Good point. Looking at torture/execution devices often has that effect one me.
1/14/2007 3:12:22 AM
Has this worked on anyone in history? Just one? I'd really love to know.
1/14/2007 3:29:58 AM
Vampires, or so I'm told.
1/14/2007 4:01:52 AM
Well, one could say the same thing about a stiff kick to the shins.
1/14/2007 4:27:06 AM
Papabear: I was thinking a good shot to the solar plexus, myself, but a kick to the shins works too.
1/14/2007 4:39:38 AM
Depends if they're worshipping it or losing their lunch.
1/14/2007 5:44:40 AM
Why hasn't the military harnessed this enemy-incapacitating power of the cross yet?
1/14/2007 6:39:54 AM
I want to say that the sight of a really fine-looking gentleman could bring me to my knees, but I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea. ;)
1/14/2007 7:01:14 AM
The only way a cross would bring me to my knees is if I tripped over it.
1/14/2007 8:27:44 AM
Experience and the knowledge that the presence of a cross, IS NOT THE GUARANTEE OF WHAT YOU SAY.
1/14/2007 8:42:30 AM
Only works on the already indoctrinated, so at most it's a memory-jogger... As for my reaction to crosses, I remember being terrified of a crucifix on the side of the road when I was a little kid, once I understood what it represented. I had to close my eyes to pass in front of it...
1/14/2007 4:55:15 PM
OMG I do NOT understand these fucking lunatics at all. Why do they celebrate images of subjugation and enslavement? They WANT to be on their knees, debasing themselves?
I tell you, every time I see one of those goddamn \"Every knee shall bow\" window stickers I want to throw a big, fat rock through it. MAN that irritates me.
1/14/2007 5:08:54 PM
If you have to kneel every time you see a cross, perhaps you should seek help for your OCD.
Btw, Shell, are you an anarchist? :p
1/14/2007 5:59:04 PM
So put one up in your front yard then.
1/14/2007 6:00:32 PM
Just to be sarcastic. I´ve never seen people on their knees or saved for doing additions in maths. The sign itself means nothing.
1/14/2007 6:25:52 PM
Yeah, I don't think so.
1/14/2007 6:38:11 PM
I haven't seen it happen in 74 years, but I'll keep my eyes open.
1/14/2007 8:55:49 PM
Bring someone to their knees? My guess would be that to a non-Christian, a town that puts a cross on a public monument says \"we have no tolerance or respect for people of other faiths here\". Not exactly a good selling technique for the town or Christianity.
1/14/2007 8:56:56 PM
Btw, Shell, are you an anarchist? :p
Ha! I'm actually not, is the thing. I'm, like, the most boring rule-follower ever. I don't even drive fast. I just find the foundational narratives of Christianity so offensive and perverse that I have no respect for them.
1/14/2007 10:11:32 PM
the only way a cross would bring me to my knees is if somebody smacked the back of my legs with it.
1/14/2007 10:45:31 PM
Uh-huh. Which is why someone put up a cross very similar to this:
next to the Adult World in Campbell County, Tennessee. They were hoping that they could drive customers away from such a sinful place of business, but they should have realized that people just use it as a landmark. \"There's that ugly-ass cross, five minutes to new porn!\"
1/15/2007 12:02:11 AM
... and who is to say that the sight of that cross won't bring someone to their knees.
Count me in as one of those who say that. The cross is just a religious symbol. To a lot of people it means nothing at all.
1/15/2007 12:13:15 AM
I wanna feel Jesus salvation all over my face. [/Cartman]
1/15/2007 2:43:44 AM
JulianThere's gotta be easier ways.
This one brings tears too! Woo hoo, bonus!
1/15/2007 2:45:51 AM
When I see those memorials I always think that someone was saddened profoundly by the loss of a loved one. I am not, however, so easily influenced as to change my world perspective by looking at two strips of pine and some artificial flowers.
1/15/2007 8:47:07 AM