Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I 35 "The Highway of Holiness" Could Be, Only In America


Well kiddywinks I've just been having a "You're fucking kidding me" moment (Bill Maher clip) not surprisingly when you consider what I have just been reading.

What can I say but, buggerdy fuck! Only In America!

MINNEAPOLIS — For many drivers, it's an efficient north-south route across the state, but for a number of Christians across denominations, Interstate 35 is a holy stretch of asphalt leading to divine salvation.

Some believe I-35 might be shorthand that links the interstate to Isaiah 35:8 of the Bible: "And a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the Holy Way; the unclean shall not pass over it, and fools shall not err therein."

While some believe the interstate is literally a road to enlightenment and a detour from sin, others say the link is a wildly skewed interpretation of Scripture at best and ridiculous at worst.

What proponents of the idea call "The Highway of Holiness" cuts a swath straight through the Midwest from Duluth, Minn., to Laredo, bisecting the country and kissing the Mexican border. The road's prominence through the country's heartland lends more apple-pie credence to the belief.

Worshippers in churches across the United States and abroad prayed nonstop for 35 days from late October to early December as part of the "Light the Highway" movement led by a Texas ministry.

The goal, believers said, was to pray for the overall betterment of the country, forgiveness of personal and collective sins and closeness with God.more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What happens when an atheist drives it? Does the tar melt and errupt with fire? Do demons creep through the cracks and torture them for a minimum of 10 miles? Or, the worst, are they forced to listen to the 500 christian channels that are sure to mandatory listening when traveling on the "blessed path"?

I think I'll pass. HH