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1 posted on 06/03/2007 6:16:14 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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Religious competition? They have to compete with the new eye attracting Mosques that are being built around the US?


2 posted on 06/03/2007 6:28:58 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Time to get your election bumper sticker ready. "Impeach Hillary 09".)
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I have nothing against spending hundreds of millions of dollars on cathedrals. I just think they should be beautiful. This one will be interesting. I’m not so sure it will be beautiful. The design is too odd. The interior tries too hard to be majestic. It will probably come across simply as overwhelming and empty. And there’s going to be way too much use of cold, sterile-looking gray concrete. Apparently there will be almost no Christian art inside either.

http://www.christthelightcathedral.org/cathedral_tour_bv.htm


3 posted on 06/03/2007 6:29:34 AM PDT by vladimir998 (Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ. St. Jerome)
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This is the problem...people are too concerned with the building that the church attends and not with the state that their heart is in.

2Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

4 posted on 06/03/2007 6:36:15 AM PDT by WileyPink ("...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6b)
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If you build it, He will come?


8 posted on 06/03/2007 7:26:50 AM PDT by stboz
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Oh man, it looks like another horrendously ugly "spaceship church" to me (yes, I looked at the virtual tour). More money thrown down the rabbit hole for a postmodern monstronsity that looks absolutely nothing like a Catholic house a worship. This one looks like some kind of cheap simulacrum of futuristic convention hall. Someone send all this flakey modernist/postmodernist "architects" packing and bring us back the architectural principles and common sense that gave us the great Medieval and Renaissance cathedrals!
10 posted on 06/03/2007 7:37:13 AM PDT by marsh_of_mists
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Wecome to North Mexico City.


12 posted on 06/03/2007 8:41:16 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.)
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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.


23 posted on 06/03/2007 1:04:53 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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Looks like something from Dubai.


24 posted on 06/03/2007 1:06:48 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (I would rather vote for Lindsay Lohan than Lindsey Graham.)
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Now we know what Jonah felt like in the whale.


25 posted on 06/03/2007 4:08:29 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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But of course this doesn’t qualify as a “megachurch.”


27 posted on 06/03/2007 4:28:13 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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There is no justification for spending that kind of money on a church sanctuary!


32 posted on 06/03/2007 5:23:27 PM PDT by LiteKeeper (Beware the secularization of America; the Islamization of Eurabia)
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Construction on France's Notre Dame broke ground in 1163 and wrapped up 182 years later in 1345

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."

34 posted on 06/03/2007 8:51:34 PM PDT by PAR35
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