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19-04-2013, 04:29 PM
New York City - Second Avenue Subway - Yes this is about religion.
New York City is building a much needed new subway line along Second Avenue.
Planned since the 1920s and with many false starts, they are finally really doing it.

Yes this is a story about religion.

Below Ground, Blessing a Fresh Tunnel Where Diggers Risk Their Lives
The New York Times

Quote:At 7 on Monday morning, a priest in black robes approached a portal on Second Avenue that dropped down into an underground cavern.

Accompanied by about 10 men in safety vests and hard hats, the priest donned similar gear and stepped into a steel mesh cage. As the cage was lowered into the hole, the priest was sweating; he clutched his prayer book to his chest.

He stepped out of the cage onto the wet, gritty dirt and looked at the cavern’s stone walls. A tractor banged loudly at one wall. Several men were boring holes in the rock with heavy drills.

Then the muddy workers stopped drilling and hacking, and they gathered around the priest. Glaring work lights shined on the stone walls, and some daylight streamed down the shaft.

The priest, the Rev. Kazimierz Kowalski of the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel on East 90th Street in Manhattan, stepped over rocks into a small clearing away from the shaft to be clear of falling objects. And there he began to pray, blessing the underground cavity where the Second Avenue subway tunnel is taking shape.

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Interestingly enough, nobody ever did anything like this before, back to when the subway was first being built in 1904.
You know, back in the supposedly more religious good old days.

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19-04-2013, 05:52 PM
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This reminds me of an experiment done with pigeons. They'd do a dance and get some food with the idea that the dance led to the food, when in fact the food came regardless. Superstition is such a weird thing. I can only imagine some alien race seeing a bunch of people standing around in a circle and after asking why hearing the explanation " standing together in a circle and talking to no apparent person will help make us safe".

Yep, that logic seems reasonable.

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19-04-2013, 05:55 PM
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The priest was wearing a hard hat?

Talk about lack of faith.

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19-04-2013, 05:58 PM
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(19-04-2013 05:55 PM)Tartarus Sauce Wrote:  The priest was wearing a hard hat?

Talk about lack of faith.

Did you know the Vatican is covered with lightning rods? Consider

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19-04-2013, 06:50 PM
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(19-04-2013 05:58 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(19-04-2013 05:55 PM)Tartarus Sauce Wrote:  The priest was wearing a hard hat?

Talk about lack of faith.

Did you know the Vatican is covered with lightning rods? Consider

Is that bullet proof pope-mobile still in use?

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19-04-2013, 07:03 PM
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(19-04-2013 06:50 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(19-04-2013 05:58 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  Did you know the Vatican is covered with lightning rods? Consider

Is that bullet proof pope-mobile still in use?

Yes, here it is
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion...steel.html

Safety features include Kevlar, 3-inch thick bullet proof and explosive-proof glass, 1/2" thick steel plate in chassis...oh and seatbelts and airbags of course Lecture_preist

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19-04-2013, 07:10 PM
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(19-04-2013 07:03 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(19-04-2013 06:50 PM)Free Thought Wrote:  Is that bullet proof pope-mobile still in use?

Yes, here it is
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion...steel.html

Safety features include Kevlar, 3-inch thick bullet proof and explosive-proof glass, 1/2" thick steel plate in chassis...oh and seatbelts and airbags of course Lecture_preist


You forget FC.

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Wouldn't want to suspend the laws of nature for the simple point of saving any life now would we?? Or at least jam the gun..

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