Skip to comments.Christ the Light's towering $190 million project is the most expensive church in U.S. history
Posted on 06/03/2007 6:16:10 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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“Hey Vlad, you are welcome to join the Sunday School Bible Study group each Saturday evening and Sunday to study His word and to worship him. On the Internet, btw, not a building.”
Thanks for the offer, but I alreadt have Saturday and Sunday devotions and study to attend to. I do appreciate the offer, however.
“I stand by my statement of Mr Murphy. This exchange proves it. Just check his postings and check mine.”
No, I am more interested in your postings with me.
“I evidently was wrong when I first said that your disagreement was in good spirit.”
You didn’t say that to me. You said it to someone else.
“Your true spirit is beginning to show towards my Born-Again worship of my Lord and Savior.”
Wrong. I have made no comment about, and have really no interest in, your worship. My comments have been entirely focused on your strange either/or philosophy regarding the building of cathedrals and care of souls.
“I was wrong. I thought you had a rational discussion.”
I always do. You’re the one who is not.
“You can respond if you wish, (so you can have the last word) but I’m through with this.”
“Again, you are welcome to join the Bible Study caucus if you like.”
Thanks once more.
You are correct, I stand corrected.
I like it. I also like the Crystal Cathedral although walking into it the first time was a bit disorienting. That is truly a major architectual achievement. Dazzling.
It expresses light and openness.
The bible didn’t say we have to build Gothic. (Watch someone claim it’s in Leviticus...)
Anything is better than the 70’s and 80’s galvanzied barns.
Looks like something from Dubai.
Now we know what Jonah felt like in the whale.
Our Cathedral is oriented toward Lake Merritt, which flows ultimately into the Pacific.
Jesus is returning from Lake Merritt. Spread the word.
This suggests the Word flowing into the Christian community of the East Bay and through us into one that is larger and more interconnected than ever before.We reach out to our neighbors around the Pacific Rim, just as the Pacific Rim has sent us so many of her priests, religious, and faithful. The Cathedral position also acknowledges the ocean, a primal element of God's creation and an obviously important one for those of us in the Bay Area.
And it's all about us, isn't it?
But of course this doesn’t qualify as a “megachurch.”
Quite a monument. But is it a monument to the glory of God? I could not personally in good conscience contribute to or authorize such conspicuous consumption.
There is a Murphy’s Law that goes like this:
The fundamental solvency of an organization is inversely proportional to the depth of the carpeting in the foyer.
There is no justification for spending that kind of money on a church sanctuary!
This is exactly my point from my earlier post.
Koelner Dom took longer. From Wikipedia: "Construction of the Gothic church began in 1248 and took, with interruptions, until 1880 to complete a period of over six hundred years."