I saw a report by Gary Tuchman on CNNj yesterday during Anderson Cooper’s “360″ that just floored me with how devastating clear it makes it that some (significant?) portion of American “Christians” are either complete idiots or totally out of their minds.
You may have already heard about this. Here is a link to Tuchman’s “Behind the Scenes” write-up of the report. Basically, a group of wingnuts in the heartland are interpreting Isaiah 35:8 (”A highway shall be there, and a road, and it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.”) to refer…wait for it…to U.S. Interstate 35.
Isaiah 35…I-35…get it?
The loon behind all this, Minister Cindy Jacobs, was shown in the broadcast report. I like this bit from Tuchman’s piece:
She says she can’t be sure Interstate 35 really is what is mentioned in the Bible but says she received a revelation to start this campaign after “once again reading Isaiah, Chapter 35.”
She received a “revelation”? Well PRAISE JAYZUS! I wonder how it was delivered, though. During the high point of a hot flash? Or written in the little stars she saw after hitting her head on something? Sheesh. Damned right she can’t be sure. I’d wager she ain’t right. In the head. And this is someone that someone else somewhere has ordained and certified to lead other sheep?
Jacobs also points out that perhaps there is a link between the area near this highway and tragedies that have happened in history, such as the bridge collapse on I-35 in Minneapolis last August and the assassination of JFK 44 years ago near I-35 in Dallas. That’s why prayer certainly can’t hurt, she adds.
So…it’s a “Highway of Holiness” that’s cursed? Does that even make sense?
Sometimes I’m just too shocked to even laugh. We may as well just let our hair grow and climb back up into the trees.