Christian Fundamentalists Consider Our Giant Buddha Sculpture a Sign of the Rapture

Well, “Three Head Six Arm Buddha” by Shanghai artist Zhang Huan has just arrived in Civic Center but the Internets are already burning up with talk of the Rapture.

Why? ‘Cause this 15-ton monster portends the arrival of the Antichrist Maitreya (or something). And then things will go downhill fairly quickly after that, apparently. (Actually, we were supposed to get the Rapture on January 11, 2009, because of Barack Obama of course, but then….)

via tofuart

(That Five Doves website doesn’t look like much, but it gets more traffic than this one anyway.)

The End is Nigh. So don’t forget to bring  a sacrifice to tomorrow’s Grand Celebration. (Goat skin chaps optional.)

See you there!

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5 Responses to “Christian Fundamentalists Consider Our Giant Buddha Sculpture a Sign of the Rapture”

  1. sfmike says:

    Thanks for the info. I was wondering why thousands of people were suddenly coming to “Civic Center” via a link to photos of the three heads six arms Buddha statue from stevequayle.com, a survivalist out of Montana. Weird.

  2. Burgos says:

    If it riles the christian-taliban, I support it. Hey, they’re the ones who believe in talking snakes.

  3. Diane says:

    If that was a statue of Jesus Christ all the homosexuals and liberals would be pissed off because of “separation of church and state”… but since it’s some impotent idol the leberals keep their mouth shut (for once)

  4. Jon says:

    What don’t they consider to be a sign of the rapture. They are desperate for it to happen. Desperate as they are ignorant.

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