The road less unblessed

Now I’ve heard it all! Frustrated by the fact that religious leaders blessed a portion of highway in Florida, a group of atheists decided to “unbless” the road. Armed with scrubbers and a large container of “unholy” water, the group sought to wash away the work done by the Polk County organization known as Polk Under Prayer.

According to a story by Bay News 9, “Representatives from various atheist groups in the area scrubbed the road at the Pasco-Polk county line. They were figuratively removing holy oil that had been put on the road last year by a group of area religious leaders.”

(Via here.)

Apparently they were protesting state/church involvement, which is their full right to do, but one wonders what they gain from po(l)king fun at something meant to benefit all local residents, regardless of their religious or unreligious affiliation…besides massive Internet traffic, and being labelled harbingers of the end times.

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2 thoughts on “The road less unblessed

  1. “po(l)king fun at something meant to benefit all local residents, regardless of their religious or unreligious affiliation”

    Was the blessing of the road meant to benefit all local residents? It seemed far more like it was meant to benefit the Christian residents. (Whether there was any benefit is a separate matter.)

    • “It’s objective is to place Holy Angels at all roads that lead into or out of Polk County,” the group wrote. “A strip of anointed oil has been placed over all lanes of highway at the county line and a prayer has been given at each location asking God to have angels inspect every vehicle that travels into or out of this county and to bring under conviction to those who seek evil and we asked God to bring them to a state of submission and repentance.”

      Their intention here was to rid their county of ‘evil doers’ — especially drug-related evil doers, and their hope was that God would help these people. The intention was obviously positive. And as all of two atheists showed up at the ceremonial unscrubbing, it appears most people in Polk County saw it in the same light.

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