction."

But tourists have been arriving from Germany wanting to take souvenir photos of the monument about 90 km (55 miles) from the German border, news channel TVN24 reported.

The fibreglass and plaster figure with outstretched arms was financed entirely through donations by parishioners and other advocates of the project.

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Old November 25th, 2010, 01:18 AM   #107
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this picture nicely summarizes everything
it's a tacky statue at godforsaken place (in its figurative meaning )
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Old November 26th, 2010, 07:17 AM   #108
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To live there in the first row must be a real experience ... Jesus the Goliath is greeting you everyday ... till you're in heaven or hell
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Old November 26th, 2010, 11:51 AM   #109
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It says: Border crossings in Poland 2020
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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #110
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Jesus must love his new view of the Ikea down the road....
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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #111
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"Want to waste some money? Come to Poland, we have many ideas"
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:10 PM   #112
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It only cost like 950 000 euro, that's like the price of standard 2 bedder apartment in inner city London.It's probably generated millions and millions in free publicity for the town and generate many millions more tourist dollars over it's lifespan, so it's hardly money wasted. This is all overlooking the slightly more important fact that it brings people happiness. Anyway, it's not public money so people can spend it how they like. If you want to worry about wasted money, how much money does the govt waste each year on the military overseas operations, just one of those recently bought F-16's Block 52 goes for 40 million a pop, and all they do is kill people.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #113
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It only cost like 950 000 euro, that's like the price of standard 2 bedder apartment in inner city London.
Still a lot of dough, or would you claim there are really no poor people in Poland ?

BTW Such a big statue casts also a big shadow. Probably the biggest Jesus shadow in the universe!
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Old November 26th, 2010, 02:47 PM   #114
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Still a lot of dough, or would you claim there are really no poor people in Poland ?

BTW Such a big statue casts also a big shadow. Probably the biggest Jesus shadow in the universe!
No, of course there are poor people everywhere, always has been and always probably will be...

Interesting read on the topic:

John 12:8

Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here, a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus' feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, "Why wasn't this perfume sold and the money given to the poor?It was worth a year's wages. " He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

"Leave her alone," Jesus replied. "[It was intended] that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me."


No one likes it, but there will likely always be poor people, but that doesn't mean an offering to God is not welcome, having said that purely from a financial point of view, the money this statute will make for the community from tourists etc stopping to have a look etc, spending a few bob in town, will outweight the relatively small cost and will have a net positive benefit for this little parish, a lot more so then it would if the Priest just stood on the street and begged for change.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:34 PM   #115
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Guys it's not yur money then stop complain!
btw. how much did yu spent over last year by helping poor ppl?
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The picture above is highly offensive to many Christians. I ask the moderators to remove it !
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Old November 28th, 2010, 04:38 PM   #118
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Old November 28th, 2010, 05:05 PM   #119
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The picture above is highly offensive to many Christians. I ask the moderators to remove it !
This statue is also offensive to many Christians, so we should olso remove it...
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Old December 1st, 2010, 06:01 AM   #120
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the statue is great.
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