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Nov 6 - Giant Lord Jesus statue completed in Polish town
 

 
Giant Lord Jesus statue completed in Polish town

SWIEBODZIN, Poland – A gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world's largest rose majestically above a small town on Saturday, as the grandiose dream of a local priest finally came to pass.

The white statue with outstretched arms and golden crown rising above the western Polish plains in Swiebodzin provides competition to Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer.

The mayor of the western Polish town, Dariusz Bekisz, claims it is now the world's tallest.

Rev. Sylwester Zawadzki, the 78-year-old priest who created the statue said it rises 108 feet, or 33 meters — one meter for every year that Jesus lived. Other members of the construction team, however, gave differing figures. One said it rises 167 feet (51 meters) if you include a mound it sits on and the crown on the head.

By comparison, the statue in Brazil's Rio is 125 feet (38 meters) tall.

While it wasn't possible to verify the exact height of the new statue, there was no doubt that "Christ the King," as the golden-crowned Polish statue is called, cut an imposing sight as it was finally completed.

It has divided Poles and underlined the deep cultural divide between a deeply Catholic population and an increasingly confident secular society — with many mocking the statue project as tacky.

But many residents in Swiebodzin welcome it. They believe it will put their town of 22,000 on the map for tourists and Roman Catholic pilgrims and bring in needed money to renovate the historic buildings in the tiny town center.

"I am extremely proud," said Danuta Gordzelewska, a 60-year-old who watched as the statue's head was lowered into place.

Gordzelewska has donated money to the statue, which was funded by contributions from as far away as Canada. "It's special to watch something being built that later generations will have."

After many delays, a crane on Saturday morning lifted the arms and shoulders and slowly placed them onto the figure's lower body. Hours later, workers hoisted on the head, which is crowned with a golden king's crown — rather than the crown of thorns favored in Christian iconography.

Hundreds of onlookers then broke into applause, and some prayed, grasping rosaries. Workers in safety helmets and neon vests gathered at the base of the statue for a group photo, and Rev. Sylwester Zawadzki, the 78-year-old priest who created the statue, waded into an adoring crowd.

"I have never been as happy as I am today," he said, beaming but clearly exhausted after seeing through the project that experienced setbacks and delays.

Zawadzki, known in town as "the builder priest" after also erecting two churches and other buildings, said he felt that he was called by Jesus to build the statue.

"This is the culmination of my life's work as a priest," he told onlookers and reporters who pressed around him.

"I felt inspired to fulfill Jesus' will, and today I give thanks to him for allowing me to fulfill his will."

The priest, wearing a dark coat over his black robe, turned to walk away and local people flocked after him, some shaking his hand. "We thank you! We thank you!" they chanted.

The project faced numerous problems along the way. A skeptical bishop put the brakes on it at one point and state officials also suspended the project for some time, fearing the size made it unsafe. The priest had a heart attack but recovered.

More recently, an attempt to finally mount the figure had to be aborted because it turned out that the crane at hand was not powerful enough to lift the arms and shoulders — weighing 30 tons (27 metric tons) — onto the standing body. A more powerful crane was obtained but further delays were caused this week by heavy winds.

Zawadzki said he kept the faith all along.

"I never had any doubts, not even for a minute," he said.


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 7 years ago '05        #2
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Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.
 11-06-2010, 05:37 PM         #3
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 bobbysteels18 said:
Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.
f**k outta here
 7 years ago '08        #4
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 bobbysteels18 said:
Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.


n*gga i belive in Goku more .
Both are made up of corse but his story is the Shizznat :dancingcool:
 7 years ago '10        #6
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 WezLFaCe_KiD said:


n*gga i belive in Goku more .
Both are made up of corse but his story is the Shizznat :dancingcool:


Statue mad nice tho
 7 years ago '06        #7
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 bobbysteels18 said:
Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.
no point in telling this to all the atheists and agnostics here, but also saying all this stuff in a threatening way doesn't help much either...
 7 years ago '06        #8
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 bobbysteels18 said:
Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.
I agree, but no need to put it in non-believer faces. We should pray for them to come to the truth and knowledge of our Lord and Savior.
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 bobbysteels18 said:
Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.
Mate, you've gotta chill out. You're right, but you just give non-believers ammunition when you say it as blunt as that.


 WordisBond said:
f**k outta here



 WezLFaCe_KiD said:


n*gga i belive in Goku more .
Both are made up of corse but his story is the Shizznat :dancingcool:


Jesus made up? Really? You've single-handedly made atheists look like a bunch of uneducated, ignorant dumbasses with that comment


 d4deesnuts said:
no point in telling this to all the atheists and agnostics here, but also saying all this stuff in a threatening way doesn't help much either...
Co-sign.


 Blockburner28 said:
I agree, but no need to put it in non-believer faces. We should pray for them to come to the truth and knowledge of our Lord and Savior.
Amen.
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 CuZzA said:
Mate, you've gotta chill out. You're right, but you just give non-believers ammunition when you say it as blunt as that.











Jesus made up? Really? You've single-handedly made atheists look like a bunch of uneducated, ignorant dumbasses with that comment




Co-sign.




Amen.
queer.....
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CuZzA 17 heat pts17
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queer.....

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 7 years ago '04        #12
Woody 
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what would the Illuminati say about this?
 11-06-2010, 07:09 PM         #13
WordisBond 
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Not tryna come at yall religion but I can never call another man, my lord and my savior.


I can understand why people need religion. The world is f**ked up and mysterious and people need answers. People need to know that their is a reason why they are in existence.

I can respect that.

But don't ever try and force your religion at me. You go ahead and believe in your "God" and I'll go about my business.

Please don't make me go further
 11-06-2010, 07:15 PM         #14
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 Blockburner28 said:
I agree, but no need to put it in non-believer faces. We should pray for them to come to the truth and knowledge of our Lord and Savior.
 bobbysteels18 said:
Jesus is the real deal all you non believers will see on judgement day.
 WordisBond said:
Not tryna come at yall religion but I can never call another man, my lord and my savior.


I can understand why people need religion. The world is f**ked up and mysterious and people need answers. People need to know that their is a reason why they are in existence.

I can respect that.

But don't ever try and force your religion at me. You go ahead and believe in your "God" and I'll go about my business.

Please don't make me go further
The statue and these comments really crack me up. The Bible specifically speaks AGAINST IDOL WORSHIP!!!!!!

This has nothing to do with Jesus. Everything to do with Pagan deception. If people actually read the bible they would see that Catholics right on down to the Southern Baptist are all following Pagan rituals. But using the bible as a cover. And this December they will cut trees down, bring them into their homes, and decorate it. Even though the bible says not to do so.

Just sayin... But you don't hear me doe...
 7 years ago '09        #15
WezLFaCe_KiD 57 heat pts57
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im not atheist and ye pretty much his s**t is just a copycat story from a bunch of other prophet stories b4 him .. Bible is written by people who never seen this jesus u speak of .


















b**ch I look Like Goku
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Exodus 20:4-5!!!!!

Exodus 20:4 -Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exodus 20:5 - Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Exodus 20:6 - And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

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 legendisdope said:
im guessing you havent seen zeitgeist yet?
If that s**t makes you distrust god like others have said, then your faith never was there in the first place
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Zeitgeist? Hahahahaha. The Bible has lasted 2000 years under intense scrutiny and thrives more now than it ever has. The Zeitgeist movie lasted one watch from historians, theologians, scientists and astrologers before it was branded baseless, fictional bulls**t.
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 palogee said:
The statue and these comments really crack me up. The Bible specifically speaks AGAINST IDOL WORSHIP!!!!!!

This has nothing to do with Jesus. Everything to do with Pagan deception. If people actually read the bible they would see that Catholics right on down to the Southern Baptist are all following Pagan rituals. But using the bible as a cover. And this December they will cut trees down, bring them into their homes, and decorate it. Even though the bible says not to do so.

Just sayin... But you don't hear me doe...
I read the bible big homie and I have a audio bible also, but are you talking about this?

Isaiah 44 14:20

He cuts down cedars for himself,
And takes the cypress and the oak;
He secures it for himself among the trees of the forest.
He plants a pine, and the rain nourishes it.
Then it shall be for a man to burn,
For he will take some of it and warm himself;
Yes, he kindles it and bakes bread;
Indeed he makes a god and worships it;
He makes it a carved image, and falls down to it.
He burns half of it in the fire;
With this half he eats meat;
He roasts a roast, and is satisfied.
He even warms himself and says, “ Ah! I am warm,
I have seen the fire.”
And the rest of it he makes into a god,
His carved image.
He falls down before it and worships it,
Prays to it and says,

“ Deliver me, for you are my god!”
They do not know nor understand;
For He has shut their eyes, so that they cannot see,
And their hearts, so that they cannot understand.
And no one considers in his heart,
Nor is there knowledge nor understanding to say,

“ I have burned half of it in the fire,
Yes, I have also baked bread on its coals;
I have roasted meat and eaten it;
And shall I make the rest of it an abomination?
Shall I fall down before a block of wood?”
20 He feeds on ashes;
A deceived heart has turned him aside;
And he cannot deliver his soul,
Nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?”


Jeremiah 10:1-10

Idols and the True God

Hear the word which the LORD speaks to you, O house of Israel.
Thus says the LORD:


Do not learn the way of the Gentiles;
Do not be dismayed at the signs of heaven,
For the Gentiles are dismayed at them.
For the customs of the peoples are futile;
For one cuts a tree from the forest,
The work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
They decorate it with silver and gold;
They fasten it with nails and hammers
So that it will not topple.
They are upright, like a palm tree,
And they cannot speak;
They must be carried,
Because they cannot go by themselves.
Do not be afraid of them,
For they cannot do evil,
Nor can they do any good.”
Inasmuch as there is none like You, O LORD
(You are great, and Your name is great in might),
Who would not fear You, O King of the nations?
For this is Your rightful due.
For among all the wise men of the nations,
And in all their kingdoms,
There is none like You.
But they are altogether dull-hearted and foolish;
A wooden idol is a worthless doctrine.
Silver is beaten into plates;
It is brought from Tarshish,
And gold from Uphaz,
The work of the craftsman
And of the hands of the metalsmith;
Blue and purple are their clothing;
They are all the work of skillful men.
But the LORD is the true God;
He is the living God and the everlasting King.
At His wrath the earth will tremble,
And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.

Both of the prophets are pretty much talking about idols, so in other words if you pray to your Christmas tree then this is directed to you.
 7 years ago '09        #20
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 jayjay2 said:
If that s**t makes you distrust god like others have said, then your faith never was there in the first place
i have some faith that there might be higher power(s) in this whole universe









But come on dawg us
You actually believe that us as Humans
(just like 10 Plus thousand years in existence )
already have the answer to What happens after we die
and how were supposed to get there ,
n*gga please theres Billions of Planets ,
and millions of Galaxy's and parallel universes
and you think people from thousands of years ago
who thought the world was flat
knows this ultra complex answer
and your just gonna stand there and nod your head
at least do a lil research b4 u give your 100% ok on it
do u ever wonder why theres so many religions
because each civilization needs to make up something
to rationalize it to their people if something bad happens

No ONE KNOWS . I believe in karma and incarnation because in a sense we are all recycled .and that their might be Higher power(s)




but religion i dont need that to tell me whats right from wrong (especially since their has been a lot of lives lost from it )
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