Friday, November 30, 2007

Highway to Hell

No, not the AC/DC song. From an article here, it turns out that portions of the Eisenhower Interstate System are to be the source of our salvation. Four lanes to freedom, apparently. A quote:

A number of Christians have come to believe, because of recent prophecies, dreams, and visions, that I-35 is the highway spoken in Isaiah 35, verse 8: “And a highway will be there, it will be called the way of holiness.”

… [Heartland Ministries’ Hill] believes God has an awesome plan that starts along I-35. “Let’s draw a line in the center of America, set people on fire, get young people saved, get moms and dads saved, get churches on fire, get holy, and watch how it affects the rest of America.”

“What do we expect to see?” [said Cindy Jacob.] “We expect laws to be changed in cities. We expect righteous leaders. We expect a movement, a reformation that will literally sweep the face of the earth.”

First, I'd normally assume that this Rev. Hill doesn't actually want to light people on fire - but given the state of the religious right today, I'm not sure this is a safe assumption. Second, I think they are underselling the proof behind this theory. Don't we all remember how Jesus teaches us that Duluth, Kansas City, Witchita, and Waco will be where we'll all find redemption?

Honestly, does anyone really buy this crap? How much peyote do you have to smoke to get down with this idea?

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